Summers are at their peak, and we need to keep ourselves hydrated and save ourselves from heatstroke, especially if we are venturing out in the open. Drinking plenty of water and stocking up on fluids is a sure shot remedy to keep ourselves cool and fresh. As far as water is concerned there is nothing like it, in fact in this hot sultry weather the more you drink it the better it is for your health. And what better than the sweet coconut water which can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. This go-to beverage which nowadays is easily available everywhere, is not only fresh, but has no artificial ingredients in it. It's so cool and refreshing and filled with so many good nutrients that doctors too nowadays recommend drinking at least one glass of it daily. Naturally sweet and hydrating, it's a perfect cooler for the scorching sun. One can make some delicious and easy coconut water cooler recipes and drive away those morning blues.
1. Coconut lemonade
A quick summer cooler with coconut water can be made by just adding fresh mint leaves and one spoon of lemon juice to a glass of coconut water. This will not only quench your thirst but the lemon and mint will also refresh your body and soul. You can also add a tablespoon of honey and serve it with lots of ice in a tall glass. Add a pinch of rock salt and you will have the perfect drink to enjoy in this sweltering heat. Drinking it would be just bliss.
2. Coconut cocktail
Since coconut water has a subtle sweetness, it can complement a wide variety of liquors too. Margarita, Pina colada or any fruit punch gets a nutty punch when you add coconut water to it. Spike your coconut water with rum, lime juice and a sugary syrup and you have a refreshing Caribbean cocktail ready and you will be transported to the tropics.
The combination of coconut water with lime juice, mint and gin and tonic makes for a cocktail that will keep you cool and hydrated for hours and fill you with cooling soothing sensation.
3. Classic Coconut Margarita
Change your classic margarita into a tropical version by adding coconut milk and coconut water to it. Being low in calories, this creamy hue will not only add depth to it but consuming the second glass won't be a guilt-ridden affair either. You can also add some fresh strawberry and lemon juice to the coconut water that will make for a sweet and tarty drink and a perfectly balanced mocktail. One sip and you'll be hooked!
4. Watermelon Coconut Cooler
It's always comforting to make cool summer drinks with seasonal fruits like watermelons and mangoes. If you're heading out for a long day at work, or maybe enjoying a workation, then this is the drink for you. It's like taking a big bite of succulent, sweet watermelon with coconut water and a little extra something special added. Place some cubes of watermelon, coconut water, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve over ice, and enjoy!
Coconut water is an excellent source of nutrition as it is low in calorie and helps provide the necessary electrolytes to the body. It is also a rich source of vitamins and minerals, making it a summer must-have. So this weekend, try these thirst quenching coconut water coolers that you can try at home.