10 Cold Infusions You'll Want To Get Your Lips On This Summer

There are two ways to tell that summer is upon us: the rising temperature and 1000% increase in cold beverage consumption. I still reminisce fondly of coming in from a long day of playing outside to a cool glass of iced tea. That beautiful pitcher filled with what I believed was the sweet nectar of the gods was the perfect way to say goodnight to the day. However, as good as my mom's home-made tea was, I needed more variety. I had what I think everyone would agree was an abnormally refined pallet. Here are 9 delectable drinks you should treat your OWN pallet to, you beverage connoisseur, you.

1. Arnold Palmer. Starting the countdown is this classic tea/lemon hybrid. Not only was Palmer good at golf, he was a genius combining something sort of sweet with something not so sweet. Learn how to do it yourself!

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If you wanna spice it up, add Absolut Vodka, Jim Beam Honey Bourbon, Makers Mark.

2. Honey Limeade (Honey, Lime Juice). Second on the list will give the Arnold Palmer a run for its money in the sweet/tart department. Down one of these after being in the sun, or sip it outside while your get your tan on. Either way, you've got to try it.

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If you wanna spice it up, add Bacardi Limon Rum, Grey Goose Vodka.

 3. Boston Iced Tea. Insert clever Boston Tea Party commentary here. Get the recipe over here.

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If you wanna spice it up, add Bombay Gin.

4. Watermelon slush. Why buy a slurpee at 7/11 when you can make this slushy everyday? That’s right, I said everyday.

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If you wanna spice it up, add Bacardi Dragonberry Rum.

5. Strawberry Iced Tea. Fun Fact #1: This drink is delicious. Fun Fact #2: If you don’t try this drink, you will regret it for all of eternity.

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If you wanna spice it up, add Limoncello.

6. June Bug. Ginger ale, sherbet and grenadine? I’d do anything to have one of these right now. Especially since it's... June, and all.

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If you wanna spice it up add Midori Melon Liquor, Malibu Coconut Rum.

7. Mango Peach Smoothie. Every summer needs a little peaches and cream. Get some of your own.

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If you wanna spice it up add Bacardi Peach Red Rum, or any white rum.

8. Watermelon Lemonade. Okay, now I'm really thirsty. Just look at that! That's just not fair to other drinks. Get the recipe here.

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If you wanna spice it up, add Grey Goose.

9. Lemon Berry Slushy. Some might say, “That’s too much goodness for one drink!” To which I would respond with a resounding, "NAY, FOOL." Make it and see for yourself!

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If you wanna spice it up, add Grey Goose Cherry Noir.

10. Cherry Limeade. You can get these from Applebee's, and they're actually good from there. Can you imagine how much better they taste when you perfect it at home?

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If you wanna spice it up, add Tequila. Any kind will do.

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What is more dramatic than the dwindling days before the birth of a couple's first child? In this episode of The Creation Of Us, the countdown is on as Aydian and Jenilee scramble to learn all they have to know about childbirth and being parents.

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"The birthing class always makes me feel so much more secure about giving birth," Jenilee relates. "It's comforting to be developing a toolbox so I have things to grab from when the birth actually happens." Aydian has concerns and questions and their birthing teacher, Sarah, walks them through different techniques for the actual birth and things they can practice at home.

After the birthing class, they meet with their midwife for the first time. While a little nervous about a first meeting with someone so integral to the birth, Jenilee and Aydian are very excited to have both a doula and a midwife on board. "Jenilee and I chose to have a midwife because the birth process is so intimate," Aydian notes. "Our plan is to birth in a place that doesn't feel like a hospital. Ideally, if we are in a birthing center that makes us feel like we are in our own home, we can give that to ourselves and our child for the first moments of birth."

Jenilee and Aydian hope that if they are able to follow their plan, it will make the birth feel less medical and more spiritual, true to who they are as a couple. The clock is ticking – join them as they start the final countdown to the biggest day of their lives.

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