These Boozy Juice Pouches Are a Beach Game Changer
Because nothing says beach day like a cocktail in a bag.
No-glass beaches, you’ve met your match. These super easy cocktail pouches are the perfect way to respect the coastal customs while still getting your drink on. And frankly, we’re wondering why it took us so long to give it a shot.
So simple, right? Just grab a pack of tall and skinny zip-top bags, add a cute saying and fill with your seaside drink of choice. If you plan to freeze your drink, which I highly recommend, be sure to leave enough room for it to expand in the freezer. The alcohol will keep it a little slushy, so don’t worry about a rock-hard cocktail come beach time.
Aside from the obvious fun factor, these innovative cocktail receptacles actually offer several benefits. Throw a few in your cooler before heading out for a day of sun-bathing or a picnic in the park. They’ll keep other items cold until you’re ready for a refreshment. Plus, they’re resealable. So instead of plopping them down in the sand, you can easily seal them up and toss them back in the cooler until you’re ready for more.
But one of the best benefits of all is how easy it is to customize drinks for everyone. Mom likes frozen margaritas, but you prefer on the rocks? No problem. Just make your personal cocktail pouch right before heading out, add some ice and you’re good to go! Cocktails all around!
Our Favorite Cocktail Recipes for Seaside Sipping
Grapefruit Gin and Tonic
Our twist on the classic gin and tonic combines muddled mint, fresh pink grapefruit and sweet elderflower liqueur for a refreshing summer brew that will prove to be a major party pleaser.
Make This: Grapefruit Gin and Tonic
The Lime in the Coconut
Made from coconut vodka, coconut water, pineapple puree, fresh-squeezed lime juice and a splash of cherry-lime sparkling water, this refreshing big batch cocktail is a summery twist on the classic vodka soda.
Make This: Lime in the Coconut Cocktail
Coconut Mango Margarita
Not too sweet — but not too spicy — a blend of jalapeño, mango and coconut milk is a winning combination. You can make it in 10 minutes from start to finish, and no need for a high-powered blender because the recipe uses frozen mango cubes in lieu of ice cubes.
Make This: Coconut Mango Margarita
Coastal Citrus Punch
This refreshing punch can be made in a large glass jug and placed in a pail of ice for your summertime gathering. Place additional fruit and ice in glasses for a fun, decorative touch.
Make This: Coastal Citrus Punch
The flavors of this festive punch will bring you back to your childhood. Perfect for an outdoor gathering, bridal shower or Sunday brunch, this sunny concoction is easily doubled and great for a crowd.
Make This: Oranges-and-Cream Punch
Lemony Summer Shandy
This beer punch couldn't be easier to whip up, and its light, lemony flavor helps cool down hot summer days. Careful, though: The Canadian whiskey packs a punch.
Make This: Lemonade-Beer Punch
Rose and Lemon Sparkling Punch
Sparkling rosè and cranberry juice give this lemony punch its blush-pink hue, making it perfect for a summer picnic or bridal or baby shower.
Make This: Sparkling Rosè Punch