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12 Awesome Juices for keeping cool during Summer

If you are looking for various juices for summer, you have come to the right place. Here we have compiled a list of 12 different recipes you will most certainly want to try. 

12 Juices for Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and soon you will be craving for a cold refreshing drink. Nothing beats opening that fridge on a hot summer's afternoon and having a cold pre-prepared bottle of icy cold juice sitting in front of you. 

​So with that in mind I thought it would make sense to find a few fantastic juice recipes for summer which you can make for those long stinking hot summer days.

You may, in fact, have previously seen that I did one of these lists for winter juices too, and the feedback I received was very positive, so I hope you all get some enjoyment from this list of juices as well.

Now before I reveal the various juice recipes, I'd like to say something that some of my regular readers may find baffling.

Ready?

Okay, so these juice recipes are not entirely, how should we say it.. umm healthy. That's right. Many of the recipes that I have included here have sugar and alcohol content, two big no no's if you are currently watching your waistline (source).

But sometimes you just need to treat yourself. And although these might not be the healthiest drinks you'll ever drink, they certainly beat a chocolate ice-cream!

12 Juices for summer that you must try!

1. Thai Tea Recipe

This recipe’s got two options that involves using organic black tea bags and Pantai Thai Tea Mix. Choose your wild!

Ingredients:

Option #1 - Thai Tea Mix

  • 1 cup (80g) Pantai Thai Tea Mix
  • 4 cups (960ml) water
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • about 1 cup (240ml) half and half (some folks also use coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk)
  • ice

Option #2 - Using Organic Tea Bags:

  • 4 cups (960ml) water
  • 4 organic black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 anise stars
  • 1 green cardamom pod, smashed
  • 2 whole cloves
  • about 1 cup (240ml) half and half (some folks also use coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk)
  • ice

Method:

Option #1 - Thai Tea Mix Directions:

Bring water to boil and add the thai tea mix. Add sugar and gently stir to completely dissolve sugar. Gently boil tea for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Let tea steep for at least 30 mins and allow to cool. Strain the tea leaves if you are using Thai tea mix. Fill glasses with ice and pour the tea in --leaving room for filling in the other half (or the creamer). An 8-oz. glass tastes better with 2-3 tbsps. half and half to get it creamier.

Option #2 - Using Organic Tea Bags Directions:

Add the tea bags, sugar, anise starts, cardamom pod and cloves to boiled water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Gently boil tea for 3 mins. Remove from heat and allow tea to steep for 30 mins. Cool.

Remove tea bags and spoon out anise seeds, cardamom pod and cloves. Refrigerate it so it can be chilled.

This recipe is from whiteonricecouple.com


2. Raspberry Lemonade Spritzer

Set your body towards a cooler temperature with this refreshing drink made from raspberries and lemon slices. It’s also a good source of fiber and Vitamin C.

Raspberry Lemonade Spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz San Pellegrino Limonata
  • 1 Tbsp raspberry jam
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • fresh raspberries for muddling & garnish
  • lemon slices for garnish
  • mint

Method:

  1. Muddle 4 raspberries in a glass. Add 1 Tbsp raspberry jam and top with a splash of Limonata.
  2. Fill glass with ice. Top it with Limonata and lemon juice. Garnish with berries, mint and lemon slices.

This recipe is from freutcake.com


3. Ginger-Peach Soda

This delicious and healthy drink can quench your thirst this summer. It has L Seltzer among its ingredients which adds to its bubbly taste.

Ginger-Peach Soda

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 very ripe peaches
  • 2 L Seltzer
  • 16 fresh mint leaves

Method:

1. Bring 1 cup water, sugar, and ginger to a gentle simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar on a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Remove syrup from heat, cover, and steep for about 30 minutes. Over a medium bowl, pour syrup using a fine-mesh sieve on a medium bowl; press minced ginger against the sieve using back of a spoon and discard ginger. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap, and chill well.

2. Distribute peach slices among 8 glasses. For each, lightly press peaches to release  juice. Pour about 2 tbsps chilled syrup over the peaches. Add in ice cubes and top with seltzer. Stir to blend syrup, peach juice, and seltzer and garnish with 2 mint leaves.

This recipe is from womansday.com


4. Apple Cider Swizzle

This summer mashup drink is what you need to cool you down. Add Amaretto and Angostura + other ingredients and voila--you're concoction is complete!

This drink is a little naughty as it obviously includes alcohol. But it was one that is so well suited for summer I had to include it.​

Apple Cider Swizzle

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Amaretto (almond liqueur)
  • 2 ounces hard apple cider
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • apple slice for garnish

Method:

Fill a glass halfway with crushed ice. Add rum, Amaretto, maple syrup, and hard apple cider. Using a swizzle stick to mix until glass turns frosty. Top with bitters and added crushed ice. Garnish with apple slice before serving.

This recipe is from jellytoastblog.com


5. Virgin Frozen Margaritas

This non-alcoholic drink makes you want for more. It provides you with a blast of Vitamin C as well!

