It might not be exactly poolside weather in Saint Tropez right now, but it’s important to keep spirits up by dreaming of sunnier climes. And what better to do when it does warm up than lounge by the pool in your luxury villa in Saint Tropez with a cool cocktail in hand.
Most of the villas we rent in and around Saint Tropez have their own swimming pools with many even boasting their own outdoor bars, so fixing up that perfect concoction shouldn’t be a problem.
But what cocktail is best served ice-cold with your toes dipping in the pool? Marie-Claire recently ran an article aimed at helping sun lovers ‘combat heat waves with ultra-refreshing summertime drinks’. From that mouth-watering list we chose the following Five Cocktails for those long, luxuriant days at the edge of the water in a Saint Tropez rental in 2015.
1. Skinny Dipping, courtesy of ARIA Resort and Casino
- 2 oz. Voli Lemon Vodka
- 2 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz. strawberry puree
- 1/2 oz. agave nectar
- prosecco to top
Shake all ingredients except prosecco and strain into an ice-filled 16 oz. cup. Top with prosecco and garnish with a strawberry.
2. Laid in the Shade, courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
- 1/2 oz. grenadine
- 1/2 oz. orange juice
- 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 oz. Passoa
- 1 1/2 oz. Stoli O
- 2 oz. egg white
- 2 oz. peachcell
- o 1 oz. peach purée
Shake, strain, and top with peach foam mixture of egg whites, peachcello, and peach puree.
3. Pink Glow Splash, courtesy of the St Regis Resort
- 1 3/4 oz. of Belvedere Lemon Tea Vodka
- 1/2 oz. of Cointreau
- 1/2 oz. of grenadine
- lime wedge
Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
4. Strawberry Basil Ricky, courtesy of Hotel Erwin
- 3 basil leaves
- 1 large strawberry
- 2 oz. gin
- 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz. simple syrup
- club soda
Muddle basil and strawberry thoroughly and add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake thoroughly over ice for six to 10 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass and top with soda. Garnish with a strawberry.
5. Cool as a Cucumber, courtesy of The Peninsula Hotel
- 3 oz. Crop Organic Cucumber Infused Vodka
- 5 slices muddled cucumber
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cucumber spiral.