20 Refreshing Drink Recipes

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With temperatures here still soaring about the 100 degree mark and a 3-day weekend for many, I think a nice, refreshing cold drink sounds fabulous! So, I’ve rounded up a whole bunch of  different ideas sure to hit the spot.

Fruity Slushes & Smoothies:

While I was pregnant with Baby Brother, I craved fruit smoothies & slushy drinks. So, I was seeking out recipes like crazy. Here are some that looked extra good! YUMMY!

  1. Pina Colada Smoothie via Paula Deen
  2. Chilled Strawberry Orange Drink from Inspired By Family Magazine
  3. Orange Pushup Smoothie from Love, Veggies, and Yoga
  4. Blueberry Banana Coconut Smoothie from Once a Mom, Always a Cook
  5. Lava Flow from The Coterie Blog

Lemonades & Limeades:

  1. Cherry Limeade from She Wears Many Hats
  2. Peach Lemonade Coolers from Cook Au Vin
  3. Strawberry Lemonade from The Silly Pearl
  4. Limeade from The Idea Room
  5. Raspberry Vanilla Lemonade from A Cozy Kitchen
  6. Sparkling Watermelon Limeade from Good Life Eats

Adult Options:

If you’d like your fruit drink as more of an adult beverage, then here are three perfect for a pitcher at your next party!

  1. Watermelon Margarita from Healthy Happy Life
  2. Easy Citrus Sangria from yours truly
  3. Coconut Limeade from She Wears Many Hats

Chocolate & Coffee:

If you’re looking for something less fruity and a little more rich (or caffeinated), then these look like delicious options!

  1. Maple Iced Coffee from White House Black Shutters
  2. Frozen Hot Chocolate from Mama Foodie
  3. Frozen White Hot Chocolate from Dine and Dish


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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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