Wade Cothran | Jul 30, 2021

11 Poolside Drinks to Sip This Summer

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Pool season is officially upon us, so break out the swimwear, flip flops, and suntan lotion – and of course, the cocktails – and get ready for some fun in the sun. From sweet, summery punches to refreshing citrusy spirits to twists on old classics like margaritas, mojitos, and mimosas, there are a number of different adult beverages you can mix up to beat the heat. 

So when lounging poolside, make sure you’re accompanied by good friends and great cocktails – here are 11 drink recipes you can sip on this summer. 

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Aperol Spritz (or, if We’re Getting Fancy, a Spritz Veneziano)




Kick back and enjoy an authentic taste of Italy with this Aperol spritz recipe, featuring zesty orange flavors, fresh prosecco, and fizzy club soda. Enjoy this fancy spritz Veneziano out of an equally fancy BrüMate Uncork’d insulated tumbler. With the capacity to fit over 14oz of your latest concoction, soon enough, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to the Amalfi Coast.

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A Classic Mojito




On a hot summer’s day, reach for this mojito recipe, and make sure you bring enough for friends because it’ll be gone before you know it. Nothing is as refreshing as the combination of fresh mint, lime, and rum. And, when enjoyed out of a piece of drinkware that’s designed especially for mojitos, like the Highball, you’ll enjoy hours of chilling power in a stainless-steel design. In other words, you never have to worry about watered-down beverages or shattered glass again.

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A Frozen Margarita 




This margarita is as tasty as it is easy to make – just combine five ingredients and enjoy being whisked away to cocktail paradise. And, it’s fully customizable to your favorite fruity flavors, from pineapple to mango to strawberries and more. When you’re ready to slurp this strong slushie down, fill up your slim-rimmed MargTini to the brim and enjoy double-walled insulation that keeps your drink frozen even on the hottest days.

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A Raspberry Snakebite




Beer and cider fans rejoice as this drink recipe combines the best of both worlds. All you need is your favorite dark porter and a crisp cider and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a unique, fun, fruity drink. And, with a BrüMate Imperial Pint, you’ll retain every last drop of your raspberry snakebite. All 20oz of it, sans condensation. That should be enough to work up some courage to hop off the high dive. 

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A Easy Strawberry Daiquiri 




You only need a few ingredients and a blender to whip up this classic, easy-to-prepare daiquiri recipe that’s perfect for a pool party. Simply combine frozen berries, limes, simple syrup, light rum, and blend with ice. Pour into a new MargTini tumbler, and you’ll be carefree knowing your drink will stay as cold as when it was poured.

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Take a look at this wine cocktail featuring a full-bodied rosé, dry vermouth, and berry syrup for those days you want to relax poolside with a wine-based cocktail in hand. You and your friends will be clamoring for more. When paired with our Uncork’d XL, you can bring along 14oz of this frozen rosé recipe to enjoy until it’s time to make more.

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Pink Grapefruit Party Punch




The base of this delightful poolside party punch starts with pomegranate-flavored ice cubes. The drink features a mix of lemon and lime juices, as well as tequila and Cointreau for a hefty kick. It also makes a great alcohol-free option when you use mango and orange-flavored mineral water in place of alcohol. This recipe makes enough to fit in the world’s first stainless-steel backpack cooler, BackTap. With the ability to hold three gallons of your pink grapefruit party punch, you’ll be the life of the pool party. 

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Rosé Hibiscus Mimosas




Mimosas are great for any occasion, but especially when trying to beat the heat. Mix it up with this twist on a classic, using hibiscus syrup, dried hibiscus leaves, and rosé champagne. And, make sure your bubbly stays--well--bubbly, by mixing up your mimosa in a BrüMate Champagne Flute. Offering double the size of a traditional champagne flute and carbonation-locking design, it goes from the pool deck to the hot tub and everywhere in between.

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The Chilton




The next time you’re hitting the water, stir up this Chilton recipe for something strong, citrusy yet not too sweet. One sip, and you’ll see why this poolside drink with vodka, with its bright, refreshing taste, fits perfectly with a sunny day. And, with a Highball tumbler in hand, you get double the capacity of a standard lowball glass and can mix and match a variety of colors to your favorite swimwear. Try eye-catching Rainbow Titanium, swanky Glitter Rose Gold, or every water fan’s favorite, Aqua

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New Amsterdam Peachin’ Punch




This cocktail is made with high-quality New Amsterdam Vodka, mixed with orange juice, peach nectar, and pineapple soda. You won’t find many poolside drinks with vodka as tasty as this! And, we all know that glass on the pool deck is a big no-no, so pour your New Amsterdam Peachin’ Punch out of a BrüMate BackTap, straight into our Imperial Pint, and never worry about broken glass again.

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The Key Lime Gimlet




In under 30 minutes, this recipe yields eight servings – enough to keep your group’s cups filled throughout the day. All you need to do is combine seltzer, gin, simple syrup, and key lime juice, and stick it in the freezer for a few minutes. To make sure you get nothing but fresh flavor, sip this key lime gimlet out of a Rocks tumbler which features our trademarked BevGuard technology, designed to prevent a metallic aftertaste.

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Ginger Peach Soda




Combining ingredients like sugar, ginger, peaches, and mint leaves, you’ll have trouble finding a more revitalizing recipe on this list. When you’re finished mixing, distribute the concoction to your newest drinkware, BrüMate’s Imperial Pint. With a 20oz capacity and an attachable cocktail shaker lid, you can shake up your ginger peach soda, switch the lid, and bring it with you poolside.

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Raise a Glass (or Tumbler, as it Were) to Summer!




Now that you know some of the best poolside drinks, you’re ready for a full day of relaxation, enjoying summer by the water. Just mix up one of the several choices above and you’re ready for the ultimate pool party. And, don’t forget to use a piece of drinkware that’s built to go where glass doesn’t. Simply browse the BrüMate store to explore our extensive line of tumblers, straws, and other tumbler accessories.