Summer coolers to quench your thirst

Summer Drinks
Artem Beliaikin

No power in this world has the ability to put you in the cool summer mood faster than sipping on a brightly colored, fruity flavored drink. To quench your thirst and get you in the summer mood, these non-alcoholic summer drink recipes will make you think otherwise! Your whole family can cool off on a hot summer day with one of these summer drinks. Pick your favorite one and whip up a pitcher to wow your friends at your next summer cookout. Wedding Affair brings to you some amazing summer coolers that you can enjoy within the comfortable environs of your home.

Watermelon Lemonade

This easy-to-make drink combines two summertime favorites: lemonade and watermelon juice. If you’re feeling adventurous, freeze watermelon cubes beforehand and use them in place of ice cubes. It doesn’t matter what date’s on the calendar. As a result, it isn’t officially summer until you’ve had your first glass of homemade lemonade. It’s officially the quintessential best thirst-quencher for a super hot day. The drink gets even more refreshing when you give your glass a simple twist. You can opt for a store-bought lemonade, but we highly recommend to opt for a homemade one. Treat this like you would a classic cocktail, combining half watermelon juice, half lemonade. Pro move: Freeze watermelon chunks to use instead of ice cubes. As they thaw, your drink doesn’t get watered down—and you have a snack for later. A complete win-win situation for all.

Aam Panna

An absolute lip-smacking drink that is mostly popular in Maharashtra is made with our favourite king of fruits- mango. This refreshing summer drink is prepared using mango pulp and blended with cumin, jeera and mint leaves. This drink does not only keep you refreshed but also energized through sunny days. Boil the mangoes till they become soft inside, and the skin gets dis colored. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin and squeeze the pulp out of the mangoes. Mix all the ingredients together, blend and add 2 cups of water. Put some ice in the glasses and pour the panna over it. This drink will be relished by young and old alike.

Sattu Sherbet

What’s better than bringing a desi summer drink to your rescue? Sattu sharbat is one specialty from Bihar that keeps the body cool even during the sunniest day. It is made with sattu flour, sugar and water; that’s all it needs. It’s not only refreshing but also filling. This drink is great for women during pregnancy and menstruation as it replenishes the lost nutrients in the body. Sattu consists of significant amounts of vitamins and minerals, especially protein that keeps you strong. Your skin needs nourishment too. Sattu has amazing hydrating properties. Hence if consumed regularly, it can help restore your natural glow. It also prevents the wear and tear of skin cells.

You will need chana sattu, chilled water, lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, mint leaves, black salt to taste and raw mango. Add all ingredients in a jug and mix well. Serve in glasses along with some ice cubes. Garnish with more mint leaves.

Barley Water

Barley water makes for an ancient remedy for good health. All you need to make this elixir is pearl barley, water, salt, a dash of honey and lemon and you are good to go. Add the salt and let it cook on a low flame for 30 minutes. You can muddle the grains a little, using a spoon. Heat the water and pearl barley in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Strain it into a glass, tip in a lemon rind, and drizzle with a little honey on top. Let it cool completely. You can also keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and then have it.

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