Cool Off with These Summer Punch Recipes

The summer heat calls for a refreshing drink - that hydrates and cools us down.

The best part about summer punch is that they are vibrant and look so good on party tables. We are about to share the most refreshing summer punch recipes. You can fill your drink dispensers with them and serve them at parties.

Lemongrass Iced Tea

Lemongrass is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, but it can cool you down in the summer. So make this lemongrass and pineapple cooler this summer and hydrate yourself.


  • Fresh lemongrass leaves (3 tbsp, chopped)
  • Hot water (4 cups)
  • Pineapple juice (1 cup)
  • Lemon juice (¼ cup)
  • Sugar syrup (4 tbsp)
  • Mint leaves (a handful)
  • Ice cubes
  • Disposable pitchers (to steep the tea and serve the drink)


Put lemongrass leaves in a pitcher and pour hot water over them. It should be near boiling temperature. Let the leaves steep for 5 minutes. Then, strain and let it cool down.

Add ice cubes, pineapple juice, lemon juice, mint leaves, and ice to a pitcher. Pour the strained lemon grass over the top. You can add half a cup of cold water into the pitcher if you think the drink is too concentrated. Serve.

Strawberry Lemonade

We don’t have to emphasize the magical benefits of lemonade during summers - but it becomes even more nutritious and delicious when you add strawberries.


  • Strawberries (1 ½ cup)
  • Water (1 ½ cup)
  • Sugar (1 cup)
  • Lemon juice (½ tsp)
  • Mint leaves (2-3)
  • Chilled water (3 cups)
  • Ice cubes
  • Serving disposable bowls


Boil water in a saucepan and add strawberries, mint, and sugar. Let them cook for 8-10 minutes on low flame. When the strawberries are soft, mash them with the back of a wooden spoon. Turn off the heat and let it cool down.

Fill a couple of serving bowls with ice, lemon juice, and chilled water to half. Top with the cooked strawberry mixture, garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Watermelon Spritz

Watermelon is the one fruit that you think of when feeling dehydrated. The way a chilled watermelon cools you down is exceptional. Make this watermelon spritz that’s cool and bubbly - perfect for summertime.


  • Watermelon (1 cup, cubes)
  • Soda drink (1 cup)
  • Lemon juice (2 tbsp)
  • Black salt (¼ tsp)
  • Ice cubes
  • Glasses


Blend watermelon, ice, and salt in a blender until they are smooth. Add one part of this mixture into a couple of glasses. Add ice and pour the soda drink over the top. Garnish with mint leaves.

We didn’t add sugar to this recipe because watermelon is already too sweet. However, you can add about a teaspoon of sugar if you want.

Peach Punch

We have always been a fan of this drink. It’s refreshing, hydrating, delicious - and most importantly - nutritious. It has vitamin C and fiber (both soluble and insoluble, ensuring good gut health).

Since we are not cooking the peaches, we are consuming all the vitamins and minerals that the drink would lose in case of cooking.


  • Peaches (½ cup, cut into cubes)
  • Water (2 cups)
  • Sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Ice cubes
  • Plastic drinkware


Blend all the ingredients and serve in glasses - it’s that simple! We don’t think it could get any simpler.

You might be worried about the drupes going in your mouth. Trust us; you wouldn’t even feel them in the drink. Blend it for 60-80 seconds, and you will have a smooth drink. However, you can strain it if you don’t want the drupes - just know that you will lose a lot of fiber in that case.

Citrus Summer Punch

As the name indicates, this drink offers the goodness of citrus fruits. It is perfect for your kids when they come back from school. Or even better, serve it at parties.

If you want the benefits of all the previous recipes, try the citrus summer punch.


  • Lemon juice (⅛ cup)
  • Lime juice (⅛ cup)
  • Orange juice (½ cup)
  • Blood orange juice (½ cup)
  • Sugar syrup (½ cup)
  • Cold water (2 cups)
  • Ice cubes
  • Serving bowls for parties


Extract the juices of lemon, lime, orange, and blood orange into a large serving bowl. Add sugar syrup and ice cubes, and top with cold water. Serve in elegant glasses.

Berry Punch

The bright red of this drink is so beautiful. It is what makes it a must for summers.

If we talk about the nutritional importance of this drink, it is full of fiber and vitamin C and lowers blood pressure. In addition, they contain compounds like anthocyanins and phenolic acids, which hold anti-inflammatory properties. They are also known to have antioxidant properties.


  • Frozen strawberries (½ cup)
  • Frozen raspberries (½ cup)
  • Frozen blueberries (¼ cup)
  • Sugar syrup (3 tbsp)
  • Cranberry juice (2 cups)
  • Mint leaves (5-6)
  • Club soda (2 cups)
  • Ice cubes
  • Disposable plastic bowls


Add strawberries, raspberries, cranberry juice, and blueberries to a blender. Blend until they are smooth. Add sugar syrup and mix.

Fill the glasses with ice, and add one part of blended berries and two parts of club soda. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Cucumber and Aloe vera Soda Punch

Aloe vera has provided us with as many benefits as a plant can offer. It has numerous skin- and gut-friendly benefits, meaning we should all grow an aloe plant in our homes.

The thing is, aloe vera grows and expands quickly. Sometimes, we wonder what to do with this much aloe vera. Well, you can make a refreshing drink with it. And yes, the leftover can be used in a glowing skin mask.


  • Cucumber (1 large, sliced)
  • Aloe vera juice (½ cup, freshly extracted)
  • Mint leaves (6-7)
  • Lemon juice (2 tbsp)
  • Sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Club soda (1 cup)
  • Salt (⅛ tsp)
  • Black pepper (¼ tsp)
  • Ice cubes


Cut the extra part of aloe vera to extract its gel, and put it in a blender. Add mint leaves, cucumber, lemon juice, sugar, water, and ice cubes and blend.

In a glass, put salt and pepper, and pour the blended mixture on top. When the glass is half-filled with it, pour club soda on top. Garnish with mint leaves, and enjoy.