Refreshing summer Drink ideas to Cope with the Heat!Mar 25, 2019
The famous Indian summer is on the way and we can see it. Blankets are being shunned and preferred speed of fans is increasing at home. It is getting harder to look at the sun directly and waking up in the morning has become easier. Of course, no one is really complaining as summer brings its own advantages.
Every season in our country comes with its own perks and nuisances and so does summer. While the thought of the mercilessly blazing sun will send trickles of sweat down our minds, the bright skies and the summer fruits make us all dreamy-eyed.
As we bring out our sunglasses and sunscreens to enjoy the summer while being safe, it is important to cool the body down each day and make the most of the seasonal fruits. These drinks are some of the easiest and yummiest drinks for the summer that you can gulp down after a long day or have along with your breakfast to charge your batteries. Juices are a tasty option to keep you hydrated and avoid the dreaded dehydration of the summer.
So, enjoy these summer drinks and have a fun summer!
Lemon pineapple chiller
Pineapple is a tropical fruit that is available in its fresh form in many parts of India. This fleshly fruit can blended along with tangy lemon juice for a lip smacking drink. Toss in a few crunchy chunks of pineapples as well to make the drink more interesting. This drink can be sweetened with honey if required. Serve with ice cubes.
Watermelon coconut slush
Watermelon is one of the best fruits of summer. It is filling, healthy and leaves you asking for more. Combine this with the satisfying tender coconut and you have a magical drink. Beat watermelon and tender coconut water together and add some brown sugar for a tasty drink. Serve with slices of tender coconut flesh for best effect. This drink is sure to cool you down like nothing else as the high water content of watermelon and the nutritive value of tender coconut water come together.
Raspberry iced tea
Boil some tea powder in water and keep the black tea aside. You can also dilute this tea and pour the liquid into ice cube trays for tea cubes. Take the black tea and add raspberry extract and sliced raspberries and let it soak for a while in the fridge. Once it is cold enough, add the ice cubes and serve the drink with a splash of honey.
Sparkling citrus party
Toss in fresh citrus fruits such as sweet lime, orange and lemon into the juicer. You can add some litchis as well. Take the extract of these fruits and blend it once with sparkling water or soda. Serve chilled and top with maple syrup for sweetness.
Good old lemonade is considered to be the official drink of summer. Give it a twist by adding sliced blueberries to sparkling lemonade or adding blueberry extract to make the drink more interesting. Sweeten with brown sugar to reduce the nasties in your juice.
Mango Berry party
The king of fruits should not be forgotten, especially in summer when it rules our taste buds with full effect. Combine the goodness of berries and the juiciness of mangoes with this drink. Blend berries such as strawberries, blueberries, Amla and other available berries to get the extract. Juice up the mangoes along with the extract and serve chilled. This is sure to play out as a party for your taste buds as the tanginess of the berries and the sweet taste of mangoes mix.