Summer Drink Round-Up

With temperatures reaching 114 on a frequent basis, it’s no wonder that summer drinks are on my mind. I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with Low-Cal or No-Cal summer drinks over the past couple of months.

Here are all the recipes for my Summer Drinks in one simple post. I hope you enjoy!


Skinny Orange Julius (for step by step with pictorial instructions, go here)

This Recipe makes a Pitcher of 4-5 Servings:
4-5 Peeled Fresh Oranges
4-5 Cups of Ice
1-2 Cups of Water
1/4 tsp Vanilla Creme Stevia

This Recipe makes one serving:
1 Orange
1 Cup of Ice
1/4 Cup of Water or as Needed
2 Drops of Liquid Vanilla Creme Stevia

In a blender, combine the peeled oranges, adding 1/2 of the needed ice on top. Add the water and pulse until the ice is broken up into chunks. Add to this the other half of ice. Next, add the Stevia. Puree everything until it’s blended, but still a bit chunky. Pour in a chilled glass and enjoy!


No Calorie Sweetened Iced Coffee (for step by step with pictorial instructions, go here)

2 TBS Decaf/Caffeinated NesCafe-more or less depending on how strong you like your coffee
8 drops Liquid Stevia-more or less depending on how sweet you like it

Fill a tall glass of water (heh) with the 2 TBS of NesCafe. Stir and add ice. Add the 8 drops of Liquid Stevia and milk, depending on your taste.


No Calorie Sweet Green Tea (for step by step with pictorial instructions, go here)

Tea Kettle
Glass Tea Jar
10 Green Tea Bags (I use 5 Caffeinated and 5 Decaffeinated Tea Bags)
6 + 4 Cups of Water
1/2 tsp Liquid Stevia

Using a clothespin, use the tab at the end of the string to corral your tea bags. Clip the tea bags to the side of your glass tea jar. Boil 6 cups of water in your tea kettle. After the water in the tea kettle whistles, pour the boiling water into the glass tea jar. Aim for the tea bags as you pour. Steep for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, pull the tea bags from the liquid but still inside of the tea jar. Slowly squeeze out any remaining water from the tea bags using a wooden spoon. Add the 1/2 tsp Liquid Stevia. Add 4 Cups of cold water to the tea jar. Stir, chill for several hours and serve.


No Calorie Fresh Lime “Gritzer” (for step by step with pictorial instructions, go here)
(makes 1 Liter):
1 Liter of Diet Tonic Water (sweetened with Splenda)*
1 Lime
1/4 tsp Liquid Stevia
*here’s my disclaimer, Tonic Water contains quinine. Some people cannot consume this product. I have yet to find an alternative.

Fill a pitcher with the Diet Tonic Water. Wash one whole lime first, then cut into wedges and squeeze into pitcher. Throw the limes into the tonic water if desired. Add 1/4 tsp of Liquid Stevia (more or less depending upon your sweet needs). Stir a couple of times, pour into your favorite “fancy glass” and garnish with another lime wedge.


That’s all for now, but I’m sure I’ll come up with more. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Summer Drink Round-Up!


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17 Responses to "Summer Drink Round-Up"

  1. Tito Eric of Panglao Island, Bohol says:

    All these drinks would be perfect here in Panglao Island!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers … visiting from Show & Tell Friday!

  2. Lori says:

    Great photos and instructions! Stevia sound like a good thing, just haven’t tried it yet, thanks for the ideas. Found you over on Passion Parade.

  3. Robyn says:

    These drinks look so very refreshing!! My mouth is watering just thinking about consuming them. My husband loves diet tonic water, so this will be good to try on him : ) Hope you are having a fun Passion Parade weekend!

  4. Diane Balch says:

    Darn I did my summer drink post last week, would have included these low cal ones.

  5. Lisa says:

    I’d love a glass of any of these! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  6. patti says:

    These all look so tasty..your photos are great!

  7. Debi Bolocofsky says:

    Love all of the drinks. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  8. Tamara @ Etcetorize says:

    Yummmmmmm, where do I begin?!?!? Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  9. Jill says:

    All lovely sounding drinks – the lime is definitely my fav!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Angie R says:

    Oh Wow! everything looks so refreshing and yummy.

    Thanks for sharing at Create & Inspire

  11. Just Winging It says:

    Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

  12. Sherry says:

    Rebekah, Thanks for sharing these drinks at the Open House party. All four sound wonderful.

  13. Claire says:


    Thank you for sharing at last weeks craft, create and inspire linky party …

    You are featured this week !!

    Looking forward to seeing your projects this week 🙂

    Claire x

  14. Karen says:

    Can powdered Stevia work in the iced green tea as well? How much would equal the liquid amount? Thanks!

    • Rebekah says:

      I use the liquid just because it dissolves easier. But, I’m sure the powdered works just as well. For a reference, I use about 1 packet of stevia for 8 drops of liquid. I’m sure there’s a more scientific ratio out there!


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