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Summer Beverages

Summer Beverages

Try a sip of these cool drinks to beat the summer heat!


  • ½ fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 10 ice cubes

Directions: In a blender, combine pineapple chunks, pineapple juice and coconut extract. Puree until smooth. Then, with the blender running, drop ice cubes one at a time into the opening in the lid of the blender. Make sure each cube is crushed before adding the next. Blend to desired texture. Serve in tall glasses.


  • 6 ice cubes
  • ½ cup cubed cantaloupe
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup sliced banana
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¾ tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. grated lemon peel
  • ¼ tsp. grated lemon peel

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth.


  • 4 cups brewed Green Tea
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 can (12 oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate
  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves

In a 2-quart pitcher, combine all ingredients; chill at least 2 hours. Strain, if desired. Serve in ice-filled glasses. Garnish, if desired, with lemon wedges. Makes 8 servings.


  •  2½ cups hot water
  • 5 Tbsp. NESTEA® Iced Tea Mix with Sugar and Lemon
  • ¼ cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 slices lemon (optional)

Combine water, Nestea®, and preserves in 1-quart pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Strain before serving, if desired. Serve over ice; garnish with lemon slices. 

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