Recipes for Refreshing Hot Summer Days

6 Refreshing Summer Drinks to Stay Cool This Season

Craving some refreshing summer drinks? Try out these simple yet delicious summer drink recipes that will provide you the perfect escape from the scorching temperature. Better yet, serve these drinks to your family and friends and enjoy a quiet afternoon. Here are the recipes:

1. Citrus Peach Cooler

This sweet and refreshing drink is perfect for your summertime garden party. As an added bonus, it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare. Here’s a simple recipe:

Citrus Peach Cooler

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Peach nectar
  • 2 lemon juice
  • 2 lime juice
  • Few pieces of sliced starwberries
  • Mint sprigs
  • Cloudly lemonade
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. In a large jug, combine the lemon juice and the lime juice along with slice lemon and lime and a few ice cubes
  2. Add the peach nectar, filling about one third of the jug
  3. Toss in the strawberries
  4. Top it up with sparkling water and some mint sprigs
  5. Add more ice as per desired

2. Watermelon Sangria

If you are a fan of watermelons, you will love this amazing drink. The simple to make recipe incorporates fresh watermelons and a little strawberry vodka, perfect for a hot summer day. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed and seedless
  • ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • 1 cup strawberry vodka
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 pound strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 bottle Pinot Grigio, 750 milliliter
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • 1 orange, sliced

Method

  1. Toss the watermelon cubes in a blender. Blend on high until the puree is smooth.
  2. Use a mesh strainer to strain the juice into a measuring glass. You will end up with about 3 cups of watermelon puree. Set the juice aside.
  3. Now, toss in the lemon juice and the strawberries into the blender. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Use a mesh strainer to strain the juice into another measuring glass and set it aside.
  5. In a large pitcher, combine both the fruit purees
  6. Pour in the vodka, simple syrup, wine and triple into the pitcher
  7. Stir the mixture well using a wooden spoon
  8. Add the lemon and orange slices along with the blueberries into the tumbler
  9. Stir to combine all the ingredients well
  10. Serve the sangria with tons of ice and garnish with lemon slices
  11. Enjoy!

3. Cucumber Pineapple Tequila Cooler

Are you in need of a refreshing cooler that will make summer days more bearable? Beat the heat with this tangy and refreshing cooler, here’s the recipe:

Tequila with Delicious Pineapple and Cucumbers

Ingredients

  • 2 limes, skin removed
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple cubes
  • 1 European cucumber, peeled, seedless
  • 4 ounces silver (Blanco) tequila
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups ice cubes
  • Ice cubes for garnishing
  • Cucumbers for garnishing

Method

  1. Add the limes, cucumber and pineapple in a vegetable juicer and juice away, allowing all the juices to combine well
  2. In a cocktail shaker or large pitcher, pour the tequila followed by the agave, salt and juices.
  3. Shake or stir the contents or stir vigorously until chilled.
  4. Line up the serving glasses and pour in the cooler
  5. Garnish with loads of ice cubes and cucumbers

4. Blackberry Limeade

Sip this drink with tons of cold ice and lime wedges to beat the heat this summer. Apart from its delicious taste, the healthy drink contains an array of anti-oxidants. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 8 thin lime slices
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 3 cups fresh blackberries
  • Fresh blackberries

Method

  1. Toss 3 cups of blackberries along with 1 cup of water in a blender. Process until smooth
  2. Pass the puree through sieve into a gallon pitcher, discarding the seed
  3. Add the remaining 5 glasses of water, juice and sugar to the mixture
  4. Stir the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolves
  5. Top it up with lime slices and a few blackberries
  6. Pour the limeade into individual serving glasses
  7. Add loads of ice

5. Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

This delightful summer slushie only requires 4 ingredients to make and is utterly refreshing. Apart from kids, families and friends of all ages will fall in love with the refreshing drink. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

Strawberry Lemonade Slurpee

Method

  1. In a cup, stir the water and lemonade mix thoroughly until the mixture completely dissolves
  2. In a blender, combine the strawberries and the ice cubes
  3. Then, pour the lemonade mix on top of the mixture
  4. Blend on high for 10 seconds
  5. Stop the blender to stir the ingredients with a spoon
  6. Blend again for about 5 seconds
  7. Serve

6. Cucumber Moscow Mule

Who doesn’t live a glass of refreshing Moscow mule? Enjoy this exciting take on a recipe that incorporates fresh cucumber juice. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 ½ ounces fresh cucumber juice
  • 2 ½ ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • Thin cucumber slice, for garnish
  • Ice for garnishing

Cucumber Moscow Mule

Method

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, simple syrup, vodka and cucumber juice and shake well
  2. Pass the mixture through a strainer into a highball glass
  3. Add tons of ice
  4. Garnish with fresh cucumber slices
  5. Top off the refreshing with ginger beer
  6. Stir the drink
  7. Serve

Note: To make homemade fresh cucumber juice, simple skin the cucumber and grate the flesh. Then, use cheese cloth to strain out the juices from the grated cucumber.

Try out these exciting drinks to brighten up your summer mornings. The recipes are easy to make and will only take a few minutes of your busy day. Enjoy!

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