I’ve never been the kind of person to make a trip to a soda shop every day to pick up a drink, but as soon as the weather starts warming up here in Arizona, I immediately start craving refreshing drinks.
Sometimes I just want something cold and fruity flavored to cool me off in the summer heat, and other times I get a hankering for a smoothie in place of a meal.
Today, I have a collection of all of the best Summer Drink Recipes, which include both flavored drinks—great for serving at parties and BBQ’s—as well as some smoothies that are light and refreshing.
Serving Summer Drinks
Before I get into the Sumer Drink info I wanted to share this link to aLemonade Stand Lo made for me years ago. Not only can your kids have fun serving lemonade, but any cold drink will be sold out on a hot summer day.
The next post I wanted to share is for aBeverage Station that Lo made for me. It’s an easy fun place to put bottled water, juice boxes and soda cans when hosting a BBQ, picnic or party.
You’ll notice that the top buckets are holding napkins and other paper goods, but you could easily put paper umbrellas in one, lemon wedges in another and cups in the third. Place a small table with a beverage dispenser filled with a refreshing homemade drink next to the “beverage station”.
There are so many ways you can serve your drinks. Here are few fun ways you can spruce up the juice:
Have fun straws and paper umbrellas
Use cool drink cups like mason jars, or garnish the glasses with a rim of sugar.
Make extra juice and freeze it into ice cubes or ice blocks. That way you can have a cold drink without worrying the melting ice will dilute the punch.
Carbonation: though it can take several hours for carbonation to completely fizzle out, it’s best not to mix up carbonated drinks too soon.
Use fresh cut fruit in the beverage dispenser/punch bowl.
Keep extra punch in the fridge or in a cooler. Fill the beverage dispenser as needed.
Freeze leftover juice into popsicles.
Delicious Summer Drinks
our go-to Summer Drink recipes
DrinksPink Punch Recipe
All-time Favorite Party Drink - this Pink Drink recipe (aka Baby Shower Punch) takes a minute to make and is made with 3 ingredients including - pink lemonade dry mix, sprite, & pineapple juice!
Disneyland's Copycat Mint Julep recipe - a non-alcoholic drink that is refreshing and DELICIOUS!! Made with lemonade concentrate, creme de menthe syrup, lime juice, sugar, and club soda - topped with mint leaves and cherries!
A tasty 5-ingredient smoothie, perfect for breakfast or a cool refreshing drink on a hot summer day. With peaches, mangos, peach yogurt, and Orange Peach Mango juice, the flavor is undeniably delicious!
My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!