If you’re in Ahmedabad this summer, it goes without saying that you are on the lookout for a way to escape the wrath of the rising mercury with all the cool summer drinks! The sweltering Ahmedabad heat can leave you feeling fatigued, dehydrated and parched. You are more vulnerable to diseases in summer owing to the fact that the gastrointestinal system does not seem to work properly. The unbearable Ahmedabad heat can certainly not stop those bitten by the travel bugs, right? We bring you 10 cool refreshing drinks that will help you beat the heat and please your taste buds.
1) Lemonade (Nimboo Pani)
Perhaps the cheapest summer drink but lemonade is surely very effective in beating the summer heat. You could add a few mint leaves and spices to make your regular lemonade more interesting.
2) Aam Panna
3) Chhas (Buttermilk)
It is known differently across the country as taak, mattha, majjige, ghol among others and is a buttermilk preparation. It is made from yogurt, and several other ingredients are added to enhance its flavor. Chaas helps in cooling as well as digesting food.
4) Watermelon Juice
This juicy fruit in itself is a summer treat but the juice is not bad either. If you do not like getting seeds in your mouth, you should consider making watermelon juice. You could add some mint leaves and rock salt if you wish to alter the taste. You could also mix pomegranate juice with fresh watermelon and ice to create watermelon slush.
An appetising summer drink, jaljeera is quite popular in north India. It is has a sweet and spicy taste to it which makes it so palatable. It is a concoction of cumin seeds, tamarind, black pepper, mint and water.
6) Coconut Water
Coconut water is a natural coolant and contains bountiful nutrients, which can help you fight the summer heat and reduce body heat. Coconut water helps you recover from diarrhea, adds a glow in your skin and also reduces one’s risk of a kidney stone.
7) Kokum Juice
Kokum sherbet is juice made from kokum (Garcinia indica). The concentrated kokum syrup can be purchased from stores. Mix the syrup with cold water and salts before serving. Kokum is one of the best natural coolants and also helps with digestion.
8) Sugarcane Juice
It is one of the best drinks to beat the harsh heat during summers. It packs a punch of instant energy and also helps fight common infections. Apart from this, sugarcane juice is rich in potassium, glucose, antioxidants, calcium and magnesium.
9)Mint Iced Tea
There’s nothing like the soothing digestive qualities of an herbal tea. Use fresh mint alone or in combination with lemon verbena. The iced mint tea is a very refreshing, lemony and healthy drink to beat the heat.
10) Cold Coffee
If you are a coffee lover, sip on the cold coffee. It is refreshing and at the same time gets you the caffeine you want.
A bonus for all the mango lovers out there.
11) Mango Milkshake/Lassi
Any list of summer coolers isn’t complete without mango, the King of Fruits. It has several health benefits such as increasing one’s immunity, controlling blood pressure, preventing anemia and many more. When mixed with milk or curd, you can make it even more nutritious.