5 Refreshing Summer Drinks to Beat the Heat!

Looking for delicious and refreshing drinks to try out this summer? Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard barbecue, or simply looking for a tasty way to cool down, we’ve got you covered. 

In this featured blog, we’ll be sharing five of our most delightful summer drink recipes that are sure to become your go-to summer sips! 

Join us as we explore a variety of Canadian favorites and let’s dive in!

1. Watermelon Mint Cooler:

What screams summer more than watermelon? This Watermelon Mint Cooler is the ultimate thirst-quencher. Simply blend fresh watermelon chunks, a handful of mint leaves, a squeeze of lime juice, and a dash of honey or agave syrup for sweetness. Strain the mixture and serve it over ice. With its vibrant color and invigorating flavour, this drink is a true summer sensation.

2. Pineapple Ginger Mocktail:

Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with this pineapple-infused mocktail. The blend of pineapple, ginger, and lime creates a refreshing and aromatic drink.Start by blending fresh pineapple chunks with a knob of ginger and a splash of pineapple juice. Strain the mixture, pour it into a glass filled with ice, and top it off with sparkling water or ginger ale. The zing of ginger combined with the sweetness of pineapple creates a thirst-quenching delight.

3. Berry Blast Mocktail: 

With summer bringing an abundance of berries, we had to include them in our top recommendations for mocktails! Start off by blending a handful of your favourite berries—such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries— add 1/2 cup cranberry juice, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup (adjust to taste) and 1 cup of sparkling water. For an extra chill, add a handful of ice cubes and blend until smooth. This Berry Blast beverage is not only refreshing but also packed with antioxidants and natural sweetness.

4. Mango Tango Mocktail:

Beat the summer heat with a sweet and simple Mango Mocktail! Bursting with the luscious flavors, this fun and fresh recipe is a perfect way to cool down and indulge in the tropical vibes of summer. Let’s dive into the recipe and create a fruity and refreshing delight! 

You’ll need 1 ripe mango – peeled and diced, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste), 1 cup sparkling water or soda and ice cubes. You can experiment with other fruit juices like pineapple or passion fruit for a unique twist. For a creamier mocktail, add a splash of coconut milk or cream. Pour over ice in a glass and garnish with mango slices.

5. Iced Green Tea with Citrus:

Green tea is known for its numerous health benefits, and when served cold with a burst of citrus, it becomes a refreshing summer elixir. Brew green tea and let it cool. Add a squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange juice, and sweeten with honey or agave syrup to taste. Serve over ice, and enjoy the rejuvenating combination of antioxidants and citrusy tang.

So, there we have it! Five simple, delicious and easy-to-make summer drinks – perfect for the Canada day long weekend! Don’t let the scorching summer sun get you down, make sure to stay refreshed and hydrated and try out these fun recipes.

Whether you prefer the tropical tang of pineapple, the invigorating combination of green tea, the cooling properties of watermelon, or the antioxidant-rich blast of berries, these refreshing beverages will keep you cool all season long. 

So, get creative, experiment with different fruit combinations, and make the most of the summer season with these refreshing mocktails. Cheers to beating the heat and enjoying the flavours of summer!