S​​ummers have arrived and it’s time to savor the taste of yummy refreshing drinks. Whether you are sitting at home or strolling in the sun, water alone isn’t going to satisfy your thirst in this hot weather. A perfect blend of nutrition, ice, sugar and taste will not only satisfy your taste palettes but can also make your summers pleasant than ever.

Here's a list of summer drinks to beat the heat:

•  Buttermilk (Chhaas)

Buttermilk or popularly known in India as chhaas is an amazing curd-based drink that is undoubtedly a summer favorite. Buttermilk is a brilliant digestive, and the addition of spices like cumin powder only enhances the benefits it has to offer.

•  Coconut Water

A chilled glass of coconut water can instantly cheer you up. The mild sweetness and fresh taste makes it just the perfect drink to keep summer blues at bay. It also makes for a great electrolyte, so every time you feel dehydrated, load up on some coconut water and you are good to go!

•  Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane juice is the extract obtained from the raw sugarcanes by pressing them. The raw extracts are seasoned with black salt, mint leaves and lemon, thus making it the perfect coolant for summer blended with the right taste and ingredients. A small cup of sugarcane juice contains 180 calories, 30 grams of sugar and it is high in dietary fibres.

•  Ginger-Peach Slush

Ginger is known to aid digestion and improve immunity. Summers come with a fair share of stomach related problems and ginger is one the best solutions to keep them away. At the same time, antioxidant properties of peach help in fighting prolonged diseases. The combination of two can make your summers cool and healthy.

•  Aam Panna

An absolute lip-smacking drink that is mostly popular in Maharashtra is made of the king of fruits, mango. This refreshing summer drink is prepared using raw mango pulp and blended with cumin and mint leaves. This drink does not only keep you refreshed but also energized through sunny days.

•  Stone Apple Juice or Bael Sherbet

Stone apples, commonly known as bael in India, are widely used in Indian households for making cooling drinks during summer afternoon. These hard-shelled fruits are a powerhouse of nutrients. Bael fruit contains beta-carotene, protein, riboflavin, vitamin C, vitamin B1 and B2, along with trace elements like calcium, potassium and fiber.

•  Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon is full of nutrients. It has vitamins, minerals and also antioxidant properties to fulfill the nutritional needs of your body. This summer fruit is rich in water and is best known to keep one hydrated.

Apart from this, watermelon also has low-calorie content which makes it suitable for your weight loss diet. Make a drink by mixing the sweetness of watermelon juice and tanginess of lemon to get the perfect blend of flavors.

•  Barley Water

Strained barley water is a lesser known summer cooling drink. One cup of this water contains 81 calories, 2.8 grams of protein, 16.7 grams of carbohydrates and 0.9 gram of fiber. It is a healthy, cooling drink loaded with nutrients. Excellent for the body during summer, this beverage hydrates, nourishes, detoxes and cools.

Beat the heat with these drinks.