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14 refreshing summer drinks
With the temperature climbing, there's nothing like a gourmet beverage to cool you down
 
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If you were stuck in a vast desert, what drink would you dream about?

Though this will (hopefully) never happen, sometimes your work commute can feel like a hot and endless journey, especially if public transportation is involved. Instead of focusing on the heat, imagine yourself making the perfect cool drink when you get home, and the trains will start to move faster. Then make said drink to reward yourself at the end of the day. We’ve rounded up 14 refreshing drinks — alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike — to help you create your own oasis amid the high temperatures.

Iced Tea Granita by Anna May

Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic by Genius Recipes

Red Sangria by Kenzi Wilbur

Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs

Mint Julep by Erik Lombardo

Orange Ginger Mint Sodas by gr8chefmb

Strawberry Juice and a Champagne Cocktail by Merrill Stubbs

Grapefruit Tarragon Gin and Tonic by mrslarkin

Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade by TheRunawaySpoon

Michelada (aka Bloody Beer) by TheFlyingFoodie

The Firlock by Katie Bernstein

Mint Iced Tea by Merrill Stubbs

Gin Spritz by erinmcdowell

The Gin Hound by JRDsquared

This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 14 summer refreshers

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