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Summer Drinks Recipes: Cool Off!

Thirsting for a refreshing summer drink on a hot day? Here are some deliciously cool recipes from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

An Age-Old Summer Punch

Before Gatorade, hardworking farmers in colonial days turned to Haymaker's Punch, also called switchel, for refreshment. This was the drink of choice for workers out in the field who wanted to cool off with something with a bit more of a kick than just plain old well water.

A simplified version of ginger beer, switchel may be sweetened in a number of ways--sugar, honey, or maple syrup--but our preference has always been molasses. Here's the classic switchel recipe.

Switchel Recipe Haymaker's Punch

More Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

Berried Ice Tea

Old-Fashioned Lemonade Stand Lemonade

Mint Chiller

Mint Chiller Punch Recipe

Carrot-Orange Fizz (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic)

Ginger Fresh Fruit Drink

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade Recipe

One-Week Ginger Beer

Dogs Day Iced Tea


Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Grown-Up Lemonade

Watermelon Punch

Rhubarb Punch


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What are the benefits of

By Linda A. Garlitz

What are the benefits of white tea ?

White tea has a higher amount

By Almanac Staff

White tea has a higher amount of antioxidants and less caffeine than green tea.

Love the info. Please keep it

By Teresa Valenzuela

Love the info. Please keep it coming!!!

Love The Old School Recipes,

By Theresa Cessna

Love The Old School Recipes, and "the Farmers Almanac"

All year round I make No Boil

By Sidney Raphael

All year round I make No Boil Iced Tea, which I describe here

Lemonade is always a favorite

By bluemooner

Lemonade is always a favorite during the hot days of summer, but I also enjoy a cold glass of brewed "white iced tea" infused with a sprig of pineapple mint. :~)

What is "white" tea? The

By maryeagee

What is "white" tea? The pineapple mint sounds DELICIOUS! :)

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