10 Easy Summer Drink Recipes You Need to Try

These 10 easy summer drink recipes were created out of our love of iced drinks and fresh fruit. I love finding ways to make delicious drinks from scratch that use real, wholesome ingredients. Not to mention super simple instructions. These drinks will quickly become favorites in your house, just like they are in ours!

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10 Easy Summer Drink Recipes

These 10 easy summer drink recipes are perfect for hot, sunny days or summer celebrations like the Fourth of July. Each recipe has simple, wholesome ingredients, so you can enjoy a delicious drink without additives or excessive sugar. We have these drinks on repeat in our house all summer long. Especially the peach-iced tea and watermelon lemonade!

1
peach tea
Homemade Iced Peach Tea
The tastiest iced peach tea is always made from scratch. Fresh peaches add the perfect fruity taste while pure cane sugar adds a sweet touch. From the first sip to the last drop, people will think it's store-bought. You'll be proud to say it's made from scratch with only four ingredients!
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2
mango lemonade
Mango Lemonade From Scratch
This healthier version of lemonade can be made in just 15 minutes using fresh mango, real lemon juice, pure cane sugar, and water. You won't have to bother with making stovetop syrup or waiting overnight to enjoy a glass of this deliciousness.
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3
watermelon lemonade
Easiest Watermelon Lemonade
This watermelon lemonade is perfect for those hot summer days. With only 4 simple ingredients, you'll be able to whip this up to go with supper, a Forth of July party, or anytime in between. We continue to make this healthier summer drink again and again!
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4
watermelon iced tea
Watermelon Iced Tea Recipe
With refreshing watermelon and pure cane sugar, this watermelon iced tea will quench any summertime thirst. Brewing black tea bags longer than usual gives this recipe the perfect flavor profile. Whether you enjoy a glass right away or choose to chill it overnight, you'll fall in love!
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5
vanilla sweet cream cold brew
Homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Indulge in the irresistible Homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, a refreshing and plant-based delight that combines the smoothness of cold brew coffee with a luscious layer of sweet vanilla-infused cashew cream. With this simple recipe, you can create a delicious beverage at home, saving money while you're at it!
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mason jar of coffee with a pepper next to it
Mexican Mocha Cold Brew
Enjoy the delightful flavors of a Mexican mocha cold brew, which combines the sweetness of honey with a fiery kick of cayenne. This recipe uses raw ingredients to preserve both the health benefits and the delicious taste.
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2 iced teas on a counter with a fruit kabob garnish
Southern Fruit Tea Recipe From Scratch
Southern-style fruit tea has a special place in my heart. Every time I take a sip, it transports me back to our first days here in Tennessee. My recipe combines delicious sweet tea with wholesome fruits such as pineapple and oranges. It's a refreshing drink for any day of the year, not just summer! 
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2 glasses of tea, one with a lemon, and a jug of it behind
Southern Sweet Tea From Scratch (better than restaurants)
When I set out to develop this Southern sweet tea recipe, I was super excited to create my own version that will be passed down and around from generation to generation. It's so special knowing this tea will have a place on our supper table, served to our guests, and on the menu at every gathering we host. It's more than a recipe; it's the start of an heirloom I can give to others.
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9
2 mugs of fizzle orange drinks with a orange slice
Orange Soda Recipe From Scratch
There's something about a sip of refreshing orange soda that screams nostalgia. It's got the perfect orange-flavored notes and a fizz that takes you back to childhood. Depending on where you live or grew up you probably call it something different. I grew up in the Midwest using the term pop. Now I live in the South where it's called Coke, but for the benefit of this blog, I'm calling it soda.
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large punch bowl full of ingredients and 2 glasses ready to drink from
Healthy Holiday Punch (Non Alcoholic)
This healthy holiday punch is super easy to whip up for any party, gathering, or meal! The 4 wholesome ingredients are freshly squeezed orange juice, pure pomegranate juice, raw honey, and sparkling mineral water.
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Summer Drink Recipes FAQ

Can I double or triple these recipes to make them for more people?

Of course! You can multiply the recipe as many times as you need. These recipes are great for a party or a gathering. 

Are these summer drinks for kids?

All of the recipes are great for kids, except for the two coffee drinks. Otherwise, kids will love them! 

Can I add alcohol to some of these drink recipes?

Yes, if you prefer, you can add alcohol of your choice to these drink recipes. 

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