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Whether it’s to cool you off from the heat or to give you the energy you need to make memories in the summer sun, having the right drink is crucial! We’ve put together a list of 6 drinks to try this summer, including cocktails and mocktails, that are great for just about any occasion!
Sipping on a cool, refreshing drink on a hot and sunny day is a sensation unmatched. Here are 4 drinks to help you beat the summer heat and stay energized and refreshed for the season!
Enjoy the invigorating properties of freshly squeezed lemonade with a creamy twist!
You can find a more detailed how-to guide for making this recipe on our blog titled The Best Creamy Lemonade to Brighten Any Day, but in the meantime, here are the highlights:
Add some nostalgic chillness to your summer with our mess-free take on a blast from the past!
This recipe is super easy to make and no popsicle sticks are required! You can find more information about this tangy summer smoothie on our Sweet & Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie blog or follow the recipe here!
Looking for a way to stay energized and refreshed this summer? How about a bold and smooth cold brew smoothie to kickstart your day?
It’s more than just coffee blended with ice, and trust us, it’s so much better! To make this balanced and bold cold brew, you’ll need some cold brew coffee, a frozen banana, a frozen milk cube, some cocoa nibs, ice cubes, and a date. No, not the romantic kind, although a blended coffee date doesn’t sound like the worst way to spend an afternoon… you’ll be needing the fruit to add a subtle sweetness!
Before you can toss everything into the blender and sip on this delicious coffee drink, you’ll need to prep some of the ingredients ahead of time. Slicing a ripe banana before freezing can make it easier on your blender, and an old ice tray is perfect for making the milk cube! These will take time to freeze, so toss them into the freezer by the night before you intend to sip on your coffee smoothie at the latest.
Once you’ve got everything ready, simply toss it into the blender and watch as your day gets better and better!
Like we said before, this isn’t as simple as throwing some coffee over ice and giving it a good blend. Cold brews have a totally different flavor profile than other coffee brewing methods, so it’s crucial that the cold brew and coffee are high-quality. Of course, we recommend using Table & Thyme’s Mesa House Blend beans for a sweet roast with hints of almond and cocoa.
It’s easy to make cold brew right at home and you can read all about it in our guide to quality coffee, Energize Your Mornings with Gourmet Coffee at Home!
Put all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
If you’re a fan of soda and looking for a fun summer drink to try, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you! Sweet and creamy while refreshingly bubbly, this coconut cream soda recipe is simple and delicious!
It’s so simple, in fact, that it only requires two ingredients: a can of coconut milk and a can of Coconut LaCroix sparkling water!
You can be enjoying a tropical mixed drink in seconds, so what’s the hold-up? Grab yourself a glass of crushed ice and pour in the Coconut LaCroix. You’ll want to leave room for the coconut milk, so leave at least an inch and a half of space at the top of the glass.
Then, take the can of coconut milk and shake it with all your might! Canned coconut milk tends to separate, so shake it for at least a minute to ensure a smooth summer drink!
Add the shaken coconut milk to the La Croix and use a straw or spoon to mix the liquids. Then, enjoy!
While the previously mentioned drinks will help you feel refreshed while living your life under the summer sun, we have two delicious drinks to help you relax and unwind this sunny season!
A Southern summer classic, this mint julep recipe is the perfect way to unwind after a long, hot day!
If you’re interested in learning more about the interesting history of this drink, you can visit our Refreshing Mint Julep Recipe to Sip Under the Sun blog to gain some fun new trivia knowledge!
Much like sweet and spicy, mango and Tajin are truly a match for the ages. This recipe for frozen mango mezcal margaritas is a fun, fruity, and exciting mixed drink for any late-night summer festivities!
While they pack a ton of flavor, these margaritas are incredibly easy to make and only require a few ingredients. Grab a decently-sized honey mango, a lime, simple syrup, some Tajin or other pepper seasoning, your favorite hot sauce, and a quality Mezcal like Monte Alban.
Cut the mango in half and peel the outside to get ahold of the meaty, juice fruit within. Place the fruit into a blender cup and squeeze the lime juice directly over it.
Then, add the crushed ice, simple syrup, and mezcal to the blender and blend until it becomes creamy and smooth.
If you’re a fan of presentation, pour your hot sauce onto the center of a plate and roll the rim of a glass around it, giving it a thick layer of sauce. On a second plate, sprinkle the Tajin or other peppery seasoning and coat the rim of the glass.
Finally, pour your margarita into the dressed glass and enjoy!
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