When you need a cool-down drink (sans alcohol), summer fruits and herbs can save the day. We can’t wait to try all of the creative beverage combos we’re seeing in the blog world, perfect for a hot day outside in the sun. Here are some favorites!
|Fresh Blueberry and Mint Lemonade by Joy the Baker
This deep purple, wonderfully tart recipe is the perfect way to use up the last of the blueberries in your fridge.
|Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea by Aida Mollenkamp
This slightly sweet, minty iced tea was made to soothe a summer cold, but it’s just as delicious when you’re feeling 100%.
|Layered Watermelon Coconut Shakes with Salty Lime Sugar by How Sweet It Is
Somewhere between a smoothie and a slushie, here’s a drink that combines sweet, tart, creamy and salty in one sip.
|Homemade Lemonade by Leite’s Culinaria
Here’s an easy way to make lemonade just the way you like it, whether that’s a little bit sweeter or more sour. We love the idea of making lemon concentrate to give as gifts.
|Pineapple Coconut Water by 101 Cookbooks
Enjoy a taste of the tropics with this fragrant, hydrating, five-ingredient recipe.
|Watermelon Basil Lime Iced Tea by The Candid Appetite
This sweet iced tea will be a hit at your next cookout! With fresh watermelon and a basil-infused simple syrup, it’s a great way to give your favorite black or green tea a new twist.
|Frozen Coconut Limeade by Smitten Kitchen
Make the summer heat bearable (and take a mini-vacation) with a slushie-like mix of coconut milk lime, sugar — and plenty of ice.
|Homemade Lemon and Lime Cordial by My Darling Lemon Thyme
Keep this tart citrus syrup on hand for instant lemon- and lime-flavored drinks. Here, it’s paired with cold water, fresh mint, and slices of lemon, lime and apple.
|Strawberry Basil Iced Tea Sparkler by What’s Gaby Cooking
Add some sparkle to any summer occasion with this festive tea-based beverage, which stars strawberries, basil and fizzy club soda.
|Vietnamese Iced Coffee by Kiss My Spatula
With dark roast coffee and a splash of sweetened condensed milk, this recipe brings a traditional restaurant favorite home.