Soaking Up Summer

Bows & Sequins wearing an orange eyelet dress on a blue gingham picnic blanket, drinking Malibu Rum coconut cocktails, by the pool.

Spontaneous get-togethers and spur of the moment plans are what summer is all about! Whether it’s a road trip to Lake Geneva (more on that coming soon!), having friends over for impromptu pool parties on the roof, or hosting friends at my place before we head to a music festival, this summer has been full of unexpected adventures and last-minute plans. Those moments are the best, aren’t they?

Bows & Sequins shares what to make with Malibu Rum.

Remember Malibu’s #BecauseSummer campaign? I think it’s safe to say I’ve been trying to soak up every last second of summer as Labor Day nears closer and closer. While weekends tend to be crazy this time of year, I’m not letting a day or night go without a little bit of spontaneity! Since I’ve been rallying the troops on the reg and doing lots of hosting at my place, I’ve had to make sure my fridge and bar cart are stocked for when plans pop up on a moments notice.

Bows & Sequins holding a pineapple plastic cup by the pool with Malibu Rum.

One of my favorite cocktails to serve for easy entertaining is the Malibu Summer Cooler! It’s oh-so-simple to make, tastes like summer in a glass, and is hydrating at the same time. Win, win! Here’s the recipe for a single serving…

2 Parts Malibu Rum (or Malibu Pineapple!)
2 Parts Coconut Water
2 Dashes of Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice. Stir and garnish with lime!

Malibu Coconut Rum summer cocktails by the pool with Bows & Sequins.

It’s so easy to make ahead of time in a big pitcher, too! A couple of weeks ago, a group of girlfriends and I decided to go see LaLa Land at Millennium Park last minute and I knew this would be the perfect cocktail to whip up to sip on a summer night. We still aren’t sure if cocktails are allowed in the park so travel coffee mugs, FTW. Our little secret, okay? 😉

Bows & Sequins pouring summer drinks with Malibu Rum.

Pick up some Malibu and coconut water this weekend to mix up a refreshing cocktail to help you soak up summer!

Bows & Sequins pouring summer drinks with Malibu Rum.

Bows & Sequins wearing an orange eyelet dress on a blue gingham picnic blanket, drinking Malibu Rum coconut cocktails, by the pool.

Malibu Coconut Rum cocktails with Bows & Sequins.

Malibu Coconut Rum summer cocktails by the pool with Bows & Sequins.

Bows & Sequins shares her summer cocktail recipe with Malibu Rum.

Bows & Sequins pouring summer drinks with Malibu Rum.

Malibu Coconut Rum summer cocktails on a blue gingham picnic blanket by the pool with Bows & Sequins.

Bows & Sequins sharing her coconut rum recipe with Malibu Rum for National Rum Day.

Bows & Sequins making coconut rum cocktails (with recipe).

Bows & Sequins holding a polka dot tumbler with a striped straw.

Bows & Sequins wearing an orange eyelet dress on a blue gingham picnic blanket, drinking Malibu Rum coconut cocktails, by the pool.

Created in partnership with Malibu Rum

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5 Comments

  1. 8.23.17

    Yum!! This sounds like the PERFECT poolside cocktail!

  2. 8.23.17
    Briana commented:

    Okay this is beyond cute! I love the bright dress color!

    Briana
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  3. 8.23.17
    Natali commented:

    Such a sweet photos! That cocktail looks yummy and I can’t imagine Summer without drinking at least a few of them by the beach. 🙂

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  4. 8.24.17
    Tracy commented:

    Sounds delicious! May have to make it this weekend!

  5. 8.24.17
    Kate commented:

    Can summer just last forever!!! Just kidding, I love the holiday season too much!
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