The “Cool School” (Part 4) …. Refreshing Summertime Adult Drinks

  (1 above and next 4 photos below)  lavender kumquat shrub drink   
(click photo above or any of next 4 photos for recipe)

my current favorite sweeteners are…….

UMF Manuka Honey
(mixes well in blender, one of the healthiest things you could ever put in your body)

Coconut Palm Sugar
(perfect substitute for recipes requiring processed sugar, brown sugar, or simple syrup mix)

Coconut Water
(I STRONGLY ADVISE trying to incorporate this EXTREMELY HEALTHY, natural way to add sweetness to a drink.
I recommend
Taste Nirvana Coconut Water)

Super Ripe Fruit!!!
(if applicable to recipe, really ripe fruit sweetens up a drink to where often that's all the sweetener I need)

….my list of Sweeteners to Avoid

(also, for recipes requiring salt, AVOID COMMON TABLE SALT!!!  ….and try mineral rich Pink Himalayan Salt)

A quick note on alcohol

many of these recipes are have alcohol, but you can tweak them to make them "Virgins" or add a drop or two of alcohol for a "hint" of alcohol taste, or use a lighter alcohol, such as a light wine.

"Everything in moderation………including moderation"
–Ben Franklin

(below)  blackberry mint infused water    (click photo below for recipe)

(below)    wild rose petal sangria     (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  spicy honey and rooibos granita gin and tonic     (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  pineapple mint coolers     (click photo below for recipe)

(above and below)  muscovado mint juleps     (click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)  pineapple mojitos     (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  moroccan mojitos     (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  cucumber mint gin coolers     (click photo below for recipe)

  (above and below)  grapefruit "salty dog"     (click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)  coconut lavender lemonade    (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  peach sangria with elderflower    (click photo below for recipe)

  (above and below)  persimmon and tangerine smoothie with vanilla, ginger and turmeric
    (click photo above or below for recipe)

  (above and below)  melon cocktail with strawberry and basil     (click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)  mango coco agua fresca with ginger and rum    (click photo below for recipe)

(above and below)  ginger lemonade     (click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)  champagne punch    (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  cherry coconut smoothies    (click photo below for recipe)

(above and below)  ginger and rosemary "zingers"     (click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)  kiwi caipirinha    (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  ginger, lemongrass and thai basil sparkler    (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  strawberry blood orange rum punch    (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  chanh muoi (vietnamese style salty limeade)      (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  hibiscus iced tea sparkler     (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  pineapple lime granitas     (click photo below for recipe)

 

(above and below)  infused water ideas, with simple instructions     (click photo above or below for recipe)

(below)  coconut water lemonade     (click photo below for recipe)

(below)  hibiscus limeade     (click photo below for recipe)

~stay healthy~

 

check out all my "Cool School" posts within
"The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
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2 Responses

07.19.16

This might just turn out to be the best summer of my life. Thank you!

07.19.16

Hey Patrick,

Good luck with you creative drinks, let us know what you end up making!!!

Thanks for reading and commenting

Doug at Gaia Health Blog

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