These Summer Beverages Are So Good, We'll Be Drinking Them for the Rest of the Year
Consider our thirst quenched.
During summer's blistering heat, you desperately need a cold beverage that makes you feel like you’re sitting by a beach rather than dripping sweat on your walk to work. This is why we’ve rounded up some summer beverages that are designed to do just that — act as a thirst-quenching refresher and make you feel like you're permanently on vacay. Whether you need a swig of sparkling water or a great boozy bev, this list has you covered.
BUY IT: Sprouts, $3.99
If you’re looking to reap all the gut-healthy benefits of kombucha while still getting the sweet, fruity notes that most summer beverages offer — we’ve found a solution in Health-Ade’s newest flavor, Tropical Punch. A mixture of pineapple, mango and orange, this summer drink flavor will hit you with waves of refreshing nostalgia.
BUY IT: Amazon, $15.50 for 12
If you like your water to have some carbonation, you’re probably familiar with San Pellegrino. We love it for the light bubbles and refreshing taste. And now, that taste has some new, delicious flavors. We love the Lemon & Lemon Zest for it’s pure, citrusy hints, but you can also find Dark Morello Cherry & Pomegranate and Tangerine & Wild Strawberry in the Essenza collection.
BUY IT: Amazon, $30.95
Frosé (or any frozen, alcoholic beverage, for that matter) might seem too complicated to recreate at home. Luckily, that's no longer a problem thanks to these blends by Kevin Slush Co. made speficially for frozen cocktails. Make perfectly slushy frose in your blender by combining this mix with rose wine, vodka and ice. Plus, the company says all their mixes are made without artificial ingredients including corn syrup.
BUY IT: Amazon, $17.07 (reg. $17.97)
The pure taste of this new sparkling water flavor comes from the company's promise to use just two ingredients: Carbonated water and real (not from concentrate) lime juice. Whether we’re drinking it solo or mixing a cocktail, we love this canned water for the refreshing carbonation and tart, citrus flavor.
BUY IT: Instacart, $26.12
Your favorite wines are now offered with a little something extra thanks to Ritas Spritz variety pack. Whether you’re a rosé or sangria sipper in the summer, there’s an option to add a little fizz to your favorite wine. We like the fact that they’re not super sweet but still act as a fruity summer drink.
Keep an Eye Out for These In-Store Only Items
We wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't also share some must-try items you can currently only get in-store. Other summer beverages you should be looking out for include Angry Orchard's Spritz Hard Cider, GT's new kombucha flavor, Unity, which is a mix of cherry, coconut and lemongrass, and, everyone's favorite hard seltzer, White Claw.