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COLUMN: Are you bored of your drinks? Try these next time

Are you in a drink rut? Bored of your regular Diet Coke or vodka crans? Here are six ideas for drinks to make at home with only a few things you might have to buy. 

Non-alcoholic drinks:

Kombucha

Try a fruit-infused kombucha for something refreshing and healthy. 

Instructions:

1. Take a spoon and cup to muddle some berries or citrus of your choice into the bottom of a glass.

2. Pour your favorite kombucha over it. 

Iced Tea

Make an iced tea. I’d recommend lavender or hibiscus, but you can do any flavor you want. 

Instructions:

1. Boil the water.

2. Steep your tea (use more bags if you want a stronger flavor).

3. Cool it down in the fridge and enjoy!

Ice-Cream Float

Take it back to childhood with an ice-cream float. Use either your favorite soda or go classic with root beer or orange soda. 

Instructions:

1. Choose your favorite vanilla ice cream. 

2. Scoop it into a glass. 

3. Top with your favorite soda. 

Alcoholic drinks:

Moscow Mule

An easy and versatile drink is a Moscow Mule. Here is a recipe but you can also just do it to taste. 

Recipe: Makes one serving

2 ounces of vodka

½ ounces lime juice (fresh or from a bottle)

6 ounces ginger beer

Instructions:

1. Squeeze lime or pour lime juice into glass. 

2. Add ice.

3. Pour vodka and ginger beer in. 

4. If you want to switch it up, use a flavored ginger beer, or you can use a bourbon or gin if you’d rather.

Recipe via Esquire

Rosé Punch

Don’t want your regular rosé? Try out a rosé punch. Perfect for a relaxing night with friends. 

Recipe: Makes 8-10 servings

1 pound strawberries 

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoon lemon juice 

Sliced lemons for garnish 

1 bottle chilled sparkling rose 

Instructions:

1. Combine strawberries and sugar into a food processor and process until it’s a smooth consistency. 

2. Add lemon juice and rosé. 

3. Garnish with the lemons.

Recipe via Country Living 

Bellini

Bored of your brunch staple mimosas? Make a Bellini instead. Buy a bellini mix or peach puree to mix with a prosecco or make it fresh yourself by following this recipe. 

Recipe: Makes one serving

For the puree:

4 medium white peaches, pitted and quartered 

3 ice cubes

1 teaspoon lemons juice, or to taste 

½ tablespoons sugar, or ¾ ounce simple syrup to taste 

For the cocktail:

4 ounces prosecco

2 ounces of either homemade or store-bought peach puree

Instructions:

1. Blend the peaches, sugar and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth. 

2. Pour prosecco and peach puree together.

3. Drink! 

Recipe via The Spruce Eats

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