A summer party is not complete without some icy drinks. The drinks do not need to have alcohol in them to be festive and refreshing. There are many different icy drinks to serve at a summer party.
Cold pop and canned juice drinks are always an easy drink to serve at a party. Place them in a cooler of ice and let the guests serve themselves.
Lemonade is a great old fashioned drink to serve at a party. You can serve it in a punch bowl with ice cubes made into shapes floating in it. The shapes can be animals, stars or any shape that you wish. You can find ice trays of different shapes in department stores. Or you can put slices of lemons, limes and oranges into the punch bowl of lemonade. This is such a simple drink to make and it is still an old time favorite.
Slushys are always good to serve on a hot summer day. Make some ice cubes and freeze some berries. Then fill a blender with ice, berries and enough juice to cover them. Use a powerful blender and blend it all up into slushys. Pour the slushy into tall glasses with straws in them. You can put a slice of lemon or lime on the edge of the glass for decoration.
Iced tea is an easy drink to make and serve. Place a large clear container on water in the sun with three tea bags in it for ever gallon of water. Let the sun make the tea. After a couple hours place the tea in the refrigerator and when you serve it pour the tea into a glass full of ice with a straw in it. You can add sugar if you like or let the guests decide if they want to put some sugar into it. You can put berries into the glass or a lemon wedge on the side of the glass before serving it.
Iced coffee is a great drink for adults. You can make it with caffeine or decaf. Brew a pot of strong coffee and let it cool to room temperature. Then pour the coffee into a glass of ice with a straw in it. You can have cream, sugar or sweeteners on hand just in case guests would like to add some to their iced coffee.
Icy drinks as a summer party can cool off guests. They are refreshing and add to the fun of a party. At adult parties you do not need alcohol to have fun.