By Carl Hanson

Lemonades and sweet teas, iced coffees and fruit smoothies, Italian sodas and root beer floats -- find your favorite summer quenchers. These cool summer sippers will satisfy every occasion and every thirst.

Juice Slushies

Relax with some of our favorite fruit coolers and icy slushies.

Adult Slushies

Here's one for the grown-ups. Made with vodka and brandy, qweenbee53 says, "These drinks can be deceiving," says . "They are very sweet and fruity tasting. Serve with great food and enjoy. I recommend using cherry or apricot brandy."

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Cool Watermelon Slushes

"Instead of using ice cubes, I blended in frozen strawberries with the watermelon," says Sheila.

Photo by Meredith

Rhubarb Slush

"Delicious! I will never have to wonder what to do with my rhubarb ever again," says lau57.

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Lemonades & Limeades

These sweet-tart summer sips are made for sitting on the porch.

Best Lemonade Ever

"Tart and sweet -- just how we like it," says Sandy. "If you don't like it that way, let it mellow down with some ice cubes."

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Easy Raspberry Lemonade

"This is the BEST party punch EVER," says Dixie Chic. "It is WAY better than any other party punch that I have tasted. It has just the right amount of tart and sweet and it looks so beautiful!"

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All-Natural Strawberry Lemonade

"This is a tart, tasty lemonade with a sweet kick," says David. "You'll need a blender with a 'puree' or 'high pulse' setting. Garnish with any leftover strawberries."

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Sodas & Floats

Take a sweet step back in time with the best of the old-time soda shop.

Gourmet Root Beer Float

"Boy does this bring back memories," says Jillian. "My grandma used to make these for me and tonight it was the perfect after dinner treat."

Photo by Melissa Goff

Italian Cream Soda

"This was so refreshing," says Ladybugs. "I just found a new drink for the summer."

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Kids' Favorites

Here are some fun, frothy treats for the little ones.

RaSpBeRrY FiZzLeR

"Delicious! I love how frothy it gets on top," says House of Aqua. "My daughter and I love this as a summery dessert."

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Orange Glorious I

"Refreshing on a hot day, and not bad for you," says BROOKER57. "Tastes better than the over-priced commercial version."

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Iced Teas

Refreshing iced tea is truly the taste of summer.

Smooth Sweet Tea

"Southern sweet tea is perfect for hot summer days," says cookincode3

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Iced Coffees

Thees caffeinated quenchers are chilled to thrill.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

"Strong coffee with sweetened condensed milk and chilled on ice makes an unbeatable Southeast Asian treat," say Joseph and Joyanna. "Serve it on hot summer days or as an evening treat. We learned this in Vietnam, and now drink almost all our espresso this way."

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Shakes & Smoothies

Creamy, cold treats for saving summer.

Georgia Peach Smoothie

"Perfect summer smoothie for a post-workout boost," says megan.

Georgia Peach Smoothie | Photo by lutzflcat


More: Check out our collection of Drinks Recipes.

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