Virgin Frozen Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • Lime wedge
  • coarse sugar
  • 1 (6-oz) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened grapefruit juice
  • 4 cups ice cubes

Method:

1. Rub the edge of margarita glasses with lime wedge. Dip the rims on coarse sugar.

​2. Combine limeade concentrate in a blender with unsweetened grapefruit and oranges juices plus ice cubes. Blend until slushy and serve.

This recipe is from tasteandtellblog.com


6. Ginger Basil Grapefruit Mimosas

Perfect for summer days and nights, this drink makes cooling down possible. It is loaded with fibrous grapefruit.

GINGER BASIL GRAPEFRUIT MIMOSAS

Ingredients:

  • 1 grapefruit; plus additional grapefruit for garnish
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 3 x 12oz cans of ginger soda
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup basil simple syrup

Method:

Juice one large grapefruit and another segment of grapefruit for garnishing if preferred. Fill pitcher half way with ice. Pour in soda, simple syrup and fresh grapefruit juice. Mix well. Garnish it with grapefruit slices and fresh basil.

Make a Basil Simple Syrup using 1 c sugar, 1 c water and 1 c loosely packed fresh Basil. Place sugar and water in small pan using medium heat and wait till sugar is dissolved. Add the basil and let stand for 15-20 mins. Strain and discard basil.

 Place syrup in a glass container or squeeze bottle. Cover and chill for 2 hrs. You can also do this with a microwave oven by placing mixture inside container and heating it for 30 secs intervals.

This recipe is from onetwosimplecooking.com


7. Berry Green Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie gives you all the glory of most berries that you can get in one serving. The secret is adding Naturegg Simply Egg Whites to make it more nutritious.

Berry Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup Naturegg Simply Egg Whites
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup ice

Method:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and adjust on medium/high till it reaches your desired consistency .

Pour into glasses and serve immediately!

This recipe is from soberjulie.com


8. Strawberry Fruit Punch Breakfast Cereal Smoothie

This one's perfect not only for kids but for all ages. Add LACTAID® 2% milk and what you get is good nutrition in a bowl or mason jar! 

Strawberry Fruit Punch Breakfast Cereal Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups LACTAID® 2% milk
  • 1 cup Fruit Loops or comparable lactose free cereal
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 6 large strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup ice

Method:

1. Combine all your ingredients in a high-power blender. Blend until smooth.

This recipe is from thecookierookie.com


9. Cranberry Orange Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

Invite friends over for a refreshing cranberry and orange super cooling drink.  It's a perfect mix for all members of the family, too! 

CRANBERRY ORANGE NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAIL

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 glass of Sprite Zero Cranberry
  • Splash of Cranberry Cocktail
  • Splash of No Pulp Orange Juice

Method:

Mix ingredients. Top it with some fresh cranberries.

This recipe is from designdininganddiapers.com


10. Skinny Honey Deuce

Weightwatchers are welcome to try this juice. Skew some honeydew balls and you're up and about.

Skinny Honey Deuce

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Black Raspberry Sugar Free* Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 5 oz Soda Water
  • 3 Skewered Honeydew Melon Balls

Method:

Add the vodka, lemon juice, and sugar free* syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Fill a pint-size glass with ice and strain all shaker contents. Top it with soda water and finally, garnish with melon balls.

This recipe is from eatdrinkandbeskinny.com


11. Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon seems everyone's favorite drink all throughout the summer season. Just peel some cucumber chunks, add in lime juice and you got yourself a delicious cooler.

Watermelon Cooler

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

Method:

1. Divide your ingredients in half, and process it twice if necessary. Place all ingredients inside a blender, and process until smooth. Strain the mixture into a bowl while pressing the solids with a wooden spoon.

2. Place the watermelon mixture back into blender adding ice cubes. Add ice cubes depending on the consistency you want. Serve immediately.

This recipe is from mamasgottabake.com


12. Cucumber Melon Detox Drink

Indulge in this "beat-the-summer-heat" drink of all time!  Mint leaves add to its tangy taste.

Cucumber Melon Detox Drink

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cucumber with peel, cubed
  • 2 cups seedless melon, (we used watermelon)
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, lightly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 quarts water
  • Ice

Method:

Combine cucumber, watermelon, and mint leaves in a large juice pitcher. Gently smash the ingredients ingredients and add lime juice and water.

Allow to steep for an hour at least. Pour water through a strainer on a separate bowl or a juice pitcher to remove all the chunks. Pour ice over it and serve.

This recipe is from skinnyms.com


​So there you have it. 12 fantastically awesome (but a lil naughty) juices for summer you should try. 

As always, let me know how you go with these by leaving a comment below. And if you have another recipe that you've tried and would like to share, please do. I love hearing and trying new juicing ideas.

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Joana Hendy

Hey there, I'm Joana, editor in chief here at The Juice Chief. I'm a prolific blogger with a bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition. I'm deeply passionate about smoothies and organic juicing, nutrition and fitness. I also teach contemporary dance, a career which requires a healthy lifestyle, a sane mind, and a healthy diet.

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