20 Fun Drinks To Make That Just Scream Summer

20 Fun Drinks To Make That Just Scream Summer

We're starting to feel the summer heat and that means it's time to whip out your book of summer drink recipes. The best way to cool down is with a refreshing, cool drink after all! But if you're craving something a bit different or are simply looking for amazing new drink ideas, don't worry because we've got you covered. Here are 20 fun summer drinks to make that are exactly what you're looking for.

1. Mango Lassi

For the ultimate summer drink that best uses up your ripe mangoes, consider making a mango lassi. Combining the sweet, juiciness of this tropical fruit with yogurt and a hint of cardamom, this Indian drink is just what you need to cool you down.

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2. Watermelon Agua Fresca

Try this Mexican-inspired beverage the next time you're planning a fun outdoor patio hangout with your friends. Not only is it light and tasty, it's so hydrating and is exactly what you need as you chill under the hot summer sun. Made with fresh watermelon, lime juice, and a hint of sugar, it's simple to make too.

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3. Pineapple Mint Mojito

Let's put a fun twist on the classic mojito that everyone knows and loves. Since it's summertime, we need a summery fruit to give it that boost it needs! Try blending in some fresh pineapple (or using pineapple juice) with mint leaves, lime, and some rum. That sweet acidity from the pineapple will introduce you to a new flavour profile you'll love.

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4. Cucumber Lemonade

Lemonade is already refreshing on its own, but a little upgrade never hurts. Give your lemonade an extra touch by adding in a mix of cucumber and a touch of honey. There's a cool crispness to this drink that makes it absolutely perfect for summertime.

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5. Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

Everyone loves strawberries, especially during the summer when they're at their peak freshness and sweetness! That's why adding in some fresh strawberries and basil to your simple iced tea makes all the difference. You'll fall in love with the fresh, acidic, and slightly herbal taste it brings.

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6. Coconut Water Cooler

Your summer drink list doesn't always have to be filled with fancy, complicated mixes. Sometimes, just go with simple and hydrating. That's why this coconut water cooler is absolutely perfect. All you need is some coconut water, mix with some lime juice to taste, and a hint of mint to bring it all together.

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7. Peach Sangria

Summer and sangrias just go hand in hand with one another don't you think? But this year, give it a fun, summery twist by switching up the traditional recipe with fresh peaches. It's so sweet, full of flavour, and addictive to drink. Great for warm summer evenings when you're just relaxing and unwinding.

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8. Lavender Lemonade

Another way to switch up the classic lemonade is by giving it a bit of a floral flavour with lavender. Lavender is known for its beautiful fragrance, and that's exactly why adding it to your lemonade will it give that sophisticated touch you might be looking for.

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9. Passion Fruit Iced Tea

Don't forget about passion fruit guys! It's perfect for those of you that love a slightly more acidic, tangy taste to your drinks. All you really need to do is add in some passion fruit puree to your iced tea, and voila, you've got an entirely new flavour that's so easy to make.

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10. Frozen Pina Colada

Pina Coladas are an absolute summer must have. No questions asked! It's the perfect tropical cocktail that whisks everyone away to a beach somewhere far far away. But let's level it up this time and make it frozen! Helping you to cool down even more, you won't be able to stop sipping on this creamy and frosty drink.

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11. Blueberry Lemonade

For another unique take on the classic lemonade, add a new flavour by using fresh blueberries to give it an extra tang. When sweetened with a bit of honey, you'll end up with a perfectly balanced drink that'll taste so good on any hot summer afternoon.

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12. Iced Hibiscus Tea

This beautiful crimson drink doesn't only look beautiful, but it tastes delicious too. Brewing some tea made from dried hibiscus flowers creates a slightly tart, slightly sweet flavour that is good for you too. Full of antioxidants, you'll be able to stay cool all while enjoying these health benefits.

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13. Raspberry Limeade

We've yet to talk about a drink with raspberries so here you go! Raspberries are a must when it comes to summer, so use them to their full potential by throwing them in with some lime juice to create the most refreshing limeade. It's tart but sweet at the same time, leaving you with an addictive summer drink that's just bursting with so much flavour.

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14. Mango Coconut Smoothie

Bring tropical vibes to your patio by creating this divine mango coconut smoothie that's great for the summer. Pick out the ripest mangos you've got and blend it with some creamy coconut milk. It's simple but incredibly satisfying to drink as you laze around on a hot summer day. 

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15. Peach Iced Green Tea

Fresh peaches are just so unbelievably juicy and sweet in the summer, make the most of them by creating a refreshing peach iced green tea. Who knew the earthiness of the green tea would complement the sweetness of the peaches so well?

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16. Ginger Peach Lemonade

For a healthy and spicy kick, infuse your classic lemonade with some fresh ginger and peach slices to create an entirely new drink. It'll give you the energy boost you need when you start feeling sluggish under the summer sun.

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17. Blackberry Mint Julep

Want something a bit more sophisticated? If you're planning a dinner with friends and want a summer cocktail that'll impress, look no further than a blackberry mint julep. It's fruity, has a lot of depth to it, and will cool anyone down in the heat. Just grab some fresh blackberries and mix with with some mint, bourbon, and sugar to make it.

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18. Kiwi Lime Sparkler

All you need are some fresh, ripe kiwis, some lime juice, and some sparkling water to create this amazing drink. Great for sipping on, you'll fall in love with the fizzy bubbles, the tanginess of the kiwi and lime, and the coolness of it all.

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19. Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Here's a unique twist - smoothies are considered drinks, but what happens when you put it in a bowl? For the best summer combination, consider blending together tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and banana with some coconut water. The rest is all up to you; how you want to top it depends on what fruits and toppings you've got in the fridge!

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20. Spicy Watermelon Margarita

While the idea of a "spicy" drink might be confusing to you at first, we highly recommend you try this one. It'll definitely wake you up from the sluggish heat that's for sure! Take your favourite recipe for a watermelon margarita and consider spicing it up with some jalapeño! It's a unique addition that you might just come to love.

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