33 Summer Drinks in India That Hydrate Instantly (+Recipes)

33 Summer Drinks in India That Hydrate Instantly
To help you out in your quest to find the best Summer Drinks in India, we have personally tried 76 Indian homemade summer drinks and hand-picked the ‘33 BestSummer Drinks in India‘.

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it can also be a time for dehydration and heatstroke. It is a time when the mercury soars and everyone is looking for ways to beat the heat.

India is known for its scorching summers where temperatures can soar well above 40 degrees Celsius, and it’s important to stay hydrated during this time.

While there are many artificial cooling drinks available on the market, nothing beats a refreshing glass of natural summer drink.

India is a land of diversity and so are its summer drinks. From nimbu pani and buttermilk to sharbat and jaljeera, there’s a summer drink for everyone in India. And the best part is that most of these drinks are healthy too!

Ready-made cold drinks like soda, soft drinks and ready fruit juices are high in sugar and contain harmful chemicals and are best avoided.

So next time you’re feeling hot and bothered, reach for a glass of one of these 33 delicious, natural and healthy summer drinks in India!

1. Pot Water (Matke Ka Paani)

Pot Water - Summer Drinks in India
Pot Water (Matke Ka Paani) is the most popular summer drink in India.

One of the simplest summer drinks in India and worldwide, pot water is just plain water that has been kept overnight in an earthen pot or matka.

This cooling drink is popular in Rajasthan and other parts of North India, and it’s said to have many health benefits, such as reducing acidity, promoting weight loss, and improving digestion.

This cooling drink is quite popular in Rajasthan and is said to have many health benefits, such as

  • reducing acidity,
  • promoting weight loss,
  • and improving digestion.

Whether or not you buy into the health claims, there’s no denying that pot water is a refreshing way to beat the heat. So next time you’re feeling thirsty on a hot summer day, reach for a glass of pot water and enjoy the cool, refreshing taste.

To make pot water, just fill a clean earthen pot with water and leave it overnight.

In the morning, add a little bit of salt and lemon juice to taste (optional), and enjoy!

Health benefits of Pot Water:

  • Reduces acidity
  • REGULARLY consuming pot water can help prevent sunstrokes, one of the most common summer ailments in India.
  • It is also alkaline in nature and helps neutralize the acidity in your body.
  • Moreover, pot water is a rich source of minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which are essential for our body.
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Improves digestion

How to prepare Pot Water:

  • Fill a clean earthen pot with water
  • Leave it overnight
  • In the morning, add a little bit of salt and lemon juice to taste

2. Chaas (Buttermilk)

2. Chaas (Buttermilk)
Chaas (Buttermilk)

Chaas is one of the most popular summer drinks in India made with yoghurt, water, and spices. It’s cooling and refreshing, and it’s also said to have many health benefits.

The commonly used spices are cumin, black pepper, ginger, and salt, but you can also add other spices like asafoetida (hing), fenugreek seeds (methi), and coriander leaves. You can use as many or as less spices as you like, depending on your taste.

You can also add a little bit of tamarind paste or mint leaves for extra flavour.

Chaas is traditionally made by churning yoghurt in a pot to make butter, and then the butter is strained out to leave behind the buttermilk.

However, you can also make Chaas by simply mixing yoghurt, water, and spices in a blender.

Health benefits of Chaas:

  • Cooling and refreshing
  • Good for digestion
  • Rich in probiotics
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Prevents dehydration
  • Improves bones and teeth health

How to make Chaas:

  • Mix yoghurt, water, and spices in a blender
  • Add your favourite spices
  • You can also add a little bit of tamarind paste or mint leaves for extra flavour
  • Blend until smooth

3. Tender Coconut Water (Nariyal Paani)

3. Tender Coconut Water (Nariyal Paani)
Tender Coconut Water (Nariyal Paani)

Summertime in India is defined by long, hot days and sticky nights. In an effort to stay cool, many people turn to refreshing drinks like tender coconut water.

Tender coconut water is the perfect summer drink – it’s refreshing, hydrating, low in calories and 100% natural.

It’s also rich in electrolytes, which makes it a great drink for exercise or after a hot day in the sun. Tender coconut water is available all year round, but it’s especially refreshing in the summer.

Plus, it is incredibly cheap. I remember paying just Rs.5 for 1 coconut in Bangalore around 2006. Today they cost Rs.40-Rs.50. But even at that price, it’s still one of the best summer drinks in India.

To make sure you’re getting the best quality tender coconut water, look for coconuts that are heavy for their size and have green husks. Avoid coconuts with brown spots or cracks, as these may be old or spoiled.

