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 Summer Drinks

Summer is here! Whether you’re throwing a backyard barbecue or just relaxing on your porch, summer is the season for cool, refreshing beverages. Instead of guzzling sugar-laden sodas this summer, try one of the recipes below, many of which make use of herbs fresh from the garden and farmers market fruit. Use our drink guides to enjoy the fizz of home-carbonated beverages, or the simple taste of infused waters. 

Summer Drink Recipes

Ginger Beer

Homemade Ginger Beer

Tasty homemade ginger beer mixes well with spirits and with elderflower cordial.

+ See the recipe.

Honeydew Seltzer

Honeydew Mint Seltzer

This naturally sweet sparkling water makes a refreshing beverage for a summer day.

+ See the recipe.

Sparkle Plenty Punch

Sparkle Plenty Punch

Serve this refreshing punch in place of wine or cocktails at your ladies’ lunch.

+ See the recipe.

Basil Limeade

Basil Limeade

Pluck fragrant basil straight from your garden for this signature summer drink.

+ See the recipe.

Herbal Iced Teas

Herbal-Iced Teas

Mix in herbs, fruit, flowers and spices to capture the essence of summer.

See the recipe.

Herbal Drinks

Herbal-Iced Drinks

Bored with the same old iced tea? Mix it up with these tasty herbal blends.

+ See the recipe.

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

This cool and refreshing lavender lemonade is perfect for a hot summer day.

+ See the recipe.

Melon Citrus Cooler

Melon-Citrus Cooler

Cantaloupe and honeydew lend a naturally creamy texture to this citrus blend.

+ See the recipe.

3 Ingredient Margarita

3-Ingredient Margarita

All you need is lime juice, tequila and agave nectar for this margarita!

+ See the recipe.

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Infused WaterMake Your Own Soda, Infused Waters and More...

Make Your Own Soda: Carbonation Methods, Flavorings and Recipes 
Whether you’re a home cook or a home brewer, knowing how to make soda can be a valuable addition to your culinary skill set. Get started with this basic info!

Easy Herb-Infused Water Recipes 
Stay hydrated this summer with sugar-free, easy-to-make infused waters.

How to Make Herbal Wine
With easy-to-find equipment, simple ingredients and patience, you can make your own herbal wine that tastes like summer.

summer drink recipes

Post a comment below.


6/20/2014 10:55:58 AM
You can get them at Fingerhut or any one of the their affiliates or at Walmart

6/22/2013 9:49:37 PM

where can I get the dispensers that are pictured?  I could not find the manufacture in the magazine.

I probably missed it as I do have visual impairment. If any one can tell me I will be very grateful.

6/16/2013 3:11:28 PM


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