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10 Cold Beverage Recipes To Help You Beat The Heat


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Beat the heat with these refreshing and fruity drink recipes. Leave the bottled water at home and pack the strawberries instead; enjoy these delicious drinks poolside and stay cool all summer long!

1. Hibiscus Mocktini

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Ingredients:

3 cups hibiscus tea

3 cups ginger ale

6 fresh pineapple spears

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this Starbucks inspired drink here.

2. Strawberry Lemon Crush

Strawberry-Lemon-Crush

Ingredients:

1 cup hulled strawberries

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

1-1/2 cups cold water ice cubes

2 unhulled strawberries or mint sprigs

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this blushing strawberry drink here.

3. Raspberry Fizz

raspberry-fizz

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons lime juice

2 cups cranberry juice

3 cups seltzer

1 cup ginger ale

1 pint raspberry sorbet

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this fizzy drink here.

4. Watermelon-Mint Cooler

watermelon-mint

Ingredients:

4 cups seedless watermelon chunks (about 1 pound)

1 1/2 cups lemonade

1/2 cup fresh mint

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this fresh drink here.

5. Sparkling Pineapple Gingerale

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Ingredients:

1 12-ounce can ginger ale

1 1/2 cups pineapple juice

4 pieces fresh pineapple, cut into triangles

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this tangy drink here.

6. Coconut Water Lemonade

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Ingredients:

4 cups canned coconut water

5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 calamansi lime, extract the juice, optional

3 tablespoons sugar or agave nectar

2 lemons, sliced

2 cups ice Mint leaves for garnishing

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this unique drink here.

7. Frozen Blueberry Lemonade

frozen blueberry lemonade

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups blueberries

1 cup lemonade

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this very berry drink here.

8. Iced Tea With Plums and Thyme

iced tea with plums and tyme

Ingredients:

2 tea bags (black or herbal)

2 tablespoons honey

2 plums, sliced

8 sprigs fresh thyme

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this hipster style iced tea here.

9. Watermelon Lemonade

Easy-Watermelon-Lemonade-Recipe

Ingredients:

1 small or 1/2 large seedless watermelon

About 1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups lemon juice (bottled or 6 to 8 lemons, juiced)

1/4 to 1 cup vanilla bean simple syrup or vanilla bean paste (really just depends on how sweet you like your lemonade)

Ice

Mint sprigs

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this crucial summer drink here.

10. Cranberry Spritzer

cranberry-spritzer

Ingredients

2 cups cranberry juice cocktail

2 cups sparkling apple cider

5 strawberries

2 1/3-ounce packages strawberry-flavored Pop Rocks candy (optional)

Get the rest of the directions on how to make this fun popping drink here.

 

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