3 Summer Drinks to Help You Cool Off

3 Summer Drinks to Help You Cool Off

Jul 03, 2019

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a juicy cocktail on a sunny summer afternoon. As delicious and refreshing as they are, these patio-favourites also come bearing unnecessary sugars, calories, and alcohol. If you’re opting for a healthier alternative this summer, we’ve got some mocktail recipes you’ll love.  Not only are these drink recipes the summer à côté you never knew you needed, but they help curb that fancy-drink-regret that often comes when empty calories aren’t looming over your every sip.

Piña Colada Smoothie
Yields 2 glasses

Pina Colada Smoothie

You’ll need:

  • ½ banana, sliced
  • ½ cup of pineapple chunks
  • ⅓ cup of pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup of coconut milk
  • 6 ice cubes

Whiz all ingredients together from solid to liquid and voilà! The taste of the islands.

Apple Pie Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

It’s official: apple and ginger were made for each other. A great excuse to use those copper mugs, this apple pie Moscow mule is the stuff of dreams.

You’ll need:

  • 4 ounces of apple cider
  • 1 bottle of ginger beer
  • Cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish (optional but recommended)
  1. Grab your cups and fill with ice as desired.
  2. In your cocktail shape or mixing apparatus (see: regular juice jug), mix apple cider and ginger beer until combined.
  3. Fill mugs and garnish to your heart’s content.
  4. Enjoy!

Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Cocktail

Kombucha Cocktail

Who knew gut health could look so chic! Feast your eyes on this delicious mocktail recipe: tangy but sweet, this light crisp drink is the answer to your sober summer dreams. To make this, you’ll need:
  • 1-inch slice of fresh ginger
  • 1 large sprig of rosemary
  • ½ cup of reduce-sugar cranberry juice
  • 2 12-ounce bottles of your favourite kombucha (we like to make our own)
  • Fresh cranberries, rosemary, and ginger for garnish

  1. Throw rosemary and ginger into a large pitcher. Muddle until mixed.
  2. Add cranberry juice and kombucha and stir until combined.
  3. Pour over ice into your favourite old-fashioned glasses and enjoy!


Continue reading