The best way to keep cool in the summer is to whip up a few ice-cold beverages. Whether you are serving adults or children, you can find a variety of recipes online to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Take a few minutes and put together a grocery list of fresh fruits and juices to create different types of beverages that everyone can enjoy.
Here is a list of cool summer beverages that you can prepare this summer to beat the heat.
Take your favorite margarita mix and blend in some crushed ice until it has the consistency of a slushie. Coat the rim of the glass with bar salt. Pour in the margarita mixture and garnish with a slice of lime. Grab your deck chair and sit back. There’s nothing better than relaxing with a cold drink on a hot summer day. Make this beverage by the gallon and keep it in a small ice cream bucket in the freezer so you can have a glass any time you choose.
Mint Julep Slush
Using your favorite mint julep recipe, blend in some crushed ice and add a few sprigs of mint for garnish. Mint julep slushes are a great way to end a long day of hard work. This is a great recipe to make in bulk. Store the extra in the freezer and enjoy a glass any time you feel like it.
There is something about an ice-cold lemonade that sets off a hot summer day. Using your best fresh lemonade recipe, add some crushed ice and blend till smooth. Serve in tall glasses and garnish with a slice of lemon. This is a great recipe for a family barbecue or for simply relaxing after a long day at work. If you want to transform this into an adult beverage, add an ounce of your favorite vodka before blending the ice and lemonade.
Watermelon is a great refresher on a hot day. You can start by making a few watermelon slushies for the kids and then add a little daiquiri mix to turn yours into a smooth adult beverage. For every one cup of cubed watermelon, add enough sugar to taste and a splash or two of lime juice. Blend with crushed ice and garnish with a watermelon wedge.
During the summer, you want to enjoy your days and relax with a beverage that will cool you off. Adults and children alike enjoy a cold beverage. There are many non-alcoholic beverages you can serve your children that can be easily converted to adult beverages just by adding an ounce or two of your favorite alcohol. Mix a few of the beverages in advance and store them in the freezer. This way, you can enjoy an ice-cold beverage any time you want. Enjoy your summer with a cold beverage any time you want!
At Sparkling Clear Pool Service, we can help you keep your pool clean, sanitary, and safe. Be sure to contact us on 214-361-0255 for all of your pool maintenance needs in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and beyond!