Five refreshing drinks to make this summer

October 16, 2023

With the temperature beginning to rise, there's nothing quite like the arrival of summer. As the hot months are just around the corner, one of the most delightful ways to keep nice and cool is with a refreshing, icy, thirst-quenching drink to ease the mind and soul from the heat.

What better way to keep cool during summer than with an ice-cold drink using the Mistral Ice Maker? Our ice maker is the must-have product of the summer. 


That's simple. With a 2-litre capacity, the Mistral Ice Maker can make 12 kg of ice within 24 hours. Ensuring your drinks will be nicely chilled all summer long.

Prepare to beat the summer heat by making these five delicious, ice-cold drinks.

Peach Iced Tea

A classic peach iced tea to quench your thirst this summer

Is there a drink more classic than the Peach Iced Tea? Perfect for those who enjoy sweet, juicy fruits. Our Peach Iced Tea recipe is great for staying hydrated during the sweltering Australian summer months. Here's how to make it.


  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 very ripe peaches, sliced thinly 
  • 10 standard black or green tea bags 
  • 6 cups of water
  • Ice from Mistral Ice Maker


  1. Combine sugar, water, and peach slices in a saucepan. 
  2. Over a low flame, gently heat until the sugar completely dissolves. 
  3. Use a spoon or potato masher to crush the peach slices. 
  4. Turn up the heat and gradually bring the mixture to a boil. 
  5. Let it boil for approximately two minutes, then remove the saucepan from the heat source. 
  6. Allow to cool down to room temperature. 
  7. Eliminate solids by straining the liquid through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. 
  8. Store the mix in a bottle and refrigerate it for up to a week.
  9. Next, boil 6 cups of water in a large saucepan.
  10. Place ten standard black or green tea bags into the boiling water. 
  11. After a minute, remove the pot from the heat and let the tea steep and cool slightly for 5 minutes. 
  12. In a 2-litre jug, add ice cubes from the Mistral Ice Maker.
  13. Pour the freshly brewed tea over the ice. 
  14. Add four tablespoons of the peach syrup to a glass filled with ice cubes from your Mistral Ice Maker.
  15. Fill the glass with the freshly brewed tea. 
  16. To enhance the presentation and flavour, consider garnishing with slices of lemon or lime and a sprig of mint or thyme.

Pink Lemonade

Whether you're poolside or beating the heat, this elegant pink lemonade is perfect for this summer.

Whether you're on the go or relaxing at home, this quenching pink lemonade recipe is perfect for the summer months and can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Here’s how you can make a refreshing pink lemonade.


  • 6 lemons, scrubbed, roughly chopped 
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries 
  • 1 & 1/2 cups caster sugar 
  • Ice from Mistral Ice Maker
  • 1 shot glass of vodka (adults only)


  1. Begin by putting half of the lemons, half of the raspberries, half of the sugar, and 1 cup of cold water into a food processor. 
  2. Process until the ingredients are finely chopped. 
  3. Proceed to strain this mixture into a large bowl. Next, replicate the process using the remaining lemons, raspberries, sugar, and 1 cup of cold water. 
  4. Before serving, add ice cubes from your Mistral Ice Maker. 
  5. Serve the pink lemonade over ice, garnishing each glass with a lime slice and a mint sprig or rosemary for that extra freshness and flavour.

Citrus Spritzer

Enjoy this perfectly delicious citrus spritzer during the summer months

How about something more festive? We have the drink for you. This tasty citrus spritzer is easy to make and perfect when you have company over. Here's how to make this fantastic drink.


  • 4 cups of orange juice 
  • 4 cups of lemon-lime seltzer (For the non-alcoholic version, we recommend lemonade or lemon soft drink)
  • 2 oranges 
  • 2 Limes
  • Ice from Mistral Ice Maker


  1. Combine orange juice, lemon-lime seltzer, and slices of oranges and limes in a large pitcher. 
  2. Place the jug in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill 
  3. When you're ready to serve, add ice cubes from your Mistral Ice Maker to each glass. Garnish with rosemary and orange peel if desired.

Blushing Ginger Rose Fizz

Be the life of the party this summer with the Mistral ice maker and a delicious blushing ginger rose fizz

Whether it's a birthday party or celebrating an intimate experience with your significant other, this elegant, blushing ginger rose fizz is perfect for sharing in the summertime. Here's how to make this delicious mocktail.


  • 60mL vanilla rose syrup or rose syrup
  • 30mL freshly squeezed lemon juice strained
  • 30mL fresh ginger juice
  • Club soda to top
  • Ice from Mistral Ice Maker


  1. Begin by adding ice from your Mistral Ice Maker to your chosen serving glass. 
  2. Next, drizzle the rose syrup, lemon juice, and ginger juice over the ice. 
  3. Top it up with cold club soda. 
  4. For an extra chilled experience, add extra ice cubes from your Mistral Ice Maker. Garnish with mint and lemon peel for enhanced freshness.

Watermelon Lime Slushie

Enjoy this tasty watermelon lime sushie thanks to the Mistral ice maker

When the temperature exceeds the 40's, a frozen drink is the ultimate thirst-quencher. We have an excellent solution in a watermelon lime slushie. Here's how to make this easy to create ice-cold slushie.


  • 5kg of watermelon 
  • Simple syrup (see recipe) 
  • Zest of 2 limes 
  • Juice of 4 limes (about 1/2 cup total)
  • Ice from Mistral Ice Maker


  1. Start by preparing the watermelon. Remove the skin and seeds, then cut it into 5cm pieces.
  2. To create a simple syrup, take a small saucepan and combine 2 tablespoons of white sugar, 1/4 cup of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring this mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat. 
  3. Allow mixture to simmer without stirring until the sugar dissolves, which should take about 2 to 3 minutes. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and incorporate the zest and lime juice. 
  4. Allow the mixture to cool completely, then strain into a small bowl or measuring cup. 
  5. Work in two batches to puree half of the simple syrup mixture and half of the watermelon in a blender until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  6. Strain this mixture into a bowl. Repeat this process with the remaining syrup and watermelon. 
  7. Blend the ice from your Mistral Ice Maker with the watermelon and lime until you create a slushie-type consistency.
  8. Pour the slushie mix into a glass, add a splash of soda water (and, for an adult experience, add a shot glass of vodka). Garnish with mint leaves for added freshness and a pop of colour.