10 Best Lazy Summer Poolside Cocktails

These are just what you'll want to sip while you're partying (or relaxing) by the pool

Whip up one of these and get your tan on. 

Take a moment and picture the perfect summer day. If we could guess, we’d assume that your summertime utopia includes a cloud-free sky, a big pool at the perfect temperature, a lounge chair, and a cocktail.

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It doesn’t matter if the summer is just beginning or if it’s coming to an end — a poolside cocktail will make your days off that much better no matter where you are. Even if you’re usually drawn to the classic mojito or margarita, we believe that there are too many cocktail recipes available not to expand your horizons and try something new.

With that in mind, we compiled a list of what we believe to be the perfect cocktails for those lazy summer days by the pool.

Grab your tanning oil, stock up your mini bar, and get on island time; here’s our list of the 10 best poolside cocktails for summer.

Looking to get away? These cocktails are also great to help you achieve a tropical state of mind.


Americano cocktail.

Whiskey is wonderful, and vodka is fine, but sometimes it’s best not to drink the hard stuff during swimsuit season. This low-proof cocktail from Thirstie is sure to refresh you and keep your summer body in check.

Click here for the Americano cocktail recipe.

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz cocktail.

Prosecco is easily one of the most refreshing drinks out there. We believe that it also qualifies as a great contender for a poolside cocktail ingredient because it’s light, classy, and smooth.


Click here for the Aperol Spritz cocktail recipe.