Summer drinks to beat the heat


In order to beat the heat as we embrace summer, let’s rehydrate and restore our bodies with some of the best summer drinks. Here’s a selection of summertime beverages that you simply must try.


A cool summer beverage composed of raw mango pulp, cumin, and mint leaves. Aam Panna is a popular Indian drink that is both energising and refreshing. It aids in resisting the sweltering heat and quickly hydrates you.


Green mangoes 500 gm

Sugar 1/2 cup

Salt 2 tsp

Kala namak (black rock salt) 2 tsp

Roasted and powdered cumin seeds 2 tsp

Finely chopped mint leaves 2 Tbsp

Water 2 cups


Boil the mangoes till they become soft inside, and the skin gets discoloured. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin and squeeze the pulp out of the mangoes. Mix all the ingredients together, blend, and add 2 cups of water. Put some ice in the glasses and pour the Panna over them.

Summer drinks to beat the heat.(photo:IANSLIFE)


An energising beverage filled with flavour. Serve cold to instantly cool you off!


Tamarind Pulp 125 Gram

Mint Leaves 3 tbsp

Ground Cumin 1/2 tsp

Ground Cumin, roasted 3/4 tsp

Grated Jaggery 50 gram

Black Salt 4 tsp

Ginger Salt (Gourmet Flavoured Salt), Grated 1 tbsp

Lemon Juice 3-4 tbsp

A pinch of Chilli powder (Kashmiri mirch)

Garam Masala 1/2 tsp

Water 1/2 litre


For the Jaljeera, add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend it together. Chill overnight. Then strain and freeze it. Garnish the drink with some Boondis and serve.

Summer drinks to beat the heat.(photo:IANSLIFE)


This delicious summertime treat, Sattu Sharbat from Bihar is well-known for its cooling qualities. It has its own variations in states like Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh and is well-liked nationwide.


Chana Sattu, fourth cup

Chilled water 4 cups

Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

Roasted cumin powder, half teaspoon

Mint leaves, 2 teaspoons (chopped)

Black salt to taste

Green chilli, 1 (chopped)

Raw mango, 2 teaspoons (grated)


Add all ingredients to a jug and mix well. Serve in glasses along with some ice cubes. Garnish with more mint leaves.


A fresh approach to the beloved lassi. Mango pulp and creamy yogurt were combined with a tonne of ice.


Curd 125 Ml

Iced water 200 ml

Ice 8 cubes

Mango chopped 1

Sugar 1 tbsp

A pinch of dried mint


Whip all the ingredients together in a blender. Serve chilled.

Summer drinks to beat the heat.(photo:IANSLIFE)


Barley water, an amazing beverage that our ancestors used in their daily diet since the birth of civilization, is an antiquated remedy or an elixir for good health. Barley is a powerful grain that has long been used to prepare cereals, serve as a substitute for rice, and prepare other delicacies that are distinctive to different regional cuisines.


Pearl barley 1/4 cup

Water 4 cups

A pinch of salt

A drizzle of honey (optional)

A lemon rind (optional)


Heat the water and pearl barley in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the salt and let it cook on a low flame for 30 minutes. You can muddle the grains a little, using a spoon. Strain it into a glass, tip in a lemon rind, and drizzle with a little honey on top. Let it cool completely. You can also keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and then have it.