Nothing says summer better than an afternoon spent lounging by the pool, icy-cool beverage in hand. The problem is that many of our favorite refreshing summer drinks are loaded with sugars, and that just isn’t what our summer bikini bod needs. This summer, you can be guilt-free. Drinks that could be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, whether it’s at a special family gathering or a larger party with friends and neighbors. Each drink here is simple to make, and the components can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.
This strawberry limeade is perfectly sweet and tart, and very refreshing drink for summer. Lemonade is one of the most popular summer drinks. Find the flavor of lime to be a bit brighter, and to pair with the strawberries beautifully. It’s a classic enjoyed by pretty much everyone.
Summer Melon Sorbet Floats
Root beer floats are the most popular float drink, but you can go lighter with fresh melon balls, fruit sorbet, and seltzer. The triple melon sorbet float is fruity and fizzy, and a great summer drink recipe. To make the drink, put the sorbet into the bottom of a glass, then top with the frozen melon balls. Drop-in as much fresh mint as you’d like (anywhere from a couple leaves to a handful), then top with seltzer water.
Homemade Raspberry Vanilla Soda
This homemade raspberry vanilla soda is aromatic and bubbly and great for a refreshing summer drink. No storebought soda can compare to a fresh soda made at home, using real fruit syrup cooked from scratch. Try to make a raspberry vanilla simple syrup, but you could also do other flavors using Strawberry Simple Syrup or the Peach Simple Syrup from this Sparkling Peach Iced Tea.
Cantaloupe Mint Agua Fresca
This cantaloupe agua fresca tastes like the most wonderful fresh melon water. Agua frescas are great for truly appreciating the flavor of the fruit, and while this recipe uses cantaloupe, honeydew melon is another great option. Blend the cantaloupe until fully pureed, then strain the puree through a fine-mesh strainer in order to collect the juice. Pour the juice into a pitcher and add the water, fresh lemon juice, and mint. Refrigerate for at least one hour so it’s thoroughly chilled and the flavors are melded. Just add some ice cubes and ready to sip!
Blueberry Ginger Cooler
When the weather is hot, you need something with the word “cooler” in the name. This blueberry-ginger concoction does the job of keeping you chill and hydrated in the heat. To keep it colder longer, freeze blueberries to use as ice that won’t dilute your drink. This refreshing blueberry ginger cooler will not only give you respite from the heat but is also a great drink to serve at your spring/summer parties. It’s basically blueberry ginger sugar syrup combined with lemon-lime sparkling water. Really refreshing!
Let us refresh and replenish our body with some of the best summer beverages in order to beat the heat. You can choose one of the suggestions for summer drinks above that you must not miss out on.