Best Summer Drink Recipes

Cool off one of our best summer drink recipes.
by GRIT staff
July 2013

Nothing refreshes like Old-School Lemonade.
Karen Keb


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When the summer sun blazes, few things refresh like an ice cold glass of lemonade, iced tea or homemade soda. Making these rejuvenating coolers is easy and many of the ingredients are already growing in your backyard garden – and the rest are in the pantry. If you’re feeling adventurous, try putting excess berries or honey to use in homemade beer and wine. If you’re an iced tea aficionado, make it the easy way  in your drip coffee maker. Just put mint, herbal blend and/or tea leaves in the clean filter basket and run normally. Looking to add a little pizzazz to that traditional lemonade? Dress it up with any number of ingredients, including berries, honey, mint, sage and other herbs. Experiment to find your favorite combination; share with your friends and watch their eyes light up. You can’t go wrong when it comes to the summertime cool down! 

Best Summer Drinks


Rhubarb-Strawberry Honey Lemonade  

Rose Petal Pop  

Fresh Mint Iced Tea  

Homemade Fruit Wine  

Homebrewed Beer  

Fresh Violet Soda  

Homemade Ginger Ale  

Old-School Lemonade or Limeade  

Homebrewed Kombucha  

Country Honey Wine  








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