26 Refreshing Drinks for Summer

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Assortment of refreshing summer drinks

It’s no secret that summertime makes us crave allll the REFRESHING popsicles, hydrating fruits, and especially beverages! 🍹 To quench your thirst (in an ultra-tasty way), we’ve gathered 26 of our BEST refreshing drinks for summer that are FRESH, colorful, and oh-so-delicious! We’ve got nutritious juices, creamy fruit smoothies, and a few boozy options, too. 😉 Scroll down to see the round-up!

Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!

Juices

Two bottles of homemade Watermelon Juice
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Watermelon Juice
How to make watermelon juice FAST with just a watermelon and a blender! Options for add-ins and cocktail recipes included!
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Cutting board with glasses of green juice and ingredients used to make it
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Easy Green Juice Recipe + Juicing Tips
Our favorite green juice recipe, just 7 ingredients required! Incredibly refreshing, nourishing, and delicious. Plus, juicing tips, go-to methods, and juicer recommendations.
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Tall jar of Carrot Apple Ginger Juice surrounded by ingredients used to make it
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Super Powered Orange Juice
A vibrant orange juice made without a juicer! Vitamin C-rich carrots, oranges, lemon, ginger, apple, and nectarines create this hydrating, refreshing juice packed with vitamins and minerals!
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Blender of blended fruits and vegetables for our post on How to Juice without a Juicer
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Apple Carrot Beet Ginger Juice
A simple recipe for making juice without a juicer. Plenty of health benefits and a delicious flavor come from carrots, apple, beets, and ginger.
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Smoothies

Vegan piña coladas topped with coconut whipped cream, pineapple, mint, and cherries
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2-Ingredient Piña Colada Smoothie
The flavors of your favorite beach cocktail simplified into a 2-ingredient smoothie. This refreshing smoothie requires just 5 minutes and 1 blender to make. Plus, easy ways to enjoy as a protein smoothie or blended cocktail.
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Top down shot of two glasses of Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothies topped with coconut milk and lime slices
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Blood Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
A healthier take on a creamsicle smoothie with frozen blood orange segments, creamy coconut milk, collagen for a boost of protein, and citrusy lime juice. Just 5 ingredients required!
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Mango chunks, shredded coconut, and lime slices on a glass of our vegan Mango Lassi
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Creamy Vegan Mango Lassi
Our inspired take on a classic mango lassi with frozen ripe mango, tangy coconut yogurt, and lime juice! Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes required for this sweet, creamy smoothie.
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Glasses and a jar of our Avocado Green Smoothie alongside ingredients used to make it
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Creamy Avocado Banana Green Smoothie
Creamy, nutritious, 5-ingredient Avocado Banana Green Smoothie loaded with greens, healthy fats, and protein. The perfect plant-based way to start your day.
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Glass serving jar with a swirl of coconut milk and our Mango Berry Smoothie recipe
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Gingery Mango & Berry Smoothie
A wholesome (banana-free!) smoothie of mangoes, berries, lime, ginger, and coconut, with a hint of spice from cayenne. Satisfying, delicious, and packed with vitamins and nutrients!
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Two glasses of our Cherry Limeade Smoothie recipe beside fruit used to make it
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Cherry Limeade Smoothie
A simple, 5-minute smoothie that tastes just like a creamy cherry limeade! 5 ingredients, perfectly tart and sweet, and perfect as a healthy breakfast or snack on the go!
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Measuring glass and drinking glass filled with our Ginger Colada Green Smoothie
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Ginger Colada Green Smoothie
A creamy green smoothie infused with pineapple, banana, coconut milk, ginger, lime, and greens! Healthy, refreshing, perfectly tart-sweet.
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Two short glasses of our Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie recipe beside ingredients used to make it
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Strawberry Chia Watermelon Smoothie
Simple, 6-ingredient smoothie with fresh watermelon, frozen strawberries, lime, and chia seeds! Refreshing, hydrating, and the perfect summer breakfast or snack!
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Measuring glass and drinking glasses filled with our Ginger Green Smoothie recipe
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Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie
My NEW favorite green smoothie that requires just 5 ingredients and is inspired by Jamba Juice! Tart and sweet thanks to kale, lemon, ginger, peaches, and mango! Super refreshing, detoxifying, and nourishing.
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Top down shot of two glasses of Summer in a Cup Smoothie with fresh raspberries and orange slices
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Summer in a Cup Smoothie
Simple 5-ingredient smoothie that tastes like summer in a cup! Raspberries, frozen banana, 2 pure fruit juices, and creamy almond milk make the healthiest tart-sweet smoothie ever.
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Two glasses of our Healthy Cucumber Smoothie topped with sliced cucumber and lime
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Creamy Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie
A creamy, 6-ingredient cucumber smoothie with coconut, lime, pineapple, and greens! A nutrient-rich, refreshing smoothie that will beautify you from the inside out!
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Cocktails & Mixed Drinks

