Beat the heat with refreshing cool drinks

Summer can bring warm, sunny weather and, after our Canadian winters, some welcome heat. When our summers heat up, it’s always important to keep your cool.

We’ve been sharing some heat safety tips this summer, such as staying hydrated, applying sunscreen and wearing light, protective clothing.

To help beat the heat, and stay hydrated, indulge in tasty, refreshing beverages to keep cool - here are some recipes for your enjoyment:

Cucumber, cilantro and pineapple juice
Cucumber, Cilantro & Pineapple Juice

(courtesy of 3 Fois par Jour magazine)


6 cups very ripe pineapple, diced
34 oz coconut water
2 cups cucumber (with peel), diced
1 bunch cilantro
Ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a powerful blender and blend until texture is smooth (it can take a few minutes). Chill and serve.

June Bug

(courtesy Better Homes and Gardens magazine)


3 cups ginger ale
4 tablespoons grenadine
4 tablespoons orange juice
3 scoops orange sherbet

Blend together ginger ale, grenadine, orange juice, and sherbet. Pour into ice-filled cocktail glasses. 

See more on Heat-Related Emergencies: Staying Cool and Hydrated in Canadian Summers.
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