3 Refreshing Poolside Cocktails

A cold drink in hand while lounging by the pool is the definition of paradise. For some reason, cocktails just taste better relaxing in a lounge chair by the pool. Whether it’s a large celebration or just a quiet backyard BBQ, these drinks will make a splash with guests at any gathering. Just grab a bucket of ice and some limes and you’re all set.


Whether is be a Margarita, Michelada, or a Motts Clamato Caesar, enjoying a delicious cocktails are always better when lounging along side a refreshing swimming pool


What are some good drinks to have by the pool?


Frosty, icy margaritas taste really good on a hot day. Anything with juice and ice is refreshing and will cool you off when the temperatures rise.


Classic Margarita

Nothing will quench your thirst more than a lime Margarita with a lightly salted rim cooled off with some cubes of ice while relaxing along side of a swimming pool

2 ounces Cointreau
4 ounces  Blanco Tequila
Juice from 2 limes
1 lemon wedge, plus 2 slices for garnish
1 tablespoon coarse salt, for glass rims



Combine tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in a shaker. Fill with ice and shake for 15 seconds, or until thoroughly chilled.

Wet the top of glasses with lime juice and dip in salt. Set aside for later.

Pour margarita into ice-filled glasses.  Garnish with lime slices and serve.

Fill glasses with ice and pour margarita into glasses.  Garnish with lime slices and serve.


Motts Clamato Caesar Cocktail

Start you Caesar Sunday by sipping on a refreshing Motts Clamato Caesar all rimmed up with your favourite Caesar Rimmer on a RIMIT all while kicking back at the pool

The Caesar cocktail is a Canadian drink made with Clamato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of hot sauce similar to a Bloody Mary. The top of the glass is rimmed with celery salt and garnished with lime and celery stalk. Some people like to add green olives and a pickle spear instead. Mott's Clamato Caesar's comes in 5 different ready-to-drink flavours and love to be paired with their new best friend, RIMIT



Rim the tops of glasses with lime juice and celery salt and fill the glass about 3/4 full of ice. As an alternative, you could use a sprinkle of Montreal steak seasoning on top of the finished glass.

Add a shot of vodka, a little Worcestershire, and hot sauce to the glass and fill the rest of the glass with Clamato juice. Garnish with whatever you like: celery stalk, pickle spear, green olives, pickled jalapeños, margarita salt, etc.


   Classic Michelada

Next Michelada Tuesday, take the time to prepare a delicious Michelada, mixed with some Clamto Juice and Beer dipped in some Michelada Rimmer and be sure to be relaxing by the pool

4 oz Beer
4 oz Tomato juice or Clamato
1 Tbsp Lime juice
Margarita salt

A Michelada is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice, spices, tomato juice, and chile peppers. It is served ice-cold in a salt-rimmed glass. There are many variations of this tomato-based brew.



Mix the beer with tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, or hot sauce.


When having drinks by the pool, it is a common worry about glasses breaking and causing an accident. Or you’re drinking a cold beer and wish you could rim the can with margarita salt or red pepper. Check out RIMIT for alternatives to beverages in glasses.