Summer is the perfect time to entertain poolside. Spending a hot, sultry afternoon laughing and relaxing in and around the water with great friends and cool, refreshing cocktails – it doesn’t get much better than that. This summer serve something new. Choose one, or all, from this list of refreshing cocktails. Some are totally new in concept; some are twists on old favorites. You’ll be sure to find a new summer classic and earn neighborhood bragging rights when you serve these glorious gems. You’ll want to drink these refreshing blends right down, but take your time and enjoy the taste of these summer beverages as you loll and laze on those sultry afternoons.
1.5 oz Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum
Juice of half lime | Grapefruit soda to top
The new trend popping up in cocktails everywhere is Grapefruit. This crisp, refreshing drink is perfect for those afternoon book club parties by the pool! Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with a thin grapefruit wedge. Beautiful!
Coconut Rum | 7-Up or Sprite | Blue Curacao
One drink of this dazzling blue beverage and you will feel yourself drift away to the Caribbean Islands. Just remember – use 1 ounce of Blue Curacao to every 2 ounces of Coconut Rum and a splash of Sprite. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with a cherry and pineapple! Yum!
1 Cup Fresh Blueberries | 4 Ounces Rum
10 Fresh Mint Leaves | 2 Teaspoons White Sugar
Juice of 2 Limes | 6 Ounces Club Soda | Ice Cubes
Are you ready to muddle? The key to this brilliant looking beverage is to blend or muddle blueberries until smooth and set aside. Next blend mint leaves and sugar and stir in rum, lime juice and that fabulous blueberry mixture. Pour over club soda & ice and garnish that baby with extra blueberries, lime and mint. So refreshing!
BOURBON ARNOLD PALMERS
Zest from 1 large lemon | ¼ cup granulated sugar
3 cups ice | 3 1/2 cups sun tea
3 1/2 cups lemonade | 1 cup bourbon
This recipe calls for our favorite chilled sun tea, but you can easily substitute unsweetened iced tea. The glasses can be dipped in a lemon sugar, and the drink is served over ice. The bourbon is subtle, and the Arnold Palmer signature combination of tea and lemonade makes this drink super refreshing.