The Most Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Beverages for Summer
Want to start the summer season the right way? There’s no better way to slide into summer than by indulging in new flavors and recipes to sip by a poolside. Summer sunshine can inspire so many different tastes and flavors to test.
There are endless recipes to try this summer—whether you’re craving citrus to add a sweet tang, or your mouth waters at the thought of an ice cream flavor in your coffee.
Summer sunshine also means hydration is a must. Having a beverage by your side will help cool down the hot temperature and keep your tastebuds satisfied. In this blog, we’ll share some of the most refreshing non-alcoholic beverages for summer. These drinks will help you explore new recipes and stay hydrated all summer long.
If coffee is what fuels your day, then Dalgona coffee is the perfect summer drink to start your mornings off right. Dalgona coffee is a type of whipped coffee that adds an exciting and delicious twist to a classic drink. Dalgona coffee is a Korean recipe that has recently grown popular in the US.
Not only is this summer drink delicious, but it’s simple to make. Dalgona coffee requires all the same ingredients as a regular morning cup of coffee and can be mixed by hand. However, a hand mixer will make the preparation process faster.
Making this beverage is all about mixing. Combine sugar, coffee, and water into a bowl and whisk this mixture until the texture thickens into a foam shape. Once your coffee is the right texture, pour ice and milk into a glass and plop your foam coffee on top. In these simple steps, you’ll have a delicious twist on a classic beverage to start your summer morning off right.
Summer simply isn’t summer without lemonade. This sweet, sour, and refreshing drink can instantly cool down any hot day. Adding a strawberry twist to your lemonade will bring out sweeter flavors and complement the sour citrus of lemons. Strawberry lemonade is also a highly versatile beverage. You can make this drink as simple or complex as you prefer.
If you’re on the go with kids and need to make this delicious drink fast, we recommend a quicker approach to this recipe. Combine lemon juice, sugar, and water with a tasty strawberry concentrated flavoring to create the perfect, ready beverage.
You can also create this beverage with freshly squeezed lemons and a blended strawberry puree. For an even more refreshing twist, we recommend adding a mint garnish at the top of your drink as well. Regardless of your method for creating this masterpiece, it’ll be a sweet treat to quench your summer thirst.
- Lemon Juice
This beverage is a classic favorite and loved by people of all age ranges. A Shirley Temple is a sweet and delicious beverage that’s perfect to pair with the meal. You can drink this beverage at the park, the movies, the pool, or anywhere to cool down from the summer heat. Not only is this drink beloved, but it is also effortless to make.
Simply pour half a can of lime soda and grenadine into a cup and pop off this sweet drink with a cherry. The amount of grenadine you add to this drink can vary depending on how sweet you want your drink to be, so we recommend starting with a teaspoon and adding larger portions until you’ve perfected your recipe. We also recommend adding a mint leaf for an added flavor and refreshing twist if cherries aren’t your favorite fruit.
- Lime soda
A freshly opened can of soda can be so flavorful and refreshing on a scorching summer day. If you’ve recently grown bored of your favorite soda, or you prefer a new twist to this summer drink, turn transforming your soda into a slushie. Soda slushies an incredibly flavorful and easy to make!
First, pick your favorite type of soda. Next, you’ll pour three ice cubes worth of your soda into a soda tray and freeze the tray overnight. After your cubes have frozen completely, you’ll combine them in a blender with another cold can of soda.
The ice cubes will crush and mix with the carbonated drink and transform into a thick and delicious slushie. If you want to add more flavor to your soda slushie, consider adding flavor concentrates into your blender before mixing. Simple additions of cherry or raspberry can make your slushie drink even sweeter.
- Can of favorite soda
- Ice cubes of favorite soda
- Flavor concentrates (optional)
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Who said hot chocolate was a winter drink? With a few easy steps, you can turn this holiday favorite into a summer beverage and dessert. All you’ll need to create this recipe is a blender, ice, cocoa mix, and milk. Pour these ingredients into your blender and mix until the texture of your drink is fluffy and smooth.
Pour this mixture into a serving cup and add some whipped cream to top off this tasty treat. You can add chocolate curls, toffee crunches, cookie crumbs, or any other topping of your choice for an added crunch and flavor. Just like that, this winter drink can be whipped, frozen, and enjoyed by the poolside. Although, you should drink this frozen beverage with caution, as no one wants a brain freeze!
- Cocoa Mix
Indulge in some of the most refreshing non-alcoholic beverages for summer. These beverages add bursts of flavor to your ordinary drinks and keep you hydrated in the summer heat. All of these recipes are also alcohol-free, which means you can make these drinks for your entire family and serve these beverages at your next summer party. Get Suckered can help you perfect these recipes by supplying you with all the beverage concentrates and flavoring you’ll need! Here at Get Suckered, we offer a wide selection of flavors to help you experiment with as many different recipes as possible. Check out our website to learn more about our products and browse our flavors.