It is finally starting to feel like summer has arrived, with the days growing longer and the weather staying warmer, it’s easy to want play hooky and spend the days relaxing. While I could spend all day sun bathing by the pool I always need something cool and tasty to combat the heat. Maybe it’s the notion of summer break instilled in my mind since school, but once June hits all my mind can think about is a vacation. While you might not be able to take a summer vacation every year, this drink will help make sitting in your backyard feel more like a staycation then just the weekend. If you’re anything like me you’ll grab your girls, the sunscreen, a few of these drinks and laugh the day away. I’ll take that paradise over palm trees any day.
I’ve decided to call this drink the Sex by the Pool, it’s a twist on the classic Sex on the Beach, with a bit of a tropical feel to it. Traditionally you’d use cranberry and orange juice but I’ve had this mango juice that I thought would be delicious with the peach schnapps.
The best part about this drink is how easy it is to make, if you don’t have a cocktail shaker or a strainer, you can simply put all of these ingredients into a glass and just leave the ice in. Keep in mind that the ice will dilute the drink as it melts.
Sex by the Pool
1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce peach schnapps
1 ounce orange juice
2 ounce mango juice
Sprite to top
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and mango juice.
Shake until condensation appears on the outside of the glass, or shake for about 20 seconds
Using a strainer pour the drink into a glass
Top the drink with sprite, about 1/2 an ounce to an ounce depending on how bubbly you prefer your drink
I used coupe glasses I had laying around but a martini glass would be super cute too. If I’m hanging out drinking around the pool, I’ll make enough of this to put in a pitcher and bring outside with me. The idea is 1 part alcohol for about 3-4 parts mix. Be careful to occasionally drink some water to stay hydrated in the sun, no one wants to ruin the fun with a bit of sun stroke.