Refreshing Summer Drinks for the Whole Family

 
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Chef Name: Ree Drummond Full Recipe Name: Perfect Homemade Lemonade Talent Recipe: Ree Drummond’s Perfect Homemade Lemonade, as seen on Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAY Show Name: The Pioneer Woman,Chef Name: Ree Drummond Full Recipe Name: Perfect Homemade Lemonade Talent Recipe: Ree Drummond’s Perfect Homemade Lemonade, as seen on Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAY Show Name: The Pioneer Woman

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

These days, instead of taking coffee hot with cream and sugar, most take it with ice cubes. This week and beyond, stick a straw into refreshing, family-friendly summer sips that revitalize any day spent picnicking on the beach, lounging on the patio or eating in the backyard with the whole clan.

Stir together The Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Homemade Lemonade, which achieves a perfect sweet-and-sour bliss point that you can get only from fresh lemon juice and homemade simple syrup.

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For a fruitier take, add a bag of frozen raspberries and stir. Pour either in a pitcher and you’ll be one step closer to having the most-popular lemonade stand on the block.

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Chef Name: Bobby FlayFull Recipe Name: Raspberry GingeraleTalent Recipe: Bobby Flay’s Raspberry Gingerale, as seen on Food Network’s Bobby Flay’s Barbeque AddictionFNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAYShow Name: Bobby Flay’s Barbeque Addiction

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Instead of chugging from the soda fountain, make your own sparkling drink at home. Fix Bobby’s Raspberry Ginger Ale by blending chopped fresh ginger, sugar, ice-cold club soda and ripe, juicy raspberries.

When nothing else will do, a glass of home-brewed iced tea is your only choice. Make a pitcher of refreshing Sun Tea with the help of this step-by-step guide, or go for Chai Iced Tea for a spicy yet creamy edge.

The summer’s most refreshing drinks don’t need to be cloyingly sweet, especially for the kids. Food Network Kitchen developed a series of healthy flavored-water blends, ranging from Watermelon-Mint Water to Orange-Fennel Water, to revitalize each cup of H2O.

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