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Americana Smoothies

This smoothie is not only delicious but also healthy for you! It is a wonderful brunch beverage.—Donna-Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
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Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Several different recipes inspired the combination of ingredients I use in these shakes, and I'm glad they did! They're so refreshing. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Coffee Milk

Coffee Milk

Coffee Milk

It's the official state drink of Rhode Island, and once you taste it, you'll understand why it has so many fans! —Karen Barros, Bristol, Rhode Island

Apple Cider Smash

Apple Cider Smash

Apple Cider Smash

A smash is a fruity and chilled cocktail—very refreshing. It's a great use for those apples and cider you bought from the orchard. —Moffat Frazier, New York, New York

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Lemon Cider

Lemon Cider

Lemon Cider

With a quick wave of your kitchen "wand", you can conjure up a beverage that's ripe with flavor. "I got the idea from my sister, who operates an apple orchard with her husband," reveals Annette Engelbert of Bruce Crossing, Michigan. "She's a wizard when it comes to creating new fruit recipes! You can serve it as a refreshing punch for a party or as a warm during on a chilly fall day."--Annette Engelbert, Bruce Crossing, Michigan

Sweet Kahlua Coffee

Sweet Kahlua Coffee

Sweet Kahlua Coffee

I have this beverage brewing in my slow cooker at my annual Christmas open house. I set out the whipped cream and grated chocolate in festive dishes so guests can help themselves.—Ruth Gruchow, Yorba Linda, California

Chocolate Soda

Chocolate Soda

Chocolate Soda

Poodle skirts may be out, but the old-fashioned ice cream soda our Test Kitchen concocted is still a simply perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.—Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Sparkling Party Punch

Sparkling Party Punch

Sparkling Party Punch

This has been my signature punch for years, and the much-requested favorite at our annual Christmas party. It’s sparkly, fruity, frothy (if you add the sherbet) and so simple! —JAN WITTEVEEN, NORBORNE, MISSOURI

Very Berry-licious Smoothies

Very Berry-licious Smoothies

Very Berry-licious Smoothies

Four berry flavors combine refreshingly in this cool, colorful beverage. It's the perfect complement to my mom's brunch menu, or sip it while enjoying a lazy summer afternoon on the patio. —Colleen Belbey Warwick, Rhode Island

Tart 'n' Tangy Citrus Cooler

Tart 'n' Tangy Citrus Cooler

Tart 'n' Tangy Citrus Cooler

This is a sweet and refreshing beverage that's perfect when cooling off in the shade. In summer, I make the sugar syrup in advance, so I can mix up a quick batch after we've been out in the sun. The syrup can keep for up to a week. —Joylyn Trickel

Brilliant Christmas Sunset

Brilliant Christmas Sunset

Brilliant Christmas Sunset

This beverage is so beautiful, people think it takes hours to make. But busy cooks will be pleased to know it calls for only three ingredients. —Rita Farmer, Houston, Texas

Strawberry Lime Smoothies

Strawberry Lime Smoothies

Strawberry Lime Smoothies

Peak-of-freshness strawberries make this thinner, easy drink a summer staple. —Elizabeth Johnson, Greenville, South Carolina

Sweet Citrus Iced Tea

Sweet Citrus Iced Tea

Sweet Citrus Iced Tea

My family has been making iced tea this way ever since I was a child. When I recently prepared it for a church function, everyone liked it so much that they asked for the recipe. — Diane C Kirkpatrick, Terre Hill, Pennsylvania

Apple Cherry Punch

Apple Cherry Punch

Apple Cherry Punch

Try this cheery red punch in fall or for a festive, fruity touch that brightens the holidays and fills the house with a lovely aroma. It's quick, easy, economical and a hit with all ages! Joslyn Stock - Hampton, Iowa

Pineapple Cooler

Pineapple Cooler

Pineapple Cooler

In Littlerock, California, Michelle Blumberg stirs up this mild and refreshing beverage in a jiffy. Lemon juice cuts the sweetness you might expect from pineapple juice and lemon-lime soda.

Halloween Punch

Halloween Punch

Halloween Punch

Fitting right into October fun is the suitably orange-colored sipper from Sue Thomas. "To serve it in an extra-festive way," she pens from Casa Grande, Arizona, "I'll often put the punch bowl inside a hollowed-out-pumpkin."

Pear Cooler

Pear Cooler

Pear Cooler

"My daughter and I had eaten a cold fruit soup while on vacation. When we got home, we tried to create our own version-and wound up with this smoothie," jots Jeri Clayton of Sandy, Utah. "Everyone enjoys it."
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