Mocktails are the perfect way to enjoy a summer get together without necessarily getting drunk – or worse, asleep – before happy hour.
Filled with sodas and bold flavors, they’re the absolute enjoyable way to cool down when summer parties start long before sundown. They also have lesser sugar content than their alcoholic alternatives, so yay for an extra helping of barbecue!
Here are 5 refreshing and easy non-alcoholic summer drinks you can make at home for your next summer party:
Grapefruit Lime Spritzer
This recipe from Jessica from How Sweets Eat is the perfect mocktail to end a summer day. It’s super cheap and easy to make, using ingredients that can easily be found in your local grocery store.
The star of this summer drink is the amazing grapefruit Italian soda that tastes amazing and gives this cooler a gorgeous blush hue. Add a fresh squeeze of lime, crushed ice, and club soda (citrus flavors work best) and you’re good to go! A coating of Himalayan salt on the rim of the glass will add a nice touch, too!
Rainbow Coconut Water Spritzer
This is another recipe from Jessica from How Sweet Eats this time featuring coconuts and colorful summer fruits! Cucumber, pineapples, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries, make up the colors of this rainbow drink. Top with coconut water and flavored seltzer, this is the perfect way to entertain guests for a chill summer night party.
Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule
Part of drinking a Moscow mule is because of the copper mug! Thankfully, if you’re abstaining from alcohol, The Butter Half makes a stunning non-alcoholic version served in a traditional copper mug. Add some ginger blossom soda, ice, mint, and lime, and you’re ready to cool down on a summer night in style.
Rose Lemon Spritzer
Half Baked Harvest just created a summer drink so pretty you’ll feel bad about drinking it bottoms up. You’ll only need rose water, honey, and a few drops of pomegranate juice or blood orange to give this drink its delicate hue, and fresh rose petals for garnish.
Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca
On summer days when you just want to do nothing and lounge about, this is the perfect drink to pair that mood. Healthy Slow Cooking has concocted this summer drink out of fresh pineapple chunks, mint leaves, and crushed ice. Combine in a blender, serve in your favorite glassware, and sip.
Head over to this blog post by My Domaine for more refreshing and easy summer non-alcoholic drinks you can try at home.