Although a cold beer or a chilled white wine spritzer may sound wonderful on a hot day, you should avoid alcohol because it dehydrates the body. Instead try an Old Fashioned Icy Cold Homemade Lemonade. Here is a favorite recipe: (Makes 1 gallon, so its great for a summer party. Adjust proportions for a smaller batch.)

6 lemons
1 cup white sugar
6 cups cold water

1. Juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice. HINT: FIRMLY roll the lemons between your hand and counter top before cutting in half and juicing.
2. In a gallon pitcher combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, and 6 cups cold water. Stir. Adjust water to taste. Chill and serve over ice.