The best thing about summer is relaxing on a lazy day with luscious lemon and lime-infused citrus drinks. Check out these quickie thirst quenchers!
Are you an outdoorsy person? Do you like to spend time outside?
Don't forget to pack your water. It'll surprise you how easy it is to get dehydrated, especially on a hot summer's day.
Not a fan of water? How about citrus drinks? Not only do they quench your thirst, but they can be quite refreshing, especially if they're homemade!
Want to make your own drinks from citrus fruits? We've compiled a few of our favorite recipes below. Keep reading to find out what they are!
5 Citrus Drinks That Are Perfect For the Summer
Here are some easy-to-make citrus beverages that are bound to quench your thirst.
1. Fresh Lemonade
What better way to relax than with a cup of freshly-made lemonade?
Begin by heating 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a small saucepan. Stir until it is completely dissolved.
Pour the melted sugar carefully into a large pitcher and add in 2 cups of fresh lemon juice. Add a dash of salt before stirring to blend. Allow the lemonade to cool to room temperature before putting it in the fridge. Serve cold.
2. Fresh Limeade
Limeade is a common drink made from fresh limes. Light green in color, it is both refreshing and fragrant. It's also easy to make.
Squeeze 5 to 6 kaffir limes to get 1 cup of lime juice. Remove any small seeds that you come across.
Pour the lime juice into a large pitcher and add 7 to 8 cups of water. Add in 1 cup of sugar to taste; stir until it is completely dissolved.
Place the pitcher in the fridge to chill for 2 hours before serving.
3. Sparkling Lime Rickey
This recipe makes a non-alcoholic version of the classic Lime Rickey cocktail.
Squeeze 5 to 6 limes to get 1 cup of fresh lime juice. Mix it with 1/2 cup of simple syrup (you can also use two tablespoons of sugar); stir until it dissolves.
Fill 4 small glasses with ice and pour in the sweetened lime juice mixture. Divide 1 cup of club soda between the glasses and stir until combined. Garnish the beverage with a lime wedge and serve cold.
4. Lemon Ginger Tea
Lemon ginger tea is not only delicious, but it comes with plenty of health benefits. For instance, it helps to relieve cold and flu symptoms.
Begin by heating four cups of water in a pot. Remove from the heat source once it's boiled. Add in one lemon (sliced) and a small piece of ginger root.
Steep the lemon ginger tea for 20 minutes before straining. Serve warm or cold.
You can also add honey for extra flavor.
5. Lemon-Lime Margarita
Margaritas are cocktails that consist of tequila and citrus juice. Why not try making your own?
Wet the rim of a glass with a wedge of lemon or lime. Afterward, rub it in salt.
Combine 30ml of tequila, 60ml of lemon juice, 60ml of lime juice, and 20ml of simple syrup. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds, and serve cold.
Staying Refreshed in the Summer
Who knew citrus drinks were so easy to make? Which one will you be cooling off with this summer?
How about citrus cocktails? Expand your citrus drink horizons by trying out these tasty citrus cocktail recipes!
Or, check out our Citrus Simplified blog for even more citrus recipes!
Our Rio box is a 15-lb curated box of our fresh-harvested citrus from South Texas. The fruit is NOT gassed, rather it is tree-ripened. Our season runs from Nov-May for oranges, grapefruit and mandarins.
Our Grande box is a 30-lb box of either fresh-harvested Rio Red Grapefruit or Sweet Oranges from South Texas.