Top 15 Summer Drinks To Beat The Heat

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During summer, it’s absolutely essential to keep yourself hydrated. Just drinking tons of water could be boring, so why not serve your taste buds some delicious delight? Try some super easy and super tasty drinks with which you can cool down.

Here are the top 15 summer drinks to beat the heat:

1. Glow water

You might be wondering, is this the kind of drink that will glow in the dark? The answer is no. This will make your taste buds glow with flavor. It is tangy, fresh, punchy, basically everything you need on a tiring, hot summer day.

How to make it:

Cut 2-3 slices of cucumber, 4-5 mint leaves, 1 slice of lemon, 1 slice of peach, 3 slices of strawberry, and finely sliced ginger. Mix all the freshly chopped lovelies into a glass or mason jar with no flavor soda. You can add a cinnamon stick to it. Now stir and mix up all the ingredients so they can let out all of their flavors.

2. Watermelon lemonade

Watermelon has been our favorite choice during summer for ages. It’s sweet and fresh and has lots of water content to hydrate our body. This can be a great alternative to enjoy watermelon with some tasty twist.

How to make it:

Cut a fresh watermelon into slices and stuff it into a blender. Blend it until it acquires consistency like a smoothie. Now strain the juice using a mesh sieve. Add 1 tbsp of sugar and some lemon juice into it. Quickly grab a spoon and keep stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. You can garnish it with some fresh mint leaves.

3. Summer melon slushies

Summer melon slushies are very similar to what Indians call ‘gola.’ It will, without a doubt, make your summer heat disappear. You can make this ice ball delight in two flavors.

How to make it:

First, for the watermelon and lemon flavor, extract fresh watermelon and lemon juice. For every glass of watermelon juice, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into it. Add a bit of sugar if you feel the watermelon isn’t sweet enough. Transfer it to a bowl and freeze for 8 hours; while serving, scrap the ice using a fork. If you wish, you can add some freshly cut fruits and some soda water while serving. For honey-ginger-mint flavor, add 2-3 tablespoons of honey to every glass of diluted ginger juice. Add mint leaves and freeze for 8 hours.

4. Strawberry granita lemonade

The name might make it sound extravagant, but it’s really simple to make. It will freshen you up within no time and also punch your taste buds. It’s worth a try!

How to make it:

Extract some strawberry puree and put it in an ice tray, and put it straight into the freezer. Let it form some solid strawberry cubes. Now grab a few of those cubes and crush them up. Add some normal crushed ice too, and some freshly squeezed lemon juice. Now sip it in and enjoy every bit of it.

5. Pomegranate beet smoothie

This smoothie is not only tasty but also very healthy. The goodness of beetroot and pomegranate is endless. It will not only purify your blood but also reduce the risk of heart disease.

How to make it:

You can make this smoothie using water, yogurt, normal milk, or almond milk. You can use any of the mentioned ingredients because each one of them goes beautifully with the flavor of beetroot and pomegranate. Add 1/4 cup pomegranate, 1/4 cup of beetroot, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 frozen banana, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Give it a nice mix in a blender or a mixer and stuff it into the fridge so it can be chilled, or you could just drink it as it is.

6. Barley water

Barley is said to have immense benefits, such as detoxification, avoiding urinary tract infections, helping with digestion-related issues, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, promoting weight loss, etc. Having barley water will refresh not only your mood but also your body.

How to make it:

To make this, you can use either pot barley, hulled barley, or pearl barley. Wash it with lots of water, and soak it in water for about 6-8 hours. Now drain the water, and add 3-4 cups of fresh water to the barley. Add it into the pressure cooker and let it cook for at least 7-8 whistles. If you use hulled barley, it will take about an hour to cook. Strain the water and let it cool completely. Add rock sugar and lemon juice, and enjoy.

7. Pineapple mojito

Mojito is our most loved choice whenever we go to restaurants. It could be tiring to step out during summer, so why not make our favorite mojito at home by adding some pineapple punch to it?

How to make it:

Extract about 100 ml of fresh pineapple juice and keep it aside. Now take up to 9-10 mint leaves and add 1 tablespoon of sugar to it. Mix up the mint leaves and the sugar in the glass. Now you can add the pineapple juice and stir well. Add club soda and some ice cubes to it. You can garnish it with some lemon and pineapple slices.

8. Sangria

Sangria is the ideal summer drink because it includes all our favorite tropical fruits, perfectly blended together. It is filled with goodness and flavors. Who wouldn’t love a glass of sangria during hot summer afternoons?

