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3 Refreshing Poolside Mocktail Recipes

Who doesn’t love poolside drinks in the sun?! We definitely do! We’ve asked around the office for everyone’s favourite drinks to sip poolside and compiled a list below for you to experiment with.

Without further ado, let’s get started on our top 3 easy-to-make drinks for your next swim.Our hot tip for enjoying a drink by the pool?

We researched long and hard by multiple dips in the pool to find the ideal temperature for sipping on a delicious drink… and we found the optimal water temperature for enjoying a drink in your pool is between 24°C – 30°C!Want to learn more about heating your pool to get to just the right temp for optimised relaxation? Check out our Chilli range which allows you to remotely adjust your pool or pool water temperature.

BerryMelon Slush

For a hot sunny day, a slushy with watermelon and strawberry will tone down the heat. With such a simple and straightforward recipe, you’ll be sipping on this fruity concoction in no time.


  • ⅓ cup of lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup of sugar 
  • 2 cups of seedless watermelon (cut into cubes)
  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries 
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Soft drink (optional)

How to make it?

Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix them until you get a smooth texture. Pour the mixture into glasses. You can add any fizzy drink to enhance the taste. This recipe serves 12 guests. 

Mint Margarita

For a quick refreshing fix, this recipe is a lifesaver. This light summer pool drink will make your day – no alcohol needed!


  • A handful of mint or as required
  • ⅓ cup of lemon juice  
  • ⅔ cup of sugar
  • ⅓ cup of ice cubes
  • Water as required

How to make it?

Put all the ingredients in a jug and blend until you do not see any raw mint. The mint should be blended completely. Before serving, cover the edges of the glass with caster sugar and put a slice of lemon on top. This recipe serves about 10 guests. 

Raspberry Quencher

This all-time favourite poolside drink recipe will pack a punch with it’s bold flavour. An office favourite, the Raspberry Quencher is a certified classic.


  • 8 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1-½ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup cider vinegar
  • 2-½ cups cold water
  • 2 litres ginger ale (chilled)

How to make it?

Put the crushed raspberries in a large saucepan. Stir the berries in sugar, vinegar, and ½ cup water. Reduce heat once it reaches the boiling point. Let it simmer for 20 minutes, and do not cover the saucepan. Remove seeds and refrigerate. Before serving, add ginger ale and remaining water. This recipe serves 14 guests. 

When it comes to entertaining by the pool or even just taking some leisure time for yourself, the right drink can be the cherry on top of a truly relaxing and fun experience. Our recipes were all designed with ease and simplicity in mind, just like our ethos to the pool installation process – there’s something for everyone, so we make the journey as easy to understand and convenient as possible.

Want to learn more about locking down your own poolside experience with the perfect pool? Browse our full range now.