Using a bar spoon to stir our AMAZING Orange Whiskey Ginger with Mint for a perfect NYE cocktail
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Orange-Infused Whiskey Ginger
Orange-infused whiskey ginger with fresh lemon and ginger juice. Naturally sweetened, zesty, citrusy, and perfect for the holidays and beyond!
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Using a wooden spoon to stir fresh fruit for making White Sangria
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Easy Traditional White Sangria
An easy, 8-ingredient (1-pitcher!) recipe for traditional white wine sangria. Brandy and wine recommendations included, and seasonally adaptable!
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Close up shot of a glass of our Citrus and Melon Spritzer recipe
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4-Ingredient Citrus & Melon Spritzer
Light and refreshing spritzers made with fresh honeydew melon and lime. Incredibly versatile and made with just 4 simple ingredients.
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Lime wedges around glasses of Watermelon Margaritas
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Best Watermelon Margaritas (3 Ingredients!)
The best Watermelon Margaritas with just 3 ingredients! Naturally sweet from the watermelon, tangy from the lime, and spiked with silver tequila!
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Wood cutting board with lime wedges and Chili Lime Mango Margaritas
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Chili Lime Mango Margaritas
Simple mango margaritas with orange, lime, agave, and silver tequila! Cold, sweet, tangy, and subtly spiced. Perfect for Mexican food and warm weather!
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Glasses of our Cucumber Cooler Cocktail recipe topped with cucumbers slices, mint leaves, and limes
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Cucumber Cooler Cocktails
A light, refreshing cocktail with fresh lime and mint and a surprising, pleasant crunch from cucumber slices.
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Two homemade Ginger Beer Margaritas on a cutting board
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5-Ingredient Ginger Beer Margaritas
5-ingredient margaritas made with ginger beer and fresh lime juice! Simple, flavorful, and so delicious. The only margarita recipe you'll ever need.
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Tall glass of our Watermelon Limeade Cocktail recipe with a lime wedge on the rim
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Watermelon Limeade Cocktails
Watermelon “ice cubes” and fresh lime juice are the stars of this simple and refreshing cocktail. Perfect for light dinner drinks and sweet enough to be considered dessert.
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Fresh limes, mint, and two Coconut Gin and Tonics
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Coconut Gin and Tonics
4-ingredient Gin and Tonic cocktails infused with naturally sweet coconut water for a refreshing, healthier cocktail perfect any time of year.
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Two glasses of homemade Vegan Hibiscus Margaritas beside lime wedges
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5-Ingredient Hibiscus Margaritas
Simple 5-ingredient margaritas infused with hibiscus tea concentrate, giving them the perfect tart, sweet finish. Complex, delicious, and pairs especially well with Mexican food.
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Stemless wine glass filled with our recipe for Mint and Citrus White Wine Sangria
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Mint and Citrus White Wine Sangria
A refreshing white wine sangria with the flavors of mint, lemon, and lime.
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