Popular Beverages

Summer’s Most Popular Beverages

The heat is rising and summer is fast approaching. You might also have to deal humidity if you live near a coast city.

Sure, summer is a great time to go on vacation and have some fun on the beach, but it’s also when you’re most susceptible to heat-related issues like dehydration.

Your body can lose more water if you sweat too much. You don’t want this to ruin your fun. What can you do to continue your adventure in the heat? Keep hydrated and drink plenty of cold drinks.

Drinking summer drinks can not only keep you hydrated and cool, but also make summer more interesting and fun. Here are some summer drinks you should try.

1. Fruit Slushies

Fruit slushies offer a lot of variety as you can choose your preferred flavor, such as watermelon-lime, cantaloupe-basil, and honeydew-ginger-mint. These refreshing shaved-ice flavors are great for beating the summer heat. Try at least one of these refreshing shaved ice flavors this summer.

Ingredients (Watermelon-Lime Slushie)

  • 1 watermelon (6-7 lb.
  • Simple syrup
  • Half cup lime juice (from four limes)
  • Lime zest (from 2 limes)

Recipe

  1. Cut the watermelon into pieces of 2 inches by removing the skin and seeds
  2. Make a simple syrup by boiling 2 tablespoons of granulated Sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup water in an saucepan. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Mix all ingredients, except for the melon, into the syrup. Let it cool.
  4. Strain the mixture into a cup/bowl
  5. In two batches, blend the simple syrup mixture in your blender
  6. Also, now work the watermelon in the blender two times
  7. Place them in a pan and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 8 hours.
  8. Serve the ice by using a fork to break up the ice into small flakes
  9. These can be transferred to a glass.

2. Strawberry-Lemon Punch

Strawberry-lemon punch is a refreshing option for summer days. This drink can be made in large quantities or in small batches. You can refrigerate this drink for up to 8 hours before you serve it.

Ingredients

  • Frozen pink lemonade concentrate (1 pack)
  • Ripe strawberries
  • 6 1/4 cups cold water
  • Ginger ale (1 quarter)
  • Whole strawberries

Recipe

  1. Combine the hulled strawberries with 1 cup water. Process lemonade concentrate in blender until you have a smooth paste.
  2. This mixture should be transferred to a punch bowl
  3. Mix in the remaining 1 1/4 cups water and mix it into the bowl.
  4. Mix ginger ale with water and stir.
  5. Serve the punch with whole strawberries garnished.

3. Sparkling Thyme Lemonade

Are you looking to find the best summer drinks to add to your summer party menu? Sparkling thyme Lemonade is the ideal upgrade to lemonade.

Ingredients

  • Sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Fresh Thyme (6 springs).
  • Fresh lemon juice (3/4 cup).
  • Club soda (3 cups)
  • Bourbon (optional).

Recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Add the thyme leaves.
  3. After boiling, reduce the heat and allow the syrup to simmer for at least 4 minutes
  4. Stir the sugar until it is completely dissolved.
  5. Let the mixture cool down and then remove the thyme leaves from the mixture
  6. Let the syrup cool before adding lemon juice to it.
  7. All your club soda
  8. Serve sparkling thyme lemonade with bourbon over ice.

4. Summer Party Punch

Summer drinks don’t have to be alcoholic. Why should adults be excluded from the fun of summer beverages? Summer Party Punch is a refreshing fruity drink that refreshes and recharges you in hot weather. This refreshing fruity drink contains nutrition made from fresh, healthy fruits.

Ingredients

  • Star Anise (1)
  • Caster sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Water (1/3 cup).
  • Pineapple juice (2 cups)
  • 1 cup bottled sparkling mineral water
  • Raspberries (125g)
  • Blueberries (120 grams)
  • 100 grams of halved green grapes, seedless and unblemished (100 grams).
  • 100 grams of halved red grapes seedless (100g)
  • Mango sliced and peeled (1)
  • Kiwi wedges, from 2 kiwi fruit, are peeled and cut.
  • 1 small sliced red apple
  • Fresh mint springs (1/4 cup)
  • Ice cubes (for serving)
  • Lemon slices (for consumption)

Recipe

  1. Place 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Add 1/3 cup water.
  2. Stir the sugar on medium heat until it dissolves completely (should not take longer than 3 minutes).
  3. Mix the ingredients together in a saucepan. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. You can also add sparkling mineral water or pineapple juice.
  5. Place your fruit, half of the mint and ice in a large jug.
  6. Mix the Party Punch in glasses and top with lemon slices and remaining mint.

5. Iced Coffee Mocha

Without a good cup of coffee, a list of summer drinks is incomplete. This iced coffee mocha makes a great summer drink and is easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of coffee
  • Milk (4 cups or 1 Liter)
  • Consume chocolate powder (1/3 cup, 80 grams).
  • For serving, chocolate flakes and chocolate curls

Recipe

  1. To add your coffee and 160ml (2/3 cup0) hot water, use a heatproof container
  2. Stir the coffee until it is completely dissolved
  3. Next, add 125ml (11/2 cup) of cold water
  4. The coffee mixture should be poured into an ice-cube tray. It should fill up 12 holes.
  5. You can place it in the freezer up to 6 hours
  6. Place the milk in a saucepan and heat on low heat.
  7. Mix the milk until it is warm (40 degrees Centigrade).
  8. Add the chocolate powder
  9. Stir the mixture to dissolve the chocolate powder.
  10. Add ice cubes in a glass to serve
  11. Place the milk-chocolate powder mixture on top of the ice
  12. Add chocolate curls or chocolate flakes to your iced coffee mocha

There are many summer drinks you can choose from, including fruit slushies or summer party punch. An iced coffee mocha will satisfy your need for a quick fix of coffee, but you don’t want to drink a cup of espresso.