Whether you are relaxing by the pool, mowing the lawn or cooking steaks on the BBQ, having a delicious refreshing drink like a mocktail to quench your thirst makes summer that much more enjoyable. We believe in living a healthy lifestyle and have chosen a variety of popular summertime non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy. Have a look at these 10 refreshing Summertime Mocktail recipes that are made with fresh delicious ingredients.
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10 Refreshing Summertime Mocktails
1. Strawberry Limeade
This strawberry limeade is perfectly sweet and tart, and very refreshing drink for summer.
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 lb sliced strawberries
- 20–30 mint leaves
- 2 cups cold water
- To make the simple syrup, combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, and cook over medium high heat for 5-10 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is clear.
- In a large mason jar or a pitcher, combine the lime juice, simple syrup, strawberries, mint, and water. Let sit in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Serve and enjoy!
2. Classic Mojito
A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink! This non-alcoholic mojito recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. There is so much flavor from the healthy ingredients in this mojito virgin mocktail and they’re super easy to make for a crowd.
- 10 mint leaves, large or 15 small
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp honey simple syrup
- sparkling water
- ice optional
- lime slices optional
- Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together for 1 minute.
- Add the honey simple syrup.
- Add the sparkling water.
- Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit.
3. Honey Blackberry Mint Mocktail
This non-alcoholic cocktail (mocktail!) is delicious, healthy, and paleo! Fresh blackberries, mint, lemon juice, honey, and seltzer make a delicious and refreshing party beverage
- 8 fresh blackberries plus more for garnish
- 1/4 cup honey
- a handful fresh mint leaves about 10, plus more for garnish
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups seltzer
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the blackberries, honey, and mint until very well blended.
- Add the lemon juice and water, cover, and shake to mix.
- Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice.
- Top each glass with 1 cup of seltzer.
- Garnish with blackberries and mint leaves.
4. Strawberry Orange Ginger Fizz
This strawberry orange ginger fizz is the perfect spring mocktail or cocktail. It’s sweetened with honey, so it’s paleo friendly and free of refined sugar.
For the syrup (makes enough for 6-8 drinks):
- 8 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 3 inches of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- Three 3-inch strips of orange peel, removed with a vegetable peeler
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup water
- Pinch of sea salt
For each drink:
- 2-3 tablespoons strawberry orange ginger syrup
- 6 ounces sparkling water and/or champagne
- 2 ice cubes
- Half an orange slice, half a hulled strawberry, and a sprig of mint, for serving
- To make the syrup, place all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about five minutes, until the liquid surrounding the fruit is a bright pinkish-red and the strawberries themselves are much less vibrant.
- Let the syrup cool for five minutes, then pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl or jar, using a spoon to push on the solids in the strainer to extract as much liquid as possible.
- Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature before making drinks with it, or store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- To make each drink, put 2-3 tablespoons of syrup in the bottom of an 8- to 10-ounce glass. You can always start with two tablespoons and add more later if you’d like. Pour in sparkling water and/or champagne until the glass is almost full. Add two ice cubes. Garnish with a halved orange slice, half a strawberry, and a sprig of mint, and serve right away.
5. Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktail
Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktails are a cool and refreshing drink to beat the summer heat and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
- 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (or you can use frozen)
- 1 cup sparkling apple juice, plus more for serving
- 2 teaspoons SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Place sliced peaches in freezer for 1 hour.
- Combine peaches, 1 cup sparkling apple juice, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and add about 1/2 inch of additional sparkling apple juice.
6. Virgin Piña Coladas
Enjoy a cool, tropical treat this summer with these creamy, refreshing and non-alcoholic Virgin Piña Coladas that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy! It’s a sip of paradise in every glass and will transport you right to the shade of a palm tree on a warm beach, no passport required!
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 3/4 cup cream of coconut
- 4 cups ice
- Pineapple wedges, for garnish
- Maraschino cherries, for garnish
- Pour the pineapple juice and cream of coconut into a high-powered blender. Add the ice. Blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth.
