Summer is quickly approaching and the fact that most of us have been on lockdown for a long time, we want to ensure that we enjoy ourselves as much as possible. For many people, going out for a drink is still not possible, or something they do not want to add to their list of plans. However, this does not mean you cannot still have fun with your loved ones. As the hot weather approaches, nothing sounds nicer than a delicious, cold drink that is tasty and refreshing.
You do not have to go to the store and buy all kinds of drinks as you can be creative and make them yourself. In this article, we will discuss six cold and refreshing drinks that you should learn how to make this Summer so that you can invite your friends and family over and enjoy a revitalizing beverage together.
1. Superfood Smoothie
Superfoods are all the rage right now. Every health fanatic promotes this due to the abundance of benefits superfoods bring to our bodies. These foods are considered ‘super’ due to the high amount of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients they contain. Some of these include acai berry, spirulina, maca root, and cacao. You can make a variety of drinks for the Summer using these ingredients, which is excellent for those who want to stay refreshed whilst providing their body with a high intake of benefits. Make a smoothie with one or more of these ingredients and add other fruits and yogurt to make it fun and tasty.
2. Cold Brewed Iced Coffee
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world. It is delicious and versatile, which means there is a wide range of different ways you can drink it, therefore almost everyone can enjoy this drink. Although coffee is traditionally enjoyed hot, iced coffee has become highly popular in recent years. This is a great way to drink this beverage, particularly for the coffee lovers out there who used to avoid drinking this on hot summer days. Cold-brewed iced coffee can be difficult to make, although the creators behind the Hario coffee pot recommend that there are appliances you can use to facilitate the process. You no longer have to go out to a coffee place to enjoy a cup of coffee as you can easily make this from the comfort of your own home.
3. Fruit Cocktails
Cocktails are very popular and most people enjoy them. Fruity flavors are one of the best ones during the warmer season, as it tastes great, and it is refreshing. There are specific cocktail recipes that you can make and follow strictly. However, this beverage also enables you to be creative. You can add a range of fruits and alcohol if you want and add loads of ice and a leaf of mint for extra freshness. This is a great idea if you have children as they can help you make the drinks and enjoy a children’s version of the cocktails too.
4. Iced Tea
Tea is another famous beverage that many of us enjoy regularly. Much like coffee, you can enjoy tea hot or cold. You have different tea flavors that you can choose from to make this recipe, including some that feature the superfoods we discussed above. There are many recipes you can learn to make this drink at home, but there is room to be creative and spontaneous with different flavors.
5. Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade
We have all tasted lemonade – this is something that most of us enjoy during hot days as children. However, you can take this beverage to a whole different level by making slight changes that will make a significant difference to this drink. It may sound complicated to make, but sparkling blueberry lemonade only requires simple ingredients including blueberry syrup, fresh lemon juice, and sparkling water. You can make this regularly or on a special occasion during Summer. Whenever you make it, it is guaranteed everyone that you invite over to enjoy this beverage will love every refreshing sip.
6. Gulab Sharbat
One of the best drinks to cool your body temperature when the hot weather strikes is gulab sharbat, which originated in India, and it is common to drink during the Summer. The core ingredient of this beverage is rose petals, and it is known to have an incredible amount of health benefits. This drink is delicious and will certainly keep you refreshed, but the finished product looks beautiful, making it perfect for festive events.
Having a cold drink with your loved ones can be a great way to spend time together. Follow some of the ideas above to know what drinks to make for your friends and family this Summer. This will ensure they have a good time and will be having them around you asking what recipe you have used.