The sweltering weather has had me thinking about cool and refreshing drinks. Of course the typical ones come to mind, lemonade, limeade and sweet tea.
I personally love limeade made with fresh squeezed limes and simple syrup, add a few springs of mint and you have the perfect drink.
|Iced Sun Tea|
Lemonade is a close second, but it has to be made fresh, never from a mix. Let's face it Summer only comes once a year, you might as well do it right.
For many others Summer wouldn't be summer without sweet tea. I have heard sweet tea recipes are passed from generation to generation, not being from he South I cannot be sure of this. If you are from the South please let me know.
|Peach Tea Punch|
I have to be honest I am not a fan of sweet tea. It is too sweet, just like watermelon which is another summer favorite that I do not enjoy.
|Lemon-blueberry Sweet Tea|
There are limitless possibilities for making a new and refreshing drink, with or without alcohol. You could use berries and stone fruits, or citrus. Early gray, camomile, mint tea and more. Then you can top them off with cilantro, mint, basil or lavender.
I actually was surprised buy all of the interesting combinations that I found, and as I mentioned these are just a few of the drinks I found. Perhaps in another post I will have to compile of alcoholic beverages, after all who doesn't love a fruity cocktail?
Do you have a favorite summer drink or a recipe for one that you are willing to share? I enjoy hearing your likes and dislikes, recipes and suggestions, so do not be shy and share with us.
I hope that you find time to sit back today with your favorite drink and savor a moment today! Enjoy!