Summer is the season where the shorts come out, bikini season kicks in and the cool drinks become an essential way to enjoy the heat. But let go of the boring old mojitos and lemonades. Try these new alternatives to keep you cool this summer:
1) Guava Green Tea
Just green tea and guava slices. It is that easy to make.
2) Mango Raspberry Punch
To hit all the correct sweet spots, this drink is basically 7 Up with really funky ice cubes. Just blend your berries and mango along with a little water until smooth. Then freeze them up in ice trays, ready to be served along with a pitcher of 7 Up!
3) Peach – Ginger Iced Tea
6 peaches, some peach nectar, sugar and grater ginger is all that you need for this zesty summer drink!
4) Watermelon Coconut Cooler
Blend 8 cups of watermelon fruit along with 7 ounces of lemon and sugar syrup with half a cup of coconut water. Serve with watermelon wedges and coconut pulp.
5) Peanut Butter and Honey Milkshake
Who doesn’t love a good milkshake now and then? And if it involves peanut butter, it seems like Christmas has come early this year. The only electrical appliance you need is a blender. Just dump in a pint of vanilla frozen yoghurt/ice cream, half a banana, 2 tablespoons honey, 4 tablespoons peanut butter and one cup milk. Give it a nice whirl and enjoy!
6) Hibiscus Ginger Punch
Combine water, hibiscus blossoms and ginger in a pot. Boil it for 15-20 minutes before bringing it off the heat to add in the desired quantity of sugar. Cool down the mixture, strain off the ingredients and serve the drink with lots of ice cubes.
7) Honey and Orange Sweet Tea
In a pitcher, add honey, sugar and water, and stir well to dissolve the sugar, Add in the tea bags and let it brew for 4-5 minutes. Remove the bags and add in the orange slices and ice cubes to make it a yummy and healthy drink.
8) Strawberry Lemon Punch
Blend lemonade concentrate and strawberries along with a cup of water until smooth. Pour it into a punch bowl and mix in 3 more cups of water and 1 glass of ginger ale to make it a drink with the perfect combination of sweet and sour.
9) Frozen Hot Chocolate
It is just your favorite hot drink, in a new cooler version! Melt some chocolate in a pan, add sugar, cocoa mix and espresso powder, and keep stirring so that no lumps are formed. Cool it down and then pour this mixture in a blender to combine it with vanilla ice cream and give it a thick and delicious consistency.
10) Apricot Fizz
Just some soda along with apricot nectar and apricot slices, this is a simple fizzy drink to sip on a hot summer’s day.
11) Coconut Lavender Lemonade
The perfect blend of coconut water, sugar, water, lemon and lavender syrup is a sophisticated drink to keep your mind and body cool.
12) Pineapple and Thyme Iced Tea
Boil water and add green tea bags and thyme. Stir it for 5 minutes before discarding the bags and thyme. Add in equal amount of cold water along with fresh cuts of pineapple. It’s a tasty and refreshing drink to keep you cool.
13) Berry Sparkler
Club soda + red tea + fresh berries = yummy drink.
14) Frozen Margarita Mocktail
All you need is some grape fruit juice, orange juice, frozen limeade concentrate and voila! With a lime wedge for decoration, you have a delicious mocktail to tackle the summer.
15) Non-Alcoholic Sangria
A kid friendly drink, this amazing Sangria includes grape juice, lime juice and orange juice with fruit toppings such bananas, blueberries and peaches. It is delicious and full of anti-oxidants so it’s healthy too!