Cool Drink Recipes to Beat the Heat

BY KRISTEN Garrido

As the temperatures rise and the sun shines brightly, there's no better way to cool off and indulge in the flavors of summer than with these amazing drink recipes. 

Blueberry Basil Lemonade

Ingredients: Fresh blueberries, fresh basil leaves, lemon juice, sugar, water and ice cubes.

Blueberry Basil Lemonade

Combine blueberry jam and basil leaves into a pitcher then add lemon juice, and stir. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh basil leaves and blueberries.

Coconut Mango Mint Lassi

Ingredients: Ripe mango (peeled and diced), coconut milk, Greek yogurt, honey, cardamom powder and ice cubes.

Coconut Mango Mint Lassi

Blend mango, coconut milk, yogurt, honey, cardamom powder, and ice until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of cardamom powder or a mango slice.

Watermelon Mint Cooler

Ingredients: Watermelon chunks, fresh basil leaves, lime juice, honey, sparkling water and ice cubes.

Watermelon Mint Cooler

Blend watermelon chunks and basil leaves until smooth. Strain into a pitcher, add lime juice, honey, and sparkling water. Stir well. Serve over ice and garnish with basil leaves.

Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

Ingredients: strawberries (can be pre-sliced or fresh and store-bought,) milk, honey, matcha, water and ice. 

Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

Whisk matcha powder with hot water then blend fresh strawberries and milk. Mix the prepared matcha with creamy strawberry milk, sweeten with honey and pour over ice. 

Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Ingredients: Silver tequila, triple sec, lime juice, pineapple slices, jalapeño slices, agave syrup and ice cubes.

Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Muddle pineapple slices and jalapeño slices in a cocktail shaker. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave syrup, and ice cubes. Shake well, then strain and enjoy. 

Try these few delightful drink recipes to help you stay hydrated and satisfied all season long.