It's sweltering out, you've just got out of the hot sun and you mix yourself a glass of ice-cold Rooh Afza. Brings back some nostalgic memories, doesn't it? While classics are great, it's also fun to switch them out with more modern and versatile options. If you love your summer coolers but want to move away from Rooh Afza, we've got you covered with these.
Rooh Afza For Hipsters: 6 Drinks To Keep You Cool
Date House Shahi Rose Sharbat Natural Essence
If you love the flavour of rose, then this Shahi Rose Sharbat from Date House is the summer cooler you need. Mix 3 tablespoons with water or milk, add ice and you've got a great summer cooler.
Drink Suggestion: A dash of this makes for a refreshing Blushing Ginger Rose Fizz with or without alcohol. Get the recipe here.
Native Tongue Smoked Aam Panna with Toasted Spices
Classic aam panna won't do it for you? Native's Tongue's got a great twist with this smoked, spiced version. This one adds a twist to your childhood favourite, and we love it! Add one part of the panna to two parts water or soda and enjoy.
Drink Suggestion: Add a splash of vodka for a grown-up version of the classic. Get the recipe here.
Gulab's Nannari Syrup
Known for its naturally cooling properties, Nannari makes for the perfect summer cooler. This one from Gulab's brings back classic summer memories. Add cold water and enjoy sipping on this classic, updated with a twist of tangy lemon.
Drink Suggestion: We'd suggest you try a desi twist to the classic rum cocktail with this. Find a recipe here - try replacing the Root Beer Syrup with the Nannari.
Date House Brahami Badam Sharbat Natural Essence
Cooling, refreshing and healthy, this sherbet from Date House is infused with badaam, bramhi, kewra, cardamom and other aromatic ingredients. Mix with cold or hot milk and enjoy a comforting drink.
Drink Suggestion: You can add it to vanilla ice-cream and make a shake for the ultimate summer cooler.
Swa Summer Berries Syrup
Nothing says summer like bright, fresh berries. And this berry-infused syrup from Swa is completely natural. It's got the flavours of Mahabaleshwar strawberries with hibiscus, lemon juice and sugar. Add one part to six parts water or soda for a refreshing lemonade.
Drink Suggestion: Add a white spirit of your choice to make a refreshing summer cocktail. Get the recipe here.
Bonus: NutraSphere Instant Rose Sabja Natural Fat Burner MilkShake Mix
Ok we know this isn't a syrup, but it does make for a great, healthy summer drink. Add to cold milk and enjoy a wholesome, refreshing drink that's also good for your body. It's sugar-free and diabetic friendly.
Drink Suggestion: We suggest you enjoy this one as is to get the maximum health benefits