Beat the heat with these summer coolers

Lakshmi G Sardesai

Goa's most refreshing summer drink, Kokum soda. Kokum grows wild in the forests of the Western Ghats. 

Goa|Summer coolers|Kokum soda | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Raw Goan mangoes are used to make a refreshing drink, locally known as panh or panak. Panak is also prepared in Goan households.

Goa|Summer coolers|Aam panak | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Summer has arrived and so has Urrak, Goa's famous drink. So pack some punch with a dash of lime mixed with ice-cold Sprite or Limca.

Goa|Summer coolers|Cashews|Urrak | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Replenish yourself with water of tender coconut which are found in plenty along the Goan highways and internal roads.

Goa|Summer coolers|Tender coconuts | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Also, do not forget watermelon juice or just a slice of it. It is better to have it refrigerated.

Goa|Summer coolers|Watermelon juice | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Sugarcane juice is also readily available along the roadsides for some quick relief from the heat.

Goa|Summer coolers|Sugarcane juice | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Also, not forgetting the North Indian flavour, lassi (buttermilk). If you have yogurt, water, salt, sugar and some ice, you are done.

Goa|Summer coolers|Yogurt|Lassi | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Nimbu pani or Indian lemonade, this universal drink is found all throughout the year on any street corner of Goa.

Goa|Summer coolers|Lemonade | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

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