Scorching heat is at its maximum glory during the summer time and the heat seems to sip the life out of us. The onset of summer gives us the perfect opportunity to relax outdoors and refresh ourselves with a cool drink. It is the perfect way to replenish ourselves after we are tired and dehydrated due to the summer heat. People around the world prepare a variety of summer drinks, ranging from tangy to sweet, to beat the heat. Here are some of the best summer drinks that are sure to leave you refreshed after a day in the sun:
Honey & Apple Iced Tea
Add 500 ml of boiling water in a large jug and place 4 teabags of your choice into the water and leave for around 5 minutes to brew. After this, remove and discard the tea bags and add honey into the mixture till it is dissolved completely. After this, add 500 ml of apple juice into it and mix thoroughly. Chill the drink in the refrigerator and serve with appropriate amount of ice.
To prepare this delicious summer drink, add 1 chopped unwaxed lime, 4 chopped unwaxed lemons and 1 cup fresh raspberries along with 2 teaspoons of grated fresh ginger and a few ice cubes in blender. Also add about 500 ml of water along with 100 grams of sugar into the blender. Blitz the mixture for a few second, then strain out the juice into a large jug. Again add the leftover fruit and ginger pulp into the blender and add another 100 grams of sugar and 500 ml water and repeat the blitzing process. Strain the juice and discard the pulp. Serve the refreshing pink lemonade with a sprig of mint and few ice cubes.
Black Forest Milkshake
Add 1 liter of milk along with a cup of maraschino cherries, 2 tablespoons of chocolate sauce and about 3 scoops of chocolate ice cream to a blender and blitz together till a smooth consistency is achieved. Pour out the milkshakes into the desired number of glasses and top with sweetened whipped cream, a sprinkle of cocoa and a delicious cherry. Make sure to serve the milkshake chilled to enjoy it to the fullest.
Alcohol-free Pina Colada
Pina Colada is undoubtedly one of the greatest drinks that both kids as well as grown-ups can enjoy during the hot summer months. To prepare it, simply mix together lime juice extracted from 2 whole limes, 200 ml of coconut milk, 400 ml of pineapple juice and the flesh from half a pineapple, along with lots of ice cubes and enjoy the heavenly taste.
Add ½ a cup of strong coffee, 2 tablespoons of sugar and ½ cup of heavy cream along with 2 cups of cold milk and the desired amount of ice cubes into a blender and blend for about 15-20 seconds or till everything is well combined. Pour the prepared coffee nog into punch glasses and top with a sprinkling of nutmeg. These amounts of ingredients are suitable for preparing 3 glasses of this delectable drink.