Sip, Sip, Hooray!
“Happiness is sun, sand, and a drink in my hand.” A cool, refreshing drink on a hot, sunny day is what one craves. A sip of water revitalizes and helps dissolve the nutrients and minerals in the body, making them more accessible and easy to digest. Besides, water also aids in boosting energy levels by regulating body temperature. Despite all the advantages of drinking water, there are times when instead of plain water, you want to have a calm and refreshing drink with bounces of the flavor of your choice.
This blog is intended to help you get through some chilled and refreshing beverages that can help you beat the extreme temperatures of the scorching bright sunny day.
Some Refreshing Beverages that can be Crafted at Home
It would help if you had a refreshing drink that cools your body, mind, and soul when you come home in the hot summer after a busy day. At this of year, water alone does not seem satisfying and thirst quenching; instead, a cool, mint drink with a tint of lemon is what one needs. A list of alcoholic, as well as non-alcoholic beverages with a tint of some refreshing ingredient will not only make your day but also makes you feel invigorating. Some DIY (Do it Yourself) drinks, like iced teas or coffees, lemonades, and agua frescas, will boost your spirit and are easy and quick to prepare.
It is one of the delicious drinks loved by all and can also be customized according to one’s taste buds. A classic mojito drink includes rum, sugar, fresh lemon juice, club soda, and mint leaves as the important ingredients that are mixed to form a perfect refreshing beverage of all time. Here, rum can be replaced with vodka, tequila, and fresh juice such as strawberries, raspberries, and oranges. Other dishes like apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice, almond milk, coconut milk, or vanilla extract can also be used to make a mouth-watering beverage.
Watermelons are one of the perfect fruits filled with water available in the market during hot summers. The fruit is blended at home, and the extracted juice can be consumed as such or mixed with coconut water to add extra flavor to the drink. Sugar can be added according to your taste but is entirely optional. This beverage is a savior on bright sunny days and quite revitalizing.
The drink is perfect, infused with minerals and vitamins to help you cool down during hot summer days. It is a simple and easy DIY beverage with a tint of both sweet and tart flavors. Add some fresh mangoes to the traditional lemonade, and a completely refreshing drink is on your table. It is also much healthier as it is free of artificial ingredients or chemicals. It is a health-beneficial beverage made out of fresh fruits.
“Stressed is desserts spelled backward.” There are never special occasions or reasons to satisfy your sweet tooth. Though the voice of health activists to not gobble up your favorite dessert always tend to echo in the ears. Still, a bite of a famous sweet elevates the mood and makes up the whole day.
Cucumber Agua Fresca
Agua Fresca is nothing other than “freshwater.” Any fresh fruit of your choice, when blended with water, some sweetener, and citrus juice like fresh lime juice, form a perfect beverage for the hot summer months. For cucumber agua fresca, fresh cucumbers are blended with fresh lime juice, some sugar, and water and served chilled to have a cooling effect on your body. If you want to have pulp along with the drink, try the unfiltered version; else, filter out the glass with a strainer and enjoy a flavourful beverage.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera is always good for sunny days when the sun is on the verge of burning temperatures. It protects the skin from sunburn externally while providing a more remarkable effect on the body internally. Aloe vera can quickly be grown in some open spaces or terraces of your homes. The green leaf is cut from the plant body and cleared off with the thorns. The outer green skin is then peeled off using a sharp knife carefully. This part of the leaf should not be used in your drink as it acts as a laxative and can also be toxic. The inner gel is removed gently with a spoon and blended with normal water, coconut water, or any fresh juice, depending on your choice and taste. An extremely healthy drink is all set to go now.
Healthy and refreshing drinks are all one desires during hot summer afternoons. This blog intends to help you with some recipes to help beat the heat. We hope you enjoyed it. Do let us know your experience with any of these drinks in the comments below.