Local Resorts’ Pool Cocktails

Before season hits full throttle, why not take a deep breath with a mini getaway in our local paradise? No tropical retreat is complete without a pairing of sparkling pools and icy cocktails, of course. Chill with a signature concoction while lounging by the pool at one of these Naples beachfront resorts.

Edgewater Beach Hotel

Guests and beach-club members have a choice of two heated swimming pools perched for a gorgeous view of the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico.


The drink: The Naples Sunset, a fruity, rum-based beverage served on the rocks or frozen.

1 part Bajan Punch

1 part Bacardi white rum

1 part Peach Schnapps

1 splash of grenadine

Top with fresh squeezed orange juice and pineapple juice. For the frozen version, blend with ice.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

The pool complex, just steps from the sand and surf, is a major draw for hotel guests.

A large recreational pool is perfect for play and exercise, while the smaller, more secluded, adults-only pool is just right for relaxing with a libation.

Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.

The drink: The Green Flash, a refreshing blend of melon liqueur, crème de banana, and lemonade in a nod to the legend that a bright green flash will appear on the horizon at the instant the sun sets on the Gulf when conditions are right.


1 oz. of Midori melon liqueur

½ oz. of crème de banana liqueur

10 oz. of lemonade

Shake and pour over ice.

Naples Grande Beach Resort

Play in the Mangrove pool, with its twisting 100-foot slide and waterfalls, swim laps in the Hibiscus Hideaway pool, or relax by the serene Palm Terrace pool, just for grownups. Purchase a private cabana for the day, and enjoy pool concierge service.


Blueberry%20VoHitoThe drink: The Blueberry Vo-hito, a quenching blueberry vodka and soda drink with fresh mint, lime, and blueberries.

1.5 oz. Stoli Blue vodka

1.5 oz. lime juice

1.5 oz. simple syrup

4 sprigs fresh mint, lime, and 7-8 blueberries

0.5 oz. club soda

Muddle blueberries and mint in lime juice and simple syrup. Add Stoli Blue. Shake and top off with club soda.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Unwind in tropical breezes as you bask alongside the two heated saltwater pools—a free-form family pool, and adults-only Junior Olympic relaxation pool. The Ritz also offers private poolside cabanas, which include butler service.

Photo by Aimee Smith, The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples.

The drink: The Poolside Skinny, a tropical treat with rum, coconut rum, pineapple juice, coconut water, and fresh muddled pineapple and lime.


1 oz. Wicked Dolphin Coconut Rum

1 oz. Malibu Rum

2 oz. pineapple juice

2 oz. coconut water

Fresh muddled pineapple and lime

Serve over ice garnished with pineapple and mint.

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