3 great drinks for the summer


Cool off by trying these 3 great summer drinks! Graphic by Bridget Frame.

Living in the south means that the weather isn’t as normal as other regions. Specifically, in Georgia, it often stays hotter for longer, sometimes a bit into the fall season. So, while I wait for the colder weather to roll in, I created some cold drinks to sip on.


Crazy Chocolate Chai

Chai is a delicious drink served hot or iced. But something that makes it even better is chocolate. I took one of my favorite chai concentrates, Rishi, and mixed half of it with chocolate syrup. After that was thoroughly mixed, I added it to a half cup of milk. After stirring, I poured it over ice. This resulted in a great cold drink for when you are in the mood for something sweet.


Lazy Cherry Lemonade

I always believe there is an easier way to do things. Using lemonade powder is a quick way to make a nice, cold glass of lemonade fast. But this recipe takes lemonade to a new level. First, I mixed half a scoop of lemonade powder and water. I set this mixture aside and filled a glass with ice and then added 6 pitted cherries to the glass. Next, I poured the lemonade mixture over the ice and cherries and stirred. This drink is perfect for outdoor gatherings and picnics!


Sunset Smoothie

Smoothies are a staple for the hot weather. But sometimes it can get monotonous to have the same strawberry and banana drink. So, I created a smoothie with some different summer fruits. I used a hand blender to blend ice, 2 ounces of orange juice, ⅓ of a nectarine, 8 raspberries and 14 blackberries. After thoroughly blending this mixture together, I had a gorgeous, antioxidant rich smoothie.