Ten Must-Have Drinks to Keep You Hydrated during Indian Summers

Even if you are the person who loves summers, the sweltering heat is the one thing you must be hating about it. The hotter months take a toll on each one of us, leaving our bodies sweaty and tired.

During the summer, when we move out under the sun our bodies warm up and releases certain fluids in the form of sweat. Hence, it is advised to keep our bodies well-hydrated during these days of soaring temperatures.

Although water does its task well of satiating our thirst, we also need some summery beverages to give our body that cooling effect against the scorching heat.

These drinks not only keep you hydrated but also refreshes your mood. Moreover, these are age-old beverages require some easily available ingredients and just a few minutes from your busy schedule.

Ten Must-Have Summers Drinks

So, here is a list of 10 must have drinks during summers. What are you waiting for? Let’s give them a look!


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade out of it! Well, this isn’t just a life advice but truly a summer tip. Nimbu Pani or lemonade is one of the easiest and fastest drink to prepare. All you need is – lemons, sugar, salt and cold water. To improve its taste and refreshing component, you can add black pepper, cumin seeds or mint leaves to water, sugar and lemon mixture.

Aam Pana

Aam Panna Recipe
How to Make Aam Panna

This savoury beverage made out of ripe mangoes is perfect to beat the heat and feel light and cool. This refreshing summer cooler is prepared using ripe mango pulp, blended with cumin seeds and mint leaves, with a pinch of black pepper sprinkled over it. The zingy taste of Aam panna can keep you energized for hours. Click here for Aam Panna recipe


If you are facing digestion issues particularly during summers, then jaljeera is the best-suited drink for you. It is prepared using cumin seeds or jeera by first roasting them then making them into a coarse powder and then mix it in water. You can also buy a readymade jaljeera masala from the market and prepare your glass of goodness.

Sattu Sharbat

A truly desi summer beverage, sattu can keep your body refresh even during the hottest days. Apart from hydrating, sattu has many benefits to serve. It is made using sattu flour, sugar (or salt for savoury flavour) and water. Moreover, since it is also quite filling, a glass of Sattu sharbat is good to keep you energized for hours.

Coconut water

Cucumber Coconut Water Drink

Mildly sweet taste and refreshing aroma of coconut water can easily give you ease from the summer blues. Moreover, it makes for an electrolyte and, hence, a great option to go for when you feel dehydrated. Click Here for Cucumber Coconut Water Recipe

Sugarcane juice

The sugarcane juice is one remedy to many problems – making for an amazing energy drink, building up plasma and body fluids and eradicating dullness. To improve the refreshing taste of your sugarcane juice, you can add a pint of mint leaves.


This summer special drink made out of milk (curd) is packed with all the nutrients essential to our body during this hot and sunny weather. Being a traditionally approved summer drink It is definitely favourite of many Indians. Buttermilk or Chhas is good for digestive system. You can add cumin seeds or jeera to enhance its taste.


The name is enough to let you think about its creamy texture and sweet and sour taste. This yoghurt-based summer cooler is good to go to not only survive the heat but also revitalise your body. A glass of authentic lassi, topped with a layer of malai makes the drink all the more luscious and fulfilling.

Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon Mint Cooler
Watermelon Mint Cooler

This refreshing summer fruit makes for a super refreshing drink called Watermelon Mojito. Simply, squeeze out the juice of watermelon and read the recipe here to make the perfect summer drink. You can also go to a nearby juice shop or a café to savour this thirst quenching drink.

Barley water

This beverage is not only a summer drink but also known to be a promising remedy for an overall good health. To prepare the drink, all you need is pearl barley, salt, lemon, honey and water.

These summer coolers soothe the body from within and also restore the lost energy during the long and messy days. So, this summer, try not to miss out on any one of them, and also share with us which one is your favourite.

Energize Yourselves with Khajur Milkshake

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Ramadan is almost knocking the door. I am preparing some Khajur and Ramadan dishes for you so that you can use all these easy-to-make food recipes during this holy month. I’ve come up specially with this Khajur Milkshake as Ramzan recipe. It gives more stamina to your body. You can also have Khajur milkshake any time in the year, whenever the dates or khajur are available near your location. Continue reading Energize Yourselves with Khajur Milkshake

Cucumber Coconut Water Drink for Summer

Adding more to the Summer recipes, here is another drink for the season – Cucumber Coconut Water Drink.

You can call it a Cucumber drink or a Cucumber Mojito too. It’s simple to make and keeps you cool and stomach light. This is a five-minute recipe. You will enjoy making and drinking it 🙂

Coconut Water or Nariyal pani is one of the best and natural drinks that is fat and cholesterol free. It has so many health benefits that you cannot ignore. Coconut Water helps in weight loss, digestion, reduces blood pressure and hydrates the body. Being in Hyderabad, it’s one of the plus points that I can have nariyal pani in abundance. And so here is one of the recipes with it. Continue reading Cucumber Coconut Water Drink for Summer

Aam Panna Recipe | Have This Summer Drink for Healthy Reasons

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Aam Panna or the green raw mango drink is considered as a health tonic which should be taken at least once in a day during summers.

If you are still having those ready-to-drink aam panna, shun it right now. Raw mangoes are already in town and you can make fresh mango drink out of it ‘with no added preservatives’. Continue reading Aam Panna Recipe | Have This Summer Drink for Healthy Reasons

Watermelon Mint Cooler, Drink for Summer

Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe to keep you calm in this scorching heat. This is also known as Watermelon Agua Fresca.

Watermelon has always been my favourite fruit in summer. My mother used to slice it and keep it in the refrigerator for at least two hours and then we would all eat the chilled slices of watermelon. It was refreshing. Having those chilled watermelon pieces – I would keep a big chunk for the last – in summers during childhood days is still fresh! Continue reading Watermelon Mint Cooler, Drink for Summer