Friday Five: Favorite Summer Drinks

I’m linking-up with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DCCynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run again today! This week’s theme is Five Favorite Summer Drinks.

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When I read this week’s Friday Five theme, I immediately thought about the opposite of delicious summer drinks: mainly, my two big smoothie recipe failures. The first? Accidentally making a ginger + fruit smoothie with vanilla almond milk. Unsurprisingly, ginger + vanilla are pretty unappetizing together. The second? A chocolate peppermint smoothie. I don’t know if it was the recipe or me, but that thing was inedible.

On the other hand, these five summer drinks are delicious.

  1. Iced coffee. Typical, simple, essential.
  2. Lemonade. I have been craving this all summer long. Even when I bring leftovers for lunch, I will go out in search of lemonade and use it as an excuse to walk a block around my office.
  3. Sangria. Yes, please. I need to try making my own! Sangria + paella dinner?!
  4. Nuun energy in wildberry. This is a running blog after all! This is my go-to Nuun for a sweaty, morning run.
  5. Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit. Stiegl wins as my absolute, current summer favorite. It’s a mix of Stiegl-Goldbräu + fruit soda and is refreshing, bubbly. I look for it at every grocery I visit!

What’s your favorite summer drink? Have you ever made a gross smoothie?