Health Benefits of Tender Coconut Water:

  • Refreshing and hydrating
  • High antioxidant properties
  • Good for digestion
  • Rich in electrolytes
  • Low in calories
  • Helps prevent kidney stones

Coconut Selection Tips:

  • Look for coconuts that are heavy for their size and have green husks
  • Cut the coconut open and pour out the water or have it scooped out by a vendor.
  • You may directly drink from the coconut for a whole new experience!
  • If you’re not going to consume the coconut water right away, store it in a clean, airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours
  • Enjoy as-is or add a little bit of lemon juice, honey, or mint leaves for extra flavour

4. Nimbu Paani (Lemon water/Lemonade)

4. Nimbu Paani (Lemon water/Lemonade)
Nimbu Paani (Lemon water/Lemonade) – Very common Summer drink in India

When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade!

Lemon water is one of the most popular summer drinks in India. It’s refreshing, citrusy, and full of Vitamin C.

To make Nimbu Paani, simply add freshly squeezed lemon juice to cold water and stir. You can also add a little bit of sugar or honey to taste along with a pinch of salt.

If you want, you can also add a few slices of lemon or mint leaves to the drink.

You may also add a pinch of cardamom powder as it has a cooling effect on the body.

Health benefits of Nimbu Paani:

  • Refreshing and citrusy
  • Full of Vitamin C
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Improves skin quality
  • Helps prevent kidney stones

How to make Nimbu Paani:

  • Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to cold water and stir.
  • Add sugar or honey to taste along with a pinch of salt.
  • For a twist, you can add rose petals for a unique flavour.
  • You can also add a few slices of lemon or mint leaves to the drink.
  • Add a pinch of cardamom powder as it has a cooling effect on the body.

5. Jal Jeera (Water with Cumin and Black Pepper)

5. Jal Jeera (Water with Cumin and Black Pepper)
Jal Jeera (Water with Cumin and Black Pepper)

Jal jeera is a popular Indian summer drink made with cumin, black pepper, and tamarind. It’s refreshing and has a slightly spicy kick that helps to cool the body down.

To make Jal jeera, simply mix all of the ingredients together in a glass or pitcher and add water to taste.

You can also add a little bit of lemon juice or mint leaves for extra flavour.

Health benefits of Jal Jeera:

  • Refreshing and cooling
  • Treats nausea
  • Detoxifies your body
  • Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Helps to cool the body down

How to make Jal Jeera:

  • Ingredients: Cumin seeds powder, Coriander leaves, 1/2 inch grated ginger, amchur powder (or tamarind), Mint leaves, crushed black pepper
  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a glass or pitcher and add water and a few ice cubes.
  • You can also add a little bit of lemon juice or mint leaves for extra flavour.

6. Bel Ka Sharbat (Bael Sherbet/Wood Apple Juice)

6. Bel Ka Sharbat (Bael Sherbet/Wood Apple Juice)
Bel Ka Sharbat (Bael Sherbet/Wood Apple Juice)

Bel ka sharbat is a refreshing summer drink made with bael fruit, lemon juice, and sugar. It’s often served with chaat or as a refreshing drink on its own.

Bel fruit is also known as Bengal quince, stone apple or wood apple.  It’s a round hard-shelled fruit with a fibrous and pulpy interior. The pulp is used to make this sharbat, which is why it’s also called bael sherbet or wood apple juice.

To make bel ka sharbat, the bael fruit is first peeled and then the pulp is extracted. The pulp

Health benefits of Bel Ka Sharbat:

  • Aids indigestion
  • Curbs sweet cravings
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boosts immunity
  • Prevents Diarrhoea

How to make Bel Ka Sharbat:

  • Ingredients: ½ cup bael fruit pulp (wood apple/stone apple), ¼ cup sugar syrup or to taste (can also use honey), ½ lime, juiced or to taste (adjust according to the sweetness of the fruit), a pinch of rock salt.
  • Instructions: Add bael pulp, sugar syrup, lime juice, and salt to a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness or sourness as needed. Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • Note: If using honey, add it after blending all the other ingredients.

7. Aam Panna (Mango Drink/Aam Jhora)

7. Aam Panna (Mango Drink/Aam Jhora)
Aam Panna (Mango Drink/Aam Jhora)

Aam Panna is a cooling Summer Drink made with raw unripe mangoes, spices, and jaggery. It is sweet and sour to taste and very refreshing. This Summer Drink is very popular in India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

It’s a refreshing and healthy beverage that may be consumed to combat the scorching Indian summer heat. The drink is often garnished with mint leaves, giving it a more green hue.

