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Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

Sam Keen

There’s something about the sweltering summer days that make you lazy. At times like these, try making some deliciously refreshing summer family drinks.

These recipes will help you and your family stay hydrated to carry on through the summer season, perfect for when you need to sit back and take a break when the heat has gotten to you.

Summer is going strong and winter is a distant dream. 

Family Summer Drinks Recipes

I decided to share four of my favorite summer drinks with all of you. These drinks will allow you to chill and enjoy the fruity splendors of summer.

From light lemonades to jazzy tropical drinksmy top picks have a mix of everything!

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Family Summer Drink Recipes

1. Classic Lemonade

No matter how many summers pass by, lemonades are always on-trend.

There are lots of interesting blends out there that recreate this “citrusy” drink. Yet, we still cling to a traditional take on this summer classic.

This is how we make ours:


  • 12 freshly cut lemons
  • 6 cups of water
  • ½ cup of sugar (or according to taste)
  • Half a pitcher of ice
  • 3-5 thinly cut lemon slices


  1. Squeeze the lemonade in a medium-sized bowl or jug.
  2. Take a large pitcher and add 1 cup of water, ½ cup sugar, and the lemon juice. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Pour 5 more cups of water. Stir well.
  4. Add in the ice and lemon slices.
  5. Pour and drink.

Yum! This classic lemonade recipe will take you down memory lane. A time where lemonade stands popped up in the neighborhood whenever summer began.

2. Watermelon Slush

Juicy, refreshing, and lip-smacking good―this slush is a welcome change on a hot day.

It’s also a great way to appease the kids when they beg for a slushy. It’s free from additives, artificial flavors or food coloring.

I can bet that you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!


  • 4-5 cups of diced watermelon (seedless)
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 cup of ice.
  • A splash of lime juice (optional)


  1. Chuck in all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pulse blender until the drink reaches a thick slushy consistency.
  3. Serve it right away.

Pro tip: I prefer to dice and freeze some watermelon beforehand.

3. Pina Colada

Ah! Pina Coladas are the personification of a perfect summer holiday. The sweet and tangy taste is enough to refresh you.

Of course, the kick of rum helps amp our energy. However, when we’re with family, I usually opt for a virgin pina colada.

I promise you that this non-alcoholic rendition tastes just as good!


  • 1 cup of freshly chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 2-3 tbsp of brown sugar
  • Freshly cut pineapple wedges (to garnish)


  1. First, add the ice and chopped pineapple slices in a blender.
  2. Then pour in the pineapple juice and coconut milk. Add your spoonful of brown sugar and start blending the mixture.
  3. Puree it until it reaches a nice consistency.
  4. Then pour it in tall glasses and garnish it with a pineapple wedge.

4. Homemade Chai Tea Latte Cooler

This is the perfect chai herbal tea latte; it is such a delicious treat on a hot, lazy summer day….so perfect to sip while relaxing! Truly a refreshing treat…..

To Make 2 Servings:

  1. To make a pint of Tulsi Chai Calming Cooler:
  2. Add two cups of chilled Tulsi Tea to your glasses or pint jars.
  3. Next, add one to two teaspoons of the sweetener of your choice.
  4. Finally, add two cups of the milk of your choice and stir!
  5. Top it off with ice cubes, garnish and a straw
  6. Enjoy!

To Make 8 Servings:

  1.  Add 8 cups of brewed and cooled Tulsi Tea
  2. Stir is 1/3 cup to a 1/2 cup of sweetener and dissolve
  3. Add 8 cups of milk of choice and stir
  4. Pour over ice in 8-pint glasses or Mason Jars
  5. Top it off with ice cubes, garnish and a straw
  6. Enjoy!
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Bonus Suggestion:

Do not forget the easy idea of fruit-infused water. It is not only delicious but it is beautiful, too!

To make: just add slices of lemon, oranges or lime to fresh or sparkling water and add of few ice cubes! This is so simple that it is easily overlooked or forgotten.

Also, consider adding watermelon, cantaloupe, and kiwi for summer fun! 

Sip and Relax…..

To Wrap Things Up on Family Summer Drink Recipes!

Ta-da! Watch your summer days brighten up with these delicious sparkling family summer drinks. It’s a great way to sit back and take a break when the heat has gotten the best of you. The best part is that they’re pretty simple to make and don’t take too much prep.


So which of these family summer drink recipes are you going to try?


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