Stay cool with mixed drinks: Iced chai soy tea, more

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot, summer day than a nice cold beverage. Lucky for you, Maureen Petrosky, drinks columnist for thekitchn.com has some delicious drinks to mix together. Here are her recipes for iced soy chai tea, sparkling sweet tea, sangria and more.

Iced chai soy tea
Servings:

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

    • 2 quarts cold water

    • 4 to 6 spiced or black chai tea bags (if using loose tea use 4 teaspoons per quart)

    • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
    • Honey or agave syrup, optional
    • Ice

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Sparkling sweet tea
Servings:

Makes 8-10 servings

Ingredients

    • 6 tea black bags (talking point you may use other flavors of tea too)
    • 8 cups of water
    • 1 lemon sliced
    • 1 orange sliced
    • 1 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup of water, for simple syrup
    • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish
    • 2 cups of seltzer water

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Pineapple honey bee
Servings:

Makes 4 to 6 drinks

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons honey, dissolved in a 1/4 cup very warm or hot water
    • 1 cup Pineapple Honey Vodka from Little Black Dress
    • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed, lemon juice, strained

    • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed

    • 2 dashes of bitters for each
    • Club soda, to top off
    • Lemon slices, for garnish

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Sparkling cucumber and honeydew "sangria"
Servings:

Makes 4 to 6 drinks

Ingredients

    • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumbers
    • 1 cup of Honeydew, cubed
    • 5 cups white peach juice or white cranberry
    • 2 liters of seltzer water for non-alcoholic sangria
    • 1 lemon thinly sliced
    • Mint for garnish

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Homemade flavored water

Ingredients

    • Slliced strawberries and kiwi
    • Peaches and Basil
    • Watermelon
    • Cucumber boats and mint
    • Raspberries and thyme sprigs
    • Blueberries and lemon slices with Basil or lavender
    • Water

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