Health Benefits of Aam Panna:

  • Hydrates your body
  • Great for digestion
  • Boosts immunity naturally
  • Helps with diabetes
  • Aids in weight loss

How to make Aam Panna:

  • Ingredients: Raw unripe chopped mangoes – 500 grams, Jaggery – 200 grams, Black salt – ½ teaspoon, Roasted cumin powder – ½ teaspoon, Red chilli powder – ¼ teaspoon, Mint leaves.
  • Wash the unripe mangoes and cut them into small pieces.
  • Add the chopped mangoes, sugar, black salt, and cumin powder to a saucepan. Add water and stir well.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or till the mangoes are soft.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Mash the mangoes with a spoon or blend in a blender to make a smooth puree.
  • Strain the puree to remove any lumps. Add lemon juice and red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Pour the Aam Panna into glasses and serve with ice cubes.

8. Ganne Ka Ras (Raw Sugar Cane Juice)

8. Ganne Ka Ras (Raw Sugar Cane Juice)
Ganne Ka Ras (Raw Sugar Cane Juice)

Ganne ka ras is a refreshing drink made with raw sugarcane juice, lemon, and ginger. It’s a popular summer drink in India and is said to be very good for your health.

Sugar Cane Juice is a healthy alternative to carbonated drinks and is full of natural sweetness. It’s hydrating and perfect for summers.

Health Benefits of Sugarcane Juice:

  • Gives you instant energy
  • Enhances liver function
  • Boosts immunity
  • Helps the body fight cancer
  • Aids digestive system
  • Helps maintain kidney health

How to make Sugarcane Juice:

  • Extract the juice of sugarcane using a sugarcane machine.
  • Add ginger and lime to taste.
  • Serve chilled or over ice.
  • Variations: You can also add mint leaves or black salt to this drink.

9. Watermelon Juice (Tarbooz ka Ras)

9. Watermelon Juice (Tarbooz ka Ras)
Watermelon Juice (Tarbooz ka Ras)

Did you know that watermelons are 92% water? That makes them an excellent choice for a summer drink!

Watermelons are not only delicious but also a great source of hydration. It’s high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.

Health Benefits of Watermelon Juice:

  • They are great for your skin and hair.
  • They are good for your heart.
  • They can help you lose weight.
  • Helps you stay hydrated
  • Great anti-cancer properties
  • Reduces inflammation and oxidative stress

How to make Watermelon Juice:

  • Cut the watermelon into pieces and remove the seeds.
  • Blend the watermelon in a blender until smooth.
  • Add sugar or honey to taste (optional).
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!

10. Muskmelon Juice (Kharbuja ka Ras)

10. Muskmelon Juice (Kharbuja ka Ras)
Muskmelon Juice (Kharbuja ka Ras)

Muskmelon is an excellent summer fruit with high water content. It helps to keep you hydrated and also aids with indigestion. Muskmelon juice is a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed on a hot summer day.

It is one of the best homemade summer drinks you can try!

Health benefits of Muskmelon Juice:

  • Helps to keep you hydrated
  • Aids indigestion
  • Regulates Blood Pressure
  • Boosts skin health
  • Refreshing and delicious

How to make Muskmelon Juice:

  • Ingredients: Muskmelon (kharbuja) cubed – ½ cup, Water – ¼ cup, Sugar – to taste
  • Instructions: Add the muskmelon cubes and water to a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Add sugar to taste and blend again.
  • Pour into glasses and serve chilled.

11. Lassi (Buttermilk with Yogurt)

11. Lassi (Buttermilk with Yogurt)
Lassi (Buttermilk with Yogurt)

Lassi is a refreshing yoghurt-based drink from India. It’s made with yoghurt, water, and spices. Lassi is a great summer drink as it helps to cool the body and aids in digestion.

There are many different types of lassi, such as sweet lassi, salty lassi, masala lassi, and more.

The scorching heat of the summer sun can be unbearable at times, and that’s when a tall glass of lassi comes to the rescue!

Health Benefits of Lassi:

  • Good source of probiotics
  • Aids indigestion
  • Helps to cool the body
  • Improves bone health
  • Prevents bloating

How to make Lassi:

  • Ingredients: Yoghurt – ½ cup, Water – ¼ cup, Sugar – to taste, Cardamom powder – a pinch, Rosewater – a few drops (optional)
  • Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve chilled.

12. Gur Sharbat (Lemonade with Jaggery, Basil Seeds and Cardamom)

12. Gur Sharbat (Lemonade with Jaggery, Basil Seeds and Cardamom)
Gur Sharbat (Lemonade with Jaggery, Basil Seeds and Cardamom)

This is one of the most unique Indian summer drinks. This is also called “Ram Ras” in some parts of the Indian sub-continent. It is made with lemon juice, organic jaggery syrup, fresh basil seeds and cardamom powder.

