Summers and on and everyone wants to be calm and cold so here are some yummy drinks to dash this summer.

Nothing tastes more like summer than a refreshing glass of lemonade.
lemonade: mix 2 tablespoons of fresh mint , add ice, salt to taste, and juice of 1 lemon to 1 glass of water and you are done.

Iced Fruit Punch.
you can choose one of your favorite -orange, pineapple, grape, cranberry, and lemon.
Make the ice:
Freeze juice in ice trays. When solid, release from molds.
Make the punch:
Fill the glass,pour the ice cubes add sugar/salt and serve immediately.

Strawberry Lemonade
bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Let cool completely.
Place strawberries in blender with 1/2 cup lemonade mixture. Blend until puréed. Strain purée through a fine sieve to remove seeds. Add purée to remaining lemonade mixture; stir well to combine. Refrigerate until serving.
Stir in seltzer. Pour over ice. Garnish with lemon and mint, if using.

Watermelon Cooler
4-5 cups of seedless 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 And
a pinch of salt
Place all the ingredients in a blender, and process until it smooth. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a bowl, pressing the solids with a wooden spoon to get all the liquid out.
Place the watermelon mixture back in your blender and add ice cubes. Depending on how slushy you want it, add your ice cubes accordingly.

White Iced Tea
4 white tea bags
4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Fresh tarragon sprigs, to taste
Steep 4 white tea bags in 4 cups boiling water, then chill.
Bring 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil, add tarragon, and steep until cool. Sweeten to taste with the resulting tarragon syrup, which will add a licorice note to the tea.</>


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