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8 flavoured water that will keep you hydrated in summer

Arpita Chatterjee
·3-min read

Summer drinks come in various refreshing flavours that will help you stay hydrated while also providing relief from the heat. Summer drinks also have the advantage of being portable and available at any time. They're the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

Here we look at some of the best options available to you when it comes to choosing drinks for your next summer day out:

Photo by Julia Zolotova from Pexels
Photo by Julia Zolotova from Pexels

Nimbu Paani / lemonade

Simplistic lemon soda is one of the most accessible and nutritionally balanced drinks. This drink is blended with mint leaves, sugar, salt, water, and lime and takes just a couple mins to prepare. Spices like cumin, coriander powder, black pepper, plus others can help enhance immunity.

A woman holds out a glass of cucumber lemonade. A cooling non-alcoholic drink on a summer day. Healthy lifestyle.
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Cucumber-Mint Water

On a sweltering day of the summers, cucumber, lemon, and mint infused water is a refreshing way to stay hydrated and quench your thirst. Simply combine a fresh lime or lemon with 2 cups distilled water, a cucumber or two, cilantro, mint leaves, and a few pumpkin seeds to make this cool refreshing drink (crushed). To taste, season with sea salt - a great way to cool off on a hot summer day.

Jal Jeera or Jal-jeera, or jaljira, is an Indian beverage prepared using mixing cumin powder in water and served cold
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Jeera Water/ Jal Jeera

The heat of summer brings with it a slew of digestive issues. Jeera may be able to help you get rid of it. It's also high in nutrients like potassium, calcium, copper, and others that can keep your skin supple, healthy and smooth.

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Image by Dominik Schraudolf from Pixabay

Cucumber lemon water

Cucumber lemon water is indeed a refreshing twist with lime water which is perfect for oxidation. To make a refreshing summer cocktail, quickly soak cucumber and lemon wedges in water with mint leaves.

Barley water in glass with raw and cooked pearl barley wheat/seeds. selective focus
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Barley water

This summer elixir drink that helps in beating the heat is barley water. Everything you need to prepare this excellent summer drink is pearl barley, water salt, a dash of honey, and a squeeze of limes to get going.

Fresh squeezed sugar cane juice in pitcher with cut pieces cane on wooden background.
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Sugarcane juice

Sugarcane juice is often used as a treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. The addition of fresh mint to the juice may serve to strengthen the flavour of your summer's drink.

Summer unusual refreshing drink. Indian traditional salted lemonade aam panna (aam panha) cocktail, with mint and green mango. Indian mango mojito. On a wooden background with mango and mint
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Aam Panna

Aam Panna is a cooling and detoxifying drink made with raw mango flavoured with palm sugar or sugar and is highly nutritious. It is always considered a digestion-friendly summer drink and a rich vitamin C and iron content in terms of keeping your body cool and hydrated.

Fresh Summer Buttermilk drink. Made of yogurt or chaas on wooden background
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Buttermilk

Buttermilk, usually identified as chaas, is a delicious curd-based cooling summer drink common amongst native Indians. It's just an excellent digestive, and also the inclusion of seasoning, including jeera, only adds to the value.

Whether you are looking for an icy drink to cool you off in the hot summer weather or satisfy your sweet tooth with iced tea, these eight summer coolers have some great tips on finding the perfect summer drink that would keep you and your family hydrated,