This is a very refreshing drink, has a nice cooling effect on the body and is loaded with many health benefits.

Health benefits of Gur Sharbat:

  • Basil seeds are rich in fibre, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
  • Cardamom is a good detoxifier and also aids indigestion.
  • Jaggery is a good source of iron and helps in boosting energy levels.
  • Helps to cool the body

How to make Gur Sharbat:

  • Add organic powdered jaggery to a glass of water and mix well till the jaggery dissolves completely.
  • Soak 1/4 teaspoon of basil seeds in water for about 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice, soaked basil seeds and cardamom powder to the glass of jaggery water.
  • Stir well and serve chilled.

13. Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

13. Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

Apple cider vinegar is a popular health drink that has many benefits. It is made by fermenting apples with yeast and bacteria. This fermentation process creates acetic acid, which is the main active ingredient in apple cider vinegar.

It has been used for centuries as a home remedy for various ailments. Apple cider vinegar is a great summer drink as it helps to keep the body hydrated and also aids in weight loss.

Health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps to keep the body hydrated
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Improves skin health
  • Boosts immune system

How to make Apple Cider Vinegar Drink:

  • Ingredients: Raw apple cider vinegar – 2 tsp, Water – 1 cup, Honey – to taste
  • Instructions: Add raw apple cider vinegar and water to a glass. Mix well.
  • Add honey to taste and stir well.
  • Serve chilled.

14. Nannari Sharbat

14. Nannari Sharbat
Nannari Sharbat

Used in Ayurveda since time immemorial, Nannari root or Sariba is an excellent Summer Drink. Nannari syrup made with this root has a very cooling effect on the body and is also very good for digestion.

This Summer Drink is very popular in Tamil Nadu and Kerala where it is served as a refreshing beverage after meals. It can also be enjoyed on its own or with seltzer water.

Health Benefits of Nannari Sharbat:

  • Aids indigestion
  • Helps with Summer heat exhaustion
  • Relieves muscle cramps and spasms
  • Soothes throat inflammation

How to make Nannari Sharbat:

  • Ingredients: Nannari root – ½ cup, Jaggery – ¼ cup, Water – as needed, Lemon juice – as needed.
  • Soak the Nannari root in water for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, add the Nannari root and jaggery to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add water and lemon juice to taste and serve chilled.
  • Best served with a dash of lime and tons of crushed ice.

15. Thandai

15. Thandai
Thandai

A cooling and refreshing drink, Thandai is made with milk, almonds, pistachios, poppy seeds, black pepper, and cardamom. It is usually served chilled and garnished with edible silver foil, rose petals, or saffron strands.

The most popular summer drink in India, this one is a must-try!

Health Benefits of Thandai:

  • Boosts energy levels
  • Aids indigestion
  • Boosts memory
  • Builds immunity
  • Reduces inflammation

How to make Thandai:

  • Soak the almonds, pistachios, poppy seeds, and black pepper in water for at least an hour.
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture and add it to a saucepan.
  • Add milk and sugar to the saucepan and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Serve chilled, garnished with edible silver foil, dry fruits, rose petals, or saffron strands.

16. Ragi Ambali (Ambli)

16. Ragi Ambali (Ambli)
Ragi Ambali (Ambli)

Ragi is a type of millet that is very popular in Karnataka. It is very nutritious and is a good source of calcium, iron, and fibre. Ragi Ambali is a healthy Summer Drink made with ragi flour, curd, and water. It is very cooling and refreshing and is also good for digestion.

Health Benefits of Ragi Ambali:

  • Aids indigestion
  • High in calcium, iron, and fibre
  • Good for Summer heat exhaustion
  • Relieves muscle cramps and spasms
  • Soothes throat inflammation

How to make Ragi Ambali:

  • Ingredients: Ragi flour – ¼ cup, Curd – ½ cup, Water – as needed, Salt – to taste.
  • Mix ragi flour and curd in a bowl.
  • Add water and salt to taste and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Serve chilled, garnished with a sprig of mint or coriander leaves.

17. Kokum Juice

17. Kokum Juice Sharbat
Kokum Juice

Kokum is a popular fruit in India, and its juice is often used to make sharbat or Indian syrup. Kokum Juice sharbat is a refreshing and healthy summer drink that is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day. This delicious drink is made with kokum juice, sugar, and water.

