Believe me, it was hard to pick just 5! Please just take a brief moment and visualize the perfect summer day. If we could make a guess, we would surmise that your summer utopia paradise consists of cocktails by the pool, a big swimming pool at the perfect temperature, a gentle breeze, a cloud-free sky, and a lounge chair.
It does not matter if summer season is just starting or if it is nearing the end, a poolside cocktail can make your any day off amazing regardless of where you are. Even if you are often attracted to the classic margarita or mojito, we think that there are lots of cocktails by the pool recipes you can try all season long.
Below are a few of the best cocktails by the pool recipes for those lazy summer days
1. Baja Sangria (Sangria)
Sangria originates from the Spanish word for “blood” owing to its dark red color. Initially, it was traced back to the Romans; however, the version that is drank nowadays originates from Spain. In fact, it was not famous in America until its launch at World’s Fair that took place in 1964 and has increasingly become more popular each year.
- Assorted chopped fruits (melon, apples, pears, grapes, berries)
- 1 portion orange juice
- 3 portions of any red wine of your preference
- 1 portion pineapple juice
- 1 portion apricot brandy
Adjust ratios to preference. Mix the ingredients in punch bowl and serve.
2. Watermelon Cool down (Non-alcoholic)
We understand that not everybody takes alcohol, and those people should not be left out when others are having fun. This non-alcoholic drink might be just right. And nothing says “summertime” like watermelon cocktails by the pool.
- 1 Portion lemonade
- 1 Portion fresh watermelon
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 1 Portion ice
Use a blender to blend all the ingredients. If the end product is thicker than wanted, blend more ice to water down your drink to your liking. Slice pieces of fresh watermelon and serve.
3. Key Lime-Tini (Martini)
Popular as the drink of choice for fictional spy James Bond; martinis are also the most widely known cocktails for non-fictional people. But most versions, take the “martini” name from the martini serving glass, not the original 2:1 recipe ratio of gin and dry vermouth.
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 3 oz. vanilla vodka
You will need ice to shake.
Pour the ice and ingredients into a cup or stainless steel shaker, shake several times using ice and sieve into a martini glass with sugared rim. Use lime to garnish. Sip and enjoy!
4. Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos
Mojitos are often sweetened by strawberries. If you prefer a drier cocktail, use sugarcane-based rum, or you can use molasses-based rum for a smoother drink.
5. Ginger and Passionfruit Cocktail Ginger:
This Asian-inspired drink, make a simple syrup with lemon, passion fruit, sugar, and ginger. Pour that over ice, add light rum and soda water and serve.
Enjoy your cocktails by the pool!