Ten Cool Summer Drinks
Editors Baltimore Times | 6/6/2013, 9:22 p.m.
You can still keep this summer sweet without a lot of extra sugar and calories. Quench your thirst with these tasty suggestions from TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization.
- Add orange, lemon, or cucumber slices to sparkling water.
- Cut your usual glass of lemonade in half and add sugar-free iced tea.
- Freeze blueberries or raspberries in ice trays with water, and add them to your next summer drink.
- Chill out by mixing seedless watermelon, cranberry juice, and ice cubes in a blender. Serve with a slice of lime.
- Steep a peach tea bag in boiling water, chill, and serve with sliced orange.
- Add a splash of pineapple juice to sparkling water, and garnish with pineapple wedges and fresh mint leaves.
- Make your own iced coffee by adding black coffee to ice, then a splash of skim milk plus a shot of sugar-free vanilla syrup or packet of artificial sweetener.
- Mix one part cranberry or pomegranate juice with two parts club soda, and garnish with fresh raspberries.
- Steep two green tea bags in boiling water. Chill and serve on ice with a tablespoon of honey and a lemon wedge.
- Make a tasty summer “mocktail.” Serve low-sodium tomato juice on ice and mix with a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and a few dashes of hot sauce (depending on how spicy you want your drink). Add a celery stalk and a couple of green olives if you’d like.