Health Benefits of Kokum Sharbat:

  • Kokum is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It helps to boost digestion and metabolism.
  • Kokum sharbat is a refreshing and healthy summer drink that is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day.

How to make Kokum Sharbat:

  • Ingredients: Kokum juice – ¼ cup, Sugar – ¼ cup, Water – as needed.
  • Mix kokum juice, sugar, and water in a jug or glass jar.
  • Stir well and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Serve chilled, garnished with a sprig of mint or coriander leaves.

18. Gondhoraj Ghol

18. Gondhoraj Ghol
Gondhoraj Ghol

Lemon Gandharaj is a lemony citrus cultivar from Bengal.

Gondhoraj ghol is a Bengali beverage made with lemongrass, ginger, and green chilli. It is refreshing, zesty, and perfect for summer.

Ghol is a light and fluffy Bengali buttermilk known for its cooling effects, and it’s especially popular in the hot summer months of Bengal.

Health Benefits of Gondhoraj Ghol:

  • Lemongrass is a good source of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Ginger has long been used as a remedy for nausea and vomiting.
  • Green chillies are a good source of vitamins A and C.

How to make Gondhoraj Ghol:

  • Ingredients: Lemongrass – ½ inch piece, Ginger – ½ inch piece, Green chilli – ½, Curd – ¼ cup, Water – as needed, Salt – to taste.
  • Wash and chop the lemongrass, ginger, and green chilli.
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar or jug and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Serve chilled, garnished with a sprig of mint or coriander leaves.

19. Imli Ka Amlana (Tamarind Water)

19. Imli Ka Amlana (Tamarind Water)
Imli Ka Amlana (Tamarind Water)

A little-known drink from the Marwar region of Rajasthan, Imli ka Amlana is a lip-smacking combination of tangy tamarind, black salt, roasted spices and mint leaves in chilled water.

Sweet, sour and spicy at the same time, it is an absolutely delicious way to cool off during a sweltering summer.

Oh, and it’s great for the health too!

Health Benefits of Imli Ka Amlana:

  • Improves digestion
  • Boosts heart health
  • Prevents cancer.
  • This drink is also helpful in weight loss, managing diabetes, and improving skin and hair health.

How to make Imli Ka Amlana:

  • Ingredients: Tamarind pulp – ¼ cup, Black salt – ½ tsp, Cumin powder – ½ tsp, Chaat masala – ¼ tsp, Sugar – as per taste
  • Instructions: In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients and add water to make a thin syrup.
  • Cool and serve with chilled water.

20. Lemon Iced Tea

20. Lemon Iced Tea
Lemon Iced Tea

Ever wondered why Lemon Iced Tea is such a popular summer drink? It’s not just refreshing, but it’s also healthy!

This summer drink is full of antioxidants and vitamin C, which will help keep you cool and hydrated.

Plus, it’s super easy to make!

Health Benefits of Lemon Iced Tea:

  • Promotes hydration
  • Helps to prevent heat stroke
  • Aids indigestion
  • Boosts immunity
  • Boosts skin health by providing vitamin C
  • Reduces Stress by releasing certain enzymes in the body.
  • Combats Acidity by regulating pH levels

How to make Lemon Iced Tea:

  • Ingredients: Black tea – ¼ cup, Lemon juice – ¼ cup, Sugar – as per taste
  • Instructions: Boil water and steep black tea for about three minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and sugar to the tea and stir well.
  • Pour into a glass filled with ice cubes and serve immediately.

21. Jamun Juice

21. Jamun Juice
Jamun Juice

Made from the Indian blackberry or Java plum, this refreshing drink is perfect for hot summer days. Jamun is rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a great choice for those looking for a healthy summer drink. The fruit itself is super healthy, but the juice can be a little tart for some. If you find the taste too strong, add a little water or honey to sweeten it up.

Health Benefits of Jamun (Indian Blackberry):

  • Aids in digestion by promoting the production of digestive enzymes
  • Helps to regulate blood sugar levels
  • Rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E
  • Boosts immunity by fighting free radicals
  • Lowers stress levels by reducing cortisol levels
  • Reduces inflammation by fighting against inflammatory compounds

How to make Jamun Juice:

  • Ingredients: Jamun fruits – ½ kg, Sugar – as per taste (optional), Water – as needed
  • Instructions: Wash the Jamun fruits and remove the seeds.
  • Add the fruits to a blender along with sugar and water, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
  • For a unique flavour, add a dash of black salt or chaat masala to the juice.

22. Carrot Beetroot Tomato Juice (CBT Juice)

22. Carrot Beetroot Tomato Juice (CBT Juice)
Carrot Beetroot Tomato Juice (CBT Juice)

This healthy CBT Juice is a great way to start your day or drink it as a post-workout refuel.

