Cocktail: Swimming Pool

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Three or four years ago (I’m sure my co-blogger can tell you the exact date *) we went on a mini train tour of East Germany which took us from Dresden to Berlin via Leipzig. If there had been a soundtrack** to this journey, it would have been the final slurps of a draining cocktail glass followed by an enthusiastic “Noch zwei Swimming Pool bitte”.

Preparation time: 2 minutes plus 10 seconds shaking
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Skill level: easy
Serves: 2


  • white rum – 20ml
  • vodka – 20ml
  • blue curacao – 10ml
  • cream – 10ml
  • pineapple juice – 60ml
  • cream of coconut – 20ml


swimming pool

Flamboyantly pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.


Pour into a fancy glass over a little ice.

Add a straw or two if desired.



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Trabants in Dresden

Verdict: If you like the constituent ingredients, you’ll love this.

Drink: Probably came midway between a bottle of Cava and a few vodka and tonics.

Entertainment: A mixture of TV and ever-deteriorating child care

* September 2007

** Actually for me it was ‘Tarot Sport’ by Fuck B*****s (somehow predicting the future as it was released in 2009)

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