Frosty Drink Recipes for your Pawleys Island Vacation
Whether you’re lounging by the pool or on your balcony overlooking the beach, a frosty tropical beverage is always a welcome addition to your Pawleys Island vacation. There are so many different options out there to enjoy, from light and fizzy spritzers to sweet, decadent frozen concoctions. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to try out on your next South Strand vacation.
Watermelon Lemonade Slushie
This delicious blend of sweet and sour is sure to be a hit! Ingredients consist of 4 cups of cubed watermelon (preferably local from one of the Grand Strand’s various farmers markets), a half cup of sugar, 2 cups of chopped fresh basil and juice from 3 lemons. Freeze the cubed watermelon for around 2 hours, and while that’s chilling make a simple syrup by heating up the sugar with a half cup of water over medium heat in a saucepan, tossing in the basil after letting the syrup heat for around 5 minutes. After that cools and the watermelon is frozen, add half of the watermelon to a blender. Strain the basil from the syrup and pour over the watermelon, then add the lemon juice and the rest of the watermelon. Blend until smooth for a fruity, frigid delight!
Sweet Tea Mojito
Sweet tea is an absolute staple in the south, and a mojito is one of the most refreshing drinks known to man. Combine the two and you have absolute bliss! First, steep 4 bags of black tea, 2 handfuls of fresh mint and 1-2 cups of sugar (depending on your desired level of sweetness) over 3 cups of water. After 5 minutes, things should be nicely blended, and you can strain into a pitcher. Add 1-½ cups of light rum, juice of 3 limes, 1 cup of cold water and another handful of fresh mint. Stir together, smashing the mint against the inside of the pitcher to release the flavor. Serve over ice with mint as a garnish.
Strawberry Tequila Sodas
Offering a light, fruity combination that is perfect for cooling off, these strawberry tequila sodas are guaranteed to satisfy, and the recipe couldn’t be easier! Simply take 3 fresh, juicy strawberries with the tops off and muddle in a short glass. Next, add in 1 ounce of tequila, 2 ounces of tonic water or club soda, juice from half of a large lime and mix together. Top the glass off with ice and get to sipping!
This bright blue sweet treat is sure to be a smash with kids! For ingredients, gather a bottle of blue fruit punch, a bottle of lemon-lime soda, sweetened lime juice, pineapple juice and gummy sharks. Mix 3 ounces of fruit punch, 2 ounces of soda, 2 tablespoons of sweetened lime juice and 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice, topping off with ice. Be sure to remember the gummy shark garnish on top, hand it off and you’re guaranteed to get a smile from your little one!
Now that you’ve got some fantastic beach drink recipes, head over to the Litchfield Company’s specials page to check out the amazing deals we have on accommodations for your upcoming getaway. With a variety of suites, condos and beach houses among premier Pawleys Island resorts like True Blue, Pawleys Plantation and Litchfield Beach and Golf, we are sure to have the perfect spot for your next visit!