Very few things can cool you off on an extremely hot and dry summer day other than air-conditioning and ice-cold water. One of them is a refreshing, delicious cocktail that can transport you with the first sip to an exotic place even if you’re drinking it in the heart of a burning-hot city. It doesn’t matter if you prefer them with alcohol or not since the number of summer drinks and cocktails out there is so vast that it’s almost impossible not to find something that will satisfy your palate.
So, to which category of drinkers do you belong? Do you have a sweet tooth and love drinks with generous doses of chocolate and flavored syrups? Do you love your coffee so much that you want it in a summer drink as well? Are you the healthy type who will go for natural fruity drinks? Or are you one of those people who won’t call a drink a cocktail if it doesn’t have alcohol in it? Regardless of which category you belong to, our list today contains 25 Drinks To Cool You Down On A Hot day that won’t let down even the pickiest of drink lovers among you.
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Mango Raspberry Punch
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing more satisfying than mango raspberry punch mixed with my favorite soda: Sprite. The sweet flavors of real fruit juice mixed with a punch of Sprite and delicious fresh raspberry and mango frozen pieces hit the spot every time and will keep you refreshed for hours after.
Nonalcoholic White Grape Spritzer
Ice tends to dilute your drink when it quickly melts; the frozen grapes in this drink serve double duty as both a garnish and an ingredient to keep your drink cool. The grapes make this drink look gorgeous, too. All you have to do is fill a big pitcher with grapes, orange slices, and lemon slices, top it with ginger ale and grape juice, and enjoy it immediately with your friends for maximum pleasure.
Some of you probably think that blue Curaçao is out of fashion (from the glorious ‘80’s) but adding two teaspoons of it to a chilled martini glass mixed with two dashes of orange bitters can do wonders. Well, that is if you first shake a shot of blueberry vodka with ice in a shaker and then strain it in the glass garnished with blueberries. Just try it—you won’t regret it. If you want to see the original recipe, look here.
Coconut Lavender Lemonade
Being refreshed during summer is something that can never be taken for granted and this alcohol-free drink will help you stay cool on those long lounging days. Described as, “tropical, herbal, sweet, and satisfying,” this fresh-squeezed lemonade made with coconut water and lavender simple syrup is a great choice for everyone.
Even though there are tons of different recipes for this wonderfully sweet drink, the original hails from Spain and is truly one of a kind. To make a long story short: apples, rum, wine, and orange juice all mixed together never tasted better before sangria was “invented.”