As the summer heat bears down, nothing is more satisfying than a refreshing agua fresca, spa water, or cocktail. We've compiled 7 amazingly refreshing drinks to help beat the heat, and they all take only moments to stir up. Whether you like your drinks sparkling, infused, or alcoholic, we've got something here for you.
These aguas frescas from Jessica at The Novice Chef feature summer-ripened blackberries and fresh mint leaves for an amazing afternoon thirst-quencher. This bubbly drink is not only delicious, but beautiful, making it perfect when you need to treat yourself or impress a few dinner guests. It's also a great healthy choice when you want the feel of a cocktail, but without the alcohol.
These Spa Water Mules come from Michelle at Elle Talk. They feature the eminently refreshing cucumber alongside fresh mint for the perfect summertime twist to the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. Served in a copper mug, this cocktail will stay deliciously chilled, with a unique blend of relaxing and invigorating flavors that will keep your spirits up under the beaming summer sun.
Looking for a refreshing detox water to get you feeling healthy and hydrated? This recipe from Christine at No Gojis No Glory uses citrus, cucumber, and mint for anti-inflammatory effects, metabolism boosting, and digestive health promotion. Aside from all that, it's also just a great way to make your water more interesting and encourage you to stay hydrated. Your body will thank you.
The mojito is a classic warm-weather cocktail, and it's not difficult to see why: refreshing mint leaves and lime juice are the perfect combination for for that 5 o'clock drink under the hot summer sun. You can also use sparkling water in place of regular water for a bubbly twist.
Looking for a refreshing summer drink kids and adults alike will enjoy? This blueberry & watermelon lemonade from WhatsUpMoms is a perfect solution. Our list wouldn't be complete without something watermelony to grace it; watermelon is summer's most classic refreshing flavor, after all.
Back to cocktails for a moment with this cucumber pimm's cup recipe. If you've never had a pimm's cup, now is the perfect time to try it. Much like the Spa Water Mules above, this recipe has a mix of invigorating ginger and refreshing cucumber, citrus, and mint flavors for a cocktail you won't want to put down, especially when that glass is so nice and cool.
You may have noticed that rose water is a popular ingredient in summertime cosmetics and skincare, but have you ever tried making your own rose-infused water? This recipe from Wallflower Kitchen combines rose petals with lemon juice and strawberries to create a beautiful pink drink with a delightful mix of floral and fruity flavors.
Do you have a go-to summer drink? Let us know in the comments, and stay hydrated, foodies!