10 Best Summer Drinks to Cool Down on a Hot Day

The season we’ve all been waiting for has arrived… the long hot days… the endless nights & the numerous activities that one can enjoy with family & loved ones. No matter how much we love summer, the heat can get unbearable and that is why we’ve compiled this list for you: 10 Best Summer Drinks to Cool Down on a Hot Day.

If you’re looking for ideas this summer, check out the following: Summer garden party catering menu ideas, summer bbq party ideas & easy summer dessert recipes

10 Best Summer Drinks to Cool Down on a Hot Day

10 Best Summer Drinks to Cool Down on a Hot Day

Good thing about these refreshing & flavorful drinks is that you can always add/remove fruit & make the drink as diluted or as strong as you & your guests would like! You can get as creative as you would like and garnish your glasses with pieces of fruit such as lemon, pineapple, strawberries, cucumber … 

1- Cucumber Lemonade Mocktail 

Cucumber Lemonade mocktail

First up in our selection of refreshing drinks is a combination of the two most popular mixes for summer: lemonade & cucumber. 
In order to make this beverage: Peal and chop 2 large cucumbers & place them in the blender. After mixing, combine the cucumber with 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 2 cups of water & simple syrup. 
Et voila, you’ve got yourself a drink! You can serve it in a cup full of crushed ice.

2-Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

In a small pan, heat 1/2 cup of sugar, water & orange zest until the mix is dissolved for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. 
In the meantime, place the watermelon in a food processor & pulse. Stir the pureed watermelon with simple syrup, tequila lime juice & the mix prepared in the beginning.
Fill the glasses with ice then pour the mix on top… ready to be served!

3-Strawberry Frozé

Strawberry Frozé

You heard it correctly, strawberry frozé it is… 

To make this refreshing drink, mix half a bottle of rosé with 10 large frozen strawberries & a squeezed lemon. Throw everything in a blender along with 1.5 cups of ice cubes & mix until the blend is smooth. 

This drink is perfect for a garden party, it’s easy to make plus it looks & even sounds fancy. 

4- Orange-Berry Daiquiri

Orange-Berry Daiquiri

One cannot have enough of cold fruity drinks during the summer!

For this drink, you will add 4 ounces of light rum, 2 cups crushed ice, 1 cup sliced strawberries, 4 ounces light rum, 1 ounce of orange liquor & a tablespoon of fine sugar to a waiting blender. 

Mix them well in a food processor or a blender… and your drink is ready to be served… Cheers!

5- Chocolate-Cherry Shake

Chocolate-Cherry Shake

 If you’re not in the mood for alcoholic drinks, then this one would be perfect for you!

Mix 1 cup of ice cream until it becomes pureed, add 0.25 cup of milk, half a cup of frozen cherries & 8 chocolate wafers. Pretty sure you got a sugar rush just by hearing the ingredients.. 

You know the drill, put everything in a mixer & when smoothed just pour it in cups & serve it. 

6-Mocktail Blackberry Spritzer

Mocktail Blackberry Spritzer

The great thing about food cocktails is that you can add or remove fruits according to your liking. You can also make the mocktail as diluted or as strong as you like!

For this drink, muddle blackberries in a cooled shaker, add orange & lemon juices along with cinnamon syrup. After the mix is smooth, pour it in a cup with soda water on top.  

7-Tequila Sangria 

Tequila Sangria 

In the drinking glass, add the pineapples, oranges, blackberries, and lime wedges. 

Next add the tequila, elder flower-flavored liqueur, simple syrup, pineapple juice, and orange juice. Add ice to glass and stir to mix ingredients. Top glass with red wine and enjoy.

8-Black Ginger Iced Tea

Black Ginger Iced Tea

Break 2 tiny peaces of ginger & place them at the base of the blender. Add 60 mL of black tea, 10 mL of cinnamon syrup, 40 mL peach puree, 40 mL of orange juice & 1 freshly squeezed lime to the blend. 
Shake the mix well with ice.

You’ve got yourself a Black Ginger Iced Tea… Enjoy!

9-Baewatch

Baewatch

This 3-ingredient drink will make you feel like you’re sitting on the dock of the bay.
Wondering what these mysterious ingredients are? We’ll tell you: 30 mL of pineapple juice, 45 mL of Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum & 30 mL of cranberry juice. 
Shake them well, add some crushed ice in the glass & that’s it! 

10-Mango-Peach Fizz

Mango-Peach Fizz

Last but not least: For this fuzzy drink, throw in 1 mango, 1 large peach, half a cup of orange juice & 1 tablespoon of sugar in a blender & mix well. 
Fill the glasses with crushed ice, add 2 spoons of the puree along with some soda & champagne. 
Your drink is now ready to be served!