Wednesday, July 1, 2015

26 Refreshing Summertime Beverages

If you're looking for some refreshing beverages to serve at your next party or get-together, then check out this recipe round-up of thirst-quenching summertime drinks on Taste As You Go!

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Hello, July!

Summer is in full swing and that means a tempting array of fresh fruits and vegetables is available at the local farmers' markets. I love this time of year and look forward to receiving the Bethlehem Farmers' Market newsletter so I can drool over their produce forecast listing the items one might expect to find for sale that particular week.

Judging from their latest newsletter, which just happens to feature my recipe for Zucchini Nut Bread, it sounds as if berries are going to rule the market this week. Local vendors will be offering blueberries, strawberries, mulberries, and raspberries (both the black and red varieties), and I'm praying that the baby will let me sneak out for an hour so I can go scope out the situation.

(Does anyone even say that anymore?)

Anyway... A great way to use those luscious farmers' market berries, aside from baking with them, is making pitcher after pitcher of tasty drinks. This month, I've enlisted the help of my fellow food bloggers to put together this photo-heavy round-up of 26 Refreshing Summertime Beverages -- both alcoholic and non-alcoholic -- for you to use as inspiration the next time you're craving something long and cool to sip on while lounging in the sun. And, of course, any of these drinks would make a fabulous addition to your Fourth of July celebrations this weekend.

Curious to see which recipes made the cut? Then keep reading!

26 Refreshing Summertime Beverages


Blackberry Basil Shrub | Taste Love & Nourish

1. Blackberry Basil Shrub via Taste Love & Nourish -- alcohol-free

Blackberry Ginger Smash with Thyme | The Lemon Bowl

2. Blackberry Ginger Smash with Thyme via The Lemon Bowl -- alcohol-free


Blackberry Lemonade Margaritas | From Valerie's Kitchen

3. Blackberry Lemonade Margaritas via From Valerie's Kitchen -- contains alcohol


Blueberry Mojito Mocktails | Neighborfood

4. Blueberry Mojito Mocktails via Neighborfood -- alcohol-free (featured in collage)


Citrus Punch | Erren's Kitchen

5. Citrus Punch via Erren's Kitchen -- alcohol-free

Cucumber + Mint Limeade | So... Let's Hang Out

6. Cucumber + Mint Limeade via So... Let's Hang Out -- alcohol-free (featured in collage)

Fresh Grape Juice Lemonade | Wine Lady Cooks

7. Fresh Grape Juice Lemonade via Wine Lady Cooks -- alcohol-free

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade with Peaches | Food Faith Fitness

8. Frosted Raspberry Lemonade with Peaches via Food Faith Fitness -- alcohol-free

Homemade Mango Lemonade | Overtime Cook

9. Homemade Mango Lemonade via Overtime Cook -- alcohol-free

Jalapeno Mint Moscow Mule | Tasting Page

10. Jalapeno Mint Moscow Mule via Tasting Page -- contains alcohol

Meyer Lemon Tom Collins | Karen's Kitchen Stories

11. Meyer Lemon Tom Collins via Karen's Kitchen Stories -- contains alcohol

Michelada - The Mexican Bloody Mary | Vegan in the Freezer

12. Michelada - The Mexican Bloody Mary via Vegan in the Freezer -- contains alcohol

Orange Blossom Citrus Mojitos | The Lemon Bowl

13. Orange Blossom Citrus Mojitos via The Lemon Bowl -- contains alcohol

Peach Beermosas | Growing Up Gabel

14. Peach Beermosas via Growing Up Gabel -- contains alcohol

Peach Mint Lemonade | Simple As That

15. Peach Mint Lemonade via Simple As That -- alcohol-free

Pomegranate Swizzle | Vegan in the Freezer

16. Pomegranate Swizzle via Vegan in the Freezer -- contains alcohol

Sidecar Cocktail with Dried Cherries | Karen's Kitchen Stories

17. Sidecar Cocktail with Dried Cherries via Karen's Kitchen Stories -- contains alcohol

Skinny Sparkling Blueberry Mojito | The Housewife in Training Files

18. Skinny Sparkling Blueberry Mojito via The Housewife in Training Files -- contains alcohol

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade | Cupcake Diaries

19. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade via Cupcake Diaries -- alcohol-free

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail | Tammilee Tips

20. Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail via Tammilee Tips -- contains alcohol

Strawberry Cocktail | Erren's Kitchen

21. Strawberry Cocktail via Erren's Kitchen -- contains alcohol

Strawberry Jalapeno White Sangria | Joyful Healthy Eats

22. Strawberry Jalapeno White Sangria via Joyful Healthy Eats -- contains alcohol (featured in collage)

Summer Peach and Basil Sangria | The View from Great Island

23. Summer Peach and Basil Sangria via The View from Great Island -- contains alcohol

The Gin Buck | Mind Over Batter

24. The Gin Buck via Mind Over Batter -- contains alcohol (featured in collage)

Watermelon Lemonade Slushy | A Cedar Spoon

25. Watermelon Lemonade Slushy via A Cedar Spoon -- contains alcohol

Watermelon Margarita | Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

26. Watermelon Margarita via Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks -- contains alcohol

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