Summer time crush, stress busters, taste buds desires, life savers and never ending love for the sweet, sour and chilled Indian drinks, wins over every Indian heart.
With Mercury rising high every single day it is that time of the year again, when we can savor our taste buds with the all time summer favorites cool and refreshing drinks. These drinks have added unforgettable memories to our childhood. Although, there are so many market-produced drinks, blended with additional flavors, but cannot beat the traditional, desi and original flavors of our very own Indian drinks. The natural and homemade Indian drinks cannot be replaced by any other flavored drink.
The searing weather was not enough to distress the weary souls that unwanted stomach troubles, painful ulcers, ever growing pimples and deadly heat strokes make this season altogether unbearable. Long working hours and tiresome metro or bus rides only increase your quench for thirst. Finding ways to cool off this summer is the only thing everyone wishes.
Since, the time of our grannies we all have heard many stories about the good old magical cool drinks that they used to make with all their love. However, with so many years gone by, these cool drinks are twisted with a touch of modern days as luxurious summer drinks. Let’s have a look at the coolest and aquaholic summer drinks to beat the heat.
Epic Nimbu Pani – The heart of Indian drinks Nimbu Pani is also known as Shinkajvi or Lemonade in the modern era is a heavenly drink in the winds of summer. It is our very own drink and favorite of everyone regardless of the age. Though the drink is made from freshly squeezed lemons, salt and sugar you can also add a salty touch, which makes it irresistible. It is the perfect way to revitalize your senses after a hectic day and helps fight against heat stroke and also keeps acne and wrinkles at bay. You can also sprinkle cumin powder, chat masala, black salt and peppermint leaves.
Traditional Lassi – The traditional and yogurt based drink is a must have after your meal. The drink can sometimes be sweet or savory, but it is always refreshing. Yogurt and water are blended until it becomes smooth and then it can also be topped with sliced cardamom or almonds. Now, it can be made in many flavors, including Mango Lassi, Blood orange Lassi, Strawberry Lassi, and Savory Masala spiced Lassi with Roasted Beets and many more exciting flavors.
Legendary Aam Panna – It is also one of the most favorite summer drinks that can save you from sunstroke and less amount of heat in the body. It’s the best way to keep yourself hydrated with a twist of delicious flavors. It is made from the juicy raw oranges, which makes it more flavorful and appetizing. It also takes care of your health as it is sugar free, low, cool appetizer and flavorful summer drink.
Timeless Thandai – Thandai also known as Sardai is a cool drink made with almonds, rose water and other spices. This freshly homemade drink is perfect to relish your taste buds in the scorching heat. The aroma of fennel, cardamom, pepper and saffron sprinkled over the boiled milk will pamper your senses and rejuvenate the spirit.
Enduring Jal – Jeera – The Ayurvedic energy drink made with cumin, mint, black pepper, salt and tamarind. It is also served as an appetizer at parties and intends to startle the taste buds. It refreshes your body and makes you feel fresh and cool to deal with summer blues. It also health benefits and is a perfect remedy for weight loss, digestion and dehydration.
Summer is upon us and you can beat the heat with a nice cool treat to satiate the cravings of your taste buds!