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Old 05-16-2020, 12:03 PM
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Give me your poolside drink recipes


Hopefully this will be fun for everyone.
I'm going to be vacationing soon where there is a pool on the roof of the hotel. It's likely there will be limited service as nobody has fully gone back operating at 100%. So rather than get comfortably numb on the hotels drinks all day The plan is for my wife and me to mix up our own punch and some type of container so we have the following restrictions...
Number one I hate coconut
Number two prefer some type of punch or something that can be made in bulk and kept by the pool, not going back to the hotel room 100 times to refill a single glass
Number three I would prefer not be a frozen drink because that probably won't last long regardless of what kind of container I put it in
Probably stay away from colas or anything with fizz unless it can be added at the time of consumption for the reasons above.
Sorry about the formatting I'm voice writing this with my phone
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:25 PM
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Whiskey sour. Fresh lemon juice is critical so pack a hand squeezer in your luggage. I like it with egg white and either a dash of bitters or perhaps a pinch of freshly microplaned nutmeg.

It's cliched but I also quite like a Bloody Mary for day drinking. They're decent even if not ice cold. Extra spicy for me, please. If available where you're travelling, consider making it a Bloody Caesar by using Clamato.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:27 PM
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How about the classic scorpian?



1 1/2 bottles (750ml each) rum (Brugal Anejo Rum is recommended)
2 ounces ​gin
2 ounces ​brandy
1/2 bottle ​(750ml) white wine
16 ounces ​lemon juice
8 ounces ​orange juice
8 ounces ​orgeat syrup
2 sprigs ​fresh mint
Garnish: gardenias or edible flowers, orange and lemon slices


Total: 3 mins
Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Yield: 20 servings
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:34 PM
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Simple, strong, but not necessarily inexpensive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Nail_(cocktail)
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:31 PM
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12 ounces of canadian blended whiskey in a red solo cup.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:52 PM
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Whiskey sour. Fresh lemon juice is critical so pack a hand squeezer in your luggage. I like it with egg white and either a dash of bitters or perhaps a pinch of freshly microplaned nutmeg.
I didn't even think about whiskey sours. What a great idea. Nice and simple, so it could be made in a hotel room, in bulk fairly easily.
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:53 PM
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12 ounces of canadian blended whiskey in a red solo cup.
I have to say I admire the simplicity of it!
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I have to say I admire the simplicity of it!
Splash of Canada Dry ginger ale for the tropical vibe.
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12 ounces of canadian blended whiskey in a red solo cup.
It sounds like a good idea, but....we were in Mazatlan in January. It was in the 70s in January. It waas a beautiful sunny day. Some Canadians came down to the pool and they were drinking whisky from the bottle. One guy passed out on his belly in a chaisse lounge. They had to take him to the hospital where he spent the next two days being treated for sunburn.
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:36 PM
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Skip and Go Naked Punch:
  • Half a fifth of gin
  • Half a fifth of vodka
  • Half a can of beer
  • Three quarts of lemonade (from frozen concentrate or powder)

Mix together in a gallon jug. Chop up a lime and toss it in. Let sit for at least an hour. Serve over ice.
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Old 05-16-2020, 04:32 PM
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Simple: Remove beer from ice chest, open, sip and enjoy
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A punch would be the best way to go. A concentrated cocktail like a Whiskey Sour would have you reeling after drink #3. Just any combination you find appealing of “one of sour; two of sweet; three of strong; four of weak.”

Assuming you’re going someplace tropical or semi-tropical, try a variant of Planter’s Punch. I like it in an ice-packed Collins glass with a healthy shot of Jamaica or Haiti rum, a shot of lime juice, and top with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. The lime gives you your sour, and the fruit juice combines the sweet and the weak. Substitute fresh orange juice if you prefer a sweeter drink.

Speaking of the glassware, you can’t go wrong with a classic Tom Collins — melt a little sugar in lemon juice in a 16-oz Collins glass, fill with ice, add a big shot of gin, fill with seltzer and garnish with a lemon slice or twist. (This always seems like a hot-weather Yankee drink to me, not as appropriate to Florida or the islands)
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Speaking of the glassware, you canít go wrong with a classic Tom Collins ó melt a little sugar in lemon juice in a 16-oz Collins glass, fill with ice, add a big shot of gin, fill with seltzer and garnish with a lemon slice or twist.
No glass allowed in the pool area, sir.
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Old 05-16-2020, 05:53 PM
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Ice Pick: vodka and iced tea.
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Old 05-16-2020, 09:01 PM
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No glass allowed in the pool area, sir.
What kinda cheap-ass hotel roof pool you RUNNINí, buddy???

Iíll whack you...GOOD...(trips and stumbles and collapses in a pool of booze)
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:11 PM
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Simple: Remove beer from ice chest, open, sip and enjoy
I like the way you think but unfortunately my wife doesn't like beer of any variety.
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:14 PM
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The wife and I tried out sex on the beach cocktails this evening just to see if it would be agreeable. Very tasty I must say.
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:53 AM
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Vodka and lemonade. Get a good lemonade; I'm partial to the Simply and Honest brands, but whatever you like is what matters. For vodka, I like Skyy; for use in a mixed drink, I think it's the best value. I'd only use a better brand for something like a martini. For a session cocktail you can sip all day in the sun without dying, think in terms of at least an 8:1 ratio of lemonade to vodka. It's simple, refreshing, and can be made right in the (probably not glass) lemonade bottle or carton.
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:33 PM
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POG juice (passion fruit orange guava) plus rum is simple and delicious.
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:54 PM
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John Daly - Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade.
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:58 PM
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Margaritas. My own special recipe for frozen ones not needing a blender or machine.

(it's a spreadsheet that scales the quantities with the number of drinks you want)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jX...-nQMjKBfmqqeAv

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Margaritas. My own special recipe for frozen ones not needing a blender or machine.

(it's a spreadsheet that scales the quantities with the number of drinks you want)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jX...-nQMjKBfmqqeAv
As a Finance Guy who loves Margaritas, I really have to appreciate a Margarita Spreadsheet! And the Margaritas always start on Thursday, so CHEERS, OR
SALUD! Gonna do spicy ones tonight!

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