Now to start with, martinis are straight out. It is simply too sunny by the pool to keep the martini at the right temperature, and since we rigidly enforce the no-glassware-for-the-drunken-swimmers rule, one imagines the martini-in-a-plastic-cup would be tres mal.
Beer? ... puh-lease. Think of the children.
Now rum drinks and chlorinated water have shared a long drippy union. So rum based things could really be where we are going. But I am thinking of the ultimate hot weather drink here...
Yes, the call of the southern belle, "Beauregard, I am so drunk and so hot! Ravish me like a southern landowner!" Now, that is what evenings by the pool are meant for.
On the other hand, the Mojito has an even more sultry southerly sway over the old taste buddies. Sitting by the pool with a Mojito has a decidedly attractive feel. Even better, sitting in the pool with one...
OK so it wasn't complicated or touchy. Sue me.
Now all this assumes that you will all be joining me here, at least in manageable groups. Call beforehand, have a designated driver, and bring a towel. See you