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Jun. 24, 2022
The time-honoured tradition of summer vacation is something worth celebrating. As many people take time off from work to enjoy a little rest and relaxation, they often find themselves putting their feet up near bodies of water. Whether you go to the beach, poolside party, lake house or vacation hotspot, these are the best summer cocktails to take with you on your adventures.
When you hit the beach, you may want to stick with the theme and enjoy tropical flavours. Some perfect beach drinks include the Beach Bum with its pear, maraschino and lime notes, while the Surf Spritzer is bursting with bright, sunshiney orange flavour. The French Hawaiian is our twist on the classic beach cocktail, the Mai Tai.
Make sure you enjoy your creation in an insulated vessel with a lid to keep your drink cold — and keep the sand out.
If you hit the pool or lake house with your friends, there’s nothing with a more refreshing taste than a fresh, citrusy drink. For a tart treat, try making our classic Vodka Lemonade or the Honey Deuce, our take on a raspberry lemonade. You could also make a Berry Lemonade Pitcher for a group so you don’t have to run inside the lake house to make more drinks. Or try the French Summer Crush — its melon wedge gives you something cool to snack on.
Remember to be careful around the pool or the dock with glass! And some places may not even allow it. That’s why we recommend transporting and enjoying your serves in a reusable plastic cup. And take care to always drink responsibly, which includes not drinking while in the lake, pool, ocean or any body of water.
For the beach, lake house and poolside party — and any summer vacation really — you need drinks that are simple, easy to take on the go and crowd-pleasing. A great option is the always-classic GREY GOOSE® & Soda. It's a simple serve that lets the flavour of our naturally tasteful vodka shine through. Another two-ingredient, low-alcohol vacation drink is the Watermelon Basil & Sonic, made with just soda water and one of our three GREY GOOSE® Essences flavours.
Wherever this summer takes you, take along some easy-to-transport, delightful-to-taste cocktails with you. Your beach picnic, poolside party and lake house deserve it.