Carrots are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K. Beetroots are rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Tomatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants and lycopene.

This power-packed juice is a great way to stay hydrated and get your daily dose of vitamins and other vital nutrients.

Health Benefits of Carrot Beetroot Tomato Juice:

  • Boosts immunity by providing a good amount of Vitamin C
  • Helps in detoxification as beetroot is rich in fibre
  • Good for eyesight as carrots are a good source of Vitamin A
  • Aids in weight loss as tomatoes are low in calories
  • Cures anaemia as beetroot is a good source of iron
  • Reduces inflammation by providing antioxidants
  • Improves digestion
  • Detoxifies the body

How to Make Carrot Beetroot Tomato Juice:

  • Ingredients: Carrots – ½ kg, Beetroots – ½ kg, Tomatoes – ½ kg, Lemon juice – as per taste
  • Instructions: Wash and chop the carrots, and beetroot tomatoes, and add them to a juicer or blender.
  • Add lemon juice and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and serve immediately. You can also add a pinch of black salt or chaat masala to the juice.

23. Fresh Orange Juice

23. Fresh Orange Juice
Fresh Orange Juice

Plain simple orange juice is an excellent summer drink. Packed with Vitamin C, it helps in boosting immunity and also keeps the skin healthy. Don’t buy the packaged ones as they have added sugar and preservatives.

Health Benefits of Orange Juice:

  • Helps in boosting immunity by fighting free radicals
  • Keeps the skin healthy by providing Vitamin C
  • Helps in weight loss as it is low in calories
  • Keeps the skin healthy as it is a good source of antioxidants

How to Make an Orange Juice:

  • Ingredients: Oranges – as needed, Sugar – as per taste (optional), Water – as needed
  • Instructions: Wash the oranges and remove the peel.
  • Add the oranges to a juicer or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add sugar and water according to your preference and blend again.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy your refreshing glass of orange juice!

24. Sattu Sharbat

24. Sattu Sharbat
Sattu Sharbat

A cooling and refreshing drink made with roasted grams, spices, and lemon juice, Sattu Sharbat is a must-have in summers. It not only helps in beating the heat but also provides the necessary energy and nutrients to keep you going throughout the day.

Quite popular in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh, this drink is slowly but surely making its way to other parts of the country.

Thanks to blogs like our’s 😉

Health Benefits of Sattu Sharbat:

  • Helps indigestion
  • Reduces acidity
  • Prevents dehydration
  • Boosts energy levels

How to make Sattu Sharbat:

  • Ingredients: Roasted gram powder (Sattu) – ½ cup, Water – as required, Sugar or jaggery – as per taste, Lemon juice – as per taste, Salt – a pinch, Cumin powder (jeera) – a pinch
  • Instructions: Add roasted gram powder to a glass of water and stir well.
  • Add sugar or jaggery and mix well.
  • Add lemon juice, salt, and cumin powder and mix well.
  • Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

25. Barley Water

25. Barley Water
Barley Water

Barley water is a drink made from water that has been cooked with barley. It is high in dietary fibre and minerals, including selenium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Barley water also contains antioxidants that may help protect against cancer and other diseases.

Sometimes the barley grains are strained out. Sometimes they are simply stirred in and mixed with a sweetener or fruit juice to make a drink that’s similar to lemonade.

Barley water is another drink that is popular in summer. It is easy to make and helps in keeping the body cool and hydrated. This drink is also beneficial for those suffering from urinary tract infections and other gastric problems.

Health Benefits of Barley Water:

  • It is a great source of dietary fibre.
  • It helps in keeping the body cool and hydrated.
  • It is beneficial for those suffering from urinary tract infections and other gastric problems.
  • It contains antioxidants that may help protect against cancer and other diseases.

How to make Barley Water:

  • Take a saucepan and add one cup of pearl barley to it.
  • Add four cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture and discard the barley.
  • Add honey, lemon juice or any other flavoured syrup to the water and enjoy your drink.

26. Strawberry Milkshake

26. Strawberry Milkshake
Strawberry Milkshake

This is a refreshing drink for summers. It is made with fresh strawberries and milk. The mixture is blended together to make a thick shake.

Some people add ice cream or whipped cream for extra flavour, but if you are looking for a healthier drink, you can omit these ingredients.

If you do not want to add milk, you can use yoghurt or almond milk as a substitute.

