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The 10 Best Refreshing Summer Drinks

By Ines Marinho,

If you live in the northern hemisphere, you know that Summer is no longer so far away to hit us again with lovely warm temperatures and late-night evenings. To cope with the heat, being hydrated is important to keep the organism functional and healthy. It doesn’t matter if you are an athlete running to goal in a soccer match, a jockey trying to obtain the best horse racing results,or just a regular person tanning in the beach, hydration is fundamental.

However, drinking water can sometimes be overwhelming to the stomach. During the hot temperatures of the warmest months of summer, add some extra flavors to your drinks and mix hydration with pleasure. This article will reveal 10 recipes for preparing the best refreshing summer drinks of 2019.

  1. Pineapple lemonade:this pineapple lemonade is a twist of lemons and tangy, slightly sweet, tropical fruit, but nonalcoholic.

Ingredients:

½ cup of sugar

1 cup of lemon juice

1 cup of pineapple juice

2 tablespoons of lime juice

To make a simple syrup, combine the sugar with 1 cup of water in a medium pan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let it cool. In a large pitcher, mix the simple syrup with the lemon juice, lime juice and pineapple one. Add 5 cups of water. Place it in the refrigerator until chilled. Ready to serve! Add ice to a big can and pour the juice inside.

  1. Raspberry limoncello prosecco: this drink is refreshing, sweet and bubbly, but not recommended if you are underage or if you do not fancy drinking alcoholic beverages.

Ingredients:

3 cups of prosecco, chilled

1 cup of limoncello liqueur, chilled

1 cup of frozen raspberries

6 sprigs of fresh mint

In a large pitcher mix together prosecco and limoncello. Serve it out with raspberries, or any other fruit you like, garnished with mint.

  1. Watermelon slush: watermelon is one of the typical fruits of summer. It has a lot of water; besides it is fresh and sweet. With only three ingredients and five minutes of your time, this will result in an amazing drink for this summer, that all of the family can take.

Ingredients:

5 cups of diced seedless watermelon

2 tablespoons of sugar

Juice of 1 lime

Combine the watermelon, the sugar, lime juice and 1 cup of ice in a blender until it is smooth. Serve immediately after it is ready.

  1. Raspberry peach iced tea: fruits are never too much in a time of the year where you should keep hydrated and refreshed. Once again, this drink can be taken by anyone, since it doesn’t contain alcohol.

Ingredients:

2 tea bags

1 cup of raspberries, plus more for garnish

2 peaches sliced, plus more for garnish

3 tablespoons of agave nectar

Mint leaves for garnish

Steep the tea bags in 4 cups boiling water according to the package instructions. Discard the tea bags and let it cool. Combine the peaches, raspberries and agave nectar in the blender until it is smooth. Strain through cheesecloth or fine sieve. In a large pitcher, mix together the raspberry peach mixture and brewed tea. Place it in the refrigerator until chilled. Serve over ice, raspberries, peach slices and mint leaves.

  1. Sparkling cherry lemonade: this is one of the easiest, budget-friendly lemonade you can make in just 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

2 ounces of cherries, pitted

¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

2/3 cup of sugar

4 cups of sparkling water

To make the cherry syrup, combine the cherries, lemon juice, and sugar in the blender until it is smooth. Place it in the refrigerator until chilled. Serve it over ice and sparkling water.

  1. Peach prosecco punch: this drink is a bubbly party punch made with Prosecco, peach nectar and fresh berries. Prosecco is an Italian white wine, so this cocktail is an alcoholic.

Ingredients:

3 cups of prosecco, chilled

2 cups of peach nectar, chilled

1 cup of raspberries

½ cup of blueberries

In a large pitcher, mix together prosecco and peach nectar. Serve over raspberries, blueberries, and ice.

  1. Blueberry lemonade: made with easy homemade blueberry syrup.

Ingredients:

½ cup of imperial sugar extra fine granulated sugar

1 cup of raspberries

¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

To make the blueberry syrup, mix sugar and 1 cup of water in a medium pan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in blueberries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until blueberries have broken down about 3 to 4 minutes. Strain the blueberry mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve and let it cool. In a large pitcher, mix together the blueberry syrup, lemon juice and 5 cups of water. Place it in the refrigerator and serve it when chilled, over ice and blueberries.

  1. Easy berry sangria: Sangria is a Spanish alcoholic beverage, served cold, that helps to cool down during the warm afternoons. Get ready to spice up your sangria with these forest fruits.

Ingredients:

1 bottle of rosé wine (750ml)

1 cup of strawberries, sliced

½ cup of raspberries

½ cup of blackberries

½ cup of blueberries

¼ cup of sugar

12 ounces of lemon-lime soda

In a large pitch, mix together rose wine, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and sugar. Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve over ice with lemon-lime soda.

  1. Strawberry pineapple mimosa: the best mimosa drink with a 4-ingredient recipe. Perfect to drink after dinner, while enjoying the view of a clear sky full of stars.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of orange juice

1 ½ cups of pineapple juice

1 (750ml) bottle of sparkling white wine, chilled

½ cup of strawberries, sliced

Using a pitcher, mix the orange and pineapple juice. Pour orange-pineapple mixture into champagne flutes until half full. Fill the glasses with white wine and serve immediately, garnished with strawberries.

  1. White sangria sparkler: Sangria again. Not just the rose lovers have the right to a refreshing sangria. This recipe takes about 5 minutes to put together.

Ingredients:

1 bottle of white wine (750ml)

2 peaches, slices

2 kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced

1 cup of raspberries

3 tablespoons of sugar

1 bottle of sparkling white wine (750ml)

8 sprigs of mint

In a large pitcher, mix together white wine, peaches, kiwis, raspberries, and sugar. Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve it over ice with sparkling white wine, garnished with mint.

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