- Divide between 3-4 glasses. This makes about 5 cups of pina colada which is about 10 ounces per person if divided between 4 people.
- Garnish with pineapple wedges, maraschino cherries, and cocktail umbrellas before serving!
7. Watermelon Margarita Mocktails
Watermelon, lime, and simple syrup make a killer summer mocktail so good that you won’t miss the tequila.
FOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP:
- 1 c. Sugar
- 1 c. Water
FOR THE MOCKTAILS:
- 8 c. Cubed Ripe Seedless Watermelon
- 1/2 c. Simple Syrup
- 1/2 c. Fresh Lime Juice
- Limes, For Garnish
- Pink Himalayan Salt (or Kosher Or Plain Sea Salt), For Rimming Glass
- Ice, As Needed
For the simple syrup:
1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat while stirring occasionally until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer for 1 minute, stirring, then remove from heat. The mixture should be clear. Pour into a container and refrigerate several hours until cold.
For the mocktails:
1. Place cubed watermelon in a blender. Use the “juice” button or blend for about 45 seconds until the mixture is smooth and frothy on top.
2. Add 1/2 cup cold simple syrup and fresh lime juice to the blender. Blend again for several seconds.
3. Pour salt onto a plate. Rub the rims of glasses with lime juice. Dip the glasses into the sea salt. Fill the glasses with ice. Pour margarita mixture over the ice. Garnish glasses with a wedge of lime.
4. Store extra margarita mix in the refrigerator. Mix in the blender to freshen.
8. Virgin Sangria
You are going to love this delicious virgin sangria recipe!
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 tea bag (regular black tea)
- small cinnamon stick (food grade not craft grade)
- 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup raw local honey
- an orange (sliced into very thin slices)
- 1/2 cup organic orange juice
- 1 lime (sliced into very thin slices)
- lemon (sliced into very thin slices)
- 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups carbonated water
- Put the tea bag and cinnamon stick in a bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Let it sit there for 5 minutes and then take the the tea bag out and discard.
- Put the tea, honey and juices in a large pitcher and mix well. Add the fruit and refrigerate for one to two hours to let the flavors merge.
- Right before you serve it, add the sparkling water.
- Pour into glasses making sure that you get a nice combination of fruit in each glass.
9. Paleo Mango Mule
Paleo Mango Mule is so simple to make and only lightly sweetened with honey syrup, so you won’t have to worry about added sugars and preservatives. The mango gives it that sweet spring and summer flavor mixed with a little bit of spice from the ginger beer and a slight tartness from the lime juice, making it the perfect drink for a day of barbecuing and celebrating!
- 4 to 5 slices cucumber
- 1 ounce honey syrup*
- 1 1⁄2 ounce mango puree (blended fresh or frozen mango)
- 1 1⁄2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 1⁄2 ounce ginger beer
- Muddle cucumber and honey syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the mango purée and lime juice and shake, covered, with ice vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a tall glass of fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and stir to incorporate.
10. Lavender Lemonade
Lavender Lemonade is a fragrant, refreshing, and beautiful drink. This Lavender Lemonade Recipe is the ultimate party drink to make for baby shower drinks, wedding showers, Summer BBQs, and more! Cheers to Spring!
- 6 cups water divided
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 Tbsp dried lavender
- 2 cups lemon juice
- Lemon slices and lavender petals for garnish
- Blue or purple food coloring
- Over medium heat, combine two cups of water and sugar, bringing to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Turn off of the heat and stir in honey and lavender.
- Allow mixture to steep for 2 hours (less if you want less of a lavender taste). Strain the liquid, pressing the lavender down to make sure you get all of those juices into your mixture!
- In a large pitcher, combine freshly squeezed lemon juice, lavender mixture and water.
- Feel free to add a couple drops of blue or purple food coloring if you want more color than the lavender provides. Makes the lemonade especially cute for those brunches! Serve over ice.
What is your favourite Summertime Mocktail?
Tell us and others about the refreshing drink or drinks you enjoy in the comment section below.