What We’re Loving: Summery Drinks




We’re revisiting our lovely series from last summer “What We’re Loving” every Friday this summer. Let’s kick it off by introducing Amy and some delicious Summer-inspired drinks from our favorite bloggers. Amy is an apprentice with Eat Boutique this summer, so show her a little love! -Maggie

Summer still seems relatively new in June. We revel in the heat and the sunshine, giddily pull out sandals and sunglasses, and swim even when the water is still chilly. Flash forward to early July and you’ve got desperate people broiling in the heat and praying to the weather gods. Any stewed or baked or just warm meal is unimaginable. Thankfully, there is a culinary solution that is cool, refreshing, and doesn’t require a lick of heat.The summery drink, whether it be a smoothie, cocktail, tea, or exotic treat, tastes luscious and chilly and makes you sigh in delight. Go ahead; mend any early burned bridges with summer with one or many of these cold drinks.

Whip up a batch of this simple yet sophisticated Cardamom Mint Iced Tea in the morning and enjoy with a light lunch as the sun really starts to climb. {from littledutchwife}


Cold watermelon juice dripping down your chin is a sure sign heat waves have arrived. For a brunch and grown-up friendly version, we can’t imagine a more nostalgic blended drink than this Watermelon Smoothie. {from citronlimette}


Milk makes an unexpected but welcome appearance in the dazzlingly spiced classic Indian beverage Lassi. A cross between a smoothie and milkshake, this creamy glass of sunshine is a delightful departure from the norm. {from pineappleandcoconut}


Classic lemonade gets a serious revamp when mixed with…barbeque? Grilled Lemonade, achieved by grilling, steeping, and honeying lemons, is sure to surprise and refresh. {from meatwave}


When the sun fades but heat still shimmers in the air, you know it’s time to break out the wine. We adore this Classic Sangria recipe for evening sipping. The included history lesson is sure to impress as much as the cocktail! {from The Boys Club}

All photos taken by and appear with permission from Erin, Marie, Shanna, Joshua, and Sam.

Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique​–​a food​-​retail concept space ​with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.

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  • Lauren

    Love these, can’t wait to make them once the heat kicks in! Great writing!

  • Holly Chisholm

    The grilled Lemonade sounds delicious! I want to try all of them.

  • Murdock

    Great job, Amy!

  • Erin

    Thanks so much for featuring my recipe! xo

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  • chezus

    Welcome to the EB family, Amy, look forward to getting to know you better. This is a fantastic round-up of summer bevies. I am really liking that lassi.