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Top 10 Cold Drinks for Summer

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The best remedy for scorching hot weather is a tall glass of something ice cold. You might not immediately think of coffee or tea in the summer, but you'll find plenty of ways to serve them up nicely chilled.

1. Iced Cafe au Lait

A simple iced coffee recipe, heavy on the milk. A quick iced coffee recipe is very handy in the summer. No reason to go without your coffee just because the heat is up.

2. Thai Iced Tea

A creamy iced tea, with some spicy hints. An iced tea recipe for all chai fans. Only a couple of spices, but enough to make a delicious impact.

3. Classic Lemonade

Lemons, sugar and water. The most simple lemonade recipe, and yet so refreshing. Your drinks don't have to be complicated to be refreshing. Make up a jug today, and relax on the patio.

4. Cinnamon Caramel Iced Coffee

Add the cinnamon before brewing to give this recipe spicy touch. You'll need to stir well to blend in the caramel syrup.

5. Sparkling Jasmine Iced Tea

A sparkling iced tea, flavoured with jasmine and brown sugar syrup. A change from the ordinary, with a sweet and floral flavour.

6. Thai Iced Coffee

A very smooth recipe for an iced chai coffee. The spiciness of chai isn't only for tea, you know. It's a simple blend that won't take you forever to put together. Spice up your coffee today.

7. Ginger Lemonade

Fresh ginger gives traditional lemonade a new flavour. Be careful though, the ginger is a very potent ingredient. Ginger lemonade goes well with a summer lunch of Asian cuisine.

8. Italian Chocolate Soda

A sparkling drink with a hint of chocolate and cream. Even with the heavy cream, this is a very refreshing recipe for the heat of summer.

9. Suada Over Ice

You can't go wrong sticking with the basics. Its just espresso over ice, with enough sweetened milk to mellow it out.

10. Boston Iced Tea

A wonderfully tart recipe for cranberry iced tea. The name comes from the cranberry bogs in the Boston area (so I've been told by a few readers). Regardless, it's a very refreshing drink for a summer's day.

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