On Ice: Six Frosty Drinks to Cool Off a Hot Day

Martha Stewart Living, July 2006

Searching for a respite from sultry summer days? Try one of these icy and utterly refreshing beverages. Some, including iced tea laced with hibiscus and ginger, or a mint julep blended with blackberries, are fresh takes on longtime favorites. Others, such as granita spritzer made with honeydew melon and seltzer, or an apricot-peach libation spiked with sweet wine, are creations of our own. Whether you fancy something with alcohol or without, you'll find great-tasting choices here. Best of all, each drink is guaranteed to help you maintain your cool, even as the mercury rises. We'll toast to that.

Hibiscus and Ginger Iced Tea
Vanilla, Plum, and Buttermilk Smoothie
Blackberry-Mint Julep
Honeydew Granita Spritzer
Sauternes and Frozen Stone Fruit
Frozen Frangelico Coffee with Cream

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