Coolest Poolside Drinks

Drinks by the pool

It's summer! That means it's time to fully enjoy a daily trip to your refreshing pool. Whether you're floating around on a raft or getting some sun next to the pool, nothing completes a perfect pool day like a cold drink. As you plan your next relaxing pool day—or even a fun pool party in the backyard—be sure to keep the ingredients for these cool summer drinks on hand.

Adults Only Drinks

The Melon Mint Sangria is easy to make and lets you take advantage of all those delicious summer melons. Featuring honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon—plus mint, lime and sparkling wine, this twist on a classic is perfect for poolside relaxation.

You'll feel cool and refreshed this summer when you sip a Cucumber Margarita poolside. All it takes to make this refreshing libation is cucumber-infused tequila, simple syrup and lime juice. One sip and you’ll feel like you’re at the spa!

Are you ready to land in paradise instead of your backyard pool? One sip of a Bahama Mama and you’re there. This tropical drink contains pineapple juice and coconut rum and will keep you on island time all summer long.

Put a new spin on the Moscow Mules and try the Raz Mule.  Not only is it delicious, it's also super simple, with only two ingredients: raspberry vodka and ginger beer. Toss them together with ice, and enjoy this simple yet sophisticated drink poolside.

Did you know your pool has its own signature drink? The Swimming Pool! With lots of ingredients—including vodka, rum and coconut cream—this summer classic is designed to please everyone. Perfect for a pool party, make a large batch to share!

Family Friendly Drinks

The Summer in a Cup Smoothie is refreshing and good for you! Featuring bananas, raspberries, almond milk and two types of juice, you’ll get the hydration your body needs after a day in the sun as well as protein and fruit.

The Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie will take you back to your childhood and is a healthy alternative to the frozen popsicles. This smoothie is the perfect addition to your post-workout routine or for your day poolside.

No matter which drink you try, make it festive and put a little umbrella in it before heading out to your pool or party! 

Need more ideas? Check out a few of our other favorite summer drinks here:

A Fresh Summer Cocktail

Healthy Summer Poolside Smoothies

The Perfect Poolside Mocha

Do you have a special drink you love to make during the summer? Share the recipe in the comments below!