As the weather gets warmer, I’m finding myself making sparkling spritzers and iced tea to accompany Shabbat lunch more and more.
Shabbat lunch is wonderful in its own right of course, but there’s just something about a refreshing drink greeting you after a warm walk home from shul that makes the day even more special.
Take it a step further and start bringing Shabbat lunch outdoors. As the weather gets nicer and nicer, soak up all the season has to offer and integrate it into Shabbat. You and your family will enjoy the new vibes!
Here are some tasty and refreshing drinks to sip on all Shabbat long.
1. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade by Gitty Friedman
The only thing better than a cold, refreshing lemonade on a hot day is a raspberry-flavored one. Make it sparkling, and it’s a definite winner.
2. Red White and Blue Wondermelon Sangria by George Duran
3. Healthier Passion-Lemonade Iced Tea by Odaiah Leeds
This drink is a winner! It’s refreshing and delicious, the perfect addition to your summer barbecue. I like to premake my iced tea and refrigerate it so it gets a deeper flavor, though it can also be enjoyed immediately after prepping. Yield: 1 large pitcher Note: Make sure that you get either the box of Tazo Iced Passion Tea or Tazo Tea Bags rather than any of the other versions on the market that are filled with sugar.
4. Strawberry Lime Spritzer by Meir Goldberg
If you’re not an adventurous drinker, this one is for you! It uses friendly ingredients while shaking things up a bit. Pun intended.
5. Blueberry Lemonade by Menachem Goodman
I decided to keep the blueberries whole in this drink. For me, it’s like a little treat when I get to the bottom of the cup. P.S. This drink is really pretty.
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6. Chia Strawberry Mint Lemonade by Dorit Teichman
7. Pink Berry Lemonade by Wissotzky
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8. Fruity Summer Sangria by Danny Szychtel
Sangria is the perfect refreshing summer drink, and the ingredients are all easily accessible. Load it up with fruits and you can even skip dessert. This recipe is for one serving (because I prepare drinks one by one), but you can also scale the recipe to fill a whole pitcher for entertaining.
9. Strawberry Basil Lemonade Mocktail by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
This three-ingredient mocktail is summer in a glass! Seasonal strawberries and basil are bursting with flavor and are extra delicious when topped off with a crisp sparkling lemonade.