Summer is definitely not welcomed as openly as winters or monsoons are in the tropical nation of India. After the chilly winters that the climate has to offer, the scorching heat is definitely something that people don’t anticipate happily. But thank god we have our ways to take care of the heat. While we do have air-conditioners to keep the temperature indoors cold and comfy, the choice of food also plays a major role in the mission to beat the heat. And one of those ways is by consuming a delicious tall glass of a rejuvenating drink. We’ve got some really refreshing drinks for you to try out this summer to beat the heat.
A Lemonade has to be the signature summer drink. However, this recipe takes the refreshing and tangy flavour of the lemonade to the next level with the inclusion of jamuns or Java Plums. This results in something truly unexpected, beautiful, colourful and of course, delicious.
The entire premise of drinking something chilled on a hot summer day is to cool your body and mind from the inside to the outside. And nothing does it better than this cool and calming drink. Beautiful red rose syrup is mixed with fresh coconut water, along with sabza seeds, redefining the essence of a chilling drink.
Watermelon is the fruit people crave for during the summers. Not only does it tastes delicious, but it also has properties to energise and rejuvenate an exhausted body on a hot summer day. This recipe uses watermelon and gives it a tangy twist with the inclusion of lemon juice, topping it with some soda and turning it into a delicious carnival of flavours.
Pineapple is another fruit that not only tastes delicious but is also nutritious for us. And this drink tries to take it to the next level with the inclusion of some ginger to the mix. Ginger is known for its warm zing that soothes the throat and in this recipe, it is a refreshing contrast.
Summers in India also bring juicy Lychees to the markets and this drink recipe pairs this with the exotic Dragon Fruit. Both these fruits are known for their subtle yet effective flavours, and this cocktail enhances this and takes it to the next level, while also keeping you chilled.
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