Summer Drink Tips for By the Pool
What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with a cold beverage in hand, enjoying your backyard pool? Before you jump in to outdoor fun, review these tips for enjoying summer drinks by the pool. These ideas will help you maximize safety and minimize work in your outdoor living space.
Backyard Drink Tips
Set up a backyard bar or bar cart. Instead of making multiple trips into your kitchen, set up a backyard bar or bar cart to make entertaining and relaxing that much easier. Creating an outdoor drink area is a fun project you can customize to fit your style, using outdoor décor, found items, art supplies and more. We love this wooden sign from Maine Salty Girl:
Make your own signature drink. Like a signature fragrance, having a cornerstone beverage exudes class and elegance. Plus, it makes menu-creating so easy! Have fun coming up with cool ingredients and a clever name for your drink.
Create a rotating mocktail menu. Decorate a chalkboard with a menu of your top three favorite poolside drinks!
Store in your outdoor kitchen’s refrigerator. Keep your beverages cold while you enjoy time in your backyard. No need to make multiple trips to your kitchen when you have outdoor storage!
Never use glass cups or pitchers near your pool. Shattered glass shards are extremely dangerous and hard to see. And why risk it when there are so many awesome plastic outdoor drinkware options like shatterproof beverageware from Life Spa?
Enhance your drink with fun additions. Add fresh herbs like mint or rosemary, honey or citrus fruits like lemon, orange or lime slices to your recipes for a flavorful nutrient boost.
Supply the shade. Make sure you have a place to relax under the shade while enjoying your beverage to minimize melting ice and lukewarm drinks.
Need some summer drink recipes for by the pool? Check out our refreshing summer drink recipes, fruity poolside drinks and summertime pool drinks for kids! And check out dozens more poolside drink recipes on Pinterest!