Beat the heat and boost your immunity with the citrus coconut drink!

Haven't we all secretly wished for a drink that helps to boost immunity while keeping us hydrated during the summers? If you are bored with drinking plain water, here is a cool and refreshing drink, loaded with nutrients, that you must try this summer. This delicious drink is made with fresh coconut water and citrus fruits and sweetened with honey.


As the name suggests the main beverage used in this drink is coconut water. Coconut water is the healthiest drink on the planet. It has natural electrolytes like potassium, sodium, and manganese, hence it is great for keeping us hydrated. Additionally, it has antioxidants, good for heart health, keeps blood pressure in control, and great for diabetics too.

The drink also has citrus fruits like lemon, orange, and lime. Citrus fruits are a great source of fibers, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and low in calories.

The drink does not contain any artificial sweetening agent instead honey is used to flavor the drink. Honey is a natural sweetener that is a concentrated source of energy and ancient remedy for health and healing.

Aside from the health benefits, the sweet and tart flavor of the citrus fruits work really well with the freshness of coconut water and makes it an ideal drink for summer parties. Also. the drink looks really pretty too!


The drink is pretty basic and requires no special ingredient. Here is what you need to make this drink:

1. Coconut water - I have used fresh coconut water but if you do not have it at home, you can use store bought unflavored coconut water without any added sugar. You can get some really good packaged coconut water in the grocery stores now.

2. Citrus fruits - I have used lemon, lime, and orange in this drink. You can use any citrus fruit of your choice.

3. Honey - Avoiding sugar to sweeten our beverages is a great way of cutting down on our daily sugar intake. Honey is a natural sweetener that is known to have other health benefits. Especially good is Manuka honey. A word of caution here is that honey is delicious and sweet like sugar and not that bad but it is still high in calories. So, if you are diabetic, skip it.

4. Himalayan pink salt - It is the purest salt on earth. It flushes out the toxins in the body, improving hormonal balance and helping in digestion. If you cannot get your hands on it, use normal table salt.

5. Mint leaves - I have used mint leaves for garnishing because they add a natural freshness to any drink. They are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties that can naturally soothe our system.


This is a pretty basic beverage that has ample scope for improvisation. Honestly, sky is the limit for this one but here are some suggestions:

  • Add other citrus fruits like grapefruit.
  • Pile in some seltzer, club soda, and sparkling mineral water for fizz.
  • Turn it into a boozy drink by adding a splash of vodka.
  • Add pineapple juice and tequila for a delicious cocktail that is low in calories.


Is coconut water good for weight loss?

Coconut water is low in calories and is known to boost metabolism. Higher your metabolic rate, the greater would be your fat burning capacity. Also coconut water has a very low concentration of carbohydrates,so it gives a feeling of being full. Therefore, if you are looking to lose weight, coconut water is the ideal beverage for you.

Is it safe to consume packaged coconut water?

Nowadays there are too many options of packaged coconut water in every grocery store. However, you need to be cautious while picking the right one for you and your family. Watch out for the following while buying packaged coconut water
  • It is not made from concentrate.
  • It should not have puree listed in the ingredients.
  • It has no added sugar.
  • It is not heat-pasteurized.

Can I add alcohol to this drink?

Yes, you can easily convert this drink into a low calorie cocktail by adding a splash of vodka, tequila or even champagne. Get creative and add other fruit juices like pineapple juice to flavor your cocktail accordingly.



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Author: The GradChef
Prep time: 8 MCook time: Total time: 8 M
Beat the heat and boost your immunity with the citrus coconut drink!


  • 2 cups of natural coconut water
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • mint leaves for garnish
  • ice as desired


  1. Slice all the citrus fruits.
  2. Pour coconut water in a pitcher. Add lemon juice, orange juice, honey, and stir.
  3. Pour into glasses filled with ice cubes and sprinkle pink salt.
  4. Garnish with citrus fruit slices and mint.


You may add grapefruit slices or watermelon chunks too.

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