These 50 beautiful and REFRESHING mocktails are just what you need to COOL DOWN this summer!
Kids of all ages will enjoy these and you won’t even miss the alcohol!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious & easy recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Cocktails are refreshing and flavorful, so it’s no wonder they’re a popular choice when the weather heats up.
In fact, they can be so enticing that they’re hard to pass up – even when you’re not trying to get drunk at noon.
If you have more than one, you may be setting yourself up for a nasty hangover.
These delicious drinks also present a challenge for pregnant women, children who want to try them, and people with health issues that keep them from drinking alcohol.
When alcohol for all just won’t cut it, mocktails leave no guest out of the party.
By replacing liquor with non-alcoholic bases, you can whip up and serve tasty treats that won’t leave you (or your friends) with a headache.
Delicious Mocktails for Summer
These mocktails let everyone enjoy a cold beverage on a hot day. The colors and flavors in these recipes work well with many summer party themes, so you can whip some up for your next large gathering.
Which non-alcoholic treat is going on your menu this summer?
While the grill is hot, throw on some fresh citrus for a beverage that will keep you cool while you’re cooking. My Caramelized Citrus Smash is perfect for summer and all year long just leave out the vodka for a mocktail!
A homemade blueberry syrup is the secret to making this fruity delight. To serve it at a party, stick some leftover blueberries on skewers to add some flair to each glass. If you like how the syrup tastes, try adding it to some pancakes, too!
Who doesn’t love sangria in the summertime?! This Fourth of July-friendly drink is made using ginger beer, a non-alcoholic alternative to wine. If you don’t have a juicer at home, buy a beet juice instead of fresh beets.
A drink that closely resembles the American flag is a great choice for patriotic summer parties. Cut star shapes out of a granny smith apple using a cookie cutter – it’s way more creative than using a star-shaped ice cube tray!
No list of non-alcoholic beverages would be complete without a virgin pina colada! Leave out the rum and use pineapple juice, cream of coconut, ice, and vanilla extract. Without the alcohol, this drink is inexpensive, too. How many other Pina Coladas cost 56 cents per serving?!
Blend rice, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla to create this agua fresca. Horchata is traditionally made without milk, but many people add some to make the drink creamy. If you’ve never tried one, you’re missing out!
There’s no added sugar in this citrus beverage, making it great for kids who already have too much energy. The six peaches or nectarines will help your kids reach their daily fruit intake for the day – something not every kid does on their own!
This tart drink calls for huckleberries, but you can use blueberries if you can’t find huckleberries where you live. It’s topped with sparkling water, so you’ll save money by not buying the rum that would normally go in your glass.
Some people look forward to eating pomegranates as summer approaches. Now, you can drink it by combining it with sparkling water. If you’re short on time, buy pomegranate juice instead of squeezing your own from fresh fruit.
Use any flavored soda as a base for this custom mocktail. Then, add grenadine, cherries, and lime. Grab a few different sodas if you’re serving these drinks at a party. You never know which of your guests prefers Fanta over 7-Up!
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 mocktail and they’re super easy to make for a crowd.
This elegant and delicious coconut water mocktail is so easy to make that it will become your go-to, non-alcoholic beverage any time you have guests over. The addition of some lavender soda adds some fun and fizz to this otherwise simple drink making it perfect for an Easter brunch, summer celebration, or bridal shower.
This sparkling grapefruit thyme mocktail is a delicious refreshment on hot summer days. Whether you serve it to friends and family on the terrace or you simply enjoy a glass alone – this fruity drink always fits.
Lavender is finally starting to pop up around here so it’s the right time to go snag a bundle and make yourself one of these lemon lavender mocktails. These are perfect for a get-together with your favorite ladies!
An easy recipe for Raspberry Lemonade Fizz. Make this non-alcoholic beverage the “signature drink” at your next party! It only takes 3 ingredients and everything can be made ahead. And you can spike it if you want to!
This honey rhubarb lemonade is a healthier way to enjoy a spring drink, with rhubarb incorporated for a tart and colorful naturally pink lemonade. This even works with green rhubarb stalks using a special trick – and it’s not strawberries.
This easy to create mocktail is prepared with only a few ingredients such as green apple, simple syrup and sparkling water. It is a kid-friendly drink, light and crispy. Every sip you'll take, you will want to savour!
These Frozen Peach Bellinis are a delicious blend of peaches (I used fresh, but freeze them briefly to make a super cold and refreshing drink), sparkling apple juice, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, and a little lime juice to balance the sweetness.
Starring this sophisticated candied ginger and mint muddled sparkling peach mocktail.
Now, you won’t need to hold yourself back from having another glass of your favorite drink – it won’t make you sick!
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