Cheers to Summer: 6 Refreshing Drink Recipes


July 03, 2020 | Food Lion
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The summer months can get pretty hot, right? That means a nice ice-cold drink can really hit the spot! From lemonade, iced tea and other kid-friendly drinks, to something with a splash of spirits for the adults in the family, you probably have your go-to bottled drinks and drink recipes. But, in this blog, we want to give you some new ideas for refreshing beverages both for the kiddos and the grown-ups. That way, everyone can stay cool this summer and enjoy a cup of something delicious. 

Now, let’s take a look at three drink recipes for the little ones and three for the adults. That’s a total of six different beverage ideas all incorporating the flavors of summer, like watermelon, coconut and peach! We’ll start with the kid-friendly ideas first, beginning with a fruity and fizzy peach punch. 

Kid-Friendly Summer Drink Recipes

Sparkling Peach Punch

Sparkling Peach Punch

Since summer is peach season, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy our Sparkling Peach Punch recipe. Made with peaches, lemon juice, peach or white grape juice, lemon-lime soda, frozen raspberries and sugar, this drink is sweet and slightly tart. And although the recipe calls for frozen peaches, you can definitely use fresh slices instead to make the most of this seasonal produce

Sound like a drink you and the kids would love after a day playing in the beautiful summer sun? Get the full recipe here

Watermelon Coconut Lime Slushie

Watermelon Coconut Lime Slushie

Instead of ice cream or a popsicle (although both are so delicious), blend up a frosty slushie for your kids (and maybe yourself) to cool off on a warm day. The flavors in our Watermelon Coconut Lime Slushie will give you a little taste of paradise; like you’re at a tropical destination - but at home! To make it, here’s what you may need to add to your shopping list for your next trip to Food Lion:

And since watermelon, like peaches, is in season this time of year, that makes it the absolute best time to give this recipe a try. So, go ahead and pick up what you need from one of our stores, blend up your ingredients and enjoy this refreshingly delicious drink recipe together as a family!

Ginger Peach Tea

Ginger Peach Tea

Our last family-friendly summer drink recipe is a twist on classic iced tea, incorporating peach and ginger flavors. So, it’s sweet and fruity with a hint of spice from the ginger. And with only five ingredients, this Ginger Peach Tea is pretty low-cost to make!

You’ll start by brewing your favorite tea and slicing your fresh, seasonal peaches. Mix together your peach slices, some sugar and ginger in a bowl and pop in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour or so. Meanwhile, let the tea cool on the counter.

Then, the final step is to stir the peach mixture into the tea and serve over ice. That’s all you have to do! Learn more on our recipe portal.

Adult Summer Drink Recipes

Frozen Coconut Mojito

Frozen Coconut Mojito

Enjoy a tropical spin on the traditional mojito with the added flavor of coconut! If you love refreshing mojitos and Piña Coladas, this drink recipe is definitely one you should try. You’ll only need eight ingredients and a blender to make it. Plus, it’ll be ready in just two main steps, making it easy and fairly affordable.

First, you’ll make your homemade mint simple syrup using water, Stevia and mint leaves, cooking on the stove for about 10 minutes. Then, strain and let it cool. And for the second step, it’s time to blend all of the ingredients together. Snag the full list of ingredients here!

Tip: To make this drink kid-friendly, simply leave out the rum.

Watermelon Frosé

Watermelon Frosé

Do you have a favorite bottle of rosé wine that you like to drink during the warmer months? This summer drink recipe can help you put that wine to a new and tasty use! Our Watermelon Frosé is also made with watermelon and lime juice. That’s it! Although, if you want to make it a little sweeter, you can either coat the rim of your glass in sugar or add some simple syrup or agave nectar. 

Not sure how to make a sugar rim? First, wet the rim of your glass with water or lime juice. Sprinkle a thin layer of sugar on a small plate. Then, dip the glass and voila - a perfect sugar rim!  

Melon Sangria

Melon Sangria

Looking for a summer drink to go along with your next taco or fajita night? Look no further than this Melon Sangria! You’ll need mangoes, sugar, water, a bottle of white wine, watermelon and key limes, as well as a couple of types of alcohol, including Tripel Sec and white rum. 

Although this summer drink recipe calls for fresh mangoes, you can always substitute for frozen if needed. Another substitution you can make is for the key limes. You can use regular lime slices instead if you already have one on-hand. After all, making sangria should be easy and fun, right? Enjoy your sangria over ice. 

With these six drink recipes, you’re ready to enjoy the warm days of summer with an ice-cold beverage to help you stay cool and refreshed! Now, come visit your neighborhood Food Lion to pick up your summer drink essentials at low prices. Cheers everyone! 

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