Two Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes to Impress Your Guests

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Refreshing beverages are a great way to cool down during the hot summer months. Get a little fancy the next time you entertain and whip up these fruity and fun non-alcoholic beverages!

WATERMELON COOLER

watermelon cooler drink

Put that extra watermelon to good use!

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 cups of seedless watermelon (1 medium-sized watermelon), cut into chunks
  • 1/2 peeled cucumber, cut into chunks
  • 5 -10 mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • a pinch of salt

How to Make Watermelon Coolers:

  1. Place all of the above ingredients into a blender, and process until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender, this may have to be done in multiple batches.

  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer and into a bowl, getting all of the liquid out by pressing the solids with a wooden spoon.

  3. Place the watermelon mixture into the blender again with ice cubes added. The amount of ice cubes added depends on how slushy you want the drink to turn out.

  4. If desired, garnish with a slice of watermelon and/or a sprig of mint.

  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

KIWI LEMONADE SPRITZER

Kiwi lemonade spritzer drink

Ingredients:

  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 6 kiwis
  • 2 c. lemon juice
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 L bottle seltzer water
  • lemon and/or kiwi wedges

How to Make Kiwi Lemonade Spritzers:

  1. Place the sugar and kiwi in a blender and purée until smooth.

  2. Stir together the lemon juice and water in a 1-quart container.

  3. Stir in the kiwi purée

  4. Chill until the mixture is very cold

  5. To serve, add ½ cup of kiwi mixture with ½ seltzer water over ice.

  6. If desired, lemon and/or kiwi wedges can be added as a garnish

We hope you have a happy and healthy summer while living here at Partridge Hill! Let’s see what kind of drink recipes we come up with in the fall (not that we’re rushing summer)!

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