You’re welcome, because I’ve done all of your dirty work for you! The perfect beach day, or really any day during the summer, needs one thing: alcohol. I'm all about optimizing my beach experience and that usually includes booze. But it doesn't have to just happen at the beach, it can start from the moment that you wake up! From my own drinking experiences and countless times of people-watching at the beach, I give you the official summer 2018 drinking schedule. 

#Spoontip: Spoon University encourages you to drink responsibly! Drink lots of water to stay hydrated while at the beach.

9 am: Iced Coffee & Baileys

By no means do I think that I “invented” this morning beverage, but I will say that I have popularized it in my family. It’s a great morning pick-me-up. A bartender once told me that the best drinks are the ones that wake you up, and f*ck you up.

10:30 am: Mimosa

Boozy-brunch time! The simplicity of a good mimosa should never be overlooked. It’s one of those things that you wish you thought of! You can make it to your preference, half and half or champagne with a splash of OJ! Knock a few down before heading to the beach and you'll be on your way to lit-city!

2:15 pm: Mixed Drinks

No beach day is complete without spiking your favorite childhood drinks. Lovingly called “adult lemonade” in my family, this is the time when you can get really creative. Any hard liquor will do and you can add things like soda, tonic, lemonade, limeade, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice! The options are endless.

5:30 pm: Wine

After a hot day in the sun and a much-needed nap, wine is totally the way to go. Rosé is my personal recommendation if we’re going really classic basic summer bitch here. Wine will mellow you out after time in the ocean, playing games on the beach, and all of that other drinking that you did earlier.

Congrats! You've made it to the end of your beach, (alive I hope)! I hope that this drinking schedule will optimize satisfactory lit-ness for your beach day, and you'll make your own additions and tweaks to your perfect drinking schedule!