Sand and sun, summer has begun!
It’s the time when you relish and pamper your taste buds with your favourite ice-cream, juices, smoothies and what not. The hotter it is, the cooler your food choices. When it comes to food and drinks nothing can beat the magic of great Indian mom made drinks. Not to forget, India is also the land of various spices, herbs, veggies, and fruits that make these drinks all the more special. And who can forget the good old days, when sipping on your favourite summer drink was the only stress in life.
The days are back again and now is the time to indulge in those delicious and heavenly summers drink to beat the heat. So, here are the refreshing drinks that you can savour this summer and relive those magical days.
1. Nimbu Pani
This is an all-time favourite of every Indian. Be it any day or time; there is nothing that can beat the magic of a nimbu paani. Also, known as Shikanji, it is made delicious by adding mint juice, roasted cumin powder, black salt or make it sweet by adding sugar to it. Some people like to add other flavours and spices such as ginger to it to make it more flavorous.
Think of Jaljeera and one simply cannot forget the refreshing and spicy taste it offers. It is quite famous in North Indians and one of the favourite summer drinks of Punjabis’. Apart from the flavours it also has many health benefits including digestion, burning calories and many others.
3. Sweet Lassi
Some people have a sweet tooth for everything sweet. It is made from yogurt and can be made more appealing by adding Rose Water and Saffron to it. Not only that, you can also make your lassi with strawberry, fruit, papaya, and mango to add some more sweetness to it.
4. Buttermilk or Chaas
This is an old time favourite drink, utterly delicious and ideal for summers. It is also made from yogurt, but the only difference that it is salty. Loved by people across India, you can also flavor it with mint, ginger, cumin powder, curry leaves or even do an oil tempering with herbs and spices.
5. Aam Panna
Summer is known as the season of mangoes, so Aam Panna becomes an essential itself. It is popular as tangy summer cooler and has many health benefits including rich in Vitamin C, iron and helps in preventing heat strokes and keeps the body cool.
To name a few more, you have juices, squashes, and many types of sherbets to beat the heat in summers and make this season the best of the time!