Summer days call for refreshing drinks to quench the thirst and to keep us hydrated. While sodas and juices are tempting to reach for, they contain a lot of sugar and calories. Instead, why not try making your own flavored water drinks that are healthy, delicious, and easy to whip up? Put your water filter to great use this summer - whether it’s extra ice cold water for these recipes or filtered ice cubes!
In this blog post, we will share four recipes for refreshing summer drinks that are perfect for sipping while enjoying the summer sun!
1. Lemon and Cucumber Detox Water
Slice one lemon and half a cucumber and put them in a large jug. Add a handful of fresh mint leaves and fill the jug with fresh filtered water. Allow the mixture to infuse in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, pour the detox water over ice and enjoy a refreshing drink that is packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants.
2. Strawberry and Mint Iced Tea
Brew your favorite tea and let it cool down. Blend a cup of fresh strawberries with a handful of fresh mint leaves until smooth. Fill a glass with ice from your ice machine or made from your filtered water, add the blended strawberry mixture, and then top it with the iced tea. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of strawberry. Sip this cooling beverage and enjoy the sweet and refreshing flavor.
3. Pineapple and Coconut Water Cooler
Mix equal parts of fresh pineapple juice and coconut water in a glass. Add a splash of lime juice to enhance the flavor. Stir well and pour over ice. A sip of this tropical drink will make you feel like you're on a beach vacation!
4. Watermelon and Basil Aqua Fresca
Scoop two cups of seedless watermelon into a blender, add a handful of basil leaves, and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids. Fill a glass with filtered ice, pour the watermelon juice over it, and garnish with a basil sprig. This fruity and herbaceous drink will keep you cool on hot summer days.
When the temperature heats up, it's essential to stay hydrated, and what better way than with refreshing and flavorful drinks? These four recipes are easy to make, and you can even experiment with other fruit and herb combinations to create your perfect summer drink. So, ditch the sugar and calorie-laden drinks and make your own refreshing, healthy, and tasty drinks to beat the heat this summer season! Ensure your water filter is not out of date and if you need to replace it shop now at Fridge Filter Shop’s largest selection of water and refrigerator filters!