8 Cold Summer Beverages & How to Brew Them at Home

I guess you could say we’re more than a little excited about summer. Gorgeous warm days, sleeveless shirts and ice-cold beverages to cool down in the sun? Yes, please. Summertime also happens to be when our inner party host comes out. It’s also when we cast off our wintertime hermit tendencies and our springtime skepticism and dive fully into celebrating with our friends. We’re all about fresh recipes, fabulous barbecues, weekend bonfires or even quiet wine nights with the windows open.

Rather than serving up the same recipes you’ve been whipping for the past five summers, why not get creative with your favorite recipes — particularly in the beverage department. While we love a good sangria, there are other ways to punch up your summertime drinks. Our hot take? Brewing your own drinks at home.

Whether you’re making sun tea, creating a farmers market-worthy kombucha flavor or going full brewmaster with your own beer label, here are the brew-only summer drinks you just have to try making yourself.

A version of this article was originally published May 2018.

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