15 Refreshing Drinks to Keep You Cool by the Pool This Summer

June 29, 2017

Summer is all about spending time outside. When the weather gets really hot, nothing beats a day lounging by the pool, drink in hand. Whether you have a yard full of guests or you're enjoying a relaxing solo sesh—or you're really on someone's roof or fire escape—you can't go wrong with one of these refreshing beverages.


Tropical Vibes

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Frozen Banana Daiquiri


My Favorite Pina Colada

 My Favorite Pina Colada.food52


Mango Lassi 

Mango Lassi.Food52


Something Fruity

Raspberry Acetosa Mojito


Blackberry Caipirinha

Blackberry Caipirinha.food52 


Rhubarb Cordial

Rhubarb Cordial.Food52


Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie.Food52 


Bright Day, Bright Citrus 

The Bowery Punch





Orange Ginger Mint Sodas 

Orange Ginger Mint Sodas.Food52


Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade 

Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade.Food52


Iced Mint and Citrus Tea 

Iced Mint and Citrus Tea.Food52


Saffron and Cardamom Lemonade Concentrate 

Saffron and Cardamom Lemonade Concentrate.Food52


Retro Raspberry Lime Rickeys

Retro Raspberry Lime Rickeys


The Sip With A Kick

The Michelada



This list was originally published in July 2013. We've updated it with more of the drinks we've enjoyed since. The list gets ever longer.  

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gachbongviet June 29, 2017
It is good to know about these dishes
ryanm July 10, 2013
Rhubarb cordial link is broken.
Amelia V. July 10, 2013
Thanks for letting us know! It's all fixed.