Summer is a good time to be thirsty. There are chilled glasses of iced tea and lemonade to be had — often flavored with in-season fruit — not to mention slushies, milkshakes and smoothies. Grab a pitcher and some ice (plus our recipes below) for these good-for-all-ages refreshers.
1. Muddled Lemonberryade (pictured above)
Borrow a trick from professional bartenders and muddle an array of berries and mint to get the most summer flavor in this bright, colorful sparkling lemonade. Once you’ve mastered the technique, try swapping in different berries and herbs like basil or lavender.
2. Homemade Peach Iced Tea
Chuck’s sweetened peach syrup is the perfect summery addition to a jug of simple black iced tea, though it’s also nice with lemonade or sparkling water.
Planning a spicy barbecue? Keep this icy cinnamon-packed rice milk to cut the theat. Sweet and creamy, it will instantly cut through the heat of a hot, humid day and the heat on your tongue.
4. Pink SHAMpagne
Not in the mood for a mimosa? Pass out flutes of this all-ages spritzer — a mix of sparkling cider, cranberry juice and raspberry club soda — at your next brunch.
5. Virgin White Sangria with Frozen Fruit
The frozen fruit in this wine-less sangria pulls double duty — not only does it add flavor to the white cranberry and grape juice mix, but it also keeps the drink cool without diluting it.
More Drinks Recipes from Family + Friends:
Feed Me Phoebe: Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with Cacao Nibs
Poet in the Pantry: Strawberry Lemonade (Sweetened with Pure Maple Syrup)
Dishin & Dishes: Summertime Basil Lemonade
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Frozen Mango Lemonade Mocktail
Dishing With Divya: Thandai
Virtually Homemade: Strawberry Soda with Lime
The Lemon Bowl: Banana Licuado (Mexican Smoothie)
Weelicious: Mermaid Deep Sea Punch
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Mango Lassi
Cooking With Elise: Black Cherry Sweet Tea
Taste With The Eyes: Roasted Barley-Corn Tea
Domesticate Me: Vegan “Orange Julius” Smoothie
Daily*Dishin: Sweet Balsamic Spritzers
FN Dish: Refreshing Summer Drinks for the Whole Family