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35 Poolside Cocktails

35 Poolside Cocktails

Nothing says summer quite like sipping cocktails by the pool. Whether you’re crafting cocktails for a poolside resort or having a pool party, these 35 simple poolside cocktail recipes make it easy for your guests to kick back and relax. From tiki creations to vodka varieties, we’ve got you covered.




35 Easy Poolside Cocktail Recipes


Poolside Margarita Recipes

Margaritas are versatile, refreshing cocktails that are perfect for sipping while hanging out with friends by the pool. From tropical to spicy flavors, you’re sure to find something that you’ll make over and over again this summer.


1. Summer Fresh Margarita

You can’t mess up the basic recipe on a margarita. This simple, refreshing marg is simplistic perfection. Get the recipe.

2. Coconut Margarita

Coconut and a pineapple garnish bring a piña colada-like flavor to this margarita. Get the recipe.

3. Fresh Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon is an iconic summer ingredient. This frozen marg is simple to make thanks to Monin Watermelon Puree, but you can up the ante by soaking watermelon cubes in tequila and using that as a garnish. Get the recipe.

4. Grilled Tropics Margarita

This margarita makes the perfect pairing with anything you’re serving up on the grill thanks to Monin Hickory Smoke Syrup, which provides that effortlessly smoky flavor. Get the recipe.

5. Hot Caribbean Margarita

Bring the heat with Monin Spicy Mango Syrup and Monin Habanero Lime Syrup. This spicy margarita features a tantalizing combination of tequila, spice, and citrus. Get the recipe.

6. Island Style Margarita

This tropical take on a margarita is brought to life with fresh fruit, Monin South Seas Blend, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and tequila. Get the recipe.


Poolside Sangria Recipes

Sangría makes the perfect poolside cocktail because you can make one big batch to drink all afternoon. White, rose, and red sangrías can all incorporate fresh ingredients and delicious Monin syrups to express summertime flavors.


7. Summer Passion Sangria

This sangria is super simple to make — just combine white wine and Monin Passion Fruit Purée! Get the recipe.

8. Mango Sangria

This refreshing sangria features the summer flavors of mango and pineapple for a light, breezy cocktail. Get the recipe.

9. Aloha White Sangria

Say “Aloha” to your new favorite sangria recipe! Rosé and brandy are mixed with Monin Hawaiian Island Syrup, pineapple juice, and lemon-lime soda for a refreshing, fun take on sangria. You’ll want to make a big bowl for your next poolside luau. Get the recipe.

10. Frozen Berry Sangria

Frozen cocktails are a great way to cool down by the pool, and this frozen berry sangría is no exception. It’s easy to make with Monin Red Sangria Mix. Get the recipe.

11. Blood Orange Aperol Spritz

While not technically a sangria recipe, we couldn’t leave out this classic prosecco-based beverage. Enjoy the color contrast of deep orange and light blue as you hold your spritz while sitting in the pool. Get the recipe.


Poolside Mojito Recipes

Mojitos are the refreshing, classy cocktail you need as you lounge by the pool and catch up on some summer reading. 


12. BBQ Pineapple Mojito

This adventurous mojito is ideal for a poolside barbecue, featuring pineapple juice and Monin Hickory Smoke Syrup for a sweet, smoky flavor. Get the recipe. 

13. Desert Pear Mojito

This Instagrammable cocktail is super simple to make with Monin Mojito Mix and Monin Desert Pear Syrup. Just add fresh lime juice, citrus rum, mint leaves, and club soda for a mojito that is sure to impress. Get the recipe. 

14. Strawberry Passionfruit Mojito

Combining two summer flavors, strawberry, and passionfruit, this bright red mojito is easy and refreshing — everything you need in a poolside cocktail. Get the recipe. 

15. Frozen Wildberry Mojito

Did you know that mojitos also work frozen? This blended cocktail is great for making a large batch of and sipping on throughout the afternoon. Get the recipe. 

16. Island Coconut Mojito

This tropical mojito features coconut rum and pineapple juice, making it a perfect alternative to the piña colada. Get the recipe.


