6 Hot And Cold Beverages That Are Perfect For Rainy Days
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Beverages instantly elevate the flavour of a meal. Choosing the right type of beverage as per the occasion and the dish is an art. A lot of people have a habit of randomly selecting beverages, not thinking about the season and the food. However, learning the knowledge of beverages can instantly elevate the whole experience of having a meal. 

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In the middle of summer, everyone is waiting desperately for the monsoon to arrive. Monsoon is one of the most delightful seasons of the year as the weather becomes refreshing and tolerable. Also, the petrichor and the flora become even more evident. The best way to enjoy the season is to have a perfect drink by the side. 

Here are some hot and cold beverages that one can try during summer.

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* Lemon Tea

Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C and are packed with the goodness of a lot of antioxidants. The best part about lemon tea is that it can be tailor-made as per one's preferences. Adding a little bit of ginger along with honey to this tea can make it even more soothing. During monsoon, a person's immunity takes a dip because of the volatility in the temperature and the frequent rain outside. Hence, this tea is not just going to provide relief to the body, but also enhance immunity.

* Mango Shake

During monsoon, different varieties of mangoes become abundantly available in the market. The variety of mangoes that are available during monsoon are extremely sweet. The best way to utilise these mangoes is to make a delicious mango shake out of it. The recipe for making a mango shake is probably the easiest. One has recently taken the pulp of the mangoes and mixed it with some milk and dry fruits. There is also no need to add any extra sweet whereas mangoes are pretty sweet on their own. All these ingredients have to be added to the food processor to make a thick shake. 

* Phalsa Sharbat

A phalsa sharbat is a super famous monsoon beverage in India that one will find being sold on the street side quite often. One can also make this sharbat easily at home by simply taking some phalsa pulp and mixing it with some water, mint leaves, and lemon juice. Remember to take the seed out of the phalsa before adding it to the food processor. The sharbat that is going to be made from the mixture is going to be extremely refreshing. Remember to add a little bit of black salt to this sharbat before serving it.

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* Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa is the perfect beverage for people who like chocolatey and milky drinks. It's quite hard for a person to drink something hot during summer. But as the monsoon commences, the temperature becomes more friendly to drinking hot beverages. A hot cocoa drink is made by mixing the cocoa powder in some boiled hot milk and adding some cubes of dark chocolate. This drink is going to be rich, creamy, and extremely indulgent. Also, a person can add some marshmallows on the top of the drink to make it even more appetising.

* Coconut Water

A glass of coconut water is not just refreshing but also provides the body with a lot of essential vitamins and minerals. Coconut water is quite delicious on its own and can also be used to make different types of mocktails. A great way to enjoy coconut water is to mix it with some orange juice, lime juice and a little bit of honey to make a flavourful concoction of different ingredients. This is a hydrating drink that is very delicious and can also be prepared in a few minutes.

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* Cappuccino 

A cup of cappuccino is the perfect treat on a rainy day, for someone who loves enjoying decadent coffee. Many people think that it is quite hard to make the perfect cappuccino at home. However, one can simply make it by taking some coffee powder, sugar, protein, and milk, and then mixing all these ingredients. This process will take less than 10 minutes and one can get a cafe-style cappuccino at home. Having a coffee machine at home can make the whole process a lot easier.

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* Masala Chai

Nothing beats the Indian-style masala chai which is a staple beverage among Indians during all seasons. However, its consumption certainly starts shooting up from the onset of monsoon and continues till the winter season. The Indian-style masala chai is made by immersing some tea in water and letting it brew for some time. Then milk and sugar are added to the chai along with other condiments such as ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and some other spices. The chai is first strained with the help of a sieve before serving it.