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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A refreshing mix of lime juice, fruit or sugar syrup, and seltzer, the lime rickey owes its origin to its alcoholic forefather, even though it is now one of the best alcohol-free summer drinks. Sometimes just referred to as “a rickey,” this drink was famously concocted at Shoomaker’s bar in Washington, DC, in the 1880’s.
Cold and refreshing, this alcohol-free, four-ingredient strawberry lemonade is sweetened with honey and is full of flavor that you can enjoy with your underage family members and not feel guilty.
Orange Creamsicle Float
This updated version of the classic Philadelphia float is flavored with mandarin oranges and a dash of vanilla for a simple, alcohol-free drink that can rightfully be considered a delicious dessert as well.
Iced Sparkling Honey-Lime Red Tea
For all of you “softies” out there who love their drinks alcohol-free, we’ve got some great news for you since this bubbly iced tea is the perfect drink for sitting on the porch and sipping on something refreshing.
The Brown Derby
With a mix of bourbon, honey, and grapefruit juice, this cocktail will pack a sweet yet oaky punch, perfect for late summer nights after the kiddos have gone to bed.