22 Most Popular Indian Summer Drinks You Must Try

Summer season is started in India, we come up with list of Indian Summer Drinks to keep you hydrated from this summer. There are so many traditional drinks and beverages available in India but we only choose top 20.

Aam Panna – आम पना

Aam Panna is best Indian drink and healthy beverage to fight against summer heat, made from green mangoes.

Aamras – आमरस

Aamras is the pulp of Mango fruit and a popular dessert in Rajasthan as well as a traditional Gujarati dish.

Lassi – लस्सी


Lassi is the sweet from of yogurt based drink, very popular and traditional drink from Punjab region of India.

Chaach – छाछ

Buttermilk is a milk based beverage and a must try traditional Indian summer drink.


Falooda is actually a cold dessert cum drink, very popular in the Indian subcontinent.

Ganne Ka Ras – गन्ने का रस


Sugarcane Juice is consumed during the summer month with lemon as a beverage in many part of India.

Pudine Ka Sharbat – पुदीने का शरबत


Pudina sharbat is made from mint plant also grown as an ornamental plant in India.

Imli Ka Paani – ईमली का पानी

Tamarind Water is a refreshing Indian drink made with chilli powder, cumin powder, black salt and chaat masala. Imli Ka Paani is the main source of Rasam drink used in South India.

Nimbu Pani – नींबू पानी

Nimbu Pani is a traditionally drink made with lemon water and sweet or salt.


Shikanji is a varient of traditional Nimbu Pani with ginger, saffron, pepper and cumin.

Saunf Paani – सौंफ पानी

Saunf Paani from the Fennel seed is a flavorful herb and the sharbat is very popular in Gujarat.

Bael Ka Sharbat – बेल का शरबत

Bael Ka Sharbat from a fruit called wood apple, the most sacred tree by Hindus and native to India.

Kainth Ka Sharbat – कैंथ का शरबत

Kainth Ka Sharbat from stone apple, very similar to wood apple in appearance but taste just opposite to bael.

Sattu Sharbat – सत्तू पानी


Sattu ka Sharbat or Sattu pani is very famous in North India, extensive used in Bihar.

SolKadhi – सोलकढी

Solkadhi is the very popular drink in the state of Goa and the Konkan region of Maharashtra, made from fruit called Garcinia indica or Kokum.


Buransh juice is made from rhododendron flowers in the state of Uttarakhand.

Jal Jeera – जल जीरा

Jal Jeera (water and Cumin) is a flavored Indian summer beverage and one of the most popular summer drink in India.

Kala Khatta

Kala Khatta made from the fruit called Jamun or black plum, native to the Indian Subcontinent. The fruit is very good source of vitamin A and vitamin C and Wine and vinegar are also made from it.

Neera – नीरा

Neera is one of the most widely consumed summer drinks in India, available at small green kiosks in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Kokum Sharbat – कोकम शरबत

Kokum Sharbat drinks are made from Garcinia indica plant,especially in the hot sweltering summers.

Naariyal Paani – नारियल पानी


Nariyal Pani or coconut water is a popular trendy beverage to keep you refreshing from the heat stroke of summer.

Jigarthanda – जिगर ठंडा

Jigarthanda cold beverage from the city of Madurai is the best refreshment during summer in Tamil Nadu.

Traditional Beverages of Indiaभारत के पारंपरिक पेय पदार्थ

There are 28 states of India and each one has different culture and tradition but the drinks and beverage are quite similar.

Bhang Thandai – भांग

Thandai also known as Bhaang Thandai is the most popular Indian cold drink, popular in many parts of the Indian subcontinent. Bhang is a cannabis infused drink consume during the Maha Shivaratri and Holi festival.

Mahua, Odisha 

Mahua is a flower from a fast growing tree found in the wild forests in India. The flower is an edible food item for tribals of Chhattisgarh and used for medicinal purposes as well as liquor.

Feni, Goa

Fenny or Cashew Feni produced exclusively in Goa and classified as a country liquor. The feni liquor made from Cashew apple and largely produced and consumed only in South Goa.

Apong, Assam

Apong or Lao Paani is a traditional alcoholic beverage from the state of Assam. The Apong Rice Beer belonging to the Mising tribal community.

Kosna, Chhattisgarh – कोसना

Kosna is also a rice beer quite popular in the state of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand.

Handia, Madhya Pradesh – हंडिया

Handia rice beer is an alcoholic drink made by people of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

Zutho, Nagaland

Zutho rice drink from Nagaland is known for its fruity odour and commonly consumed by Naga tribes.

Kiad, Meghalaya

Kiad is a popular local liquor from the state of Meghalaya that is served in tall bamboo tumblers.

Zawlaidi, Mizoram

Zawlaidi wine from Mizoram state and made from Bangalore Blue variety of grapes.

Chuak, Tripura

Chuak drink from the state of Tripura is made by Jackfruit and Pineapple.

Sekmai, Manipur

Sekmai drink from the state of Manipur is a traditional alcoholic beverage made from soaked rice.

Sulai, Assam

Sulai from Assam is a country liquor just like Tharra (देसी दारू), an alcoholic drink in North India.


Kanji is an alcoholic drink from India made during the festival of Holi with carrots, beetroot and heeng.

Palm Wine – ताड़ी

Its an alcoholic beverage known by various names in different regions of India and created from various species of palm tree. Palm Wine is known as Toddy in Andhra Pradesh, Kallu in Kerala and Tadi in Chhattisgarh state of India.