Easy summer mocktails will quench your thirst for simple, tasty, fruity drinks.
I don't know how the weather is this summer where you are but the UK is having record setting heat as is some of the U.S.
So everyone needs to cool down and hydrate.
To that end I've rounded up recipes for lemonades, ice teas, slushies, watermelon coolers, coconut drinks and blueberry mocktails for you from some of the best food bloggers creating recipes today.
What Do You Drink On a Hot Summer Day?
For best hydration, you want to choose drinks that are water-based with naturally refreshing ingredients such as water, herbal tea and fruit and herb infused drinks.
- mint leaves
During hot weather avoid liquids that contain caffeine, sugar and alcohol, which are known to be dehydrating.
Having said that, one of my favorite summer drinks is Cherry Pink Mocktail.
Vinegar-based drinks can also be refreshing in the summer heat.
There's also an old-fashioned drink called a switchel.
Switchels were called a haymakers drink, back in the day.
While you can make your own summer mocktails, there are a lot of fun products on the market you can buy to make it easier and more creative.
See the list below:
Don't forget about fun accoutrements like fun ice-cube shapes, especially oversized ice cubes. Ice Cube Trays: 5 To Try This Summer .
Then there are also flower-infused ice cubes you could make, especially if you grow the edible nasturtiums.
Do you need a snack to go with your summer drinks? Best Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches is a great choice!
Let me know which drink recipe you try!