Summer Drink Recipes

Hot summer days call for refreshing drinks. Whip up these family- and figure-friendly summer beverages for a sweet way to cool down. Light, bright and refreshing, they’re just what you’ll want in your glass when the weather heats up. Here have some special drinks for you .

 

1.Peach-Thyme Iced Tea

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Try this recipe: Peach-Thyme Iced Tea

So sweet! You’ll need about 8 medium fresh peaches to get the 6 cups of slices in this recipe.Ingredients: Honey, fresh thyme, fresh or frozen peach slices, black tea bags, lemon juice, bourbon (optional), thyme sprigs and lemon slices for garnish

Calories: 160

2.WatermelonSlushie

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Try this recipe: Watermelon Slushie

Did you know? Watermelon is 92 percent water (hence the name!), so it’s super hydrating.

Ingredients: Seedless watermelon cubes, fresh lime juice, honey, jalapeño, silver tequila (optional), mint sprigs and watermelon wedge for garnish

Calories: 120

 

3.Cucumber, Fennel, and Lemon Spritzer

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Try this recipe: Cucumber, Fennel, and Lemon Spritzer

If you don’t care for the licorice taste of fennel, omit it and add another cucumber.

Ingredients: Cucumbers, large fennel bulb, club soda, honey, fresh lemon juice, sea salt, limoncello (optional), lemon-peel strips and small fennel fronds for garnish

Calories: 75


4.Homemade Ginger Ale

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Try this recipe: Homemade Ginger Ale

Get that same crisp taste as store-bought versions (and half the calories) with this simple recipe. Combining a simple syrup made with fresh ginger and club soda will satisfy even the strongest soda craving.

Ingredients: Sugar, ginger, water, club soda, candied ginger pieces

Calories: 71

 

5.Limeade


Try this recipe: Limeade

This tart alternative to lemonade is absolutely delicious with a Mexican meal. Plus, at a little over 100 calories per serving, this drink is much more diet-friendly than a margarita.

Ingredients: Water, sugar, lime rind, lime juice, ice water

Calories: 105 (for 8 ounces)

Source: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20388773,00.html#limeade

 

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