How to make it:

To make this beauty, you will need 1 lemon (thinly sliced), 1 orange slice, 1 small apple cut into cubes, and 1 small black plum (thinly sliced). Now add these freshly cut fruits into 4-5 cups of carbonated water. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and let it sit in the refrigerator the entire night. Before serving, add carbonated or mineral water and stir well.

9. Kiwi punch

Kiwi is a tiny fruit but filled with loads of flavor and health benefits. It is full of nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, and folate. Kiwis are said to treat asthma, aid digestion, boost our immune system, manage blood pressure, protect against vision loss, and reduce blood clotting.

How to make it:

Chop down 3 kiwis and 1 small apple and grind them to extract the juice. Add 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, some sugar, and 6-7 mint leaves, and give it a nice mix in the blender once again. Don’t forget to add water according to your required consistency. You can garnish it with some mint leaves and freshly cut kiwis.

10. Iced chai latte

Chai is something we Indians are addicted to; it has gained immense popularity throughout the world now. But chai in summer could bring some serious sweat out of us. So here is an excellent option for you; why don’t you make some iced chai latte?

How to make it:

Boil some tea in water and let it sit at room temperature for 4-12 hours. The longer you’ll let it sit, the more the tea will infuse its flavor in the water. Now to make the honey syrup, mix honey and water in a small glass and microwave for 30 secs. Let it cool down. Now strain the tea leaves or tea bags out of the water. Fill 1/4 cup with chai water, add 2-3 tablespoons of honey syrup, and some ice cubes. Now pour the milk, fill the glass with as much milk as you want and your iced chai latte is ready.

11. Aam panna

Aam Panna is an Indian drink popularly known for its astonishing heat-resistant properties. It is sweet, spicy, and tangy and will give your taste buds a treat they will never forget. Aam panna eases constipation, improves skin texture, prevents dehydration, boosts energy levels, and increases bacterial resistance in the body.

How to make it:

Peel some raw mangoes and cut them into cubes. Add it into the pressure cooker and put enough water in it to cover them. Cook on high flame till 1 whistle and 2 whistles at low flame. Now let the mangoes cool down, and transfer them into a blender. Add mint leaves, sugar, cumin powder, and salt to the mango pulp and blend.

Add 5-6 glasses of water and mix well; refrigerate before serving.

12. Cucumber cooler

Cucumber is a perfect salad ingredient, but do you know it can be an excellent choice for making summer coolers? Cucumbers are highly packed with nutrients and antioxidants, which promote hydration in our body, aid in weight loss, and lower blood sugar.

How to make it:

Take a medium-sized cucumber, cut it into small slices, and add it to a blender. Along with that, add sugar, mint leaves, and 1 cup of water. Now strain the juice using a sieve, and add lemon juice and black salt. Once mixed well, refrigerate for a couple of hours. Now serve by garnishing it with some mint leaves and cucumber slices.

13. Carrot orange juice

Carrot and orange might sound like an odd combination, but it is extremely tasty and healthy. Orange is jam-packed with Vitamin C, whereas carrot is filled with beta-carotene, Vitamin B, and potassium.

How to make it:

Peel 3 carrots and cut them into small pieces. Peel 2 oranges, and now add both of the ingredients into a blender. If you want, you can also add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Serve it as soon as you strain out the juice using a sieve. Add ice cubes to chill up your glass of nutrients.

14. Plum smoothie

Plum is a very delicious fruit, but did you know it tastes even better when had in the form of a smoothie? Plum is also very beneficial and filled with antioxidants. They are said to benefit heart health and lower blood sugar.

How to make it:

Take some washed plums, about 150 gm, and cut them into two halves; remove the seeds. Now put it into a blender along with some yogurt and a drizzle of honey. Give it a nice mix and serve it with some ice cubes in it.

15. Chaas

Chaas, also known by the name buttermilk, is a highly refreshing Indian drink. It will calm your stomach after a spicy meal, wash down fat, work as a great tool against dehydration, and aid indigestion.

How to make it:

Take 1 and a 1/2 cups of yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder, 1 cup water, and black salt into a mixer and give it a nice mix. Now add some coriander or mint leaves into the chaas and also some ice cubes. Serve after the end of your meal and enjoy it.

These were the top 15 summer drinks to beat the heat. They’re very simple to make. So get started with your prep and have fun while at it!

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