Delicious Poolside Drink Recipes

By: Haley Roney

Edited by: Carly Richwagen

Whether you're relaxing by the pool, playing some CornholeOnWater, or simply catching some rays, you will need a good drink to make the most of your fun. Homemade drinks are always a great way to liven up the party for you and your friends. Here are some good drink recipes for you to try next time you have a get together at the pool!

Jell-O Shots

Jell-O shots are super easy to make, but do require you making them the day before in order for them to turn out right. Pick out your favorite flavor of Jell-O mix and your favorite vodka and follow the steps below to make your shots!

-Mix 1 cup of boiling water and 1 package of Jell-O together. Make sure you mix until all the powder is gone, this way your shots won't have a filmy top when the jello is put in the fridge.

-Once the water and the Jell-O powder are fully mixed, add in 1 cup of vodka. Mix together.

-Divide the mixture into small serving cups, (or miniature mason jars for bigger shots and added flair).

-Let them sit in the fridge for a night or two and they'll be ready the next day for your pool party!


Long Island Iced Tea

Contrary to the name, this drink contains absolutely no tea, but the taste is very similar. It's a great drink for relaxing poolside, listening to some music, reading a magazine or simply hanging out with friends. To make this drink, you'll need 1 part vodka, 1 part tequila, 1 part rum, 1 part gin, 1 part triple sec, 1.5 parts sweet and sour mix, and a splash of coke. 

-Mix all of the ingredients together in a glass over ice

-Pour all the ingredients into a shaker and give them a quick shake

-Pour the mixture back into the glass

-If you want, add a lemon for an added garnish


Vanilla Pineapple

One of the simplest recipes to throw together, the vanilla pineapple is a perfect summertime drink. It's the perfect way to enjoy the last moments of summer at the pool. It only requires 2 ounces of vanilla vodka, 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice, and 2 ounces of club soda. Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy!

Enjoy the end of summer with a nice drink by the pool. Try one from this list or let us know your own favorite poolside drink!