I really don’t love the pool scene. Though I feel constantly cold in the winter, I tire quickly of being overheated as well. I get bored just sitting. As I stare out over the shoulder-to-shoulder partially reclined lounges snaking around every inch of the pool perimeter, I feel like a sardine. A warm sardine mind you which is better than a frozen one I suppose.
I’m not a tanner either. A far cry from the frenzy of my Hawaiian Tropic tanorexic youth which drove me to use baby oil mixed with iodine and to lay on tin foil on top of the dog house (it got me 2 extra feet closer to the sun.)
Where is all this leading? It’s time for a poolside cocktail.
It’s mid day in the high desert and I’m on a mini vacation. Very mini. Micro actually. I’m easily tempted by things called ‘Kokopelli’s Cabana Colada’ (though I don’t prefer the ‘Pina’ variety). They leave me ever hopeful the server will also come armed with palm fronds, and grapes to feed me. Even if it doesn’t come with anything other than a plastic cup and straw, the microsecond of imagining something other than my burgeoning email inbox needing attention is worth it.
Sunny @ http://pantrychef.wordpress.com says
Please can it be Summer????????????? That Mango Tango Rita will definitely be making it on my drink list this Summer!
Toni, I giggled my way through your post…from your tanorexic youth (I can totally relate) to the fry stealing quail. Then there are ALL those yummy drinks 🙂
Oooh, I so want a prickly pear margarita! And an unidentified rodent…what is he? Thanks for collecting and sharing these recipes – on vacay time, too!
My Kitchen in the Rockies says
Looks like you find a great way to pass the time in the sahde next to the pool. Next time I would like to come and join in the taste testing!
What a great post! All of these drinks looks delicious and make me wish I was poolside instead of at my desk! I want to try each one of them!
This post made me so happy…except for the mousey! I love the pool and today our HOA just posted the sign letting us all know that pool passes are available. I will be at the pool every sunny day I can get there. I love it, 80 SPF, big hat, sun cover and ALL. I have no interest in being tan just being at the pool….oh wow this is not my post, I better stop. 🙂
Hey, I'm not a drinker, do you know of a basic “virgin” base for all of the yummies above? I know NOTHING about mixing drinks.
Wow, all of your drinks look amazing! I can't wait until its pool weather around here 🙂
Holy moly, you sure made me craaave summer with this post. I need a vacation now!
YUMMMMM….love drinks by the pool. A fantastic way to pass the time.
Lea Ann says
I'll take one of those Mango Tango Rita's. Actually all of the drinks sound good. Beautiful photo of the beach ball. Love the photo of the Gambel's Quail. Is tht a rat???