Sit back, relax, and sip these light libations with cooling ingredients during the next pool party.
Light and Stormy: the Fontainebleau's take on the classic dark and stormy.
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s poolside dining area, La Cote, has no shortage of cocktails to help you cool down. The Summer Fling is concocted with Van Gogh Melon, fresh watermelon, cucumber essence, and fresh lime juice. Or pick La Cote’s take on the Dark and Stormy: the Light and Stormy with Mount Gay Silver, ginger beer, and hand-pressed lime juice. Whichever you choose, enjoy your cocktail with poolside jams from DJ Jax on Saturdays and Sundays. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305- 674- 4710
The brains behind the Broken Shaker at The Freehand Miami know how to do light and flavorful. Their ever-changing menu gives patrons the option to create their own punch with choice of spirit, fruit, and botanical. Or take the guesswork out and enjoy the Lavender Caipirinha (French lavender reduction, fresh citrus juices, and Leblon Cachaça) during the weekend pool parties where DJs spin their favorite indie music. 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, 305-531-2727
Order the Machu Picchu at Bluewater for a spicy kick with your cocktail.
If you prefer a kick in your summer libation, the Machu Picchu has your name on it. Cross the causeway to Bluewater at the InterContinental Miami and enjoy this mix of Capurro Pisco, St. Germain, jalapeño, green grapes, and fresh lemon juice at the pool overlooking Biscayne Bay. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-577-1000
Gale South Beach’s rooftop pool menu includes classics like the mojito, the whiskey sour, and then some. The Ginger Ricky is a summer standout, made with gin, lime, cucumber, ginger, and soda. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199
Find the Cucumber Collins at W South Beach.
At the W South Beach, guests can lay out by the pool with the Living Room Bar’s take on the classic Tom Collins: a Cucumber Collins with cucumber vodka, lemon, yuzu juice, seltzer, and fresh and pickled cucumber slices. The Living Room’s juices are pressed daily, and the all-natural cocktails set the scene for soothing lounge music and swaying palm trees. 2201 Collins Ave., South Beach, 305-938-3000
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF FONTAINEBLEAU; ANDRES ARAVENA (BLUEWATER, LIVING ROOM BAR)