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.

 

Recommended:

Best Cocktail Bars in St Tropez

 

Villa Cap Bastide in Tahiti Beach

Villa Cap Bastide

Villa Cap Bastide

In the summer months, a fast paced and rambunctious atmosphere flourishes in the small coastal resort of St Tropez. Supercars race into the town centre and champagne flows by the bucket load. St Tropez is a hive of activity as an influx of celebrities and young wealthy travellers arrive upon its sandy shores.

Some question whether this lifestyle is compatible with the scores of families who also descend upon St Tropez in search of some fun in the sun. But if this fallacy were true, then Villa Cap Bastide is certainly the exception.

A holiday in Villa Cap Bastide promises the rare virtue of luxury within a family setting. It combines close proximity to St Tropez’s exciting town centre and its most glamorous beaches with a homely luxury villa, ideal for families.

Villa Cap Bastide is a family villa in the sense that it boasts nearly 3,000m2 of landscaped gardens and a large but shallow private swimming pool. Its secured perimeter means that children can roam free in this enormous playground under the sun while parents relax on large open terraces.

Villa Cap Bastide is as much a playground for the adults as it is for the children however. The private bar is a compromise on the family atmosphere of the villa, ensuring that not all the fun is reserved exclusively for the children. Nearby St Tropez (10 minutes by car) and the glamorous Tahiti beach (3 minutes by foot) are also host to lively bars and exquisite restaurant dining.

Meanwhile, mutual fun can be had by all of the family in the surrounding area. With glorious beaches and several beautiful towns in the region to explore; there is plenty of culture, relaxation and water sports fun to be had. Villa Cap Bastide is the proof that St Tropez is not an exclusive holiday destination but rather an all-inclusive family’s paradise.

For more information about Villa Cap Bastide and other properties, contact Emilia at emilia@sttropezhouse.com, or call: +33 428 31 18 46.