Forget boring old grape juice and lemonade. Take your summertime refreshments to the next level by whipping up one of our favorite thirst-quenching drinks. From slushies to Italian sodas, these concoctions are sure to be a hit with the whole family (plus, they’re easy to make—perfect for a quick cooking session with your little chefs).

Clementine Cream Soda

Make use of fresh clementines with this fab recipe from How Sweet It Is. The homemade soda base becomes extra special when you top it off with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream. To find out how it’s made, click here.

photo: How Sweet It Is

Which one of these cool drinks are you planning to make this summer?

—Susie Foresman