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Beat The Heat

Beat The Heat

Paula's Top Ten Refreshing Drink Recipes

by Paula Deen

I’m always looking for ways to cool off during our hot sticky Georgia days and nights. When the boys were little, I’d set up the sprinkler and have them run through it. Heck, I’ve been known to run through a few sprinklers myself. Truth be told, I’ve blown up a few pools and cooled off in those as well! Whether you’re coolin’ off with a sprinkler, pond or pool these refreshing and chilly summer drinks will also help y’all to beat the heat this summer.

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Hello Paula. I am 4-H leader we are called the Roxborough Renegades. We have monthly meetings and take turns doing the food and drinks. I can’t wait to try some of these out on them. Love you to bits.

Dani Owen of Highlands Ranch, colorado on July 19, 2010 11:47 AM

Love all your recipes and have been making them for years…
really, really great desserts!!!!!
Thank you for all the recipes online; I have several of your cookbooks also.
Carole McKenney

Carole McKenney of Riverview Fl on July 19, 2010 11:49 AM

you might want to try for the Iced Mocha: 2 c. coffee, 3 packets of nofat hot cocoa mix 1 Tbs, sweet and low or sugar and 1 TBs non-fat dairy creamer also. add ice and you can even add 1 cup fresh or frozen berriesif you want a mocho berry flavor rasberries and strawberries work best for flavor but mixed berries is equally as good.

Janet Beckstrand of Indiana on July 19, 2010 11:50 AM

the drinks look good I’v had the lime sherbet punch before

lucy ramey of cornelia Georgia on July 19, 2010 11:58 AM

I really enjoy watching your cooking show on t.v. & now I’m so excited you’re on my email & f.b.! Keep up the wonderful cooking!!

Bonnie Wagoner Cummings of Chicago on July 19, 2010 12:21 PM

HEY PAULA, GREAT CHILLY DRINKS,MY FAV IS THE PINA COLADA SORRY I MISSED YOU WHEN YOU WERE IN TOWN. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MET YOU AND GOT YOU TO SIGN ONE OF YOUR BOOKS FOR ME.WE LIVE RIGHT NEAR THE GA. LINE. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT IS ON YOUR NEXT MENU.ALWAYS A FAN DEE JONES

Dee Jones of Florida on July 19, 2010 12:22 PM

Read your article and recipes on Beat the heat.  Loved your comments about the boys (and you occasionally) running around under the sprinklers. When I was little we lived out in the country in a small town.  When it rained, as long as it was not lightening, Mama would let us play in the rain. Did you ever get to do that? The real fun part was we didn’t have bathing suits and that’s the one time Mama would let us run around in just our panties.  Hadn’t thought of that in so many years.  You just bring out the little girl in me again.  Love you and before you ask there are no pictures. HA!!!  Veona

veona rainey law of Thomson, Georgia 30824 on July 19, 2010 12:31 PM

Sparkling cherry lemonade…yum!  I garnish mine with 1 or 2 maraschino cherries and a lemon slice or wedge.  It’s also great made with lime juice.

Sarah Church of Montgomery, Alabama on July 19, 2010 12:44 PM

As always, Paula, you’ve done it again!!! You do have a way of bringing out the child in all of us. THANK YOU!!!!

Linnie Wilson of Oklahoma City, OK. on July 19, 2010 02:17 PM

Took a look at your suggestions for cool drinks and I mean to try most of them, made me cool just looking at them, lol.
I have so enjoyed you on Food channel and watched you cook, your such a delight to watch and listen to, and I do try cooking with you.
Sincerely, Nadine

nadine gates of Kennewick, Washington on July 19, 2010 03:13 PM

My daughter has been looking for a non-alcoholic Pina Colada recipe since she had one on a cruise. She will try this one and I am sure the results will be good. Thanks Paula & Best Dishes to you.

Diane Coe of Seiling, OK on July 19, 2010 08:32 PM

Hi Paula, i love your show, watch it all the time.i have made alot of your recipes, there fantastic! i will try these drinks and let you know if i like them.love ya! your the best.
all my best to all of you. love donna…

donna alimenti of iron mountain, michigan on july 20, 2010 @ 8 am. on July 20, 2010 09:07 AM

hi paula, i love ya.i wish i could see you all the time on the food network.my favorite summer drink of your is .thespiked cranberry lemonade.wonderful i use parrot bay pineapple rum.yummy.please keep doing all the wonerful things that you do .you are truly an inspiration to me.love to you and michael. truly yours. loucinda perrin.

loucinda perrin of etna green indiana on July 24, 2010 07:22 PM

HEY PAULA, LOVE YOU TO DEATH DON’T GET TO SEE YOU ANY MORE CAUSE CABLE IS JUST TO HIGH. I DO SEE YOU ON “QVC” WHEN YOUR ON OR SEE YOU ON YOUR BOXES OF NICE POTS AND PANS, SO I THINK I AM GOING TO ENJOY THIS. I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE “WITH YOU BEING FROM THE SOUTH) YOU DID NOT HAVE “MUDDY WATER” LISTED AS ONE OF YOU FAVORITE HOT, MUCKY, SUMMER TIME DRINKS. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS, WHICH I’M SURE YOU DO “IT’S GOOD OLD ICED TEA WITH ORANGE JUICE(THE GOOD KIND) MIXED INTO IT. I HAVE GOT YOUR OLDER COOKBOOKS ENJOY READING THEM AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE YOUR’S INTO MINE SEE PAULA I AM A DIABETIC SO IT TAKES A LITTLE THINKING, BUT I KNOW I CAN CONQUER THE BUTTER, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WHEN I MAKE GARLIC SPREAD HAS TO BE THE REAL THING. DONT KNOW IF YOU READ YOUR RESPONSES OR HAVE SOMEONE READ THEM FOR YOU ONE THING I DO WANT TO SAY, HANG ON TO THAT MAN YOU GOT, BECAUSE I THINK HE’S THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE LIKE THAT. YOU HOME IS BEAUTIFUL AND SO ARE YOUR SONS.          LYDIA “ALICE” BROWN

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