Summer Sippers

From p. 47 of the July/August 2007 Issue
of Simple & Delicious

Raspberry Mint Cooler Recipe

Raspberry Mint Cooler Recipe

Refreshingly cold beverages are perfect for hot summer days. This selection of drink recipes is ideal when serving a crowd or just one or two.

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"Honey Banana Punch is a great recipe I got from a beekeeper's association," says Patricia Stephens of Monticello, Kentucky. The mix of banana, pineapple and citrus gives it a light sunny flavor. With its pretty honey color, it makes an elegant beverage for weddings and other special events.

Try this delightful punch from Patty Kile of Greentown, Pennsylvania. Raspberry Mint Cooler is perfect to serve in the summer, when mint and raspberries are fresh.

You need just four ingredients to blend together these super-fast smoothies for breakfast. "Try whipping Cherry Berry Smoothies on a hot summer day for a cool and refreshing treat," says Macy Plummer of Avon, Indiana.

Fruity, sweet and party-pretty, this light, refreshing beverage from our Test Kitchen goes together in minutes. And guests will find White Sangria as welcome as a splash of sunshine at your buffet.

"For years, our family has toasted special occasions with this cool, quenching punch," says Diane Haug of Neenah, Wisconsin. Rhubarb Slush Punch is easy to freeze, so you can serve it year-round. "Usually, we double the recipe and store it in the freezer in a clean, empty ice cream bucket," adds Diane.