SUMMER: Drinks to Keep Hidrated

  1. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Aug 1, 2020

    Swatiranjan , Aug 1, 2020 :

    Hey Folks!

    Summer is ON but the sun is not that lovely these days. With the pandemic far from over, I hope you are staying safe at home.

    Summer, as a season, is popular for many reasons, but there is nothing like a vacay to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. You get to let loose and live in the moment without a care in the world.

    The entire family is set for a vacation to a hill station to enjoy the breathtaking scenery or cherish the art and vibe the place has to offer. Not having to worry about your academics, meeting deadlines or returning back emails, it sure is cool! Just the thought of it makes me want to escape right now. Talking of which, how many of you like Summers?

    Summer, while being fun, also brings with it a lot of heat and there is nothing like relishing Mangoes, icecreams, beachside hammocks, tours & travels, lots of festivals, fun in the waterparks … wait a minute … Is everything great about summer ????

    Well, "No": those irritating sweat, Loooooong Looooong days (In fact Short short nights :)), Heat waves tanning the entire skin (sometimes I look like a Zebra).

    Unfortunately, travelling isn't as convenient and safe as it once used to be and it might still take a while before we can visit public places without being paranoid. But don't worry, that doesn't mean that you cannot have fun! For what it's worth, the pandemic has taught us new ways of doing things and as the new normal slowly takes shape, it is advisable that we stay at home as much as possible and step out only when it is absolutely necessary.

    So, how to stay hydrated?

    Today I'd like to share some wonderful drinks that will keep you cool, and I hope you can also join with yours! :cool:

    But before we dive into it, here are some summer tips!

    1. Water: Drink lots and lots of water; there is no alternative to water.
    2. Fresh coconut water: The best hydrating fluid.
    3. Lemonade: This evergreen drink not only keeps you hydrated but fills the required vitamin C intake. Be careful of the sugar intake :)
    4. Fruit juices: Fruits rich in Vitamin C like Pineapple & Orange are great during summer
    5. Smoothies: Fruit smoothies like Kiwi, banana, berries, apple, Mango, chocolate, pineapple, pomegranate ; Vegetable smoothies like cucumber, carrot, beetroot, baby spinach/mint leaves or a combination of Vegetable & fruit smoothie can work great in Summer.

    How to make a smoothie?

    It's very simple!
    1. Select your fruit/vegetable or be creative in your mix-ins.
    2. Take a ½ cup of milk ( skimmed milk/coconut milk/almond milk)
    3. Take ½ cup of yogurt/ cream ( To make the smoothie thick and rich)
    4. Honey/ maple syrup/ Sugar ( as little as possible and as per taste; usually many fruits are rich in sugar); Tip: Use a frozen banana as a sweetener; banana in a smoothie never goes wrong.
    5. Use a good blender and blend them all. ( I hope you don't like to chew your smoothie :))
    Keep it in a refrigerator if you want to consume it later.


    Cherry Lemonade

    Source: Pizzazzerie.com

    • For the Cherry Syrup:
      • 3 cups sweet cherries pitted
      • 1 cup granulated sugar
      • 1 cup water
      • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • For the Lemonade:
      • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
      • 1/2 cup fine sugar
      • 4 cups cold water
    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, simmer cherries, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Once cherries are broken down and liquid is syrup-like, remove from heat. This is about 30 minutes.
    2. Strain cherry syrup and discard skins.
    3. Make lemonade by adding lemon juice, sugar, and cold water. Stir well.
    4. Pour cherry syrup into the bottom of each glass (about 1/4 cup) and finish with lemonade.
    5. Garnish with maraschino cherries and lemon slices.
    You can also mix the cherry syrup with the lemonade in a pitcher instead of serving layered-style.


    Pomegranate Pineapple Cooler

    Credits: Candala Davis/Pinterest

    • 1 cup pomegranate juice (1/2 of a 16 ounce bottle), chilled
    • ½ cup chopped pineapple
    • 2 cups ice cubes
    • 1 cup of lemon beverage (preferably carbonated)
    1. Add pomegranate and pineapple in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes and blend until slushy.
    2. Pour the contents in a jar, add the carbonated beverage and serve immediately.


