By Renae Frey

The Best Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

Looking for some great summer drink recipes? I have four delicious and easy recipes for you.

Don’t you love sitting on your patio and sipping an ice cold summer drink? Wait until you try my all time favorite summer drink.

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Are you looking forward to summer as much as I am? We have had a very rainy Spring here in Oregon. I am dreaming of sitting lakeside on a beautiful warm sunny day with a delicious summer drink in my hand. Doesn’t that sound amazing.

Today, I am sharing The Best Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes. Come on, I’ll show you.

Delicious Summer drinks
The Best Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

As the days grow longer and the temperatures grow warmer, there’s really no better way to enjoy summer than by spending time outside enjoying the sunshine with your friends and family, especially if you are enjoying some delicious drinks.

I am sharing my four favorite summertime drinks with you, they are perfect for a neighborhood cookout, a summer BBQ with your friends and family, a Fourth of July celebration or on the beach with your favorite book.

These drinks are also perfect for a birthday celebration, a dinner party, bridal or baby shower or wedding.

What is the Most Refreshing Summer Drink?

I have four amazing summer drinks that I am sharing with you. Strawberry Mule, Pear Rosemary Lemonade, Lavender Iced Tea and Strawberry Basil Lemonade. They are so easy and delicious.

I have my all time favorite, after you try these recipes, I hope that you will let me know which one is your favorite.

Iced tea, lemonade, pears, lemons, strawberries, blueberries
The Best Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

Here is the list of ingredients that I used for all four drinks. Lipton Tea, Lavender Syrup, Strawberries, Limes, Ginger Beer, Club Soda, Pears, Rosemary, Lemonade and Basil.

How do you make a refreshing summer drink?

Lavender Iced tea
The Best Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

This drink is really so easy. It’s sweet, cold and oh so delicious. It’s the perfect drink to serve to guests, because you can have the ingredients in your pantry and make them up in just a few minutes.

This is Lavender Iced Tea. It is delicious. I am hosting an 80th birthday party for my mother-in-law and her twin sister this summer. They are Italian, so I am going to go with an Italian theme.

I am serving all of the Italian favorites-antipasto, fresh ravioli, lasagna, tiramisu and so many more delicious items. This Lavender Iced Tea is going to be perfect for the party.

This recipe has such a delightful lavender flavor that you are sure to love.

I put ice in the glass, then I added a 1/4 cup of Lavender syrup and 1 1/2 cups of brewed Lipton Tea. I brewed the tea and let it cool. You can make your own lavender syrup-equal parts water and sugar and some lavender blooms. Let it come to a boil.

That’s it. It is so simple. By the way, this glass is shatter proof. It is perfect outdoor entertaining. You can get it here.

Lavender Iced tea

Lavender Iced Tea

Renae Frey
This drink is really so easy. It’s sweet, cold and oh so delicious. It’s the perfect drink to serve to guests, because you can have the ingredients in your pantry and make them up in just a few minutes. 
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 c Lavender syrup
  • 1 1/2 c Brewed Lipton Tea, cooled
  • ice

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a glass.
  • If making Lavender syrup, add equal parts water and sugar and some lavender blooms. Let it come to a boil. Cool.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword refreshing, summer drink, cool, ice, iced tea, lavender

How do I make a Strawberry Mule?

Strawberry mule
The Best Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

Do you love the classic Moscow Mule? Or do you love a fruity drink? I have you covered either way that you like them. This recipe is twist on the classic Mule. This non-alcoholic Strawberry Mule is fruity, but not too sweet.

The sweet, ripe strawberries and the tart from the lime and ginger beer is a great combination. The Ginger Beer adds the perfect amount of acidity. If you want to make it a cocktail-just add vodka.

In this shatterproof stemless glass, I added ice, pureed fresh strawberries, a squeeze of lime, 1 cup of Ginger Beer and 1 cup of Club Soda. It’s the perfect drink for summer. It is so good.

Strawberry mule

Strawberry Mule

Do you love the classic Moscow Mule? Or do you love a fruity drink? I have you covered either way that you like them. This recipe is twist on the classic Mule. This non-alcoholic Strawberry Mule is fruity, but not too sweet. The sweet, ripe strawberries and the tart from the lime and ginger beer is a great combination. The Ginger Beer adds the perfect amount of acidity.
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Strawberries, puree
  • ice
  • squeeze Lime
  • 1 c Ginger Beer
  • 1 c Club Soda

Instructions
 

  • Puree strawberries in food processor
  • Add all ingredients to glass.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword summertime, refreshing, summer drink, cool, ice, strawnerry, mule

What is the perfect way to dress up Lemonade?

Pear Rosemary Lemonade
The Best Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

This next drink is amazing with a capital “A”. It is such a classy way to dress up your lemonade. This would be great for a bridal shower, baby shower or wedding. The combination is so interesting.

This Pear Rosemary Lemonade is sure to please. Can you picture yourself at a beautiful beach resort, drinking one of these? A girl can dream, right? Doesn’t it sound amazing?

In a tall glass, add ice. Then using a mortar and pestle, muddle the rosemary leaves and add it to the glass. By muddling the rosemary it releases the oils, so that you get all that great rosemary flavor.

Add a ripe pear to the food processor and puree. A ripe pear will be the most flavorful. Add 1 1/2 cups Lemonade and 1/2 cup of club soda. Garnish it with a sprig of rosemary. Cheers!

Isn’t this glass so pretty? It is one of my favorites. You can get it here.

Pear Rosemary Lemonade

Pear Rosemary Lemonade

Renae Frey
This is such a classy way to dress up your lemonade. This would be great for a bridal shower, baby shower or wedding. The combination is so interesting. This Pear Rosemary Lemonade is sure to please.
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Ripe pear, pureed. A ripe pear will be the most flavorful.
  • 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 c Lemonade
  • 1/2 c Club Soda.

Instructions
 

  • In a tall glass, add ice.
  • Then using a mortar and pestle, muddle the rosemary leaves and add it to the glass. By muddling the rosemary it releases the oils, so that you get all that great rosemary flavor.
  • Add a ripe pear to the food processor and puree. A ripe pear will be the most flavorful.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups Lemonade
  • 1/2 cup of club soda.
  • Garnish it with a sprig of rosemary.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword refreshing, summer drink, ice, cool, lemonade, per, rosemary, delicious

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What is the Best Drink to Drink in Summer?

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
The Best Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

Drum roll, please. My all time favorite drink to drink is summer is…Strawberry Basil Lemonade. I love this drink. I could drink it all day long. It is my “go to” drink for summer. It is wonderfully delicious and you are sure to love this recipe. Please let me know what you think of it.

For this super delicious drink, add ice to your cutest glass. Puree the strawberries and a few basil leaves in the food processor and add it to the glass. Then top it off with lemonade and garnish with a sprig of basil.

Oh my goodness, I wish that I was dinking this right now. You can get my favorite glass here.

Strawberry basil lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Renae Frey
My all time favorite drink to drink is summer is…Strawberry Basil Lemonade. I love this drink. I could drink it all day long. It is my “go to” drink for summer. It is wonderfully delicious and you are sure to love this recipe.
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • Ice
  • 3 Strawberries, pureed
  • Basil leaves, torn into small bits
  • 1 1/2 c Lemonade

Instructions
 

  • Add ice to your cutest glass.
  • Puree the strawberries and a few basil leaves in the food processor and add it to the glass.
  • Then top it off with lemonade and garnish with a sprig of basil. 
Keyword Refreshing, summer drink, lemonade, cool, ice, sumertime, strawberry, basil, delicious

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Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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