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Make your own soft drink – thirst quenchers for hot days

Make your own refreshing drink summer thirst quenchers diverse variations

To keep a cool head during the summer heat, you can use this guide to make a delicious soft drink yourself. Here you will find ideas for delicious cocktails that you can easily mix at home on hot summer days. Treat yourself to a refreshment for a sunny mood. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic thirst quenchers, such as juices, teas and of course plenty of water – you will definitely enjoy this in summer.

Make your own soft drink – with or without alcohol

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The cold liquids both have the magical ability to cool your body in the summer and contain a wide range of nutrients rich in vitamins. The best tonics are soft drinks with watermelon, lemon, lime or mint. Cold alcoholic cocktails are also a very tempting variant, although their effects can not only be thirst-quenching. However, if you tolerate the alcohol well, you can treat yourself to one or the other high-grade drink. Here are a few suggestions on how to make your own soft drink to cool you down.

Water with lemon and / or mint

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If you drink a lot of water in summer anyway, why not with a more pleasant taste and fresh aroma. For this you need some mint leaves, lemons or limes and a kitchen knife. Simply cut everything up on a kitchen board, put it in the water jug ​​and throw in a few ice cubes. For extra freshness you can also add cucumbers and possibly use sparkling water. Your splash is ready for in between.

 Freshly squeezed fruit juice

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This is a healthy alternative to the juices in the packaging. You can find this variant almost everywhere on the street or in restaurants. Otherwise, just get yourself a juicer and use it to make wholesome juices at home according to your taste.

Vegetable juice

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This is a variant for those who do not like to consume fruit very much, but still need vitamins in the form of a cool drink. A cold tomato juice, for example, has more than positive effects on the body. There are numerous preparation methods, but again the best way to do this is to use the juicer. With a small shot of vodka and a piece of celery, you can easily make a “Bloody Mary” soft drink yourself.

Ayran – the thirst quencher with yogurt

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A yogurt cup, cold water and optionally a little salt are the ingredients if you want to make a healthy soft drink yourself. If the body lacks essential minerals and vitamins while sweating, Ayran can restore these losses. The yogurt drink gives you strength and normalizes blood pressure. Depending on your taste, you can add salt, mint, basil or lemon balm.

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You can use either fruit yoghurt or pureed fresh fruit for the preparation of your children. If you want to make a low-calorie soft drink yourself, you can make the Ayran with low-fat products such as skimmed milk. Simply mix all the ingredients together and dilute with cold water. Its great advantage is the beneficial effect after consuming alcohol on the long summer nights.

Raspberry enjoyment

refreshing-drink-do-it-yourself-summer-thirst-quencher-raspberry-juice-lemonThis soft drink can be a bit tedious, but well worth it. Take about 500 g of raspberries and mix them with 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat for about 10 minutes and then add a cup of brown sugar. Bring the syrup back to the boil until the sugar dissolves and let it cool. Finally, add half a cup of lemon juice. It is best to drink the raspberry juice with enough ice cubes or with ice-cold sparkling water.

Lemon or orange lemonade

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When it comes to refreshment in summer, these drinks are the best choice. This not only gives you energy, but also a lot of vitamin C – the real fighter against the heat. In addition, with their help, the accumulated toxins can be disposed of from your body.

The recipe for homemade lemonade is simple. You will need 2-3 lemons, 1 cup of brown sugar, and 2.5 liters of cold water, sparkling or sparkling. Squeeze the juice out of the fruit and dilute it with water. Lastly, sweeten with the sugar and you’re done. If you have time, you can put the soft drink in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Optionally, honey can be used instead of sugar.

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The orangeade does not require much effort either. Simply mix 2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice with half a cup of lemon juice in a suitable container. Add a glass of water and 2 tablespoons of honey or sugar. Stir well and throw in a few orange slices. complete!

Summer drink with watermelon

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To prepare this drink you need a juicer and about half of a medium-sized watermelon, which is passed with the device. You can also add 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey as needed. The resulting liquid is best combined with 2 cups of red grape or currant juice, 3/4 cup of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel. Dilute the drink with 1 liter of sparkling water and then garnish with a few mint leaves.

Make your soft drink smoother – homemade iced tea

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Despite the assertion that hot tea is the easiest way to cool the body in summer, it is kind of weird to enjoy a warm drink at 35 degrees on the beach. If you are also a skeptic about this, then you might prefer to make an iced tea soft drink yourself at home. It acts as a temporary replacement for water and hydrates the skin. You can make this thirst quencher with any number of tea bags or fresh tea herbs. With its antioxidant properties, green tea is best suited for this. The method is just like normal tea-making, except that you need to let the tea cool first. The addition of lemon juice can make the whole thing even fresher.

Cold drinks with berries

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How about a cold, slightly alcoholic summer cocktail? The most preferred ingredients for this are strawberries, blueberries, cherries and raspberries, with which you can make an excellent soft drink yourself. Most of these are high in calories and too sweet, but there are other options that will satisfy your thirst and taste.

Strawberry punch

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Cut half a kilo of strawberries in half and sprinkle them with 1/2 cup of sugar. Let everything soak and add about 50 ml of any liqueur and a bottle of ice-cold white wine of your choice. As a little hint, you can freeze any fresh fruit, such as kiwi, lemon, orange, etc. in ice molds as a decoration for your soft drinks.

Low-carb sangria – make your own low-calorie soft drink

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This time we are offering you the famous Spanish wine cocktail in a low-calorie version.

Cut 2 apples, 1 orange and 250 g of red grapes in halves. Mix the fruit together in a large bowl or jug. Pour in a bottle of red wine of your choice and 1 liter of sparkling water. Stir well and cool with ice. complete!

Nature offers us numerous opportunities for refreshment. Take advantage of them and stay safe and sound not only in summer, but also throughout the year!