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Summer Beverages

It's hot outside and you're thirsty! What to do? Instead of just reaching for a canned soda or drinks made from a mix, try a thirst quenching, simple to make homemade fruit beverage made from natural ingredients.

Nothing could be more invigorating and refreshing than a homemade fruit drink in a frosty glass on a warm Summer day! Here's an assortment of recipes for chilled fruit drinks and teas to try this summer season!



Cranberry Cooler

Preparation -
Mix together. Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour juice over ice and serve.

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Orangeade

Preparation -
Combine ingredients and stir. Pour over cracked ice in tall glasses. Garnish with fresh oranges slices.

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Fruit Juice Slush

Preparation -
In a glass or plastic pitcher, combine fruit juice concentrate and water; Pour juice mixture into a standard ice cube tray, filling each section to the top. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours. To make slush, unmold 1/2 tray of the frozen juice cubes. Place in a blender. container. Add 3/4 cup of lemon-lime soda and blend at medium speed until a slush consistency. Pour into glasses. Repeat with remaining juice cubes and soda. Serve immediately with spoons and straws.

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Grape Cooler

Preparation -
Combine grape juice, grapefruit juice and lime juice in a large pitcher; refrigerate until chilled. Add club soda just before serving. Serve over ice.

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Colada Cooler
  • 1 can frozen pina cola concentrate - partially thawed
  • 1 can frozen white grape juice concentrate - partially thawed
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3 cans lemon-lime soda

Preparation -
In a large pitcher, mix both cans of concentrate with water and stir. Add lemon-lime soda. Stir; Serve chilled over ice. Garnish with fruit if desired.

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Click on the picture for lemonade recipes -
old fashioned homemade lemonade recipes, strawberry lemonade, and berry-watermelon lemonade


Click on the glass for Iced Tea Recipes



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To serve your summer beverages....



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Spigot Jug With Standicon
This beautiful, nostalgic glass jug has its own stand that can be placed anywhere. The jar has a 6-quart capacity and brass spigot for serve-yourself ease.

Insulated Acrylic Glass Seticon
These double-wall insulated acrylic glasses stay cold inside and dry outside. Ice cubes keep drinks chilled longer ... drinks won't get watered down with diluted flavor. The set of 6 (26 oz.) unbreakable tumblers comes in assorted colors.
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