Health Benefits of Strawberry Milkshake:

  • Strawberries are a rich source of antioxidants
  • They help fight free radicals, which can damage cells
  • Strawberries are good for your skin and can help reduce wrinkles
  • They are a good source of Vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system.
  • Milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D
  • It also contains protein and potassium.

How to make Strawberry Milkshake:

  • Ingredients: Fresh strawberries – ½ cup, Milk – ¾ cup, Sugar or honey – as per taste, Vanilla extract – a drop
  • Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy your delicious shake!

27. Pudina Sharbat (Indian Mojito)

27. Pudina Sharbat (Indian Mojito)
Pudina Sharbat (Indian Mojito)

Pudina Sharbat is the Indian version of the famous Virgin Mojito. Made with mint leaves, sugar and lime juice, this drink is incredibly refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day.

You can either use sugar syrup and plain soda, Or you can use Sprite or 7UP with lime juice and mint leaves. You may also add some ice to make it super-chilled.

Adding a pinch of black salt to the drink makes it even more delicious and healthy.

Pudina Sharbat is a go-to drink for summers and goes well with most Indian snacks. This drink is also great for digestion and helps relieve stomach aches.

Health Benefits of Pudina Sharbat:

  • Mint leaves are great for digestion and help relieve stomach aches
  • Lime juice is a natural detoxifier and helps flush out toxins from the body
  • Black salt is beneficial for the stomach and helps relieve gastric problems

How to make Pudina Sharbat:

  • Ingredients: Mint leaves – a handful, Sugar or honey – as per taste, Lime juice – as per your taste, Plain soda or Sprite/Seven Up – 1 cup, Black salt (optional)
  • Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy your refreshing drink!
  • You can refrigerate the drink for an hour or two before serving it.

28. Saunf Ka Sharbat

28. Saunf Ka Sharbat
Saunf Ka Sharbat

Saunf Ka Sharbat is a refreshing drink made with fennel seeds. This drink is perfect for a hot day and is very hydrating.

In India, Saunf ka sharbat is often enjoyed as a refreshing drink in the summer months. Very popular in the North-West region of the country, this drink is made with fennel seeds, sugar, water, cardamom and sometimes lemon juice.

Fennel seeds are naturally cooling and can help to reduce inflammation. They are also a good source of fibre, vitamin C, and minerals like potassium and magnesium.

Health Benefits of Saunf Ka Sharbat:

  • A refreshing drink in the summer
  • Cooling and anti-inflammatory as well as nutritious
  • Good source of fibre, vitamin C, and minerals

How to make Saunf Ka Sharbat:

  • Ingredients: Fennel seeds – ½ cup, Sugar or honey – as per taste, Water – ¾ cup, Cardamom pods (optional) – few, Lemon juice (optional)
  • Instructions: Soak the fennel seeds in water for an hour.
  • Add sugar and cardamom pods to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add the fennel seeds and blend until smooth.
  • Use a filter to strain the drink and discard the solids.
  • Serve chilled or over ice.
  • Can also be served hot if you like.
  • If you want a slightly sour taste, you can add lemon juice to the drink.

29. Masala Chaas (Buttermilk with Spices)

29. Masala Chaas (Buttermilk with Spices)
Masala Chaas (Buttermilk with Spices)

Masala Chaas is a straightforward Summer drink that you can make with just a few ingredients.

Plain buttermilk is spiced up with jeera powder, salt, coriander and curry leaves.

You can also add ginger and green chilli for a bit of heat, however, we recommend keeping the ginger and green chilli for the cooler weather.

The drink is best enjoyed chilled and is a great way to beat the summer heat.

Health Benefits of Masala Chaas:

  • Buttermilk is a great source of probiotics, which are good for gut health.
  • The spices in Masala Chaas help to keep you cool and hydrated.
  • Coriander is a great detoxifier and helps to cleanse the body.
  • Masala Chaas is a great source of calcium.
  • It helps in weight loss as it keeps you feeling full for longer.
  • Masala Chaas is low in calories and has no sugar added.

How to make Masala Chaas:

  • Ingredients: Buttermilk – ½ litre, Jeera powder – ½ tsp, Salt to taste, Coriander leaves – a handful, Curry leaves – a few, Ginger (optional) – a small piece, Green chilli (optional)
  • Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy your refreshing drink!
  • You can refrigerate the drink for an hour or two before serving it.

30. Neera Drink (Nira)

30. Neera Drink (Nira)
Neera Drink (Nira)

Neera, also called palm nectar, is a light, refreshing drink that is high in nutrients and low in calories.

Extracted from immature, unopened inflorescences of the date palm or coconut palm, neera is a natural drink that is mildly sweet and contains many essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals like potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus and ascorbic acid.

