What is your favorite summer memory? Maybe it’s a day spent at the beach or a picnic up on the hillside. The heat during the summer season tends to draw more people out. Schools have vacations, and there is an abundance of parties to attend and plenty of places to go to. Because it’s hot, you also feel extra thirsty, making a refreshing summer drink essential for any good event. This drink not only has to hydrate your body but also complement all the food you are serving. So, out of all the options available to you, which drink should you opt for? To help you make up your mind, we’ve shared seven drinks that are sure to breathe life into your summer party.
Lemonade is the quintessential summer drink. It is so easy to make that even children can do it. It is refreshing and has plenty of variations to suit everyone’s tastes. Mix lemon juice, ice, sugar, and water and top it off with a hint of mint. It is also great for pregnant women as it prevents dehydration and helps fight nausea.
2. Fruit Punch
Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a refreshing fruit punch. You can blend all your favorite fruits along with a little sugar and crushed ice. There are plenty of artificial fruit syrups that can add a new twist to this drink.
3. White Tea
White tea was initially confined to the Asian continent, but its popularity has now spread across the rest of the world as well, thanks to its health benefits. It is easy to prepare and makes the perfect evening drink for a summer’s day. Serve hot with a spoonful of honey and enjoy.
4. Peach Punch
A fizzy peach drink is something that will ensure your guests have something great to sip on. Peach nectar, lemon juice, and ginger ale, and a lot of ice make a great tasting summer drink. The best part is, you can keep it in the freezer for months – meaning you will always have some in your fridge should you fancy it.
5. Pineapple Punch
Pineapples are a common ingredient in many popular drinks, and their sweet, citrusy taste gives any drink a unique flavor. To make a pineapple punch, use cubes of fresh pineapple along with sugar water and a few sprigs of mint. Because of its potassium content, it can also help with excessive sweating, a common complaint in summer.
6. Mango Fizz
Mangoes are another drink commonly associated with summer in many Asian countries. Mangoes are sweet tasting and blend well with a contrasting flavor like peach or orange. Blend chopped mangoes with sugar and water and enjoy.
7. Watermelon Chiller
Watermelon is a fibrous fruit whose water content makes it a must-have for anyone looking to stay hydrated in the summer. As a drink, it pairs well with lemon and pomegranate juice. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
So, there you have it, seven drinks that are ideal for the hot summer months. If you are creative, the combinations can be endless. Have fun experimenting with these drinks and come up with some great flavors of your own. What are you waiting for?