Come May, temperatures are soaring, shorts and tees are our everyday wardrobe, and cold water is stocked in the fridge. And this year, it’s extra harsh. Not being able to go out and get some fresh breeze is definitely getting to us. But worry not, we found some easy summer cooler recipes to help you cool down.

Watermelon & Basil Mary

summer cooler recipes

By Nilesh Patel, Beverage Head (West), Impresario Handmade Restaurants

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Watermelon Juice120 ml
Basil Leaves6-8
Tabasco3-4 dash
Worcestershire Sauce3-4 dash
Fresh lime juice20 ml
Sugar syrup10 ml
Freshly crushed pepper and salt To taste

Method

  • Muddle Basil leaves along with Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce, fresh lime juice and sugar syrup till you get a whiff of the basil. 
  • Fill the glass with ice and add the watermelon juice. One can also rim the glass with salt (optional)
  • Finish the drink with freshly crushed black pepper and salt. 
  • Give it a stir and enjoy the drink.

Strawberry Summer Blast

summer cooler recipes

By  Mr. Prashant Chaudhry, F&B AGM, Smaaaash Entertainment

Ingredient

IngredientsQty
Strawberry Icecream2 scoops
Banana2
Milk1/2 cup
Strawberry Crushas per taste

Method

  • Mix all ingredients in the grinder
  • Add ice and spin again in grinder
  • Add a fresh strawberry to garnish

ORANGE AND MINT SPRITZER

summer cooler recipes

by Vaibhav Bhargava, Executive Chef at Mic drop

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Oranges wedge1
Orange juice200 ml
Mint leaves10 g
Basil leaves10 g
lemon juice30 ml
Brown Sugar15 g
Ginger10 g
Chaat Masala2 g
Roasted Jeera Powder2 g
Soda150 ml
Saltto taste

Method

  • Peel oranges, remove white threads and seeds
  • Take orange wedges and keep aside and mint leaves cleaned and kept
  • Take out the fresh juice from oranges from the juicer grinder
  • In a shaker, muddle ginger, basil leaf, mint leaf, sugar, with a wooden muddled
  • To it add lemon juice, jeera powder, chat masala and salt. Add soda and adjust consistency and spices as per your taste.
  • Strain the drink and then add some orange chunks, mint leaf and lemon wedges in a glass with ice and pour the strained drink over it
  • Garnish with mint and orange wedge
  • Serve chilled

Virgin Margarita

For representational purpose. Source

by Chef Deepak Bisht, Head Chef- Cayenne

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Lemonade1/2 cup
Lemon flavoured red Dasani Sparkling Water1/4 cup
Lime flavoured d Dasani Sparkling Water1/4 cup
Orange Juice1/4 cup

Method

  • For the summer cooler recipes, pour lemonade, lemon Dasani sparkling water, lime Dasani Sparkling water and orange juice into a pitcher and mix.
  • Rim glass with salt if desired by turning glass upside down and dipping it into water then salt.
  • Fill glass 2/3 full with ice, then pour the margarita over the top.
  • Garnish with lime.

Jeera Kheera Lemonade

summer cooler recipes

By Culinary Head, Mr. Souvik Gupta, LOFT

Ingredients

IngredientsQty
Cucumber Puree/syrup10 g
Lemon Masala1 tbsp
Sprite150 ml
Mint leaves2-3
Lemon Wedges1

Method

  • Add fresh cucumber puree or syrup in a glass
  • Add in a dash of Lemonade masala/ chat masala
  • Mix these well
  • Fill in the glass with ice cubes and add in a sprite
  • Give the drink a stir and garnish with lemon wedges and mint leaves
  • Best served when cold

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