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43 Drink Recipes to Enjoy While Poolside

Get ready to relax and unwind by the water with a refreshing beverage. With cocktails and mocktails that are blended, shaken or stirred, you'll be sure to find the perfect drink for you.

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Pineapple Iced TeaTaste of Home

Pineapple Iced Tea

We have a large family, so we go through beverages quickly at our house. This thirst-quenching tea is simple to mix together and has a sparkling citrus flavor we all enjoy. K. Kitell, Lenexa, Kansas

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Raspberry Lemonade ConcentrateTaste of Home

Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate

Here's a concentrate that allows you to enjoy a refreshing summer beverage any time of year. Sweet raspberries balance the tartness from lemons. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Sparkling Peach BellinisTaste of Home

Sparkling Peach Bellinis

Folks will savor the subtle peach flavor in this elegant brunch beverage. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Strawberry Watermelon SlushTaste of Home

Strawberry Watermelon Slush

We like to relax on the back porch with glasses of my slush after a long, hot day. Strawberries and watermelon blend up with lemon juice and sugar for an instant refresher. Patty Howse, Great Falls, Montana

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Mixed Berry SangriaTaste of Home

Mixed Berry Sangria

This is a light, tasty beverage to serve with spoons so everyone can enjoy the fresh berries once the sangria is gone. Linda Cifuentes, Mahomet, Illinois

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Raspberry RefresherTaste of Home

Raspberry Refresher

This recipe explodes with raspberry flavor! It's a wonderful summertime treat.Doreen Patterson, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

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Grilled Peach & Pineapple SangriaTaste of Home

Grilled Peach & Pineapple Sangria

Grill up fresh peaches and pineapple slathered in cinnamon butter and use them to make a refreshing summer sangria. I also like to add slices of grilled lemon and lime to drop in the glass for a citrusy boost of flavor. Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland

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Honeydew Lime CoolerTaste of Home

Honeydew Lime Cooler

Serve up a frosty glass of this citrusy blend of lime sherbet and honeydew melon for a real thirst-quencher. I like to sip this on warm afternoons, but it's equally good for breakfast or brunch. Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland

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Quick White SangriaTaste of Home

Quick White Sangria

Using white wine makes my version of sangria a little lighter, yet it still has the same wonderful sweetness. Frozen fruit allows me to serve this any time of year. Nothing beats this summer sangria recipewhite wine over red, of course. Sharon Tipton, Orlando, Florida

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Red, White and Blue Frozen LemonadeTaste of Home

Red, White and Blue Frozen Lemonade

This patriotic drink is as pretty as it is tasty. Layering cherries, blueberries and lemon juice, we created a striped lemonade that sings with Fourth of July pride. Shawn Carleton, San Diego, California

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Apricot Lemonade Iced TeaTaste of Home

Apricot Lemonade Iced Tea

Every special occasion deserves a refreshing beverage (and a lovely punch bowl). Our tea has a tangy flavor from lemonade, apricot nectar and mint. Kay Chon, Sherwood, Arkansas

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Blackberry Beer CocktailTaste of Home

Blackberry Beer Cocktail

This refreshing hard lemonade has a mild alcohol flavor; the beer adds just enough fizz to dance on your tongue as you sip. Sorry, adults only! Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida

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Cerveza MargaritasTaste of Home

Cerveza Margaritas

One sip of this refreshing drink and youll picture sand, sea and blue skies that stretch for miles. Its like a vacation in a glass, and you can mix it up in moments. What are you waiting for? Christina Pittman, Parkville, Missouri

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Champagne Party PunchTaste of Home

Champagne Party Punch

To make this punch even more festive, float an ice ring in the punch. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Strawberry MimosasTaste of Home

Strawberry Mimosas

Here's a tasty twist on the classic mimosa. To make this refreshing drink friendly for kids or mamas-to-be, substitute lemon-lime soda or ginger ale for the champagne. Kelly Maxwell, Plainfield, Illinois

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Peach SmoothieTaste of Home

Peach Smoothie

Whip up this creamy concoction as a refreshing and nutritious snack or a quick chilled breakfast. Because you can use frozen fruit, you don't have to wait until peaches are in season to enjoy this delicious smoothie. Martha Polasek, Markham, Texas

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Perfect Lemon MartiniTaste of Home

Perfect Lemon Martini

Time to relax with a refreshing lemon drop martini! The combination of tart lemon and sweet liqueur will tingle your taste buds. Marilee Anker, Chatsworth, California

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Midwest MaryTaste of Home

Midwest Mary

In the Midwest, Bloody Marys garnished with meats, cheeses and veggies are works of art. My beverage has skewers of bratwurst, cheese curds and dill pickles. Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Rosemary LemonadeTaste of Home

Rosemary Lemonade

A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light, and it's a pretty garnish. Dixie Graham, Rancho Cucamonga, California

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Homemade LimoncelloTaste of Home

Homemade Limoncello

This homemade limoncello recipe is better than store-bought. It's perfect as an after-dinner treat on its own, or whipped up in a cocktail. Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Rhubarb Mint TeaTaste of Home

