5 Delicious Cocktails to Drink Poolside This Summer
What is warm weather without a cold drink in hand?
With the opening of our resort-style rooftop pool and June just around the corner, there’s no better way to kick off the summer than with a few cool and delicious seasonal cocktail recipes. And, while classic combinations will never lead you astray, there’s always fun in experimenting with a few tried and true formulas.
So break out your blenders, shakers, and straws— below are some of our favorite takes on a few boozy summertime libations. FYI, they’re best sipped poolside.
Boozy Orange Julius: This classic mix of orange juice and milk just got an adult twist— and its remarkably simple to make! Just toss the ingredients into a blender, serve, and sip with your toes in the water.
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups ice
4 oz. vodka
Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until slushy.
Rosé Sorbet: Nothing says summer quite like rosé… or sorbet. Combine the two and you’ve got a warm-weather match made in cocktail heaven.
2 cups rosé
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 cups frozen raspberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
Mint, for serving
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup rosé and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
In a blender combine frozen raspberries and 1/2 cup rosé syrup. Blend until smooth. Pour into pan, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until firm.
Scoop small portions of sorbet into glass and top with more rosé. Add fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint to each glass.