It's summer, it's hot, and you've got to stay hydrated. With the mercury in Israel predicted to top out at more than 40 degrees Celsius - 102 degrees Fahrenheit - for the second time in a week, we all could use some ways to cool down. Try these juices and cocktails by Haaretz's recipe writers for a refreshing summer treat. Want someone else to make your drinks for you? We've got you covered there, too.
Carrot, pear and goji berry juice
A well-made juice should show excellent flavor and care just like any other food item you can prepare. This juice gets an extra kick from spicy gingerroot. Recipe by Limor Laniado Tiroche. Get the recipe here.
Carrot, pear and goji berry juice. (Photo by Limor Laniado Tiroche. Dishes from Nedunya Antiques, Tel Aviv.)
With apples, celery and cucumbers, among other ingredients, consider trying this juice for breakfast. Recipe by Limor Laniado Tiroche. Get the recipe here.
Green juice. (Photo by Limor Laniado Tiroche. Dishes from Nedunya Antiques, Tel Aviv.)
This drink made from fruit seeds is a classic of Sephardic Jewish cuisine. While it's traditionally associated with breaking fasts - from Yom Kippur to the midsummer fast of Tisha B'Av - it's also a great drink for cooling down. Recipe by Doram Gaunt. Get the recipe here.
Peiptada. (Doram Gaunt)
Pink pomegranate lemonade
This light and festive drink is a winning mix of two particularly enjoyable juices - pomegranate and lemonade (well, lemon juice). The combination of icy cold liquid and sugar will give you a boost on a super hot day. Recipe by Doram Gaunt. Get the recipe here.
Pink pomegranate lemonade. (Doram Gaunt)
Vitamin C juice
Bananas and strawberries make this juice extra thick and rich. Recipe by Limor Laniado Tiroche. Get the recipe here.
Vitamin C juice. (Photo by Limor Laniado Tiroche. Dishes from Nedunya Antiques, Tel Aviv.)
Alcoholic drinks: Gin and tonic
The name’s tonic. Gin and tonic. Your version of James Bond's classic cocktail can be even more special if you follow this recipe to make the tonic yourself. Or you could just buy it readymade. Recipe by Ronit Vered. Get the recipe here.
Homemade tonic. (Dan Peretz)
Campari, pomegranate and grapefruit cocktail
These refreshing juices get a splash of alcohol for a bit of summer fun. Serve this delicious concoction over ice. Repeat as needed. Recipe by Vered Guttman. Get the recipe here.
Campari, pomegranate and grapefruit cocktail. (Vered Guttman)
Want someone else to make your cocktail for you? Try these unique concoctions that include vodka with rosemary and pink grapefruit, and cider with cinnamon, lemon and spearmint, at some of Israel's best bars and restaurants.
Mizlala's carrotini. (Photo by Rotem Maimon)
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