7 Best Summer Drinks Recipes To Beat The Heat

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Summer Drinks are an ideal & cool way to stay hydrated during a hot season. A variety of summer drinks recipes are available online to choose from and enjoy. Here are 7 summer drinks recipes you can easily follow and stay refreshed.

Come summers and the temperatures soar high, leaving everyone drained out and wishing for some cool showers for respite. Staying hydrated becomes the top priority to beat the heat and maintain good health. While drinking two to three liters of water is an excellent way to stay hydrated through the summers, one can also try out some great summer drinks to beat the heat. All you need is a bunch of refreshing summer drinks recipes

Foods That Beat The Heat

When the sun spits fury during the summer months, nature has her own remedy at hand. Look at all the summer fruits and vegetables found in India and you will know how. Most fruits and vegetables that are grown in summer are actually summer coolers in their own right. They have high water content and are also rich in essential nutrients and antioxidants to help the body beat the heat during summers. This is also the reason why most of them come in handy while making summer drinks recipes. The Summer Foods List includes - Cucumbers, Lemons, Melons, Grapefruit, Coriander, Curd, Mint, Rose Petals and other fruits and herbs etc. 

7 Homemade Summer Drinks Recipes

When the mercury soars high homemade summer drinks really help to keep one in good health. Hygienically prepared, they are an instant source of hydration and energy. To top it up, these cool drinks for summer are also easy on the pocket. Quick and easy-to-prepare, these homemade summer drinks can be served to your guests in a jiffy. 


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1. Mango Panna Recipe (Aam Panna)

Mango Panna IngredientsHow To Make 

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One of the many healthy drinks for summer using the versatile mango; ‘Panna’ is a drink that you can prepare and store in the refrigerator as a squash.

  • 2-3 medium sized raw mangoes to make 1 cup mango pulp
  • 2-3 crushed or powdered black peppers
  • 2-3 crushed or powdered cardamoms
  • 2 cups of jaggery powder
  • 2 teaspoons of black salt
  1. Steam the mangoes in a pressure cooker to make them soft.
  2. Once they are done, cool them slightly and scrape out the pulp. You should have 1 cup (250 ml) of raw mango pulp to start.
  3. Now mix in all of the other ingredients and stir well.
  4. Blend it all in a mixer to form a smooth and consistent paste
  5. Let it cool down further at room temperature 
  6. Store in a glass bottle
  7. To make the drink, add one tablespoon ‘panna’ to a glass of chilled water. 
  8. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves for added flavor.

 

2. Watermelon Cucumber Mocktail Recipe

Watermelon Cucumber MocktailIngredientsHow To Make 

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Gorgeous to look at and delicious to taste, this summer cool drink is an instant hit at any party or family get together. If you are on a weight loss diet or are simply watching your calories, this watermelon cucumber mocktail is perfect for you. 

  • 1 small watermelon, cut and chopped into pieces
  • 1 cucumber, cut and chopped into pieces
  • Mint leaves for garnish 
  • Pepper and Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime/lemon

 

  1. Churn the watermelon and cucumber pieces in a blender to make a smooth and thick puree.
  2. To it add the mint leaves. You can churn the mint leaves together with watermelon and cucumber if you do not like to bite on leaves in the drink.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste and squeeze the juice of one lemon into the puree to lend a tangy flavor to the drink.
  4. Serve chilled with a thick straw.

 

3. Aloe Vera and Lime Cooler Recipe

Aloe Vera and Lime CoolerIngredientsHow To Make 

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This healthy and tangy drink makes the perfect healthy and cool drink for summers. 

  • Aloe Vera – 2 tablespoons
  • Juice of two limes
  • Sugar – 3-4 teaspoons
  • Salt – 1 ¼ teaspoon 
  • Water – 1½ cup
  1. To make this summer drink take a blender jar
  2. Add about half cup water to it
  3. To the water add the rest of the ingredients
  4. Blend them all together
  5. Now pour in the rest of the water along with some ice cubes and churn again
  6. Serve chilled

Variation – Add minty water instead of plain water to create an even fresh and soothing variant.

 

4. Spicy Buttermilk Recipe (Masala Chaach)

Spicy ButtermilkIngredientsHow To Make 


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Highly nutritious and great for your gut, this summer cooler drink is a spicy twist on the all-time favorite ‘chass’ or ‘lassi’. Perfect to have with your meals, you can also serve it to visiting friends and relatives. 

