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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:


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


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. 


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. 


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


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 


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 


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


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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