With Summer comes the heat. There is nothing better than fresh, in-season fruits on a hot Summer day. One easy way to shake things up during the Summer is to combine the fruits with other ingredients to create a delicious beverage. These drinks can be created for gatherings, parties, or just a fun night in.
When thinking about Summer fruits, a few that always come to mind are watermelon, oranges, and pineapple. While these three are very popular during the Summer season, there are many more fruits that peak during this time; one of those fruits is cherries.
Although it depends on where you live, cherries are best starting in May until as late as August in some states. Like grapes, cherries can be eaten right off the stem or used in recipes. A helpful tip to make your cherries last longer is to pit and freeze them to use later. Unlike other fruits, cherries are only available during the Summer. For this reason, why not consider using them to create a delicious and refreshing drink?
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Unlike cherries, mangoes are available all year round. However, they are best from May through September, as that is the peak growing season in the United States. Mangoes need to be peeled since the skin can make you ill. This fruit can be used in a wide variety of dishes including sweet or savory ones. Their sweet and tangy core is perfect for a late Summer night.
Prep time: 5 min
Total time: 5 min
Article By: Liz Bunce