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Beat the Heat: Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

by Red Cup Living 07 Aug 2023
Beat the Heat: Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

Introduction 

When the sun blazes overhead, and the temperatures soar, it's time to break out the iconic red beverages cups and cool down with some refreshing summer drinks. From classic lemonades to tropical delights, we will bring the best drink recipes to beat the heat and make your summer days even more enjoyable. Whether you're hosting a backyard BBQ or relaxing by the pool, these thirst-quenching beverages are the perfect companions for your summer adventures.

Watermelon Mint Cooler:

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh watermelon, cubed and deseeded
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  • In a blender, combine the watermelon, lime juice, and mint leaves. Blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher to remove any pulp.
  • Add sparkling water to the pitcher and stir gently to combine.
  • Fill your beverage red cup with ice cubes and pour the watermelon mint cooler over the ice.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and let the refreshing flavors take over.

Iced Peach Green Tea:

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups brewed green tea, chilled
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey (adjust to taste)
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  • In a blender, puree the ripe peaches with a splash of water until smooth.
  • In a beverage red cup, combine the chilled green tea and peach puree.
  • Stir in honey to sweeten the tea, adjusting the amount based on your preference.
  • Add lemon slices for extra zest and refrigerate the mixture for an hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Pour the peach green tea over ice in your beverage red cup, and feel the summer vibes with every sip.

Cucumber-Lemonade Spritzer:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Sparkling water or club soda
  • Lemon slices and mint sprigs for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  • In a blender, blend the cucumber, lemon juice, and mint leaves until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture into a beverage red cup, removing any remaining solids.
  • Add cold water to the pitcher and stir well to mix.
  • Fill your beverage red cup with ice cubes and pour the cucumber-lemonade mixture halfway.
  • Top it off with sparkling water or club soda, garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs, and enjoy the crisp and cool taste.

Tropical Mango-Coconut Smoothie:

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Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  • In a blender, blend the ripe mangoes, coconut milk, Greek yogurt, honey (if using), and vanilla extract until creamy.
  • Add ice cubes to the blender and blend again until the smoothie is chilled and frothy.
  • Pour the tropical mango-coconut smoothie into your beverage red cup and imagine yourself on a beach getaway.

Conclusion:

With Red Cup Living and these refreshing summer drink recipes, you can keep your cool and elevate your summer experience. From the watermelon mint cooler to the tropical mango-coconut smoothie, each drink is a celebration of the season. So, grab your beverage red cup, fill it up, and enjoy the sun-soaked days with these delightful beverages. Cheers to a fantastic summer ahead!

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