As much as summers are all about outdoor adventures and travel, the fun is not over unless complemented with light and luscious summer recipes to best enjoy al fresco. When you are on your feet, grilling, or kicking back on the sand, you need that refreshing and healthy punch that will keep you cool on a sultry summer day.
Here are few summer drinks that should be a definite part of your summer bucket list: easy to make and fun to drink, these will become the center stage of any party you through and will be loved by all, including kids! Here’s how you try these out:
- Make a purée of 1/2 pound pitted cherries
- Add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup strong hibiscus tea.
- Serve over ice and garnish with cherries and lemon slices.
Peach-Ginger Iced Tea
- Blend 6 canned peach halves with 1 1/2 cups of the juice of the same.
- Pour into a pitcher and add 1/3 cup caster sugar and 1 tablespoon grated ginger.
- Add ice and 6 cups cold English breakfast tea.
- Make purée out of 7 peeled kiwis
- Add 1/2 cup sugar, juice of 2 limes and 1 cup water
- Strain and serve over ice.
- Blend 8 cups frozen cubed watermelon with 8 ounces lemon vodka.
- Add 7 ounces simple sugar syrup and a 17.5-ounce can coconut juice.
- Serve with watermelon wedges.
Raspberry Cream Delight:
- Add 1/4 cup raspberry purée in 1 cup milk to make raspberry milk.
- Place 1 tablespoon jam in a glass.
- Top with the raspberry milk and seltzer; stir.
- Boil 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 cup raspberries; let cool.
- Strain into a pitcher, stir in 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 cup cold water.
- Serve with ice and salt on the rim of the glass.
- Mix equal parts of white grape juice and lemon-lime soda;
- Put pomegranate in a glass, add ice and pour the spritzer to serve.
- Place 300g of caster sugar, 2 sliced peeled lemons, 1 sliced peeled orange and 300 grams pineapple in a large saucepan.
- Pour over 350ml cold water and bring to the boil, stirring often, then leave to cool.
- Pour through a sieve, pressing down with a spoon to extract all the juices.
- To serve, pour a little into a glass and top up with sparkling or still water, ice and mint.
- You can use raspberries (200grams), strawberries (175grams) or a mix (100 grams strawberries & 100 grams raspberries)
- Blend to a purée and run through a sieve.
- Put a handful of ice cubes in a powerful blender and crush.
- Add the pulp, 1/2 lime juice and 100ml of rum.
- Whizz again and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Serve right away with a piece of lime.