7 Refreshing Beverages For Your Next Summer Picnic

If you’re looking for a way to make your summer picnic unique and refreshing, consider getting creative with beverages. Fruits are plentiful during the summer season and your picnic should have at least one of the following drinks on the menu.

1. Strawberry Limeade

Pair limes with strawberries in this non-alcoholic beverage. You’ll need ½ cup lime juice, ⅓ cup sugar (or sugar substitute), ⅓ cup water, ½ lb sliced strawberries, 20-30 mint leaves, and two cups of cold water.

To create the syrup, combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Then, combine lime juice, strawberries, mint, water, and the sugar syrup in a pitcher and refrigerate for two to three hours.

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2. Summer Melon Sorbet Floats

This magical float is made with assorted melon balls (honeydew, watermelon, and cantaloupe), two scoops of fruity sorbet, fresh mint leaves, and seltzer water. 

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3. Homemade Raspberry Vanilla Soda

Skip store-bought soda and make your own. You’ll need water, sugar, fresh raspberries, lemon juice, vanilla extract, seltzer water, and ice.

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4. Cantaloupe Mint Agua Fresca

This recipe requires one whole cantaloupe (around 3.5 lbs, or four cups of chopped fruit), cold water, fresh lemon juice, fresh mint, and ice.

Blend the cantaloupe until fully pureed and strain the puree to collect the juice. Combine the cantaloupe juice, water, lemon juice, and mint in a pitcher and refrigerate for at least one hour.

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5. White Peach Sangria

Serve this drink if you’re hosting the picnic in your backyard or another location where alcohol can be legally consumed. You’ll need one bottle of dry white wine, peach flavored vodka, lemonade concentrate, white sugar, white peaches, seedless red grapes, and seedless green grapes.

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6. Mint Tea Punch

Orange-y and lemon-y, this tea punch will be a hit at your next picnic, guaranteed. You’ll need fresh mint, tea bags, white sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, water, orange slices, and lemon slices.

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7. Ginger-Peach Bellini

Bold and sweet, this bellini will be a great addition to your picnic menu. You’ll need peaches, ginger syrup, peach schnapps, and one bottle of Prosecco.

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