Two Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

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Summer is a great time to enjoy refreshing beverages with the people you care about. However, knowing what drinks to serve can be a tough battle. In this post, we’ll discuss two refreshing summer drink recipes you should try for yourself.

Watermelon Lemonade Slushie

If you’re looking for a sweet and delicious drink on a hot summer day, then this watermelon lemonade slushie is the perfect beverage for you.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cubed watermelon (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • One large bunch of basil with stems and leaves roughly chopped (about 2 cups). Plus four whole leaves for garnish.
  • Juice from three lemons (about 1/2 cup)

Directions

  • Place the watermelon on a rimmed baking sheet and freeze for about two hours (until completely frozen).
  • Over medium heat, cook the sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan.
  • Stir occasionally until the sugar is melted, which usually takes about five minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, then add the chopped basil to the saucepan and stir until completely wilted. Cool for about one hour at room temperature. 
  • Add half of the frozen watermelon cubes to a blender. Strain the basil syrup into a blender, and push down on the basil to extract the flavor, then discard the basil. 
  • Add the lemon juice and blend until the mixture is smooth. 
  • Add the remaining watermelon and keep blending until completely smooth.
  • Spoon the mixture into four glasses, garnish with basil leaves and enjoy!

Spiked Ombre Lemonade

This spiked lemonade is a tasty treat for those long, scorching summer days.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces vodka, divided
  • 3 cups lemonade, divided
  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 3 cups ice
  • A few lemon slices and strawberries for garnish

Directions

  • Add the mango to a blender with 2 ounces of vodka, 1 cup of lemonade and 1 cup of ice. Blend until smooth. Transfer the mix to a separate container and place it in your freezer for 30 minutes. Clean the blender.
  • Fill the blender with strawberries, 2 ounces of vodka, 1 cup of lemonade and 1 cup of ice. Blend until smooth. Move the mixture to a separate container and freeze until ready to serve. Clean the blender. 
  • Add the remaining vodka to the blender, then add the lemonade and ice. Blend until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a separate container, then freeze until ready to serve. 
  • Pour each mix into glasses in layers, but start with the mango mixture. Then add the strawberry lemonade mix, followed by the lemonade mix.
  • Garnish each glass with strawberries and lemon slices.

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