5 Refreshing Drinks to Cool You Down on Your Phuket Vacation

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Phuket's charm goes beyond stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. Old Phuket Town, with its Sino-Portuguese architecture and hidden alleyways, offers a delightful escape during your island getaway. While staying hydrated with water is crucial, sometimes you crave a refreshing drink to truly elevate your holiday experience.

Whether you're basking on the beach or taking a break from exploring Old Phuket Town, here are 5 delicious options to tantalize your taste buds.

5 iced cocktails with a question mark tag on a summer phuket beach

The Gin Advantage: Gin's botanical versatility allows for the creation of refreshing and creative cocktails. Its juniper base, meanwhile, provides a crisp backbone, perfectly suited to Phuket's tropical climate.

Starting off with hints of tropics and summertime from JUNE gins. Their vibrant flavors capture the essence of the tropics and summertime.

2 bottles of June by G'Vine gin bottles in a summer wooden fruit case with peaches, apricoats and pears

1a. The Tropical Escape with JUNE Royal Pear & Cardamom Gin

Escape to paradise with a gin and tonic featuring JUNE Royal Pear & Cardamom Gin. This award-winning spirit boasts delicate pear and cardamom notes, perfect for a light and refreshing summer drink. Here's how to mix it:


Instructions: Fill a glass with ice, add gin, top with tonic water, and garnish with a slice of pear for an extra touch of elegance.

June Peach by G Vine bottle with 2 glasses of Gin Tonic and pieces of peach on a garden table

1b. A Taste of Summer with JUNE Wild Peach & Summer Fruits Gin

Embrace the summer vibes with a gin and soda featuring JUNE Wild Peach & Summer Fruits Gin. This gin explodes with juicy peach and other summer fruit flavors, ideal for a light and bubbly drink. Here's how to make it:


  • 50ml JUNE Wild Peach & Summer Fruits Gin
  • 150ml Soda Water
  • Fresh peach slices for garnish

Instructions: Fill a glass with ice, add gin, top with soda water, and garnish with a slice of peach and a few fresh berries for a refreshing and picturesque drink.



2. An A-List Botanical Delight with The Gardener Gin

Brad Pitt sitting with a bottle of he Gardener gin cover imge

Channel your inner Brad Pitt (co-founder of The Gardener Gin) with a botanical-infused gin and tonic. This gin, known for its sustainability practices and high-quality botanicals, offers a complex and refreshing experience.


Here's a classic Gin & Tonic recipe with a twist:


  • 50ml The Gardener Gin
  • 150ml Premium Tonic Water
  • Cucumber slices and fresh rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions: Fill a glass with ice, add gin, top with tonic water, and garnish with cucumber slices and/or a rosemary sprig.

Gin and Fever-Tree Tonic Water with rosemary garnish

3. The Sustainable Spirit with Flor de Caña Rum

Cool down with a classic rum and coke, but with a twist! Opt for Flor de Caña rum, an award-winning spirit produced using 100% renewable energy (View our available range here). Not only is it delicious, but Flor de Caña is also committed to sustainability. Their "Flor de Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge" encourages bartenders to create eco-friendly drinks, making it a conscious choice for your vacation.

Flor de Caña rum bottles with Nicaragua hills and coast in the background

Here's a simple Rum & Coke recipe:


Instructions: Fill a glass with ice, add rum, top with cola, and garnish with a lime wedge.

Fever-Tree Cola poured in an iced glass for a Rum & Cola with lemon wedge as garnish

4. The Sophisticated Spritz with Cocchi Products

For a touch of Italian elegance, try a Cocchi Spritz. Cocchi, a highly-rated aperitivo and vermouth brand according to Drinks International, offers various options to create your perfect summer sip.

a spritz on a table on the beach

The classic Spritz is a delightful drink, combining Cocchi Aperitivo Rosa or Americano, Prosecco, and a splash of soda water. However, for a truly beach-worthy experience, we propose a fresher version that captures the essence of a tropical getaway.



Here's the recipe for the Cocchi Americano, Jasmine Tea & Peach Spritz:

How to make the Cocchi Aperi-Tea


Instructions: Brew the Jasmine tea for double the box’s stated brew time and add on three minutes, then leave to cool. When the tea is cold, add all ingredients (without the tonic) to a wine glass and stir together. Add ice up to the rim of the glass and top up with the tonic water. Garnish with a slice of fresh peach.

Cocchi Americano, Jasmine Tea & Peach Spritz Aperi-Tea

5. Corte Vetusto Mezcal Smokey Paloma

This innovative take on the beloved Paloma swaps tequila for smokey mezcal, adding a layer of intriguing complexity to the familiar citrusy delight.
The effervescent tang of Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit mingles with the smokiness of Corte Vetusto Mezcal, creating a perfectly balanced and captivating flavor profile.




Instructions: Fill a highball glass to the top with ice, add the Mezcal, fill with the Sparkling Pink Grapefruit. Garnish with fresh slice of Grapefruit and enjoy!

Smokey Paloma Corte Vetusto Mezcal

Bonus Tip: Don't forget to celebrate Songkran, Thailand's vibrant water festival, happening in April 2024! While water fights are the highlight, staying hydrated throughout the festivities is crucial. These refreshing drinks can be a delicious way to stay cool and add some flavor to your Songkran experience!

These are just a few ideas to get you started. With endless possibilities for mixing and matching, you're sure to find the perfect drink to complement your Phuket vacation.

sunset on the beach in phuket with a long tail boat on the shore

So, relax, sip on your beverage of choice, and soak up the magic of this stunning island paradise!

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