Sensational DIY Summer Drink

Summer drinks

It’s already shaping up to be a sizzling hot summer, and staying well-hydrated during these warmest of months is absolutely essential for your health and well-being. Luckily, you wont have to look far for a few simple–yet fabulous summer drink ideas to chill you out during those scorching summer days. These rad recipes are perfect for the season and fun to make. Keep scrolling to see what we mean.

Peppermint Iced Tea-Summer Drink

Peppermint Iced Tea

This receipe recommends starting with black tea (regular or decaf) and adding peppermint extract for that extra kick of refreshing flavor. If you want to go even simpler, take a cue from this writer’s mom: just steep six bags of your favorite peppermint tea in a pitcher of hot water for around 30 minutes. Add your favorite natural sweetener, stir, and chill. Serve up over ice and enjoy!

Lemony Orange Shakeup-Summer Drink

Lemony Orange Shakeup

So, lemonade is the official drink of summer but that doesn’t mean you can’t shake it up just a bit. Take for instance, this lemony orange shakeup. It has lemon, orange and sugar and you mix it together in a shaker with ice to give it a smoothie consistency. Garnish with lemon and orange slices or you could throw a sprig of mint in there for a little extra flavor and garnish. This is a really easy drink to make and it’s chocked full of vitamin C so it’s great for warding off those summer colds.

PINEAPPLE LEMONADE-Summer Drink

PINEAPPLE LEMONADE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved; let cool.
  2. In a large pitcher, whisk together simple syrup, lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and 5 cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.
  3. Serve over ice.

STRAWBERRY PINEAPPLE MIMOSAS-Summer Drink

Best of all, the simple addition of strawberries adds a little bit of color and some wine-soaked strawberries to snack on for later, along with a fun tropical pineapple twist.

STRAWBERRY PINEAPPLE MIMOSAS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle sparkling white wine, chilled
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using a pitcher, mix orange and pineapple juice.
  2. Pour orange-pineapple mixture into champagne flutes until half full. Fill glasses with white wine.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with strawberries, if desired.

Iced Green Tea With Ginger and Mint-Summer Drink

Iced Green Tea With Ginger and Mint

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces ginger, unpeeled and sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 6 green-tea bags
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

How to Make It

  • In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the ginger and 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the mint and tea bags. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes.

Strain the liquid into a large pitcher or other container. Add the honey and lemon juice; stir.

Chill in the refrigerator. Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes and more mint leaves.

Virgin Mojito- Summer Drink

Virgin Mojito

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 sprig fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup (equal parts boiling water and sugar, cool before using)
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water
  • Mint leaf for garnish

How to Make It

  1. Muddle the lime and mint leaves (if you prefer to, remove the lime skin first)
  2. Combine the muddled mixture with simple syrup
  3. Place ice cubes in a ball glass, add mixture
  4. Top with sparkling water and stir
  5. Garnish with a mint leaf and serve

 

About the Author: Vandana Khubchandani

My name is Vandana Khubchandani. I am a Science Graduate student. And a Website Developer. All the makeup i know today all is taught by my Mom to me and off course YouTube helped me much. All this stuff about my blog is taught to me by my computer mentor. I am badly addicted to food and particularly my mom’s food and chocolates and ice-creams list is endless. I am huge crazy about Skin care products.

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