Chilled Summer Drinks to Beat the Indian Summer


The summer heat, especially in India, can really leave you craving for something to drink that is chilled as ice. Here’s a list of summer drinks that aren’t only chilled but also a treat to your taste buds.

1Virgin Mojito

Who doesn’t love Virgin Mojito? And the best part is that preparing Virgin Mojito is a child’s play. All you have to do is combine lime juice, mint leaves, sugar syrup and ice in carbonated water (sprite, mountain dew or club soda are good choices) or ginger ale.

2Sweet Lassi

It’s a very popular drink in India, especially in the northern parts. It is prepared from churning yogurt. You can give it any flavour you want. Some popular flavors are masala lassi, mango lassi, papaya lassi, strawberry lassi etc. You can also buy mango lassi and other flavors in market or online.

3Mango Shake

Mango is a fruit that is everyone’s favorite in India. You can mix the mango juice in milk and ice to prepare Mango shake. Other mango preparations are aam panna, aamras etc.


Another widely popular Indian drink for summer is roohafza. It can be prepared by simply mixing it in cold water and lime juice and served cold. Or, you may also mix it with milk for a sweeter flavor.

5Lime Soda

Also known as Banta Water is mostly famous as a street drink. Lemon is mixed in soda water along with various spices. It is quite refreshing and quench your thirst better than anything else.

6Coconut Water

Nothing beats coconut when it comes to a summer drink with benefits. Coconut water is rich nutrients and antioxidants, thus good for detox. And, best part is you don’t have to do much, simply put a straw and drink.


Commonly known as nimbu pani is another common but great drink. Simply squeeze some lemons in water and add some flavor. Some of the flavor options are cumin powder, mint juice, black salt, or anything else you prefer.

8Sugarcane Juice

Take a sip of fresh and chilled sugarcane juice in summers and you’ll feel like you’re in heaven.

9Khus Sorbet

It’s a drink prepared from khus (vetiver) syrup.

10Watermelon Cooler

Another refreshing summer drink which can be prepared using watermelon cubes, water, ginger ale, and lemonade. Mix them in appropriate quantity and put in a blender to get a smooth drink.