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Summertime is right around the corner and that means enjoying a cool drink while sitting in the sunshine! If you’re looking for some refreshing drinks, we’ve got you covered! These drinks are perfect to bring to your Memorial Day picnic and share with friends. You can find more recipes like this on our Food Monster App!

1. Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade

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Lemonade is great all year, but with the warmer weather approaching, it becomes even more refreshing and delicious! Add some blueberries to make an amazing infusion of flavor for this Blueberry Lemonade by Maryea Flaherty.

2. Pine Needle Vodka Lemonade with Blueberries

Pine Needle Vodka Lemonade with Blueberries

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This Pine Needle Vodka Lemonade with Blueberries by Gabriela Lupu is made with homemade pine needle syrup to sweeten it up! The syrup can be used for other drinks as well – keep it in the fridge and make your own custom cocktails. Taking out the vodka also makes this drink kid-friendly. Quick but delicious, make for guests or yourself!

3. Turmeric Glow Lemonade

Turmeric Glow Lemonade

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This Turmeric Glow Lemonade by Shannon Leparski is a game-changer, mostly because it’s so lemony and a little bit spicy with a touch of sweetness. Refreshing and thirst-quenching like no other. You can mix this up in 30 seconds. Drink it any time of day, when your body is thirsty for a drink that’s a step up from water.

4. Jal Jeera: Refreshing Indian Spiced Lemonade

Jal Jeera: Refreshing Indian Spiced Lemonade

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This herbaceous Jal Jeera: Refreshing Indian Spiced Lemonade by Anupama Paliwal is best described as spiced lemonade, and can be made in just 2 minutes. Every single sip of this chilled drink will take your taste buds on a joy ride. The unique flavor of this lemonade comes from the combo of two fresh herbs — coriander and mint, and spices like roasted cumin powder, dry mango powder, ground black pepper, and black salt.

5. Carrot Orange Pineapple Detox Juice

Carrot Orange Pineapple Detox Juice

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Chock full of vitamins and minerals, this Carrot Orange Pineapple Detox Juice by Nicole Dunaim is a delicious dose of health! Easy to make with no juicer required!

6. Refreshing Peach Juice

Refreshing Peach Juice

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This Refreshing Peach Juice by Nita Ragoonanan is perfectly sweet, fresh, and tasty. It’s so good for when the warm weather hits. Simple to make and delicious to drink!

7. Hibiscus and Rose Cordial 

Hibiscus and Rose Cordial 

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This Hibiscus and Rose Cordial by Rosie Newton and Dillon Sivyour is a fresh, vibrant, and delightful beverage that tastes like a little sip of spring. The hibiscus and rose petals are simmered in a pot of water with a touch of agave and finished with a splash of lime juice to complete this simple but elegant drink.

8. White Apple Sangria

White Apple Sangria

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This White Apple Sangria by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is full of rich apple flavor and is a great drink after a long day of in the sun.

9. Peach Ginger Sangria

Peach Ginger Sangria

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This Peach Ginger Sangria by Stephanie Darby is super simple in flavor, cost, and preparation. Perfect for a humid outdoor cookout or a dreary rainy day pick me up. The one rule is that you must make it with Vinho Verde. This is by far my favorite summer wine. Light, crisp, and just a little bubbly, it is a classic sangria starter.

10. Cardamom, Rosewater, and Sweet Cherry Lassi

10. Cardamom, Rosewater, and Sweet Cherry Lassi

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Traditionally made with yogurt, this Cardamom, Rosewater, and Sweet Cherry Lassi by Claire Ragozzino uses coconut yogurt, pitted sweet cherries, a splash of rosewater, and a pinch of cardamom for an easy-to-make cooling treat. You can enjoy this on a hot day or whenever you’re needing

11. Mango Ginger Lassi

Mango Ginger Lassi

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A lassi is a traditional drink in India. It is yogurt-based and often has turmeric, rosewater, or saffron added to the mix. This Mango Ginger Lassi by Crissy Cavanaugh has some fresh ginger root added which gives this lassi a little spice! The combination of mango, fermented “yogurt” and ginger is a great way to boost the health of your digestive system.

12. Ayurvedic Turmeric Lassi

Ayurvedic Turmeric Lassi

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This Ayurvedic Turmeric Lassi by Nikki and Zuzana is based on a popular Indian drink that is refreshing and is known to aid in digestion. Traditionally, it consists mainly of plain yogurt, purified water, and spices, making it a powerful and delicious digestive healer. This plant-based version uses dairy-free yogurt and includes turmeric among other spices, that are known to benefit skin, liver, and blood as well.

13. Saffron Pear Iced Tea

Saffron Pear Iced Tea

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ThisSaffron Pear Iced Tea by Charlie Rioux is spicy, sweet, and invigorating. It does have an intense saffron flavor, so only make it if you like saffron! Want to make this into a flavorful cocktail? Add a shot of vodka!

14. Iced Dandelion Latte

Iced Dandelion Latte

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This Iced Dandelion Latte by Jesse Lane Lee is a detoxifying drink that is much healthier than iced coffee. It is made with roasted dandelion root tea which gives it a rich and full-bodied flavor and sweetened with stevia. Iced Dandelion Latte is flavored with a little bit of vanilla, a splash of organic soy milk, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

15. Ginger Kombucha Mimosa

Ginger Kombucha Mimosa

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Have you caught the kombucha fever yet? This bubbly tea drink has been called an “immortal health elixir,” and it’s seriously trendy in the health community. If you add something healthy to your cocktail, it automatically makes it healthy food, right? This Ginger Kombucha Mimosa by The Edgy Veg is perfect for warm days!

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