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Thirst Quenching Drinks for Summer


Tropical Drinks


It’s August and summer is still with us here in Towson and it’s not cooling down yet! Quench your thirst this month by trying out these delicious and refreshing drinks. Invite some friends over to your apartment here at The Southerly, mix these drinks up, and enjoy a pleasant afternoon or evening together.


Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

Add a little something extra to this classic favorite with these tips from Cooking Classy. This recipe is simple and delicious! What you’ll need:


12 oz fresh raspberries

1 cup fresh lemon juice, chilled

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup granulated sugar (or to taste)

1/2 cup honey

1 liter (33.8 oz) sparkling water or club soda, chilled

Fresh mint and ice, for serving


“Place raspberries in a food processor and pulse until well pureed. Force raspberry puree through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.


“In a large pitcher (if you don't have one large enough you may need two) whisk together water and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Pour in honey and mix until blended. Stir in raspberry mixture and lemon juice then pour in club soda and stir once. Serve with ice and fresh mint.”


Pair your drink with a cute straw and you’re good to go!


Frozen Mango Lemonade Recipe

This is another great lemonade recipe with a twist from Simply Designing. You’ll need:


5 lemons

¾ of a mango

½ cup sugar

1 ½ cup water

5-6 cups ice


Squeeze out the lemon juice from the lemons and mix everything in the blender. This is an easy drink that your friends are sure to love. Whip this up for a dinner party or a warm sunny afternoon. Add a lemon slice to dress it up!


Watermelon Breeze

Try out this refreshing drink from Flavorite. What you’ll need:


3 cups chilled cubed watermelon

1 cup coconut water

a squeeze of fresh lime

ice (if needed)

a sprig of mint


Add the ingredients together in your blender and blend until smooth. You’ll love the mix of watermelon and coconut.


What are some of your favorite summer drinks? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading! We hope that you have a great month here in Towson, MD!