The Best Summer Drinks:  Top 8 Picks

April 27, 2023

By Mekhala Joshi

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Sugary, carbonated and fizzy drinks can cause dehydration, so you should avoid them this summer when it's hot and you want to stay hydrated. 

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A simple drink made up of jaggery and spices, Panagam, is a great way of reducing body heat on a hot summer day. Try it out this summer.

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Sol Kadhi

Known for getting rid of body heat, this refreshing drink, primarily made up of coconut milk and kokum, will make a hot summer afternoon surprisingly cooler. 

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Bael Sharbat

Yet another classic drink, bael sharbat has a unique fruity taste. It cools the body from within. It also provides much-needed antioxidants and vitamins. Get yourself a taste of summery goodness today!

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Sattu Sharbat

A delicacy made from Sattu flour and buttermilk, this is yet another nutritious drink. Gulp it down to escape the summer heat. 

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Homemade Fruit Juices

One great way to stay hydrated this summer is to juice fresh, ripe fruits at home, as long as you don't add ice or sugar. It can also add vitamins and minerals to your daily diet.

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Coconut Water

Tender coconut water deserves a spot in the list of summer drinks. It is hydrating, tastes yummy and can help your body restore the lost electrolytes. What more can you ask for in a summer drink?

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Aam Panna

Indian summers are incomplete without mangoes. This traditional drink made with raw mangoes will surely perk up your afternoons with its tangy and sweet flavour. 

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Buttermilk and Lassi 

What better way to beat the heat than with some curd-based drinks? Known for their cooling and hydrating properties, these will keep your energy levels up on a hot day!