Delicious And Refreshing Summer Drinks To Energise Your Day
Refreshing summer drinks are so very important to stay rejuvenated during this hot season. The heat rises dramatically during the summer, leaving everyone exhausted and sweaty. The most important factor to keep in mind during the summers is to stay hydrated so that you can keep working and stay fit.
Dehydration due to sweating excessively is a common crisis during this particular season and to combat this epidemic, we have compiled some extra delicious and healthy drink recipes.
1. Virgin Mojito
Who can ever forget one of the best refreshing summer drinks: the ever so classic Virgin Mojito. With this easy recipe, you can indulge the classic minty taste of a mojito without the alcohol. In Havana, they use aromatic bitters like yellow lemon peel, bright green lime peel, or grapefruit rinds to cut the sweetness of the Mojito and also the added pop colors of natural pigmentation.
Generally, powdered sugar, instead of just cane sugar is muddled with the mint leaves, and yet many places simply use sugar syrup to regulate sweetness.
- A bunch of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon syrup (equal parts boiling water and sugar, cool before using)
- 1 lime
- Ice cubes (preferably 10 or 15 of them)
- Sparkling water (2 bottles)
First, the lime and mint leaves should be muddled together (if you prefer to, remove the lime skin first). Mix the muddled ingredients with the basic syrup. In a bottle, place ice cubes and pour in the mixture. Stir in a splash of sparkling water. Serve with lemon slices or fresh lime peel on the sides of the glass and a mint leaf as garnishing.
2. Glazed Peach and Strawberry fizz
Peach and strawberry are your fruits for the summer and they make great refreshing summer drinks. This recipe takes a prep time of about 10 to 15 mins. The cooking and cooling time are separate. So, overall you can achieve this summer drink by investing around 35 mins which is totally worth the results that will blow your mind. It is great for parties and other casual get-togethers where you easily serve six people altogether.
- Peaches (three to five of them)
- 600 g strawberries
- 1 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 1/2 sparkling water
- Lots of crushed ice
This fizzy drink recipe will become your new summer favorite if you can’t get enough of the flavors of peach and strawberry. Firstly, preheat your oven to the temperature of 175 °C. Then cut the juicy peaches (don’t forget to remove the inner pit) and strawberries in half. After that, place the fruit on the baking tray lined with some extra baking paper and roast for 25 minutes.
Take out the tray and leave it outside to cool for around 10 minutes or more. Remove the skins from peaches and mush away the fleshy stuff together with apple juice in a blender to get the texture of a silky smooth pureé. Make sure to blend the strawberries separately. Divide carefully the strawberry pureé into 6 glasses and add ice.
Slowly pour the peach and apple juice mixture from the pitcher over the ice cubes and add sparkling water. Always serve immediately to enjoy the best taste of such refreshing summer drinks.
3. Kiwi Lemonade
With just one sip, you will be enthralled by this unusual beverage, which wonderfully mixes the sweet and tarty flavors of kiwi and lemon. This summer drink is also known as a spritzer and is one of the most experimental refreshing summer drinks.
- 3/4 cubes of sugar
- 6 semi-ripe kiwis
- 2 cups of lemon juice
- 1 cups of water
- 1 liter of bottled seltzer water
- lemon and/or kiwi wedges
This recipe takes around 10 mins in total and has a calorie count of 120 per serving. The quantity of the ingredients suffices to around 7 to 8 adults. Purée two sugar cubes and kiwi in a blender until smooth. In a 1-quart container, stir together the freshly squeezed lemon juice and add some amount of water to it. Add the remaining mush of kiwi purée and stir. Chill this concoction in the freezer until very cold.
So, to serve, pour 1/2 cup of the kiwi mixture into each of 8 tall glasses. Fill them with some ice and add roughly 1/2 cup seltzer water to fill the glass. For presentation points, you can poke or spike a lemon and/or kiwi wedge on the rim of each glass and line them with pink salt too. Don’t forget to add the tiny cute umbrellas to make the drinks look extra pretty.
4. Melon Sorbet
With a prep time of just 10 minutes, a melon sorbet can add freshness and fruitiness to your life. Add a fruity punch to your daily life with an exotic feel.
- Assorted melon balls
- Lemon, or other fruity sorbet
- Mint leaves
- Seltzer water
- Ice cubes
For this recipe, you need to first prepare the assorted melon balls. Then freeze them for at least three hours until they are completely frozen. Next, going on to the drink, take a glass and put the sorbet into the bottom of it. Add some crushed mint leaves and top the drink with some seltzer water.
To chill the drink, add some ice cubes and let the sorbet melt before your refreshing summer drink is ready. Enjoy the drink by serving it to friends and family.
5. Cantaloupe mint agua fresca
Next, coming up is a wonderful refreshing summer drink that tastes like fresh melon water. This fancy drink can also be served at parties to impress guests and other family members.
- Fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cantaloupe (or 4 cups chopped fruit)
To prepare this summer drink, cut the cantaloupe by first cutting it into two halves, then into quarters, and finally, peel the flesh away. Next, cut the chunks and place them into your blender. Blend the mixture until a thick puree is prepared. Now, strain the puree with the help of a strainer for fresh juice.
Next, pour the juice into a pitcher and add cold water, lemon juice, and a few mint leaves. Refrigerate the drink for at least one hour before serving. Once chilled, and flavors and blended, serve with ice cubes.
There you have it! Some of the most amazing and refreshing summer drinks that you can get your hands on. If you are looking for colorful, fruity drinks that are refreshing and perfect for summer, then please give them a try. Each drink has its own uniqueness and highlights different sorts of juicy summer fruits.
Summers are meant to be enjoyed with a cooling drink in hand and a suntan lotion on the other!