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Summer drinks 4 ways- refreshing summer drinks

Summer drinks 4 ways- easy and refreshing summer drinks

Summers are here and we have got you covered with the best summer drinks to relieve you from this scorching heat. These insta worthy drinks are refreshing, made with fresh ingredients and pretty easy to make. So, we have got the 4 best summer drinks for you to try at home and they are-

Kulukki sharbat– a delight from Kerala, it is a sweet and refreshing drink with a spicy twist. Kulukki means shaken and that is how this drink is prepared.

Rose mojito– A simple yet fragrant drink made of roses that is sweet, refreshing and perfect for a romantic date as well.

Lemon ice tea– Ice tea is a classic and everyone’s favourite and what is better than making this drink at home for your family and friends.

Cucumber cooler– A refreshing and soothing drink with the goodness of cucumbers and mint.

So, do try these refreshing summer drinks that are perfect for a hot summer day. Also, read the tips for the perfect recipe.

Tips for summer drinks

  1. If you don’t have a muddler then use a spoon to crush the ingredients.
  2. Adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference.
  3. You can replace sugar with honey as a healthy alternative.
  4. Always taste the cucumber before making the drink as the cucumber can be bitter which can ruin your drink.

FAQs

  • What to use if I don’t have a shaker?

Instead of a cocktail shaker, you can use a bottle or a mason jar with a lid to shake the drinks. But make sure to use an airtight container or the drink might spill.

  • Can we use store-bought lime juice?

It is preferable to add freshly squeezed lime juice but if that is not available then you can use store-bought lime juice.

Other drinks recipes to try

Summers are here and all we need is a few refreshing drinks. So here are a few drinks that are perfect for the summer season-

  • Strawberry soda– all you need is sugar, strawberry and soda to make this refreshing and sweet drink.
  • mint lemonade– classic lemonade with mint that is perfect for summers and will be ready in minutes.
  • cold coffee– classic cold coffee that is better than your favourite cafe and perfect for guests as well. You can also try different toppings in your cold coffee for a personal touch.
  • banana lassi– a healthy and filling summer drink using bananas. The drink is rich in potassium and high in sugar thus making it perfect for fasts during Navratri as well.
  • dalgona coffee– this coffee that gets its name from a famous honeycomb toffee and has the whole internet in a froth. It is easy to make and gives you super creamy and rich coffee.

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Summer drinks 4 ways

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1 person

Equipment

  • Muddler
  • Mixing spoon
  • Shaker

Ingredients

Kulukki sharbat

  • 1 tsp basil seeds/ sabja seeds
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 10 mint leaves fresh
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • Ice cubes
  • Chilled water

Rose Mojito

  • 4 lime wedges
  • 10 mint leaves fresh
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • basil seeds/sabja seeds soaked
  • 3 tbsp rose syrup
  • ice cubes
  • soda

Lemon ice tea

  • 4 bags black tea
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Cucumber cooler

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 10 mint leaves fresh
  • 1 cucumber
  • ice cubes

Instructions

Kulukki sharbat

  • Take basil/sabja seeds and soak them in water. The seeds will start absorbing water and start to grow.
  • Keep the seeds aside for 10 minutes. Once the seeds get a jelly-like coating then they are ready. Strain out the extra water.
  • Now add sugar, mint leaves, lime juice to a glass. Crush everything slightly using a muddler.
  • Add a slit green chilli and basil seeds that were soaked earlier to the glass. Also, add a few ice cubes and chilled water to the glass.
  • Transfer the drink to a shaker and give it a nice shake. Pour the drink back to the glass, garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedge and serve cold.

Rose mojito

  • Take basil/sabja seeds and soak them in water. The seeds will start absorbing water and start to grow.
  • Keep the seeds aside for 10 minutes. Once the seeds get a jelly-like coating then they are ready. Strain out the extra water.
  • In a glass add lime wedges, mint leaves, sugar, lime juice and crush everything using a muddler.
  • Add soaked sabja seeds, rose syrup, ice cubes and soda to the glass.
  • Give it a little stir, garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedge and the rose mojito is ready. Serve cold.

Lemon ice tea

  • Soak tea bags of black tea together in hot water.
  • In another glass add lime juice, sugar and the water which has black teabags.
  • Mix everything using a spoon and the lemon ice tea is ready. Serve cold.

Cucumber cooler

  • Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge and then coat the rim of the glass with sugar.
  • Add sugar, lime juice, mint leaves to the glass and crush everything using a muddler.
  • In a mixer, add 1 whole cucumber and some ice cubes. Grind them in the mixer and make a thick paste.
  • Add this cucumber and ice mixture to the glass and also add some soda to the glass.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedges and serve cold.

Step by step recipe for summer drinks 4 ways with pictures

Kulukki sharbat

  1. Take 1 tsp basil/sabja seeds and soak them in water. The seeds will start absorbing water and start to grow.summer drinks 4 ways
  2. Keep the seeds aside for 10 minutes. Once the seeds get a jelly-like coating then they are ready. Strain out the extra water.
  3. Now add 2 tbsp sugar, 10 to 15 fresh mint leaves, 1 tbsp lime juice to a glass. Crush everything slightly using a muddler.
  4. Add a slit green chilli and basil seeds that were soaked earlier to the glass. Also, add a few ice cubes and chilled water to the glass.
  5. Transfer the drink to a shaker and give it a nice shake. Pour the drink back to the glass, garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedge. kulukki sharbat is now ready, serve this delicious summer drink cold.kulukki sharbat

 

Rose mojito

  1. Take 1 tsp basil/sabja seeds and soak them in water. The seeds will start absorbing water and start to grow.
  2. Keep the seeds aside for 10 minutes. Once the seeds get a jelly-like coating then they are ready. Strain out the extra water.
  3. In a glass add 3 to 4 lime wedges, 8 to 10 mint leaves, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp lime juice and crush everything using a muddler.
  4. Add 2 tbsp soaked sabja seeds, 3 tbsp rose syrup, ice cubes and soda to the glass.
  5. Give it a little stir, garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedge and so the rose mojito is ready. Serve cold.rose mojito

 

Lemon ice tea

  1. Soak 4 tea bags of black tea together in 2 cups of hot water.
  2. In another glass add 2 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp sugar and the water which has black tea bags.
  3. Mix everything using a spoon and the refreshing summer drink- lemon ice tea is now ready. Serve cold.lemon ice tea

 

Cucumber cooler

  1. Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge and then coat the rim of the glass with sugar.summer drinks 4 ways
  2. Add 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp lime juice, 8 to 10 mint leaves to the glass and crush everything using a muddler.
  3. In a mixer, add 1 whole cucumber and some ice cubes. Grind them in the mixer and make a thick paste.
  4. Add this cucumber and ice mixture to the glass and also add some soda to the glass.
  5. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedges. The refreshing cucumber cooler is now ready, serve cold.cucumber cooler

So, try these super delicious summer drinks in 4 ways- kulukki sharbat, rose mojito, lemon ice tea and cucumber cooler.

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