Best Summer Drinks

Best Summer Drinks

We all know water is important, but sometimes you want something a little more exciting to quench your thirst while beating the summertime heat. Whether you’re craving a perfect summer cocktail or a booze-free beverage, here are some of the most fun and fruity drinks to complete any summer occasion.  

 

Peach Bellini Mocktail 

Peak peach season is coming to an end, so make the most out of the fruit’s sweet flavor with a bubbling alcohol-free Peach Bellini. This recipe calls for fresh peaches frozen for one hour, resulting in an extra-cool break from the summer heat. Want something more traditional for the adults to enjoy? Switch out the sparkling apple juice with your favorite champagne.  

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Watermelon Lemonade 

Nothing screams summer like fresh watermelon, and what better way to enjoy it than in a cold, refreshing drink? Made with just watermelons, lemon juice, sugar and water, this watermelon lemonade is the perfect drink for summer parties or a quick midday pick-me-up. For adult-only summer gatherings, just add a splash of vodka!  

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Arnold Palmer

An Arnold Palmer is a classic summer beverage perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy on a hot summer day. Just make sure you skip the store-bought version and whip up fresh batches of sweet tea and lemonade for a simple yet satisfying summer drink.

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Strawberry Slushie  

You won’t miss your normal summer cocktails after making this healthy but equally refreshing summer treat. With fresh strawberries and a natural sweetener like honey, you’ll get a kid and adult-friendly drink you can feel good about drinking all season long. 

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Sangria 

Can’t travel this summer? No worries. With this family-friendly take on the Spanish classic, you’ll get the relaxation of a summer abroad without leaving your own home. And if you do want something closer to traditional recipes, you can easily replace the grape juice with a fruity red wine. 

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Piña Colada 

Instantly transport yourself to an island far away without leaving your kitchen with this summer favorite. To make sure kids don’t miss out on the fresh, tropical taste of pineapple and coconut, this recipe substitutes the spicy flavor of rum with a dash of vanilla extract. 

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