Rhubarb Mint Tea

A bumper crop of rhubarb and mint from my garden inspired me to create this thirst-quenching pick-me-up. Raspberries deepen the tea's vibrant red color, making the drinks a pretty addition to your table. Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington

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Orange-Apricot Mimosa PunchTaste of Home

Orange-Apricot Mimosa Punch

We make this punch for our annual Christmas brunch, and everyone loves it! I usually triple this recipe for a bigger crowd and garnish the punch with an orange-tangerine ice ring made several days ahead of time. Kathy McKay, Acworth, Georgia

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Strawberry-Basil CocktailTaste of Home

Strawberry-Basil Cocktail

This cocktail of sun-ripened strawberries and tender basil is so refreshing without being overly sweet. Its our favorite. Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

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Moscow MuleTaste of Home

Moscow Mule

Here's an old-time cocktail that was popular in the 1940s and '50s. A Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug with plenty of ice. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Pina ColadasTaste of Home

Pina Coladas

Velvety-smooth texture and a taste of the tropics are what this tropical drink delivers. The easy-to-make drink can be mixed and chilled ahead of time. When ready to serve, just blend for a creamy and delicious beverage. Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Bourbon SlushTaste of Home

Bourbon Slush

At our holiday parties, Bourbon Slush is definitely a favorite. Have fun experimenting with different teas when you make it. We like black tea, green tea and orange spice. Darcene Sigler, Louisville, Ohio

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Blackberry Brandy SlushTaste of Home

Blackberry Brandy Slush

We wanted a fun twist on a slushy made with tea and fruit juice, so we used blackberry brandy. The deep red color makes it very merry. Lindsey Spinler, Sobieski, Wisconsin

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Orange LemonadeTaste of Home

Orange Lemonade

This juice is a favorite at our place. I'll often double the batch and send a jar next door to my mother-in-law! I was looking for a way to sweeten lemonade without using more sugar when I came up with the recipe. Wendy Masters, Grand Valley, Ontario

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Red and Blue Berry Lemonade SlushTaste of Home

Red and Blue Berry Lemonade Slush

This delightfully sweet-tart beverage showcases fresh raspberries and blueberries. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Rhubarb Citrus PunchTaste of Home

Rhubarb Citrus Punch

Rhubarb grows abundantly in our large farm garden. I'll make this punch for summertime gatherings or for special occasions with our extended family. Ina Frey, St. Clemens, Ontario

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Rainbow SpritzerTaste of Home

Rainbow Spritzer

Layers of colorful fruit submerged in a fizzy, sweet beverage make this a kid-friendly sipper that gets two thumbs-up. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Maple Blackberry MojitoTaste of Home

Maple Blackberry Mojito

This refreshing blackberry cocktail is how you take advantage of prime berry season during the summer months. I've also used other types of fruit, including raspberries, kiwi and strawberries. Donna Noel, Gray, Maine

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Brandy SlushTaste of Home

Brandy Slush

This slush with a hint of citrus keeps you cool on hot summer days. Even if you're not a tea lover, you'll likely find the mix of flavors pleasing. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Minty Tea PunchTaste of Home

Minty Tea Punch

Forget sugary (and boring) sodas for your next potluck and treat your family and friends to a refreshing homemade punch. Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

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Bella Basil Raspberry TeaTaste of Home

Bella Basil Raspberry Tea

Beautiful basil and fresh raspberries lend bright color and refreshing flavor to this grown-up iced tea. Youll love the fun fizz and make-ahead convenience for parties. Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington

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Orange Juice SpritzerTaste of Home

Orange Juice Spritzer

This refreshing and pretty spritzer is a nice light wake-me-up drink and an easy way to give a twist to an ordinary glass of orange juice. Most people appreciate that it is not overly sweet.Michelle Krzmarzick, Redondo Beach, California

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Fresh Lime MargaritasTaste of Home

Fresh Lime Margaritas

This basic and classic margarita recipe is easy to modify to your tastes. Try it frozen or with strawberries. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Fruited PunchTaste of Home

Fruited Punch

I've been making this for more years than I care to say, and I think this is the best punch ever. Marlene Meimann, Queensbury, New York

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Spiked LemonadeTaste of Home

Spiked Lemonade

Rum gives a tropical addition to this fabulous homemade lemonade. If you have vodka on hand, try that instead of the rum. Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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Bloody MariaTaste of Home

Bloody Maria

Tequila, lime and jalapenos give the brunch classic a fresh Mexican twist.Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, WIsconsin

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Refreshing Beer MargaritasTaste of Home

Refreshing Beer Margaritas

I'm always surprised when people say they didn't know this drink existed. It's a really refreshing cocktail, and it's easy to double or triple the recipe. Arianne Barnett, Kansas City, Missouri

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Peachy Keen DaiquirisTaste of Home

Peachy Keen Daiquiris

You wont mind breaking out the blender for these frosty fruit drinkstheyre a breeze to whip up. If you don't have fresh, use frozen peaches. A dash of grenadine gives the golden daiquire a blush of red.Joan Antonen, Arlington, South Dakota

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Mai TaiTaste of Home

Mai Tai

This party favorite has been around for quite some time. It's not overly fruity and features a good blend of sweet and sour. For a splash of color, garnish with strawberries and lime.Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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