It’s so hot outside, that a refreshing drink is almost all you can think of. has a slew of mouth-watering suggestions, and we’re passing on some of the recipes. Stay cool! For more information:

Strawberry Caipirinha
Brazil’s national drink in a summery Swedish edition. If you cannot find cachaça (or aguardente, as it is also known), then substitute with a light rum.
Ingredients serving 4
3 limes
4 oz sugar
12 strawberries
4 oz. cachaçao or light rum
Wash the limes carefully. Cut them and strawberries in small pieces. Put the lime in 4 glasses and pour on sugar. Mash it into the limes, so that the juice of the limes squeezes out. Put the strawberries in and mash them lightly. Pour on the alcohol and crushed ice and add a little mineral water.


Rhubarb and ginger drink
1 cup rhubarb, cut in small pieces
1 small piece of ginger
8 oz sugar
8 oz water
4 cups pear cider
Cut the rhubarb into small pieces. Peel and grate the ginger. Cook rhubarb, ginger, sugar and water uncovered for 5 minutes. Strain and let cool. Pour 1 Tablespoon of the mixture into four glasses and fill up with the cider. Garnish with strawberries and serve.

Lime and melon drink
Ingredients serving 8
2½ cups honeydew
4 oz Midori melon liqueur
1 cup white wine
2 Tablespoons honey
4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
4 cups fruit soda
8 ice cubes
Mix melon, Midori, white wine, honey and lime juice. Pour into a bowl and add the fruit soda and the ice cubes.