14 Summer Refreshers

June 23, 2014

If you were stuck in a vast desert, what drink would you dream about?

Though this will (hopefully) never happen, sometimes your work commute can feel like a hot and endless journey, especially if public transportation is involved. Instead of focusing on the heat, imagine yourself making the perfect cool drink when you get home, and the trains will start to move faster. Then make said drink to reward yourself at the end of the day. We’ve rounded up 14 refreshing drinks -- alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike -- to help you create your own oasis amid the high temperatures.

Iced Tea Granita by Anna May

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Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic by Genius Recipes

Vinegar Tonic on Food52

Red Sangria by Kenzi Wilbur

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Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs

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Mint Julep by Erik Lombardo

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Orange Ginger Mint Sodas by gr8chefmb

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Strawberry Juice and a Champagne Cocktail by Merrill Stubbs

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Grapefruit Tarragon Gin and Tonic by mrslarkin

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Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade by TheRunawaySpoon

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Michelada (aka Bloody Beer) by TheFlyingFoodie

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The Firlock by Katie Bernstein

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Mint Iced Tea by Merrill Stubbs

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Gin Spritz by erinmcdowell

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The Gin Hound by JRDsquared

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