  • Chilled curd – 250 ml
  • Water – 150 ml
  • Stir fried onion shallots – 3-4
  • Fine chopped green chili – ½ 
  • Stir-fried Ginger juveniles – 3-4
  • Curry leaves – dried or fried – 5-6
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Sugar – ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper – ½ teaspoon
  • Roasted Cumin powder – ½ teaspoon
  1. In a blender, mix the curd, salt, sugar, cumin, pepper, and water till the mixture is frothy and foamy (30 – 50 seconds)
  2. Use a mortar to coarsely crush the ginger, onion, chili, and curry leaves together. 
  3. Add these to the blender as well and blend well with the curd mixture. 
  4. Pour into the glasses and serve chilled with ice cubes

Variation – Buttermilk can also be had sweetened by adding jaggery or sugar to taste. Make sure that you add less water and the curd you use is well set and sweet by itself also. Add rose water or ground cardamom to it for added flavor. 

 

5. Mango Ginger Summer Cooler Recipe

Mango Ginger Summer CoolerIngredientsHow To Make 


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This drink is the perfect party mocktail. Serve it once and your guests are sure to queue in for more.

  • Mango puree – 50 ml per glass
  • Honey  - 1 tablespoon per glass
  • Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon per glass
  • Cucumber slices – 2 slices per glass
  • Ginger ale syrup – 1 tablespoon
  • Chilled Water  - 150 ml per glass
  • Ice cubes
  1. Take a mocktail shaker and to the bottom of it place the cucumber slices
  2. Pour honey and lemon juice over them and muddle slightly with a stirrer
  3. Now fill the shaker with ice cubes
  4. Pour the mango puree over the ice cubes and close the shaker
  5. Shake well to mix
  6. Open to strain in a glass tumbler or tall glass
  7. In a separate container mix the ginger ale with chilled water 
  8. Pour this mixture into your glass tumbler and stir well to mix
  9. Your delicious mango ginger mocktail is ready. Serve with ice cubes.

Variation – instead of chilled water you can also use sparkling water for that added fizz and fun with this summer drink.

 

6. Rose Water and Lemon Spritzer Recipe 

Rose Water and Lemon SpritzerIngredientsHow To Make 

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This yummy, light and tangy drink is an ultimate summer cooler drink that leaves you absolutely refreshed and rejuvenated.

  • Edible rose water or rose syrup - 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tablespoons
  • Pomegranate juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Honey – 1-2 tablespoons
  • Chilled or sparkling water  - ¾ glass
  • Fresh rose petals for garnish

 

  1. Take a mocktail shaker and add lemon juice, rose water, and honey to it.
  2. Stir to mix and cover with crushed ice.
  3. Shake well
  4. Take out in a tall glass and pour the pomegranate juice on top of it.
  5. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling or chilled water. 
  6. Meddle slightly with a stirrer to mix, but not completely.
  7. Let the tasty and beautiful summer drink wow your guests.

Variation - You can pomegranate seeds for garnish and blood lemon juice instead of the pomegranate juice, to create a nice variation to this wonderful recipe. 

 

7. Cantaloupe (Musk Melon) Summer Drink Recipe

Cantaloupe (Musk Melon) Summer Drink  IngredientsHow To Make 

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This is a unique homemade summer drink that your friends are sure to ask you twice about. Light and tasty, it sure leaves a lingering impression. 

  • Ripe musk melon – 1
  • Lemon juice – ¼ cup
  • Freshly prepared orange juice – ¼ cup
  • Sugar  - 2 teaspoons
  • Mint leaves - 4-5 
  • Lime rounds for garnishing
  • Crushed ice
  1. Take half a musk melon and take out all the seeds
  2. Now peel away the skin and cut the melon into small pieces
  3. Put it in a blender and add the lemon and orange juice to it
  4. Add the sugar and the mint leaves as well
  5. Blend until a smooth consistency is achieved
  6. Take a glass and fill it one-fourth with crushed ice
  7. Pour in the melon mocktail
  8. Stir lightly
  9. Garnish with some mint leaves and lemon slice
  10. Serve chilled

Variation – You can also add some kiwi slices to the blender for added tanginess.

 

All these recipes are best tried during summers to stay hydrated and refreshed. These summer drinks can be served at kiddie parties or get-togethers with friends and family. Try out these drinks one a day during the summer vacations to delight your little ones and have fun. In addition to the above-mentioned summer coolers, some of the other favorite summer drinks include  - 

  • Coconut water
  • Sweet lassi
  • Sugarcane juice
  • Lemonade
  • Mango shake
  • Infused water 

Try a few or try them all this summer; Stay Refreshed; And Enjoy !!!

 

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