We can already feel the hot weather, and it’s only going to get hotter over the next few months. Aside from using sunblock and wearing comfortable clothes, keep yourself cool and hydrated by trying these 7 drinks!
1. Grilled watermelon, ink gin, and mint cocktail
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If you’re looking for a drink that keeps you cool but has a hint of alcohol, this is the perfect cocktail for you.
Using one of the best fruits for the summer, juicy grilled watermelon combined with mint and a hint of ink gin is perfect for those days lounging by the pool or beach. Here’s the recipe.
2. Strawberry limeade
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Everyone loves strawberries during the summer because they’re sweet, tart, and refreshingly juicy. They’re also in abundance during the hotter months, so you can easily find them in your local supermarket. Turn those strawberries into a puree and add some lime to make a sweet and sour summer drink that everyone in the family will love. Follow the simple recipe here.
3. Maple iced tea
Summer is never complete without drinking a refreshing glass of iced tea. But if you want to add a little twist to this classic beverage, putting maple syrup will give it a hint of sweetness that balances the savoury notes of the tea without the need to use an artificial sweetener.
4. Pink grapefruit party punch
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If you’re planning to host a gathering for the family, this pink grapefruit party punch will be a hit. You can also make alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions, so your kids can enjoy this refreshing drink too. Serve your party punch in the Thermos® Carafe to make it easier for everyone to get refills while enjoying great conversations.
5. Coconut lemonade
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Of course, no summer drinks list would be complete without coconut, and this recipe combines two quintessential summer ingredients: coconut and lemon. The mix of sweet and creamy with a hint of sour is the definition of a great summer’s day drink, but you can make this all year round because it’s so refreshing.
6. Orange mint ice tea
Fruits always equate to summer, and you can channel all that sunny goodness through an orange mint ice tea beverage that everyone in your family will enjoy drinking throughout the day. Keep these drinks in your individual Thermos® One-Push Tumblers, so they can bring them everywhere they go.
7. Blackberry and guava fizz
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Guava is such a unique fruit because it has a tartness to it, and combining it with blackberry in a fizz makes for the perfect cocktail drink.
If you want to make this drink into a mocktail without the alcohol, you can swap the wine with chilled lemonade for that refreshing, cooling fruit-packed beverage that even those who don’t eat fruit will surely enjoy. Get the recipe here.
Are you ready to indulge your family and friends in these cooling drinks? Try making these drinks at home to gauge which ones best suit your taste!