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Summers are here again! And our desert capital Jaipur is already getting hot, even though it's just April! Other than the ACs and coolers, what one craving we all experience during summers is that of drinking something cool. Summers are times to load yourself with refreshing cool summer drinks to keep you cool and keep you going in the scorching summer heat.

So, Beat the Heat with these refreshing drinks to keep you cool this summer, especially when in Jaipur!

1. Fresh Chilled Juices

Don't you love the satiating feeling you get after opting for some fresh, chilled juices on the long sunny days of summers in Jaipur? Juicy fruits are the best to have but it gets even better when you just drink fresh juices and chilled! Fresh, chilled juices not only please your dry throat but also keep your juices flowing by keeping your stomach happy. These act as natural coolers for your stomach and your body that keep you hydrated and healthy as well as protect you from sun strokes and other ill-effects of heat.

2. Chhach or Lassi

Flavoured Indian buttermilk is a must have summer beverage for all those who step out in the sun for work or play. You can either have a glass of Chhach, prepared using curd with a bit of tadka of spices like jeera, pudina and salt, which gives it an awesome salty, refreshing taste, or, you can opt for its sweet tasting counterpart - Lassi. Whether you have Chhach or Lassi, both of these summer beverages prepared using curd, are great for health. They keep you hydrated and are very tsty and refreshing. Also, get instant relief from indigestion, which is a common health issue faced in summers.

3. Soda Shikanji

Have you seen those roadside vendors offering Soda Shikanji, or you may call, Masala Lemonade? Aren't they a delight to spot in the scorching heat of summer afternoons? Soda Shikanji or Masala Lemonade is indeed one of the most desired summer drinks to keep you cool in Jaipur.

4. Keri ki Chhach or Panna

The sweet and tangy Panna, also known as Keri ki Chhach, as it is prepared from green mangoes, is known for its heat resistance properties. Panna is a highly healthy summer drink to keep you cool during summers and to protect you from heat strokes. Also it is a lighthouse of vitamins that keep you energised for all day long.

5. Cold Coffee

And then, who doesn't like cold coffee? Everyone's favourite cold coffee is the reason behind all those frequent visits to CCD or nearby cafes or the evening strolls at Statue Circle, Jaipur. You cannot go without relishing the great taste of cold coffee, often bestowed with chocolate flavour or with plain vanilla ice cream or choco nuts. Cold coffee can get your stomachs full and keep you cool during summers.

6. Coconut Water

During summers, you will get ample of coconut vendors in Jaipur selling subtly sweet and refreshing coconut water to keep you going in the hot weather of the city. Coconut water is rich in nutrients that replenishes your body. Some people also love eating the 'malai' of coconut after finishing the tasty 'Nariyal Pani'.

7. Ganne ka Ras

Have you seen street vendors with those 'green cart cum machines' who offer fresh ganne ka ras to you? The vendors grind freshly cut sugarcane and squeeze a glass of sugarcane juice for you. It may seem unhygienic but it is still healthy and beneficial for your overall health in summers. Moreover, it's delicious!

Quench your thirst with these yummy-tasting summer beverages for a healthier summer in the plus 40 degree temperatures of the Jaipur city!

 


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