Cocktails You Should Be Sipping Poolside This Summer

Cocktails You Should Be Sipping Poolside This Summer

Round up some friends, snacks and cocktails because it’s time to party!  We’ve got the cocktails you should be sipping poolside this summer!

Craft cocktails are here to stay, and have become a must-have for catering creatives (like us!), restaurants and noteworthy bars around the world.  Store-bought mixers are a thing of the past, and as a team that loves a great cocktail, we couldn’t be happier!  Fresh ingredients aren’t just for food, and there’s something to be said for mixing them with quality spirits.  Not only can you taste the difference, but your overall drink experience is improved by a little extra TLC.  (Bonus points for pretty garnishes – your future Instagram story thanks you!)

With sunny weather and pool parties beckoning, we have three great cocktails you should be sipping poolside this summer.  Put down the rosé and keep reading!

So Berry Courvoisier:

Summer = strawberry picking season!  Try it by blending Cognac, Strawberry liqueur, Triple Sec, and lime juice. Shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass, then top with a splash of club soda.

Poolside Cocktails - So Berry Courvoisier

The Sunsplash:

Capture the sun in a glass with this bright cocktail highlighting peaches and mangoes! Try it by blending Gin, Grand Marnier, a squeeze of lime and fresh peach and mango juices. Shake and pour into a rocks glass, then garnish with a peach slice.

Poolside Cocktails - The Sunsplash

The Porch Swing:

It wouldn’t be a summer cocktail roundup without sweet tea!  Add a twist to the classic Arnold Palmer by blending Southern Style sweet tea, mint lemonade and your favorite bourbon. Serve over ice in a tall glass, pint glass or mason jar.

Poolside Cocktails - Porch Swing

The variety of exceptional summer fruits are waiting for your next cocktail creation, and the possibilities are endless.  BTW: planning a pool party? You might want to take a look at our outdoor party planning tips to host like a pro!

March Madness

March Madness

And the Winner Is…

Holy Wow, I cannot believe all the fabulous things that have happened to us during this March Madness Month.  It is our Team’s Great Honor to win more awards this month than ever in the history of our company.  How thrilling is that?

It feels wonderful to be recognized in such an overwhelming fashion and we humbly thank those who voted for us as well as our amazing clients whom we have fed and entertained throughout the years!

Here at AJW, we are constantly striving to be the best of the best, the caterer of first choice and the team that makes a difference in this big wide wonderful world of Catering, Design and Event Production.

March has been a hugely inspirational month for our Joy Wallace Team. We have been incredibly blessed and honored to have been recognized so many times for our hard work. We are truly thrilled to share the news of our success with you. Life is terrific!


Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Businesswoman Of The Year
Food & Fete: Temptation Cocktail

Food & Fete: Temptation Cocktail

Grab Your Apple Barrel!

The weekend has arrived, and we hope that means your social calendar is full with activities to last you through your Monday morning coffee.  Helping you start your weekend off right, here is a delicious cocktail to sweeten Happy Hour.

We recently worked on a Garden of Eden-esque event, (check out the BizBash Article), to create an unforgettable evening for our out of state guests.  The client is a true foodie, social butterfly and mixologist extraordinaire who loves a good party.  We produced her signature Temptation cocktail as the greeting drink for the party.  A true play on “good and evil”, it is the perfect balance of tart and sweet.  Try it, love it, and try it again….we won’t judge. 🙂


Mint Infused Simple Syrup

Stolichnaya Gala Applik (no substitutes!)

White Grape Juice



(1) Large Granny Smith Apple, Thinly Sliced for Garnish


Start with 1 Part Mint Infused Simple Syrup.  Add in 3 Parts of the Stolichnaya Gala Applik Vodka and 1 Part White Grape Juice. Finish with a splash of Cointreau and Lime.  Garnish the beverage with a large slice of apple.  You want the apple to be thin enough to float beautifully but still soak up some of the cocktail flavor.