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Article: 6 Refreshing Summer Drinks for Teetotallers Using Simple Indian Ingredients from your kitchen corner!

6 Refreshing Summer Drinks for Teetotallers Using Simple Indian Ingredients from your kitchen corner!

 Summer calls for cooling, delicious beverages that can rejuvenate your soul and help beat the heat while offering delightful flavors. Dive into these six invigorating summer drinks made with simple Indian ingredients like basil seeds, chia seeds, tragacanth gum (Gond Katira), and mint. Presented in elegant glassware from Trovea’s, these drinks are sure to impress. Additionally, we've paired each drink with a perfect snack to enhance your summer experience.


1. Basil Seed Lemonade


- 2 tablespoons basil seeds (sabja)
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 4 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
How to prepare
  1. Soak basil seeds in water for about 15 minutes until they swell up.
  2. In a jar, combine lemon juice, cold water, and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the soaked basil seeds and mix well.

This refreshing drink is a simple hit as a summer cooler. Serve it in the elegant Cocktail Coupe Glass , garnished with mint leaves and ice cubes. 
Snack Pairing: Serve with a plate of crispy masala peanuts.


2. Virgin Chia Pinacolada


- 2 tablespoons chia seeds

- 2 cups coconut water

- 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice

- Ice cubes

- Fresh pineapple slices for garnish

How to prepare

  1. Soak chia seeds in coconut water for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a glass, combine the chia seed mixture with pineapple juice.
  3. Stir well and add ice cubes.

This cool, tropical drink is perfect for beating the summer heat. Enjoy it in the stylish Troveas Versatile Glass and garnish it with a fresh slice of pineapple. 

Snack Pairing: Pair with a fresh fruit salad or a light summer salad.


3. Rose and Tragacanth Gum Sharbat


- 1 tablespoon tragacanth gum (gond katira), soaked overnight

- 2 cups chilled water

- 1/4 cup rose syrup

- Ice cubes

- Rose petals for garnish

How to prepare

  1. Drain and rinse the soaked tragacanth gum.
  2. In a glass, mix chilled water and rose syrup.
  3. Add the soaked gum and stir well.

This delightful sharbat is a standout from your normal RoohAfza. Present it in the exquisite Rose Shape Red Wine Glass  top it with ice cubes and rose petals. 

Snack Pairing: Complement with rose-flavored cookies or light tea cakes.


4. Mint and Cucumber Cooler


- 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced

- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

- 2 tablespoons lemon juice

- 4 cups cold water

- 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

- Ice cubes

- Mint sprigs for garnish

How to prepare

  1. Blend cucumber slices, mint leaves, and lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Strain the mixture into a pitcher.
  3. Add cold water and honey if desired, then stir well. 
  4. Additionally you can add black salt, and roasted cumin powder to bring up the flavors. 

This invigorating cooler is perfect as a mid-day drink. Serve it in the elegant Troveas Slim Highball Glass, and top it with chilled soda, mint sprigs, and ice cubes. 

Snack Pairing: Pair with cucumber sandwiches or veggie sticks with hummus.


5. Aam Panna (Green Mango Drink)


- 2 raw green mangoes

- 1/2 cup sugar

- 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

- 1/2 teaspoon black salt

- 4 cups cold water

- Fresh mint leaves for garnish

How to prepare

  1. Boil the mangoes until soft, then peel and extract the pulp.
  2. Blend the pulp with sugar, cumin powder, and black salt until smooth.
  3. Mix the puree with cold water and stir well. You are free to add soaked basil seeds. 

This tangy and refreshing drink is a summer favorite of every household. Enjoy it in the elegant Troveas Fountain Cocktail Glass, garnished with mint leaves. 

Snack Pairing: Serve with spiced roasted chickpeas. 


6. Sattu Cooler


- 2 tablespoons sattu flour (roasted gram flour)

- 2 cups chilled water

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

- 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

- 1/2 teaspoon black salt

- Fresh mint leaves for garnish

How to prepare

  1. In a glass, mix sattu flour with chilled water until well combined.
  2. Add lemon juice, cumin powder, and black salt, then stir thoroughly.
  3. Serve in Troveas's Elegant Tumbler, garnished with mint leaves.

This nutritious and cooling drink is perfect as a post-workout drink too. Serve it in the sophisticated Troveas Elegant Cocktail Glass.

Snack Pairing: Complement with a plate of Air Fried pakoras or bhajis.

Using these wholesome ingredients you are making your summer drink healthy and refreshing at the same time. Serving them in Troveas's stylish glassware enhances the presentation, making them perfect for any occasion. Pair these beverages with the suggested snacks to create an immersive and satisfying summer treat. 

Be sure to visit Troveas for the best barware and serveware to enhance your home entertaining experience. Enjoy your summer refreshments!


Can I swap basil seeds with chia seeds in the drinks?

Yes, you can swap basil seeds with soaked chia seeds in these summer drinks. Both seeds offer similar health benefits and a delightful texture to your beverages.

Do you have serveware options that will impress my guests?

Surely, the snack pairings for each summer drink mentioned in the blog can be served in elegant serve ware made from premium glass that will surely make your guests go WOW! You can check some unique options such as wooden platters, clear glass platters, and more at Troveas ( 

What's a quick way to chill drinks without diluting them?

To chill summer drinks quickly without diluting them, freeze some of the beverage in ice cube trays and use these ice cubes in your drink. This way, your drink stays cold and flavorful till the last sip.

Where can I find more such glassware used for these summer drinks?

You can find the elegant glassware featured in our blog on the Troveas' official website. We offer a variety of stylish barware and serveware perfect for serving summer drinks.

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