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Drinks by the Pool

For some people, one of the joys of owning an above ground or in ground swimming pool involves the ability to relax in it or next to it with a cold adult beverage. There is something idyllic about it on a hot day, whether you are with friends, family, or simply by yourself. To help you enjoy your days and nights by the swimming pool, PcPools has some recipe suggestions for a few classic poolside cocktails.

Margarita. A classic warm weather cocktail that can be served Frozen (blended) or on the rocks.

  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Add 1 ½ ounce of your favorite Tequila.
  • Add ½ ounce of Triple Sec.
  • Add a dash of Lime Juice.
  • Add 3 ounces of sour mix.
  • Add a dash of Orange Juice (optional).
  • Cover and Shake.
  • Rub rim of second glass with Lime and dip into Kosher salt.
  • Pour contents (with ice) into second glass or add ice to second glass and strain in the contents.
  • Garnish with a lime.
  • Enjoy responsibly.

Long Island Iced Tea. A tasty but strong cocktail allegedly invented by a bartender on Long Island.

  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Add ½ ounce of Vodka.
  • Add ½ ounce of Gin.
  • Add ½ ounce of Rum.
  • Add ½ ounce of Tequila.
  • Add ½ ounce of Triple Sec.
  • Add 1 ounce of Sour Mix.
  • Top off with Coca-Cola or Pepsi until glass is full.
  • Garnish with a lemon.
  • Enjoy responsibly.

Mojito. A refreshing, minty, and sweet cocktail from Cuba.

  • Add 4-10 Mint Springs to glass.
  • Add a dash of Lime Juice to Mint Springs.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Sugar.
  • Add crushed ice and Muddle (gently crush together the ingredients in order to release existing juices and oils) the contents.
  • Add 2 ounces of light Rum.
  • Fill glass with Soda water.
  • Garnish with Lime and Mint Springs.
  • Enjoy responsibly.

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