Refreshing Drink Recipes to Get Your Summer Spirit Chilled
Drink recipes for when water is not cutting it
Spring is drawing nearer, which means summer is not too far off! It is time to whip up some classy yet fun drinks for yourself and a few extra friends. If you need some change to your usual go-to drinks or want some creative ways to put a twist to the classics, then keep reading to have your taste buds delighted.
Strawberry Piña Coladas
If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain- with a twist! Then this recipe is for all-you rule breakers. The classics will never go out of style but adding a tweak or two will get you just the excitement you need.
Get a food processor and add 8 oz of frozen strawberries until pureed. Then, pour 1 cup of Greek coconut yoghurt into a blender, 1 cup of frozen pineapples, 1-2 frozen bananas, and 1 cup of coconut milk. You can also add some coconut water for that extra tropical kick.
Serve up with some mini umbrellas and a striped straw for that summery and sandy feeling. You will start to feel like you have been exported to Hawaii, all with a sip.
Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juice
If you want nature’s absolute best, then squeeze up some fresh fruits. It is recommended that you use a juicer to extract all that flavor and waste none of that orange pulp. Mix up any combination you prefer; however, it is best to follow fruit groups.
For example, you can choose to compile citrus-y fruits such as oranges, pineapples, lemons, or starchy fruits such as bananas and custard apples.
Come one, come all – this is a great upscale drink for the festive party-goers! You can dispense this drink from the watermelon itself. All you need for this recipe is a whole watermelon, and if you have limoncello in your cabinet, pour it into your juiced watermelon. This recipe has no fast and hard rules, making it even more fun to make.
If you do not have limoncello, replace it with lemon- you can add beetroot to make it fiery red! However, if you want more varieties of upscale drinks, then check out more recipes here.
Banana Nice Cream
Banana Nice Cream is for all the health lovers who still want ice cream in their drinks! All you need is frozen bananas from your refrigerator. First, take five frozen bananas-make sure they have ripened before freezing. Then, take the chopped frozen bananas and put them into a blender. Make sure you use a food processor to get a thorough ice cream texture.
This drink is for the orange lovers who want a hit of alcohol tang in their drink of choice. Tequila Sunrise is also a great drink for those who want to ease into the alcohol trail, this drink is for you, newbies! The recipe is so simple it takes under 5 minutes to make.
Just take 1 ½ cup of orange juice and pour it into a bar shaker, then, pour 1 ounce of tequila. You can also add one cup of pineapple juice for that extra citrus twang. Shake it all up, and you are good to go!
Coco Peanut Butter Smoothie
This is the best drink for all you sweet tooth peanut butter lovers! This recipe is a culmination of all your childhood favorites while still retaining that refreshing feel to it. It is perfect for the beach day, and it will keep you high on energy to keep up with that beach volleyball comp. Check out these fast-food drink replicas you loved as a kid as well.
Just take one tablespoon of your favorite peanut butter. Then pour 1 cup almond milk into a blender. 2 frozen bananas, and one tablespoon of cocoa powder. Finally, you can add one avocado in for more texture (do not worry, you will not be able to taste it).
And if you want to add an extra kick, add some Captain Morgan’s spiced rum. It goes perfectly with this recipe.
Iced Matcha Latte
Green tea lovers assemble! The taste of green tea, and milk sounds comforting and luscious. Make sure you use high-quality matcha for this, as you do not want any residue at the bottom.
Just take two tablespoons of matcha tea and whisk it until there is no longer any residue. Then pour in ½ of milk. You can add more milk if you want it to be lighter. This is perfect for an afternoon drink by the beach.
There you have it, folks, a list of divine refreshing drinks to keep your summers delightful and memorable. There are no hard and fast rules to making a refreshing drink–remember to keep it creative and have fun while you are at it!