Poolside Rum Cocktail Recipes

Speaking of piña coladas, there are a variety of tropical cocktails that feature rum as the key alcohol ingredient. Something about rum just screams “poolside” and “tiki” with a dash of “pirate.” 


17. Honey Blossom Colada

This sophisticated take on the piña colada features Monin Honey Mango Syrup, Monin Elderflower Syrup, and Monin Coconut Purée, along with pineapple juice and rum. Get the recipe.

18. Blueberry Colada

Blueberry brings a summery, sweet, feel to this blended beverage. Get the recipe.

19. Berry Agave Daiquiri

We could never turn down a good daiquiri! Berry and agave are a natural combination for this delicious cocktail. Get the recipe.

20. Ripe Strawberry Daiquiri

A classic daiquiri flavor, Monin Strawberry Fruit Smoothie Mix makes this daiquiri easy to make, whether you’re doing one serving or multiple. Get the recipe.

21. Blue Coconut Punch

This bright blue punch practically demands a tropical umbrella due to its pineapple, lime, coconut, and curacao flavors. Get the recipe.

22. Tropical Mai Tai

A twist on the classic mai tai, this tropical take is ideal for drinking by the pool. Get the recipe.


Poolside Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Vodka’s clean, neutral flavor makes it versatile, allowing it to be featured in a variety of poolside cocktails, from hard lemonades to vodka sours. 


23. True Blue Lemonade

This bright blue hard lemonade features blueberry vodka and Monin Blue Curacao Syrup. Get the recipe.

24. Watermelon Chili Collins

A spicy take on a Tom Collins, this vodka cocktail hits all the right notes — sugar, spice, and everything nice. Get the recipe.

25. Blue Peach Long Island

Did somebody ask for Long Island Iced Teas? This bright blue version is made to get the pool party going, with vodka, tequila, and rum. Get the recipe.

26. Hard Cherry Vodka Soda

A cheery, cherry take on the vodka soda, this fun drink achieves its bright red color with Monin Grenadine Syrup. Get the recipe.

27. Tropical Green Apple Sour

This bright green cocktail has a little bit of everything — pineapple, apple, vanilla, and sour flavors. Get the recipe.



Poolside Gin Cocktail Recipes

Gin brings floral and herbal notes to poolside cocktails, providing a cooling lift on hot summer days. 


28. Hibiscus Cooler

Hibiscus is the dominant flavor in this cocktail, which combines gin and wine. Get the recipe.

29. Sparkling Cucumber Basil Collins

Basil and cucumber both bring herbal notes to this sparkling gin cocktail. Get the recipe.

30. Cool Melon Collins

Cucumber and watermelon both pair with gin beautifully and they also complement each other in this cooling cocktail. Get the recipe.

31. Watermelon Gin Crush

Another gin-and-wine combo, this gin crush is light and refreshing. Get the recipe.


Poolside Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

While you may not first think of sipping bourbon cocktails poolside, there are a number of bourbon-based beverages that work perfectly — especially mint juleps and any combination of bourbon and peach. So, grill some peaches, grab that fresh mint, and get ready to party.


32. Fuzzy Peach Bourbon Sour

Limit the calories — without sacrificing flavor — with this peach bourbon cocktail featuring Monin Zero Calorie Natural Peach Syrup. Get the recipe.

33. Watermelon Bourbon Julep

This twist on a mint julep adds in watermelon, amping the summertime feel, and is well-suited for a classy pool party. Get the recipe.

34. Bourbon Tea Punch

While our recipe is for a single serving, this bourbon tea punch could easily be made in a big batch for a pool party. Get the recipe.

35. Peach Kissed Sour

Lemon and rosemary are added to the classic combination of peach and bourbon in this sophisticated whiskey sour. Get the recipe.


Poolside Cocktails Made Easy

Whether you’re looking for a simple, refreshing cocktail you can create a large batch of, or wish to make handcrafted cocktails using complex ingredients, it’s easy to make poolside cocktails in seconds with Monin products. Make sure to share your pool party creations with the hashtag #MoninatHome.


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