Top 6 drinks you can prepare at home to cool off this summer

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Awesomely refreshing, chilly and sweet! It’s time to spend some time with a Saturday making those batch of ice-cold summer drinks. Whether you are looking for a big pitcher of brightly coloured, fruity drink preferably served with watermelon or something desi, there is nothing better than sipping on fizzy beverages to get the summer mood. A perfect addition to any gathering too, there is a wide range of tastes to choose from sweet, fruity to sour which is ideal to cool off after a hot day.

If you are worried to cut down on booze to offer a family-friendly alternative, you need not worry what’s coming next! Resorting to boring beverages can only mean trying something new at home and these non-alcoholic summer drinks will surely make you think otherwise! From frosted watermelon to strawberry-lemonade punch to Aam Panna that swaps ice cubes, you and your entire family can cool off this summer with one of these summer drinks.

So, as we welcome the summers, let us refresh and rejuvenate our body with some of the top summer beverages to beat the heat. We suggest a batch of summer drinks that you cannot miss. Pick your favourite and whip up a pitcher to woo your family and friends at your next summer hangout!

1. Pineapple Lemonade

Infused detox water with pineapple, lime and mint. Ice cold summer cocktail or lemonade

A tropical mix, pineapple lemonade is everyone’s favourite! It is refreshing, sweet, and is so tangy that you’d surely want another glass. When you have lemons, what do you do? You make this fun twister drink with a perfect combination of sour, sweet, tangy, an absolute tropical goodness. All you have to do is follow a simple recipe at home which takes only five-ten minutes.

Ingredients:

1 cup of lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup pineapple juice

2 tablespoons lime juice

How to prepare:

In order to make this at home, you will need to combine sugar with 1 cup water to prepare the sweet syrup. Use a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Then, let it cool.

Mix the syrup with lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice with 5 cups of water in a large pitcher. Keep aside in refrigerator until cooled.

2. Watermelon Slush

watermelon slush

Many of you prefer having this at all seasons and believe it or not, what’s a party without this drink, right? Quite an easy peasy, this can be made actually in just 5 minutes. All you need to have at home is watermelon, sugar and some ice. To give it a little tangy taste, you can also squeeze drops of lemon giving a more fresh taste to your summer drink.

Ingredients:

Diced seedless watermelon – 5 cups

2 tablespoons sugar

Optional – juice of 1 lime

How to prepare:

To make this superb drink, just combine all the ingredients with ice in a blender until smooth and ready to drink!

3. Aam Panna

Aam Panna Recipe

Another tropical mix to cool off this summers is the lip-smacking drink called Aam Panna. Popularly found in Maharashtra, this is can be easily made at home. All you need is your all-time favourite fruit – mango! Prepared using mango pulp combined with cumin, jeera and mint leaves, this is one of the best refreshing drink of all times. Aam Panna not just keeps you refreshed, but also energised throughout the day during sunny days.

Ingredients:

500 gm green mangoes

2 tsp black rock salt

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp salt

2 tsp powdered cumin

2 tbsp chopped mint leaves

2 cups water

How to prepare:

Bring the mangos to boil the mangoes till they become soft inside. When cooled, remove the skin and remove the pulp. Combine to mix all ingredients, blend it well. Once ready, pour in glasses with ice.

4. Lassi

indian lassi drink on rustic table

Now, what can be better than the Punjabi lassi? To absolute cool off this summer, try out this smooth yet creamy yoghurt-based refreshment. Usually, liked by all, you may not enjoy this if you are lactose intolerant. Considered to be an awesome summer cooler, you can prepare multiple variations of it from – avocado, mango to banana and more. If you haven’t tried any of these as yet, here’s one for you. The classic recipe is something you can try because it’s easy to stir up at home with a handful of ingredients

Ingredients:

750gms yoghurt

Salt or sugar

Ice cubes

200 ml water

How to prepare:

Add yoghurt, water and salt or sugar in a blender with ice cubes. Blend about a minute and it’s ready to serve chilled.

5. Mason Jar Citrus Coolers

Mojito cocktail in mason jar

Not so tangy, not so sweet, this is a perfect blend of summer flavours. Orange, lime and lemon – this refreshing citrus drink has some serious rejuvenating element which can too, become your new backyard BBQ must-haves!

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh orange juice

½ tbsp lime juice and lemon juice

½ tsp sugar

Club soda

Lemon slices to serve – optional

How to prepare:

Add and stir together orange juice, lime and lemon juice. Add sugar into the mixture according to how much sweetness you prefer. Once ready, top with club soda.

6. Nimbu Paani

Why miss out on the most basic of all summer drinks, and definitely the most delicious. The very own nimbu paani is a quick drink to make which is prepared by using lemons, sugar, mint leaves and salt. You can also add spices such as cumin or rock salt or even black pepper for some interesting flavours. There is no reason why you shouldn’t try this! The best part about this summer drink is that it instantly refreshes and provides your energy in the most unbearable summer heat and humidity.

Ingredients:

5 tbsp lemon juiced

2 tbsp sugar

¼ cups mint leaves

How to prepare:

Add and crush mint leaves along with sugar to prepare a paste. Add water and mix the paste into it with lemon juice. Stir well and add some ice cubes to serve chilled. You can also garnish the drink with roundrels if you’d like.

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