As summer temperatures start to heat up, it’s time to start planning the perfect poolside party! Check out these 70+ amazing summer drinks made with a variety of spirits, juices and other mixers—the perfect addition for your upcoming poolside party!
Make sure you have all of the must-have items on your list – from colorful inflatables and fruity snacks, to frosty drinks that will keep everyone cool.
Whether you prefer fruity or sweet varieties, there is something here for every palette.
Get ready for a flavorful adventure this summer as we explore delicious cocktails that will make your party unforgettable!
70+ Amazing Summer Drinks Perfect for a Poolside Party
Summer is all about soaking up the sun, letting loose, and sipping on a refreshing drink or two. That's why we've compiled the ultimate summer drink ideas to help you quench your thirst and spice up your next backyard BBQ or pool party.
Forget about boring old beer and wine – we're talking about fruity, boozy, and downright delicious libations that will transport you to a tropical paradise. From classic margaritas and mojitos to trendy aperol spritzes and frosés, our list has got you covered.
So kick back, relax, and get ready to sip your way through the hottest months of the year!
Enjoy the perfect balance of tart and sweet with the classic Vodka Sour cocktail, blending vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of soda for a refreshing drink.
Elevate your mojito game with the vibrant and fruity Pomegranate Mojito, combining fresh mint leaves, lime juice, pomegranate juice, rum, and a splash of soda for a delicious twist.
Master the art of the timeless Gin and Tonic, featuring the crisp and botanical flavors of gin, tonic water, and a squeeze of lime over ice for a refreshing and simple cocktail.
Start your day on a bright note with the vibrant Vodka Sunrise, blending vodka, orange juice, and a splash of grenadine for a stunning sunrise effect in a glass.
Indulge in the tropical flavors of the Piña Colada on the Rocks, combining rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and crushed ice for a refreshing and creamy cocktail.
Add a spicy kick to your margarita experience with the Chili Pepper Mango Margarita, featuring tequila, fresh mango puree, lime juice, agave nectar, and a slice of chili pepper for a fiery twist.
Embark on a glamorous cocktail journey with the Pornstar Martini, blending vodka, passion fruit puree, lime juice, vanilla syrup, and a shot of sparkling wine for a fruity and decadent libation.
Transport yourself to the sunny Amalfi Coast with the Amalfi Martini Limoncello, combining limoncello liqueur, vodka, lemon juice, and a touch of sweetness for a zesty and vibrant martini.
Discover the world of margaritas with a collection of classic and iced variations, featuring tequila, lime juice, and a variety of flavorful additions for a refreshing and versatile cocktail experience.
Quench your thirst with the Spiked Agua Fresca, infusing fresh fruit juices, soda water, and a splash of your preferred spirit for a light and fruity beverage perfect for hot summer days.
Savor the simplicity of the Cape Codder, a classic cocktail made with vodka and cranberry juice over ice, offering a crisp and refreshing taste.
Enjoy a twist on the classic mojito with the Raspberry Mojito, combining fresh raspberries, mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, rum, and soda water for a fruity and invigorating drink.
Dive into the vibrant flavors of the Watermelon Paloma Cocktail, blending tequila, fresh watermelon juice, lime juice, grapefruit soda, and a pinch of salt for a tangy and sweet libation.
Embark on a tropical getaway with the Layered Coconut Mango Tropical Rum Slushie, featuring layers of frozen coconut and mango puree, rum, and garnished with fresh fruit for a refreshing and visually stunning drink.
Elevate your brunch or celebratory occasions with the Flavourful Prosecco Frozen Peach Bellini, blending frozen peaches, peach schnapps, Prosecco, and a touch of sweetness for balance.
Magically Allergy Friendly: Experience the unique and creamy Avocado Margarita from La Cava Del Tequila in Epcot, blending fresh avocado, tequila, orange liqueur, agave nectar, and lime juice for a delightful and allergy-friendly twist.
Indulge in the refreshing and fruity Raspberry Sorbet Wine Spritzer, combining sparkling wine, raspberry sorbet, and a splash of club soda for a bubbly and vibrant drink.
Delight in the sweet and fruity flavors of Moscato Sangria, combining Moscato wine, fresh fruits, orange liqueur, and a hint of sweetness for a light and refreshing summer sip.
Cool down with the Pineapple Mint Granita, a delightful blend of pineapple juice, mint leaves, rum, and a touch of sweetness, frozen into a refreshing and boozy treat.
Transport yourself to the tropical Caribbean with the Rum Runner cocktail, featuring a mix of dark and light rum, blackberry liqueur, banana liqueur, orange juice, and grenadine for a fruity and intoxicating concoction.
