15 Summer Drinks To Cool Off With In This Heat

by Melanie Santiago   |  Apr 15, 2017
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  1. Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water

Not much of a tea drinker? This version of iced tea has coconut water added in. Even if you don't like the taste of green tea or coconuts, this recipe isn’t too overwhelming and makes for a great refreshing companion in the hot weather.

  1. Iced Green Tea Latte


If you're on the opposite side of the spectrum and love the rich matcha taste, try to this super easy recipe that rivals Starbucks, mixing green tea powder with vanilla syrup.

  1. Strawberry Lemonade Slush

Frozen strawberries and lemon juice create a sweet and tangy slushie that you'll fall in love with and probably make long after summer’s passed.

  1. Watermelon Breeze

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Make use of this fruit in season, blend it in with coconut water then add a sprig of mint for a fresh and low calorie drink.

  1. Shirley Temple

Give yourself a fizzy Shirley Temple to sip on; it’s a layer of orange juice, lime soda, gingerale and gerandine syrup topped off with a cherry!

  1. Vanilla Lavender Limeade


Steep lavender buds or lavender tea to create the base for your drink then with a couple of limes and a lemon, squeeze in the cooled infusion.

  1. Arnold Palmer

This cool beverage is a mix of iced tea and lemonade, two popular summer drinks in one.

  1. Orangesicle Float

Fill a tall glass with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and pour with a mix of your fave orange sodas, finish it with a pump of whipped cream.

  1. Honey Lemonade Mint

If you're looking for a healthier alternative to these summer drinks, substitute sugar with honey and add to lemon infused in water. It's still a sweet, energizing drink without the concentrated ingredients.

  1. Coconut Chai Iced Coffee


The coffee lover in you can rejoice, this recipe calls for your fave cold brew mixed with coconut milk and simple syrup. Stay cool and energized for the activities lined up for you this summer.

  1. Galaxy Milkshake

Enjoy the milky goodness of this thirst-quencher with a simple blend of vanilla ice cream and your choice of milk, use food coloring to create a galaxy of colors.

  1. Vegan Thai Iced Tea

This vegan-friendly drink doesn't only make use of natural ingredients you can easily find in your grocery store, but it tastes just as good as the original version you’d order in Thai restos.

  1. Strawberry Mango Bubble Tea

Make your smoothies more interesting by adding some boba to them, the different texture and gummy balls make it more fun to drink.

  1. LeFou's Brew


This Beauty and the Beast inspired drink is really served at Disneyland and is a mix of frozen apple juice for the slushie effect and marshmallow syrup, yum! Makes you want to burst into song!

  1. Rootbeer Slushie

Turn any soda into a slushie with a simple trick from this recipe, a root beer slushie would really hit the spot in this heat!

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Melanie Santiago
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Frustrated painter and writer, Melanie also takes time to drop by candymag.com and share the stories she comes across.
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