Top 10 Refreshing Summer Drinks: Beat the Heat with these Cool Beverages!

Summer Drinks
29 Mar 2024
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Top 10 Refreshing Summer Drinks: Beat the Heat with these Cool Beverages!

    Already feeling the heat? Yes, summer is here. It is a time of the year when the joyous singing of birds, the soft rustle of leaves in the breeze, and the brilliant hues of blooming flowers paint the landscape in shades of pink, purple, and gold. These noises and colors awaken the dormant earth. 

    Summer is also the season that makes you feel immense heat and drenches your body. The things that strike our memory as soon as we hear the word summer are raised temperatures, scorching heat, and long days. 

    Summer in subcontinents like India where the temperature rises to grow to peak it is true that our body takes more toil to keep up with the heat. 

    As the sun constantly sucks energy from us, we must find effective ways to rehydrate ourselves and maximize our fluid intake to tackle the summer season. 

    Nothing is more satisfying than sipping a cold drink under the scorching sun. Find out more about the summertime beverages ideal for remaining cool throughout the warmest months of the year.

    10 Best Summer Drinks


    Join us on a refreshing journey to find out the Top 10 summer drinks that help you rejuvenate, refresh, and rehydrate.

    1. Lemon mint lemonade: 

    A glass of freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot summer's day is relaxing. Add water to freshly squeezed lemon juice, then taste and adjust with sugar or honey. Add some crushed mint leaves or a dash of sparkling water for an added fizz to give it an extra twist.


    2. Watermelon Juice: 

    We see a wave of green and red as we pass the roads or in supermarkets—watermelon. As we know, watermelon has the highest water content, which is essential. This makes watermelon the inevitable shield that refreshes us every time. Be it a chuck eaten as such or blended with ice; it soothes the body with chillness. 


    3. Tender coconut water/ Coconut smoothies: 

    Coconuts are rich in electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals. They rehydrate us with potassium and magnesium that are lost during sweating. To level up the flavor for added richness and satisfy your craving with any fruit -coconut smoothie. Greek yogurt, coconut milk, ice, and fruit of your choice are blended until smooth and creamy. 


    4. Jal jeera: 

    A traditional beverage from North India, Jal Jeera is produced by mixing tamarind, cumin, coriander, and mint with sugar and water. The drink's name translates to "cumin water" in Hindi since the words "jal" and "jeera" represent water and cumin, respectively. Along with the refreshing flavor, this drink cools your body temperature. 

    5. Ice apple sharbat: 

    The cooling and body-healing qualities of ice apples have made them a staple in Ayurvedic and Siddha treatment for ages. The fruit's flesh can be blended with sugar and water to create a delicious drink. People mix flavors of their choice and make a so-called popular sharbat, which is widespread all over India. 

    6. Nannari Sharbat – The flavor of south:

    In Tamil Nadu, nannari sharbat is a popular beverage, especially in the sweltering summer months. It's a cool beverage from the Nannari plant's root blended with sugar and water. The beverage is prepared from the roots of the Indian sarsaparilla, or Nannari, plant, which is renowned for its therapeutic qualities. They are cooked in water to extract the flavor and nutrients from the roots. Squeezed lime or lemon juice, sugar, and water are combined with the resulting syrup. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, nannari is used for its cooling effects. 


    7. Lassi and buttermilk:

    The two varieties of curd are known for their coolant properties. Lassi is an Indian yogurt made of curd and a sugar blend that is served chilled. Various fruits like mango and strawberry are added to enrich the flavor. This popular Indian beverage is more than simply a drink; whether it's the refreshing sting of cucumber lassi or the creamy sweetness of mango lassi, it's a moment of happiness in the intense heat. Buttermilk is a refreshing elixir that relieves scorching afternoons. It is a beloved summertime treat that may be consumed simply or flavored with herbs and spices. It's a low-key yet delightful treat that cools and relieves even the warmest days.


    8. Iced tea: 

    No matter the time or season, tea is always a refreshing drink that energizes your soul. Iced tea is a customizable summertime beverage that can be experimented with different flavor combinations. Remember to add plenty of fresh herbs for an even more flavorful pop.


    9. Ragi Ambali: 

    A traditional, much-forgotten but well-liked drink from the Indian state of Karnataka is called ragi Ambala. Buttermilk, water, and finger millet flour are the ingredients. It's a healthy beverage with cooling qualities and a high calcium content. In addition, this beverage is ideal for relieving thirst in the sweltering summer months. 


    10. Cocktails: 

    Summer cocktails are for adults who expect a little spice and booze in their drinks. They are a classic combination of various tropical fruits, refreshing herbs, and a little alcohol.  Mojito, pina colada, and Paloma are some of those refreshing cocktails perfect for the summer heat. Sit back and enjoy the cocktail in the summer sunset. 


    Why do you need to be hydrated in summer?


    The human body is made up of about 60 percent water, and at this time of year, excess heat drains our water and fluids in the form of sweat. This causes our body to dehydrate and lose a lot of electrolytes, which may lead to several other health complications. Water is essential for the proper functioning of the kidney ,every organ and to have a healthy skin. To compensate for the excess fluid loss and prevent dehydration, it becomes a top priority to stay hydrated and consume summer drinks. 




    1. How can I prepare summer drinks in my own home?

    It's simple and enjoyable to make your summer drinks at home! To begin, select your preferred fruits, herbs, and flavors; next, mix them with a base (water, juice, soda, or alcohol) if desired. Try several combinations until you discover the ideal dish that meets your palate.


    2. How can I avoid dehydration on scorching summer days?

    You should always consume a lot of water-rich foods and drinks, such as strawberries, cucumbers, and watermelon, in addition to consuming a lot of water and other hydrating drinks. Always remember to stay hydrated during the day, especially if you're spending time in the sun outside.


    3. What are some traditional Indian summer drinks?

    Aam Panna (raw mango drink), Nimbu Pani (lemonade), Jaljeera (spiced cumin water), Chaas (buttermilk), and Thandai (spiced milk drink) are examples of traditional Indian summertime beverages. In addition to being cool, these beverages also provide relief from the summer heat.


    4. What are some benefits of using seasonal fruits in summer drinks?

    In summertime beverages, using seasonal fruits guarantees optimum nutritional value, maximum freshness, and ideal flavor. Seasonal fruits are more likely to be sweeter, juicier, and loaded with antioxidants and vitamins when they are at their ripest.


    Takeaway tale


    Let's toast to the simple pleasures of summer as we enjoy the intense heat and revel in the light of long, sunny days. The world of summer drinks offers an extensive range of flavors and experiences, from traditional lemonades to unique cocktails, all of which entice us to enjoy the season fully.

                                                                      Quench your thirst and welcome the sunshine!

    Written by
    Dr. Thamizhakaran K SMedical Content Writer
    AboutThamizhakaran K S is a Medical Content writer at Mr.Med. He completed Doctor of pharmacy from Annamalai University in 2023. He has worked as clinical pharmacist intern at Government Cuddalore medical college and hospital. During internship he gained expertise on clinical pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics and clinical research. He also published a research project in International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research. He has thorough knowledge on clinical trial methodologies and various pharmacovigilance guidelines. He possesses a strong interest in writing and uses his research skills to clearly communicate health information to the readers.
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