okees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5 Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
So I'm having a pool party/bbq tomorrow since the weather will be beautiful here in Montreal... but I'm tired of the standard Mojihto/Bloody mary/basic mixed drinks... what are your favourite drinks for a hot sunny day by the pool?
lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3762 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
The pool parties that I have been in CA and are organized by "locals" usually give out mimosas. I find them too girly, champagne also gives me headaches so I usually have a couple and then I stick with beer. I am also a fan of sangria, my Spanish friends here make it in buckets whenever they throw a pool party. Its refreshing and gets the job done very quickly!
okees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
We can't buy kegs here in Montreal... I'd have to drive to Ontario to get one, and then return it there... quite a hassle. Mai Tai is a great suggestion Wrench.. I should look into getting the ingredients!
Stabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
1) Beer (shame to hear about the kegs)
2) Doctor Jack (Dr. Pepper and Jack Daniels)
3) Mai Tai
4) Water with lime/ lemon/ orange slices (put in big jug/dispenser with the fruit slices. Very tasty with pineapple slices, also)
5) Mikes Hard (I've heard the cranberry one is good, but my favorite is MH Limeade)
The above should give you a good selection...perhaps add more non-alcoholic drinks if little ones will be present.
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srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
A really good one is the John Daly (Some call it the Arnold Daly). You take an Arnold Palmer (1 part tea to 1 part lemonade) and spike it with vodka. I had a frozen version of it last year in which they used tea-flavored vodka in place of the tea but used more lemonade in it (This place had those frozen drink machines and had frozen lemonade already done up.). You can do something similar with a blender and some ice. Perfect drink for a hot summer's day.
Beer of course is the easy go to drink as well, but you will always have a hard time getting a beer that everyone wants to drink. If you're going that route, pick up a variety of beers or perhaps a couple of sampler packs that some breweries put out.
The sangria option is good as well, but to make a really good sangria takes a decent amount of time and the premixed varieties leave a lot to be desired.
Fill a massive jug with 1 part Pimms No. 1, 3 parts Sprite and a dash of gin to taste.
Add cucumber slices and apple/orange/fruit of your choice.
If it's to be alcoholic, this is the only drink to have in your hand on a hot summer's afternoon (though I use British-style lemonade, preferably with no artificial sweeteners). Throw in strawberries, apple, orange, cucumber, mint, or indeed pretty much any fruit you have to hand. The bonus is that after the drink has gone the fruit tastes incredible. I don't like it to be too strong, however, particularly on a very hot day - it should be refreshing rather than overpowering.
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WestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1971 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
I like Mojitos on a hot, summer night, I can't see why they wouldn't apply to a hot, summer day!
A really cheap/easy-to-make one is a White Freezy. It's equal parts Raspberry Sourpuss and Banana Liqueur, topped off with Sprite/7-Up. You have to be careful with this one though because it is extremely sugary, so you'll have a mighty hangover the next day if you have too many.
Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 2): Pina Colatta
Long Island Iced Tea
Lemonade with attitude (rum or vodka)
akiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 737 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
Tinto de Verano or Clara con Limón, just red wine or a good beer, for wine I typically use a cab sav or maybe a shiraz, for beer I like to use summer ales or a good Belgian wheat, IPAs can be good too if you like things a little more bitter, with a lemon soda (I found Fresca works best). Mix in about equal proportions or however you want! Super refreshing and very tasty. When I was in Spain and it was a bajillion degrees, we would basically stop for a Tinto or Clara every hour starting at noon
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