Sip on the elegant and refreshing Pink Gin Spritz, combining gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling wine, garnished with a lemon twist for a delightful pink-hued drink.
Enjoy the perfect blend of sweet and tart with the Blueberry Vodka Lemonade, combining fresh blueberries, vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of club soda for a vibrant and summery libation.
Quench your thirst with the Cherry Limeade Cocktails, featuring a mix of cherry vodka, lime juice, lemon-lime soda, and a cherry garnish, creating a tangy and fruity beverage reminiscent of a nostalgic childhood favorite.
Beat the heat with refreshing Strawberry Slushies, blending fresh strawberries, ice, and your choice of wine or a non-alcoholic substitute for a cool and fruity treat.
Embrace the flavors of summer with Watermelon Blueberry Sangria, combining watermelon cubes, blueberries, white wine, vodka, and a splash of soda water for a vibrant and fruity sangria.
Cool off with a guilt-free indulgence of the Skinny Frozen Watermelon Margarita, blending frozen watermelon chunks, tequila, lime juice, and a touch of sweetness for a refreshing and low-calorie treat.
Take a sip of the tropics with the Tropical Sangria, a delightful blend of white wine, tropical fruits, rum, and a splash of pineapple juice, creating a vibrant and exotic drink perfect for summer gatherings.
Experience the harmonious combination of ginger and peach in the Ginger Peach Vodka Slush, blending fresh peaches, ginger syrup, vodka, and ice for a flavorful and icy cocktail.
Beat the summer heat with the Bourbon Slush, a frozen cocktail made with bourbon whiskey, orange juice, lemonade concentrate, and brewed tea, creating a boozy and refreshing slushie perfect for parties.
Dive into tropical bliss with the Piña Colada made just like the classic recipe - without cream of coconut.
Get swept away by the vibrant flavors of the Blue Hurricane Drink, blending rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, and a hint of grenadine for a tropical and visually stunning cocktail.
Discover the perfect fusion of two beloved classics with the Bourbon Margarita, combining bourbon whiskey, lime juice, orange liqueur, and a touch of sweetness for a bold and flavorful twist on a margarita.
Bring back nostalgic memories with Bomb Pop Cocktails, featuring layers of vodka, blue curaçao, grenadine, and lemon-lime soda, creating a festive and colorful drink reminiscent of the classic frozen treat.
Elevate the classic Gin and Tonic with the Very Berry Blueberry version, incorporating fresh blueberries, gin, tonic water, and a squeeze of lime for a refreshing and fruity twist.
Indulge in the floral and citrusy Elderflower Collins, blending elderflower liqueur, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of soda water for a crisp and sophisticated cocktail.
Immerse yourself in the fragrant aromas of the Rosemary Bee's Knees cocktail, combining gin, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and a sprig of rosemary for a botanical and refreshing libation.
Unwind with the soothing Lavender Bourbon Sour, blending bourbon, lemon juice, lavender syrup, and a touch of sweetness for a balanced and aromatic cocktail experience.
Shake up your cocktail routine with the Harvey Kitchen Banger, a variation of the classic Harvey Wallbanger, featuring vodka, orange juice, and a float of Galliano liqueur for a citrusy and herbal delight.
Embrace the vibrant flavors of the Refreshing Blood Orange Mojito, combining blood orange juice, lime juice, mint leaves, simple syrup, rum, and a splash of soda water for a zesty and invigorating drink.
Toast to the delightful combination of sparkling rosé, Aperol, and soda water in the Sparkling Rosé Aperol Spritz, creating a refreshing and effervescent cocktail perfect for a summer soirée.
Take flight with the 747 cocktail, featuring a blend of vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice for a fruity and tropical libation.
Crush your thirst with the Watermelon Smash Cocktail, blending fresh watermelon, vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, and a mint garnish for a vibrant and refreshing drink bursting with summer flavors.
Channel your inner Barbie with the Barbie Pink Cocktail, a playful blend of vodka, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine, creating a sweet and vibrant pink drink that's as fun as it is delicious.
Experience the simple yet satisfying combination of gin and cola in the Best Gin and Coke Recipe, a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that hits the spot.
Quench your thirst with the Best Rum Collins Cocktail, featuring rum, lemon juice, and a little Phil Collins - oh, no, he's not in it, but wouldn't that be nice?!
Dive into the refreshing flavors of the Pomegranate Sea Breeze Cocktail, blending vodka, pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, and a splash of cranberry juice for a tangy and fruity drink.
Embrace the timeless elegance of the Classic Aperol Spritz, combining Aperol, Prosecco, and a splash of soda water for a bittersweet and bubbly Italian aperitif.
