Favorite Beat the Heat Fruit-Infused Beverages

I’m a fan of putting fruit in beverages. It could be muddled berries, whole pieces of fruit or just a squeeze of fruit (especially lemon, lime or oranges).

This is a refreshing blend of blueberries, orange and mint.

Summertime calls for tall glasses of water, iced tea, club soda or seltzer with slices or individual pieces of fruit or even veggies (my favorites are cucumbers and celery).

Lemon slices, Ginger, mint sprigs and cucumber.


Watermelon and strawberries are a cool way to beat the heat.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Susan and her signature strawberry basil lemonade.

And, let’s not forget iced tea. Our favorite is brewed hibiscus and raspberry tea. Served in a tall glass with fresh blueberries and strawberries and a sprig of mint.



Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and lifestyle company.

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