    Blue Lagoon Mocktail

    Credits: Me 😜 @Swatiranjan

    This is not exactly the healthy drink that you're looking for but it is delicious nonetheless, oh and did I mention it looks cool too? :D

    • 2 tbsp blue Curacao syrup
    • 1 slice of lemon
    • 1 cup ice cube ( sorry mine was melted by the time I took photo)
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 300 ml Sprite or 7 UP / or 250 ml Soda water & 50 ml sugar syrup
    • Fresh mint leaves ( a handful)
    • Pinch of salt
    1. Take 2 tbsp of blue Curacao syrup in a glass ( I don't have that mocktail glass 😞)
    2. Take 1 tbsp of lemon juice, mint leaves and sugar syrup/ small amount of sprite and a pinch of salt and mix properly. Add ice cubes and stir it for some time. Add more sprite and fill the glass completely.
    3. Garnish it with a slice of lemon and tadaa..
    4. A gorgeous drink is ready.

    Disclaimer: Those who consume Alcohol; you know what you do; But you can give them a try after all these are not that bad for health :p

    I would like to thank @YRJ for his unconditional help while preparing the thread and @dsmonteiro for making this thread possible.

    Have fun and post your summer drinks recipe with us.

    Keep yourself and your family hydrated.


  2. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer Aug 1, 2020

    YRJ , Aug 1, 2020 :
    A great thread @Swatiranjan :)
    Not only is the idea great but the timing is even better! Looks like I will have something delicious to sip on during the weekend.
    You don't have to thank me, you did most of the heavy lifting :cool:

    Looking forward to some nice recipes.

    @suhantm something you might be interested in I guess? ;)

  3. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Aug 1, 2020

    Swatiranjan , Aug 1, 2020 :
    Thanks a lot. I know I was a little late. But Thanks again for your support in shaping the content.
    I wish to see a lots of new drinks recipe.
    I am in love with the Cherry Lemonade one.


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  5. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Aug 1, 2020

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    Nougat Aug 1, 2020


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  8. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Aug 1, 2020

    the_o2 , Aug 1, 2020 :
    Cheers 🍺🍻
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  9. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016 Aug 1, 2020

    Dresa91 , Aug 1, 2020 :
    great thread and idea @Swatiranjan:)!

    true:D me too!:)
    or Whiskey on the rocks:)

  10. B_Wrath
    Nougat Aug 1, 2020

    B_Wrath , Aug 1, 2020 :
    Whiskey on the rocks is really good too:)

  11. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Aug 1, 2020

    Swatiranjan , via OnePlus 7T , Aug 1, 2020 :
    Wish I could do Cheers with the blue Lagoon mocktail with you guys ...
    I know this is the most favourite for many. Have fun buddy 🍹[e]1f37a[/e]🥃🥂[e]1f37b[/e]🍷[e]1f378[/e]

  12. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Aug 1, 2020

    Swatiranjan , via OnePlus 7T , Aug 1, 2020 :
    That's the best and quick



  13. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016 Aug 1, 2020

    Dresa91 , Aug 1, 2020 :
    yes! :) haha!:)
    cheers buddies:)🥃🥃

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  14. Cakepips
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 1, 2020

    Cakepips , Aug 1, 2020 :
    Great summer thread @Swatiranjan !

    That blue lagoon mocktail throws be back to being on holiday in Turkey and us kids all getting it... (Booking marking it for the next hot day). Good times!

    Personally been fancying doing some ice teas as I have quite a lot of tea leaves (I mean the flavoured ones). I know you have the brew the leaves, then let it cool/chill, plonk some ice and voila... Ice tea. Apparently you can do it with lemonade and you could probably freeze them for a even cooler snack.

    (I'll add more here if I think of any)

  15. Shubham_Ag.
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 1, 2020

  16. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Aug 1, 2020

    Swatiranjan , via OnePlus 7T , Aug 1, 2020 :
    I'll try some ice tea. Tea is not my cup of tea [e]1f61c[/e] . I am a Coffee man. But sure i'll try once....

    I also felt the same about Cherry lemonade. [e]1f60a[/e]

  17. Cakepips
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 1, 2020

    Cakepips , Aug 1, 2020 :
    You could just have... iced coffee. :wink: (Brew, leave till cooled to room temp, add to ice)

  18. Girish.Pranav
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 1, 2020

  19. Batman360
    Lollipop Aug 1, 2020

    Batman360 , Aug 1, 2020 :
    Nicee thread @Swatiranjan , seems like someone is enjoying summer way to much😂😜
    I miss drinking beer, whiskey, etc though, but eh it's better to be safe than being wasted😂

    P.S. Is the spelling of Hydrated in the header image intentionally wrong? 🙄

  20. Batman360
    Lollipop Aug 1, 2020

    Batman360 , Aug 1, 2020 :
    The mug seems to be lonely there, got some extra chairs? 🍻