8 cool summer quenchers

Hot days call for cool drinks and frosty treats, like a refreshing Blueberry-Coconut Slush, a creamy Chocolate Fizz, or a classic minty Mojito

Blueberry-Coconut Slush

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Blueberry-Coconut Slush

A tall glass of this creamy, fruity drink will turn a hot day into a cool treat.

Recipe: Blueberry-Coconut Slush


 

Pineapple Shake

Pineapple Shake

A few sips of this fruity shake and you'll be transported straight to the tropics ― especially if you add the splash of optional rum.

Recipe: Pineapple Shake

 

 

Mojitos

James Carrier

Mojitos

The secret to a perfect mojito is lots of fresh mint. Double the recipe for the mint syrup if you're planning to make more than one batch of these refreshing summer drinks.

Mojito recipe

 

Chocolate Fizz

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Chocolate Fizz

Chocolate lovers will swoon over this rich, fizzy treat. Give it a good mix in a cocktail shaker full of ice before serving for the ultimate cooling effect.

Recipe: Chocolate Fizz


 

Raspberry Lemonade

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Raspberry Lemonade

Fresh raspberries give this sweet-tart quencher its vivid red hue. Set a pitcher of it on your table for instant color.

Recipe: Raspberry Lemonade

 

Grasshopper Milkshake

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Grasshopper Milkshake

Cookies and ice cream in one luscious package ― call it a drink or make it dessert!

Recipe: Grasshopper Milkshake

Watermelon Granita

Thomas J. Story

Watermelon Granita

A little lime and a lot of watermelon make this icy granita a sweet, refreshing snack. To serve, spoon large flakes into chilled glasses or bowls and garnish with a wedge of watermelon.

Watermelon Granita recipe

More great watermelon recipes

Persian Carpet

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Persian Carpet

Chef and restaurateur Amaryll Schwertner makes magical drinks out of ordinary fruits and vegetables. Cucumber and mint cool this one down, yogurt smooths it out, and seltzer water jazzes it up.

Recipe: Persian Carpet

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