Drinks actually come in different varieties. There are sugary drinks, energy drinks, cocktail drinks, summer drinks, coffee shop drinks and a whole lot more. The list is literally endless as far as drinks are concerned. Most of the time, these drinks are sold on the market and this reality makes you think, “What drinks can I make at home?” With a little sense of creativity and resourcefulness, you can make drinks that you can actually be proud of.

Here is a list of some of the most delicious and irresistible drinks and healthy that you can prepare at home:

Healthy Alternatives to Sugary Drinks

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I believe that swapping out a glass of Coke for a cool and refreshing sugar-free tea with a hint of soda water fizz is beneficial. Our present market is now filled with many drink products with commercials and advertisements that make us believe that they are delicious and good to the body. The truth is they are actually loaded with excess sugar and this is really bad for the health.

You may want to ask once more, “What drinks can I make at home – drinks that are not loaded with too much sugar that can make me and my family sick over time? “ Here are some healthy and sugar-free drinks you can do it yourself at home:

1. Fruity Tea Soda

To make your tea soda, steep a couple of teabags of your preferred herbal tea in three cups of boiling water then chill. Add one cup of sparkling soda or mineral water. This gives you a flavored fizzy drink with less to no sugar at all. Not to mention that this drink lacks coloring and other synthetic additives. There are tea flavor infusions that you may want to consider and these include: mint, pomegranate, cranberry, blackcurrant, lemon, chamomile, and strawberry.

2. Delicious Lemon Water

You need one teaspoon of lemon juice and add it to a glass of water. Mix thoroughly. This drink offers a strong taste that doesn’t vanish even when diluted 10:1 in this refreshing concoction.

3. Milk Drink with the Basics

You can make chocolate milk by adding two teaspoons of cocoa powder that’s blended in a small amount of hot milk. To make a milkshake, simply add half of an avocado or two cubes of frozen coconut cubes then blend.

Easy Cocktail Drinks

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If the bar in your home is really bare, you may want to get yourself started the one-bottle-drinks series: cocktail recipes that are focused around one spirit. However, if you quite well-stocked or you are thinking about adding another bottle to your collection, the recipes below can become your easy-to-make house drinks. All of these are made with only three or fewer ingredients, bitters included.

1. Sherry Martini

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(Via: marthastewart.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of manzanilla or fino sherry
  • 2 ounces gin
  • A small strip of Spanish ham or lemon twist (optional)

Directions

  • Mix gin and sherry in a mixing glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Stir well until it becomes chilled.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with lemon twist or ham then serve.

2. Green Ghost

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(Via: www.seriouseats.com)

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of gin
  • ½ ounce Green Chartreuse
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice

Directions

  • Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the three ingredients then shake until it becomes chilled. Fifteen minutes of shaking is good enough.
  • Strain into cocktail glass and serve.

3. Frozen Negroni

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(Via: www.seriouseats.com)

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ ounces gin, Fords or G’vine
  • 2 ½ ounces Campari
  • 2 ½ ounces Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 cups of ice

Directions

  • Mix together gin, sweet vermouth and Campari in an airtight container.
  • Put it inside a freezer and allow it to freeze for a minimum of eight hours to a maximum of three days.
  • When it’s ready to serve, add the chilled alcohol and ice to a blender.
  • Set your blender to high speed to achieve smooth and uniform texture. Do the blending for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour it into small wine glasses or rock glasses.

4. Frisco Sour

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(Via: www.seriouseats.com)

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of rye whiskey
  • ½ ounce of Benedictine
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add in rye whiskey, Benedictine, and lemon juice.
  • Shake until it becomes well-chilled. Do this for about 15 seconds.
  • Strain into your cocktail glass and serve.

5. Blushing Betty

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(Via: www.seriouseats.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fresh juice from one pink grapefruit
  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Directions

  • Fill your cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice.
  • Add bourbon, grapefruit juice, and syrup.
  • Shake thoroughly and vigorously until it becomes chilled. Do this for about 20 seconds.
  • Strain into your ice-filled rock glass and serve.

Kids’ Drinks

Kids at home simply love drinks that are attractive to their taste. Here are some drink recipes that your children will definitely love:

1. Coconut Banana-Mango Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 mango, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 ½ frozen bananas, sliced
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 5 ice cubes or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

Directions

  • Blend bananas, mango, coconut milk, sugar, water, coconut extract and lime zest in a blender.
  • Blend thoroughly until smooth.
  • Pour into glass and serve.

2. Strawberry and Watermelon Lemonade

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Ingredients

  • 8 cups seeded and cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, cut into halves
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups water

Directions

  • Combine watermelon, lemon juice, strawberries, water and sugar in a blender.
  • Blend until it turns smooth.
  • Pour into glass and serve.

3. Peanut Butter n Jelly Breakfast Shake

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons jelly, jam or preserves (any flavor)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend all ingredients for about 3 minutes or until smooth.
  • Serve cold.

4. Green Slime Smoothie

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(Via: hipfoodiemom.com)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries, frozen
  • 1 piece banana
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup ice

Directions

  • Put the spinach in the freezer. Do this for at least an hour.
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

5. Candy Cane Cocoa

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 small peppermint candy canes
  • 4 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Directions

  • In a saucepan, heat milk until it turns hot but not necessarily boiling.
  • Whisk in the crushed peppermint candies and chocolate until they melt and become smooth.
  • Pour hot cocoa into four mugs and top them with whipped cream
  • Serve each with a candy cane as a stirring stick.

Energy Drinks

In times that you do heavy workout, it is important to replenish all lost fluids and electrolytes in the body. Here are some quick, easy and refreshing recipes you can actually make at home:

1. Lay-Low Energy Drink

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups fresh water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey or natural sugar

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender.
  • Start blending until honey is dissolved.
  • Pour into a tall glass, drop some ice cubes, serve and enjoy.

2. Sweet n Smoothie Energy Drink

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(Via: lifehack.org)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups coconut water
  • 1 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/s teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon honey or natural sugar

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Run your blender until everything is completely mixed together or until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Pour into a glass, serve and enjoy.

3. Bright n Early Energy Drink

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups fresh water
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey or natural sugar

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender.
  • Start blending until honey is dissolved.
  • Pour into glass, serve and enjoy.

With all these drink ideas you will no longer have to ask this to yourself: What drinks can I make at home.

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