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Summer drinks: Five refreshing trend recipes

Summer is here! And with it the time for delicious, refreshing drinks. We present you the coolest summer drink recipes for hot days, including creative cocktails and a very special iced tea!

Tip: The recipe ingredients are for 4 glasses. For alcoholic drinks, you can always find a non-alcoholic alternative under “Preparation”.

#1 Limoncello Spritz

The sweet lemon liqueur from Italy is a classic. As Limoncello Spritz, it now comes in a new guise as the trendsetter among summer drinks 2022. The recipe is also very easy and quick to prepare.

Ingredients for 4 drinks

  • 1 organic lemon
  • 160 ml limoncello
  • 400 ml prosecco
  • 160 ml mineral water
  • 3 sprigs lemon balm
  • 12 ice cubes
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Preparation

Wash the lemon and mint. Cut the lemon into even thin slices. Divide the ice cubes among the glasses, pour Limoncello, add Prosecco and water. Lightly grind the mint leaves and add them to the Limoncello Spritz together with the lemon slices. Ready is one of the most popular summer drinks 2022!

Alcohol-free recipe variant: Instead of Limoncello, simply use lemon syrup and tonic water. Test the right mixing ratio of sweet and sour according to your own taste preferences.

#2 Strawberry Gin Tonic

What’s even more delicious than gin and tonic? Well, strawberry, gin and tonic, of course! Add some fruit to this delicious summer drink with this recipe!

Ingredients for 4 drinks

  • 4 cl strawberry syrup
  • 400 g strawberries
  • 8 cl gin
  • 360 ml tonic water
  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • 4 squirts of lemon juice
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Preparation

Remove the leaves from the strawberries and wash the fruits. Now cut the strawberries into small pieces and divide them among the glasses. Add ice cubes, strawberry syrup, lemon juice and gin. Top with tonic water and garnish the glasses with mint sprigs and leaves.

Alcohol-free recipe-variant: Instead of gin, simply use non-alcoholic gin for summer drinks without percentages. Alcohol-free gin is now available in a wide range of varieties and flavors. For the strawberry gin and tonic, we recommend the classic juniper-infused gin.

#3 Infused Water

Infused water is a different way to drink water. It is one of the healthiest summer drinks of all, because infused water is alcohol-free and contains only fresh water and fruits or herbs. So unlike store-bought iced tea, the water comes completely without added sugar for this recipe.

Ingredients for 4 drinks

  • 1 water carafe
  • 4 fresh sprigs of lemon balm
  • 4 fresh sprigs of peppermint
  • 1 lemon
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Preparation

Fill the carafe with fresh cold water. Quarter the lemon and add to the water along with the lemon balm and mint sprigs. Place the carafe in the refrigerator and leave to infuse overnight or for at least 8 hours.

Tip: Infused water can also be made with other fruits, depending on the recipe. Fresh fruits or frozen fruit blends are suitable for this purpose.

#4 Butterfly Pea Tea

Buttlerfly Pea Tea immediately catches the eye with its stunning blue color. But the color is not everything, the Butterfly Pea Tea also tastes delicious – as a healthy, refreshing iced tea and thus one of the most original summer drinks.

Ingredients for 4 drinks

  • 24 pieces of butterfly pea flowers
  • 1000 ml hot water
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 squirts of lemon
  • 12 ice cubes
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Preparation

Bring water to a boil. Separate the pollen of the butterfly flowers from the stems, add to the hot water and steep the tea for 10 minutes. Then strain the flowers and let the tea cool to room temperature. Add the honey and put the tea in the refrigerator for half an hour. Then serve with ice cubes and add a dash of lemon juice in front of the guests, so that the blue iced tea turns purple. The wow effect is guaranteed!

#5 Bajan Mojito

A well-known cocktail among the summer drinks presents itself in a new guise. Unlike the traditional Mojito, the Bajan Mojito includes another delicious ingredient: passion fruit. The fruit gives the Mojito an refreshing exotic kick, making it a real surprise hit among summer drinks.

Ingredients for 4 drinks

  • 20 cl white or brown rum
  • 8 teaspoons cane sugar
  • 1 passion fruit
  • 4 limes
  • 40 cl mineral water
  • 4 fresh mint sprigs
  • 20 ice cubes
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Preparation

Cut the passion fruit in half, scoop out the pulp and divide among the glasses. Add the mint and carefully puree everything. Quarter the limes and add them with the mint, ice cubes and cane sugar. Add mineral water and rum and serve the summer drinks.

Alcohol-free recipe-variant: Use lemonade instead of rum and a dash of sugar syrup for sweetness, if desired. Ready are the non-alcoholic, refreshing summer drinks for your guests!

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