Summer is here and that means patio parties, picnics, weddings and bbq’s! If you’re looking for some refreshing summer drink ideas to serve at your next get together I’ve got you covered. Here are a few simple drink ideas that will quench your thirst on a hot day and satisfy your desire for something sweet!
1. Flavour Infused Water:
We all know how important water consumption is, especially in hot temperatures. Add some life to your H2O by adding in fresh fruits and herbs. Here are just a few of the many flavour combinations you could try!
- Frozen Raspberries & Mint
- Frozen Strawberries & Basil
- Lemon & Cucumber
- Frozen Peaches & Blueberries
2. Rosemary Lemonade:
I am a huge lemonade fan but a typical store-bought variety usually comes with a good serving of unnecessary added sugar. This easy to make version is just as tart and tangy but provides a healthier and more natural sweetness.
- 6 lemons
- 3-4 sprigs of rosemary
- 1 tsp liquid Stevia or raw honey
- 6 cups filtered water
In a small saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups water with 1/2 tsp of stevia and a large sprig of rosemary. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and allow the water to cool. Once cooled, discard the rosemary sprig.
Meanwhile, extract the juice from the lemons. In a large pitcher combine the lemon juice, sweetened water, 1/2 tsp Stevia and the remaining cold water. Stir together. Serve over ice & garnish with a few lemon slices and rosemary sprigs. Serves 4-6.
3. Sweet Sun Tea
Growing up my mom always made sun tea and it has since become a summertime staple. Fill a 1 litre glass pitcher with filtered water and add 5 herbal tea bags. Let it sit in the direct sun for approx. 3-4 hours. Remove tea bags and serve chilled with a garnish of choice. Below are a few flavour combinations you must try!
- Peach tea & Grapefruit slices
- Roobios Tea & Raspberries
- Blueberry Tea with Lemons & Fresh Blueberries
- Black Tea with Lemons & Frozen Strawberries
- Mint Tea with Cucumbers & Honey