Cool yourself this hot summer!

By Nikita Sachdev

Summertime brings high temperatures, leaving everyone exhausted, sweaty, and messed up. Staying hydrated in this scorching weather is crucial for feeling energetic and fit. Excessive sweating causes your body to lose water at a faster rate. While water is the most vital drink for quenching thirst, there are other summer drinks that will not only relieve your thirst but also keep your body cool. To beat the heat this summer, let us refresh and restore our bodies with some of the best summer beverages. We’ve put together a list of summer cooling drinks that you should try.

Watermelon Cooler


Fresh watermelon- 5-6 (cubes that are seedless)

Mint leaf – 2-3

Lemon chunks (Half Cut)

Watermelon syrup – 25ml

Lemon juice – 20-25 ml

Top-up soda – 15-20 ml


Place watermelon, ice and mint leaves in a glass and muddle them. Now pour other ingredients together and blend until smooth. Also, add 1-2 lemon chunks. Garnish with half cut watermelon.

(Recipe by Chef Nafees Ahmed)


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Mast Guava


Fresh Guava – 30-40gm

Guava Juice – 90-100ml

Tabasco Piece Green Chilli – 3 tbsp

Basil leaves – 3-4

Chaat masala- 1 tsp

Raw salt – 1 tbsp

Salted rim


Take a glass and decorate the rim with a mixture of salt. Mix all the ingredients and blend them. Garnish with half-cut lemon.

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Orange Mango Soda


½ cup orange juice

2 mangoes

2 tsp simple syrup/honey syrup

Sparkling water (Soda)


To make the orange – mango soda, cut cubes of fresh mango, add in orange juice and blitz this together. Add in honey syrup/simple syrup to this mixture. Fill ¼th of your serving glass with this mixture and top it off with sparkling water. Enjoy!

(Recipe by Chef Shivesh Bhatia)

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One For The Road


Fresh Orange – Half (Diced – with the peel but no seeds)

Orange Juice – 150 ml

Peach Syrup – 15 ml

Blue Curacao Syrup – 5 ml

Lime Juice – 5 ml

For Garnish, you need a cherry and an orange slice


Take a long glass add the fresh dices of orange then slightly muddle or press them with a spoon just to release their flavours and aroma oils, then add the blue curacao followed by all the ingredients.

After that fill the glass with ice, take a spoon and stir the ingredients, mix it well and the summer drink is ready, taste it to adjust the sugar and garnish it with cherry and an orange slice.

(Recipe by Mixologist Anthony Philip)


Scintillating Blue Currant


Blue currant juice – 50 ml

Lemonade – 10 ml

Lemon juice -10 ml

White grape juice – 30 ml

Blue Soda – 20 ml

Crushed ice

Cherry for garnish


Puree blackcurrant puree and strain it. Add lemon juice & white grape juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Double strain into a chilled martini glass and top up with Soda. Garnish with cherry & lime wedge

(Recipe by Chef Nishant Choubey)


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Rambuttan – 4-5

Star anise seed – 1

Lychee Juice – 120 ml

Lemon Juice – 10ml

Grenadine Syrup – 10 ml

Pomegranate concentrate – 20 ml


Muddle Rambuttan and star anise in shaker. Add lychee juice, pomegranate concentrate and lemon juice in a shaker. Shake the shaker vigorously filled with ice. Serve it in a chilled martini glass. Add grenadine syrup in a martini glass. Garnish with star anise.

(Recipe by Chef Nishant Choubey)

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