Ginger Ale, Ice cream Soda, and Cucumber Lemonade! Refreshing Summer drinks that will help you beat the summer heat!
Refreshing non-alcoholic summer drinks/Summer mocktails
Here I have 3 refreshing, cooling and hydrating summer drinks that you will love! Ginger Ale, Ice cream Soda and Cucumber Lemonade! Which one is your favorite!?
Ice cream soda
- Peel and roughly chop around 50 grams or half a cup of ginger
- Place that in a grinder jar and grind to a coarse paste
- Next, add two cups of water to a pot and set the pot on medium heat
- Add in the ginger paste and let the mix come up to a boil
- Once it starts to boil lower the heat and place the lid on. Let this simmer for approximately 15 minutes
- Simmering for 15 minutes makes sure that all the juices of the ginger are completely infused into the water
- Strain it
- Pour that back into the pot and add half a cup of brown sugar (you can also use white granulated sugar if you wish)
- Set the pot on medium heat and stir until all the sugar dissolves
- Boil this solution for approximately 10 minutes or till it reaches a nice thick syrupy consistency
- Cool it down and pour it into a jar
- Make sure to place an airtight lid on it
- You can store this in the refrigerator for up to a month
- Now let’s make ginger ale!
- Pour one or two tablespoons of the syrup and top it with some sparkling water or soda.
- Squeeze some fresh lime juice or lemon juice, add mint leaves and ice if you like!
- We’ll start with two scoops of vanilla ice cream
- To that we’ll add a little bit of sparkling water or soda and some vanilla extract
- Let the ice cream melt a little and mix it in with the sparkling water
- Top with more sparkling water
- Peel and dice one medium sized cucumber and add it to a blender jar.
- Squeeze one lemon and add six to seven mint leaves, a pinch of salt, some honey (you could substitute with sugar as well) half a cup of chilled water, and blend till it’s completely smooth
- Strain it (if you blend it well you’ll barely have any residue left)
- Add ice, one slit green chilli (yeah for some kick), a little bit of soaked sabja seeds or basil seeds and then add the juice.
- Top with some mint leaves and done!