Summer Drink Recipes

January 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated over the hot summer months and even more so if you’re having chemotherapy or are pregnant.

We’ve got some tips and tasty recipes that are alternatives to plain water, perfect for any celebrations during the warmer months!

Tips and tricks to stay hydrated

  • Sip fluids throughout the day, rather than trying to drink a lot at once. Sucking on ice cubes, ice-blocks or eating jelly can also increase your fluid intake.

  • If your stomach is upset, try drinking fizzy drinks such as soda water or dry ginger ale.

  • Try adding some different flavours to your water.

  • Carry a bottle of water with you so you never find yourself without something to drink - especially when you’re out and about.

  • If you’re undergoing chemotherapy, aim to drink more water on the days leading up to your treatment day.

Summer Drink Recipe

Pineapple and ginger spritz

The perfect drink to keep you cool with the added benefits of easing nausea and mouth discomfort.


  • Ginger ale, chilled

  • Pineapple juice, chilled

  • 1 piece (2 inch) fresh ginger, sliced thin

  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced

  • Fresh basil leaves, destemmed


Combine equal quantities of ginger ale and pineapple juice and pour over ice. Top with ginger, orange and basil.

Cranberry Drink Recipe

Pink Rose

Sparkly and refreshing.


  • 150ml cranberry juice

  • 100ml pineapple juice

  • 100ml soda water

  • A squeeze of lemon juice (optional)


Mix the 3 juices with ice. Top up with the soda and garnish with a lime wedge.


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