Top 5 Poolside Cocktails for Your Holidays in Saint Tropez

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.

 

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Ice Tropez

Ice Tropez

Ice Tropez – French Cocktails – St Tropez

Are You a Lover of French Cocktails?

You may have heard of the Sidecar, Serendipiti, the Libertine or the French 75 – all of which pack a lot of punch and are full of flavour – but have you heard of the Ice Tropez? Just as elegant, refreshing and cool as the town which is also its namesake, the Ice Tropez is a sweet cocktail of rosé wine and carbonated water, with a fruity and subtle hint of peach.

Ice Tropez: How It All Started

This delicious tipple was the brainchild of Saint Tropez local, Greogory Chaix, the owner of Bar du Port, one of the trendiest night spots in the region. Spotting a gap in the market, he created this exquisite drink to appeal to his stylish and lavish clientele.

The Evolution of This Rosé Wine Cocktail

Ice Tropez is now one of the best selling alcoholic concoctions in St Tropez, with many visitors and locals wanting to sample the cocktail. Because of the drink’s success and the high level of demand, there is now also a non-alcoholic version called Ice Tropez 0%, which makes for a lighter alternative, ideal for designated drivers and those who do not drink. So what’s stopping you?

Ice Tropez Bottles

Designed by Christophe Pillet – whose previous work includes Hotel Sezz in Paris and packaging for L’Oreal, Lacoste and Veuve Clicquot – these ultra-cool Ice Tropez bottles are a work of art and are just as iconic as the drink itself.

Sample the Ice Tropez Cocktail Yourself

Don’t just take our word for it! Try the Ice Tropez cocktail for yourself and see what all the fuss is about. We have a wide range of luxury villas and properties in St Tropez to rent, as well as the surrounding areas, making for the ideal base for you, your partner, and/or your friends. And for the foodies amongst you, we have selected the very best our villas near the best bars and restaurants.

 


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