Cool Down with Summer Drinks

Summer is heating up and cooling down is easy to do when you have a drink in hand. The idea of a cold beverage is always a welcome thought at the end of a long, hot day.

There’s a lot to choose from when you browse the drink aisles at FRESH. Sparkling water in refreshing fruit flavors, seltzers spiked with wine, ranch water, hard cider and a variety of cold beers and wines – there are endless options for every day of the summer.

Of course, you can enjoy any of these items on their own, but we want to tempt you with some new ideas. Here are some fun ways to enjoy some old favorites and give you a frosty feeling on even the hottest days.

Blood Orange Shandy: A shandy is a beer cocktail that combines equal parts wheat beer with lemonade or another citrus fruit juice. For a colorful twist, we’ve mixed it with blood orange juice. It’s so yummy and gives the beer a fruity, fresh flavor.

Watermelon Frosé: You may love your rosé all day, but have you had it frozen? Even better, how about freezing the rosé and adding frozen watermelon? Simply add 1 cup rosé to a bowl and 1 cup of roughly chopped watermelon to another bowl. Freeze for 1 hour and scrape with a fork. Continue the process every hour until completely frozen, but still flaky. Stir the two together and serve in a wine glass. You may want to grab a spoon to scoop up all the delicious and flaky pink snow!

Spiked Mimosa: Elevate your brunch mimosa with Simply Spiked. Instead of orange juice, add Simply Spiked lemonade to your sparkling wine. Available in blueberry, strawberry, watermelon and lemon flavors, it’s a fun new beverage that’s great on its own or used as a mixer.

Sparkling Water: Who says water is boring? With so many different flavors and varieties, sparkling water is more refreshing than soda and very versatile. Dress it up for a party with ice cubes made with edible flowers, fruit or citrus. Add some cucumber slices, muddle with herbs or garnish with a lemon or lime twist. It’s a chic and thirst-quenching way to keep cool without the buzz.

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