The arrival of summer divides us into two groups: those who confine themselves to the frosty comfort of an air-conditioned room, and those who spend every minute outdoors, barbecuing, pool floating, and drinking as many frozen slushies as possible. If you fit in with the al fresco types, you need some (or all) of this essential outdoor drinking gear from Amazon.
The Best Amazon Buys for Outdoor Drinking
Plastic Coupe Glasses ($13 for 24)
If you plan on drinking Daiquiris in your yard this summer, these durable, plastic coupe glasses are a must—and way classier than your usual Solo cups. Dishwasher safe, they can be re-used for any outdoor festivity, whether it be a Champagne pool party or a punch-fueled competition.
Stake-able Glass and Bottle Holders ($13 for 5)
No summer picnic is complete without a bottle of wine—or three—but nothing is worse than accidentally spilling Pinot Noir all over the blanket when you shuffle for that last slice of salami. Keep your glass safely upright with these “stake-able” wine bottle and glass holders. Great in grass or sand, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.
If car camping is your summer adventure of choice, this travel cocktail kit is for you. Complete with a juicer, shaker tin and two aluminum drinking cups, this heavy duty, all-in-one kit is perfect for off-the-grid drinking. If only we had some way of making giant ice cubes on the go.
Collapsable Plastic Flasks ($13 for 6)
Whether you need to stash Rum Punch for the beach or a bottle of whiskey for a trip to the mountains, these travel pouches are the perfect way to store your alcohol. Reusable and available in a range of sizes, the puncture-proof flasks are easy to store, easy to fill (the set comes with a funnel) and leak proof, ensuring your booze will make it to your final destination—no matter how you decide to get there.
Outdoor Karaoke System ($156)
You can’t have an outdoor party without good jams—so why not make your own? This portable PA system will not only provide the music; it also comes with a microphone and Bluetooth compatibility for karaoke apps on your phone. Now, all you need is the guts to get up and sing.
Cocktail Fountain ($50)
If you plan on serving punch at your party (and you should), serve it in style. Not only is this cocktail fountain illuminated (it comes with an LED base), but it’s also made from plastic, meaning it won’t break if things get too crazy.