Indulge in the Citrus Sidecar Cocktail, a citrusy twist on the classic Sidecar, featuring cognac, triple sec, lemon juice, and a touch of sweetness for a balanced and tangy libation.
Celebrate the bounty of summer fruits with the Stone Fruit Sangria, combining white wine, peach schnapps, brandy, and a medley of stone fruits for a luscious and flavorful sangria.
Savor the simplicity of the Vodka Gimlet, blending vodka, fresh lime juice, and a touch of sweetness for a crisp and tangy cocktail.
Quench your thirst with the 1800 Watermelon Margarita, featuring tequila, watermelon juice, lime juice, and a hint of sweetness, creating a refreshing and fruity margarita.
Experience the vibrant flavors of the Tinto de Verano, a popular Spanish summer drink made with red wine, soda, lemonade, and a slice of citrus for a light and refreshing beverage.
Celebrate patriotism with the Red White and Blue Cocktail, blending blue curaçao, cranberry juice, and coconut rum for a festive and colorful libation.
Discover the tropical delight of the Maracuya Sour, featuring passion fruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and a splash of pisco or rum for a tangy and exotic cocktail experience.
Add a spicy twist to your margarita game with the Spicy Mango Margaritas, combining fresh mango, jalapeño slices, tequila, lime juice, and a touch of sweetness for a fiery and fruity concoction.
Enjoy the perfect marriage of peaches and blackberries in this vodka cocktail, combining fresh peaches, blackberries, vodka, lemon juice, and a hint of sweetness for a delightful and fruity libation.
Cool off with the Blended Frozen Mojito, blending rum, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice for a slushy and minty cocktail that's perfect for summer gatherings.
Embark on a tropical escape with the Passion Fruit Margarita, featuring tequila, passion fruit puree, lime juice, and a touch of sweetness, creating a sweet and tangy margarita bursting with exotic flavors.
Unwind with the Refreshing Basil Peach Bourbon Smash, muddling fresh peaches, basil leaves, bourbon, lemon juice, and a touch of sweetness for a flavorful and aromatic cocktail.
Indulge in the nostalgic flavors of the Orange Creamsicle Martini, blending vanilla vodka and sweet orange to make a drink that will rival any push-up pop.
Quench your thirst with the Fresh Watermelon Margaritas, blending juicy watermelon, tequila, lime juice, and a touch of sweetness for a refreshing and summery twist on a classic cocktail.
Spice up your summer with the Hot Hot Summer Heat Cocktail, a Disney-inspired concoction featuring jalapeño-infused tequila, lime juice, agave syrup, and a chili-salt rim for a fiery and vibrant drink.
Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with the Tropical Rum Punch, combining rum, tropical fruit juices, and floating frozen melon balls for a colorful and fruity libation.
Get cozy with the "Campfire" Fireball Cocktail, blending Fireball whiskey, chocolate liqueur, and marshmallow-infused vodka for a sweet and warming drink reminiscent of roasting marshmallows by the fire.
Wake up to the vibrant hues of the Blue Hawaiian Sunrise, featuring rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine for a visually striking and tropical-inspired cocktail.
Savor the tangy goodness of the Lemon Margarita, blending tequila, fresh lemon juice, triple sec, and a touch of sweetness for a zesty and refreshing citrus cocktail.
Combine the classic Moscow Mule with the sweet flavors of strawberries in the Strawberry Moscow Mules, featuring vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and muddled strawberries for a fruity twist on a beloved cocktail.
Delight in the combination of sweet strawberries and sparkling moscato wine in the Strawberry Moscato Cocktail, a refreshing and effervescent drink perfect for summer gatherings.
Experience the vibrant flavors of the Blueberry Gin Basil Smash, muddling fresh blueberries, basil leaves, gin, lemon juice, and a touch of sweetness for a herbaceous and fruity libation.
Raise a glass to summer with the Best Summer Berry Sangria, combining red wine, mixed berries, orange liqueur, and a splash of soda water for a fruity and refreshing sangria.
Cheers to a crowd with the Big Batch Pineapple Margaritas, blending tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, and a hint of sweetness in a large pitcher for a tropical and crowd-pleasing cocktail.
Beat the heat with the Rum Slush, featuring a blend of rum, fruit juices, and ice, creating a frozen and boozy treat that's perfect for cooling down on hot summer days.
Whoever said that summertime drinking wasn't a thing clearly hasn't tried one of these 70+ summer drinks. Not only are they refreshing and delicious, but they're perfect for a sunny afternoon.
From fruity blends to herbal infusions, there is a cooler for every taste bud and mood. Plus, they make for the perfect accompaniment to a picnic, pool day, or any other summer activity that calls for a cool beverage.
So, ditch the sodas and grab one of these fun summer drinks instead – your tastebuds will thank you.
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