Cocktail Recipes for Summer Pool Parties

Nothing quite compares to a cool cocktail next to the pool, especially during this warm San Diego summer! We’ve compiled recipes of some of the city’s best sips – a fruity rum cocktail from Miss B’s Coconut Club, a slushie-like cocktail from The Smoking Gun and barleymash’s Afternoon Delight – to keep you hydrated while soaking up the sun.

Pro tip: you can double or even quadruple the ingredients to make more for friends who join in on your pool-time fun!

The Reefeater

Recipe courtesy of Miss B’s Coconut Club Bartender Ari DiMou


  • 1 oz RumHaven Caribbean Rum
  • 1 oz Beefeater Pink Gin
  • .5 oz grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .25 oz chareau aloe
  • Dash of simple syrup
  • Coconut Red Bull


  1. Combine rum, gin, grapefruit and lemon juice, aloe and simple syrup in a shaker (with ice) and shake until blended.
  2. Poor over crushed ice into Collins glass and top off with a splash of Coconut Red Bull.
  3. Garnish with a strawberry.

Trigger Finger

Recipe courtesy of The Smoking Gun


  • 1.5 Vodka
  • .5 Ancho Reyes
  • .5 Giffard Passion Fruit
  • .75 Lime
  • .25 Campari
  • Cracked Pink Himalayan Salt


  1. Add all ingredients to shaker, combine and poor into glass
  2. Add crushed ice
  3. Float Campari
  4. Add a lime wheel for garnish

Afternoon Delight

Recipe courtesy of barleymash


  • 1.5 oz Herradura Reposado Tequila
  • .75 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • .75 oz agave syrup
  • 2 slices of jalapeño


  1. Muddle jalapeño
  2. Add remaining ingredients to shaker
  3. Shake vigorously and strain over ice
  4. Garnish with jalapeno slice