Summer. A time for fun, beaches and most importantly booze. Unfortunately, most beaches don’t allow alcohol (meaning you have to make a choice between fun and booze while on the beach). Instead of taking the risk of getting slammed with fines and having to dump out your drink while the cops watch, use these incognito tricks to really enjoy your time on the beach.

1. Vodka Gummy Bears

These little guys are tried and true. All you need to make these chewy treats are some gummy bears, a container and of course, vodka. Put the bears in the container and pour in the vodka until there is just enough to cover the bears. Usually it takes about two days of soaking to get these little guys seeing double. And the biggest plus? When you’re on the beach, all you seem to have is a tasty snack.

2. Spicy Jalapeño Margarita Within a Pineapple

Sara Tane

No one is gonna question you for bringing a whole pineapple to the beach, I promise. This spicy jalapeño margarita is perfect for a sneaky drink (and a cute insta).

3. A Sunscreen Flask

Yes, this does exist. And yes, it is the best invention for the beach — ever. These are relatively cheap (only about $10) and are completely worth purchasing. A word of advice: Try to discreetly pour your alcohol out of this flask into a cup before sipping to avoid looking like that weirdo two towels down, drinking sunscreen. 

4. Watermelon Mint Margarita Popsicle

sweet, strawberry, juice, cream, berry, ice, cherry
Max Bartick

These are incredibly quick and easy to make. The watermelon, mint, and margarita combo is always flawless, especially in frozen form. Some salt around the edges and a lime slice garnish really make this popsicle perfect. 

5. Bourbon Cherries

cherry, sweet, berry, sweet cherry, juice
Jocelyn Hsu

Summer is cherry season so why not liquor them up. These take a while to soak up the booze so make sure you plan ahead. If you have the motivation though, these guys pack an incredible punch. And who would suspect the perfect summer fruit to be getting you perfectly drunk? 

6. Can Covers

coffee, tea
Anna Arteaga

It’s just soda right? To the beach cop, maybe, but to you it’s your favorite beer. These are really easy to make for yourself at home from extra cans laying around the house. Time to take recycling to a whole new level. 

7. Fruit Wedge Jello Shots

Put these guys in a drink, relax and you have yourself a cocktail. All you have to do is shell out some lemons, oranges, and limes, add your jello and booze mix and let them cool. These little wedges are easy to just take a bite out of or put in your drink without anyone ever knowing you’re getting tipsy. .

8. Malibu Rum Cupcakes

cupcake, buttercream, cake, lemon, chocolate, cream
Jessica Lee

You read that right, cupcakes. These babies are super cute, and no one will ever expect alcohol in them. Any flavor of Malibu is fine. 

9. Flip-Flop Flask

Yet another covert flask. This particular model is extremely convenient for the beach, since you don’t have to carry it, just wear it! Careful though, these have the potential to get a lot of sand in not only your shoes but your booze too. 

10. In Your Food

cheese, chicken
Grace Nguyen

It may be a stretch but its still really tasty. Beer Mac ‘n Cheese is basically heaven on earth. It may not be the first choice for the beach but this is a classic “don’t diss it till you try it” situation. It’s perfect for a dinner on the beach just after the sun goes down. 

11. Gin & Tonic Ice Cubes

lime, juice, lemon, ice, cocktail, tequila, citrus, sweet
Alexa O'Connell

Warning: these are only for the hardcore boozy beach-goers. Right about now I can imagine you’re thinking, ” but alcohol doesn’t freeze!” Alas, when there’s a will, there’s a way. The trick? Use a stainless steel ice cube tray, rum and lots of mint. These will take a while to freeze but are so worth it. Add them to club soda with lime juice, sugar and boom. You have yourself a sneaky mojito.