Whether you're entertaining friends or just relaxing at home with your family, these drinks are a tasty breeze on a hot summer day.
Hibiscus blossoms can be found at Latin grocery stores. Boiling the blossoms in a sugar-water mixture and then steeping infuses
more flavor than just steeping them in warm water. This drink is especially good when made with premium-quality tequila.
View Recipe: Jamaica Margaritas
Here's what you should have on-hand to mix three classic cocktails.
This quintessential summer drink never becomes outdated, though you can always keep things fresh by adding your favorite fruit
juice for a variety of colors and flavors. A favorite of kids and adults alike, this recipe couldn't get much easier: fresh-squeezed
lemons, sugar, and chilled water.
View Recipe: Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
Spanish for "fresh water," agua fresca is a refreshing, fruit-infused drink that is served throughout Mexico. This smooth,
cool, and utterly refreshing frozen drink is so simple: fresh strawberries, lime juice, sugar, and water in a blender. At
just 71 calories, it tastes more indulgent than it really is.
View Recipe: Strawberry Agua Fresca
This Caribbean classic is right at home by the pool, at the beach, or at a backyard bash. In this 5-star recipe, orange juice
meets pineapple juice, guava nectar, and rum. (Leave out the rum for a drink kids will love, too.)
View Recipe: Planter's Punch
This refreshing drink just screams summer, and should be sipped ice cold. It also screams healthful, with an array of antioxidants
from the blackberries.
View Recipe: Blackberry Limeade
Pomegranate juice has become popular recently, thanks to its powerhouse levels of antioxidants and its unique tart flavor.
This drink adds orange and lime juice, plus vodka and grenadine, to create a unique adult beverage that's great to pour at
View Recipe: Pomegranate Cocktail
Tropical coconut and pineapple combine with melon liqueur and the subtle flavor of kiwi in this blended iced cocktail whose
green color looks absolutely gorgeous on any party table. If you can find them, try using golden kiwifruit instead for a sweeter
taste and pretty golden color.
View Recipe: Kiwi Colada
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a tall glass of sweet tea with just the right amount of tart lemon flavor, especially
if sipped in a rocking chair on the porch. The bright citrus flavor of the lemon-verbena syrup will also add sparkle to a
variety of cocktails, so make an extra batch.
View Recipe: Lemon Verbena Iced Tea
A story about urban orchards in Boston provided this dish that combines cocktail and dessert. Peaches and mint bring summery
flavor, while tart lime balances the sweetness, and rum adds a punch.
View Recipe: Spiked Peach Limeade Granita