Neera has a shelf life of only 4-6 hours after which it ferments and becomes sour.

This sour version is called Shindi, toddy or palm wine.

Health Benefits of Neera:

  • Neera is a refreshing drink that is low in calories and helps in weight loss.
  • It is also rich in antioxidants and helps improve digestion.
  • Neera detoxifies the body and keeps it healthy.
  • This therapeutic drink fights diabetes, cancer, deficiency of vitamins and minerals, and even hair fall.
  • It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals.

How to make Neera:

  • Unfortunately, Neera is not easily available in stores, so you will need to get it from a local palm or coconut farmer.
  • Once you have the neera, follow these steps to make your drink:
  • Ingredients: Neera – ½ litre, Water – as per requirement, Sugar or honey (optional) – as per taste
  • Instructions: Add neera to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and add water as required.
  • Serve chilled or over ice.
  • If you want a sweetened version, add sugar or honey as per taste.

31. Jigarthanda Drink

31. Jigarthanda Drink
Jigarthanda Drink

Originally from the city of Madurai, this drink is made with milk, ice cream, rose petals and saffron. It’s a refreshing treat on a hot day! As it is made using ice cream, people with lactose intolerance should avoid this drink.

Some variations of this drink also include ingredients like almonds, pistachios and cardamom.

Health Benefits of Jigarthanda Drink:

  • Rose petals are known for their cooling properties and help to reduce body heat.
  • Saffron is a natural antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and prevents damage to cells.
  • Milk is a good source of calcium, vitamin D and protein.
  • Almonds are a good source of protein, fibre and vitamin E.
  • Pistachios are a good source of antioxidants, copper, potassium and magnesium.
  • Cardamom is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and helps to reduce pain.

How to make Jigarthanda:

  • Ingredients: Milk – ½ litre, Ice cream – ¼ kg, Rose petals – a handful, Saffron strands – a few, Sugar or honey (optional) – as per taste
  • Instructions: Add milk and ice cream to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and add rose petals, saffron and sugar or honey as per taste.
  • Serve chilled or over ice.

32. Khas Khas Milk

32. Khas Khas Milk
Khas Khas Milk

Khas khās milk is a refreshing drink made with cardamom, saffron, and milk. It’s perfect for a hot day!

Khas-Khas (poppy seeds) are a great source of calcium, magnesium and zinc. They have a nutty flavour and are often used in drinks, sprinkled on desserts or added to curries.

This drink is refreshing, flavorful and perfect for a hot day.

Poppy seeds promote healthy teeth and gums by reducing inflammation, stimulating saliva production, and lowering blood sugar. They’re also beneficial for mouth ulcers because they have a soothing effect on the body.

Khus-Khus has a lot of calcium, iodine, magnesium, and copper, which aid in the maintenance of a healthy nervous system. The development and health of the nervous system are aided by calcium along with other minerals in the proper balance.

Health Benefits of Khus-Khus milk:

  • Calcium: Promotes healthy teeth and gums, and aids in the maintenance of a healthy nervous system.
  • Iodine: Aids in the metabolism of food.
  • Magnesium: Relaxes muscles, and reduces pain.
  • Copper: Assists with the absorption of iron.

How to make Khus Khus Milk:

  • Ingredients: Milk – ½ litre, Cardamom pods – a few, Saffron strands – a few, Sugar or honey (optional) – as per taste
  • Instructions: Add milk and cardamom pods to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and add saffron, sugar or honey as per taste.
  • Serve chilled or over ice.

33. Buransh Juice

Buransh Juice

Buransh juice is a delicious drink made with the flowers of the rhododendron plant. It’s sweet, tangy and refreshing!

The health benefits of drinking buransh juice include improved digestion, weight loss, strengthened immune system, and cancer prevention.

The Buransh is a unique drink from Uttarakhand that is perfect for the summer.

Health Benefits of Buransh Juice:

  • Rhododendron flowers are a good source of antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals and prevent damage to cells.
  • They are also a rich source of vitamins A and C, which boost the immune system and help to prevent cancer.
  • Buransh juice is also a good source of dietary fibre, which helps with digestion and weight loss.

How to make Buransh Juice:

  • Ingredients: Rhododendron flowers – a few, Sugar or honey (optional) – as per taste
  • Instructions: Add rhododendron flowers to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and add sugar or honey as per taste.
  • Serve chilled or over ice.

So there you have it!

33 Summer drinks in India that are sure to quench your thirst and cool you down on a hot day. From refreshing juices and smoothies to traditional milk-based drinks, there’s something for everyone here.

So go ahead and try them all!

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