10 Non-Alcoholic Summer Beverages

Summer is here! We are looking forward to hosting our friends for outdoor picnics and barbecues again. So, bring on the fun and fruity drinks! Whether you’re looking to cut back on alcohol or eat more fruit, there is a non-alcoholic drink for you. We’ve rounded up a list of ten non-alcoholic recipes sure to become hits at your summer parties. 

Mango Lemonade 

You will need: 

  • 3 ripe mangoes—fresh is best! 
  • 4 or so large lemons (enough to make 1 cup of juice) 
  • Sugar or honey to taste 
  • 4 cups of sparkling water 

Chunk up the mangoes and throw them in a blender with lemon juice, a little sugar or honey, 2 cups of water, and some ice cubes. Blend until a desirable consistency. Taste and add more water and/or sweetener if needed. Enjoy! 

Watermelon Refresher 

You will need: 

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon 
  • 1/2 cup coconut water (optional) 
  • 1 lime, juiced 

Throw all ingredients in a blender until very smooth. Replace the coconut water with more watermelon if you don’t like it. However, the coconut water and lime juice combination really puts the “refreshment” in refresher and keeps you hydrated on steamy summer days. 

Fruit-infused Water 

This recipe could not get any easier. You will need: 

  • 5 cups water 
  • 1 cup ice cubes 
  • Your favorite fruit and herb combinations 

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever fruits you have in your fridge. Just combine the fruit with the water and ice cubes in a large pitcher. You can even let the water sit overnight for ultimate flavor. 

Combos include strawberry, basil, and lemon; cucumber and mint; and lemon and lime. You’ll be sipping water like you’re at a fancy spa in no time! 

Rosemary Grapefruit Mocktail 

This drink takes a little work, but it’s totally worth it for the rosemary flavor-infused simple syrup! 

For the simple syrup, you will need: 

  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs 

Boil the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar fully dissolves. You now have a simple syrup that you can use in your coffee and cocktails! Next, remove from heat and add the rosemary sprigs. Let sit and steep until it is room temperature. 

For the mocktail, you will need: 

  • 1 cup rosemary simple syrup 
  • 1 1/2 cups grapefruit juice 
  • 3-4 cups club soda 
  • More rosemary sprigs or grapefruit slices for garnish 

Add all ingredients to a pitcher and serve over ice. Add garnish. 

Virgin Piña Colada 

You will need: 

  • 2 cups pineapple juice 
  • 3/4 cup cream of coconut 
  • 4 cups ice 
  • Garnishes: cherries and/or pineapple chunks 

Blend pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice until smooth. Pour into glasses, add a garnish, and serve! 

Sun Tea With Muddled Fruit 

You will need: 

  • Lots of your favorite tea bags 
  • Lots of water 
  • A giant glass jar or pitcher 
  • Your favorite fruit, such as strawberries or peaches 
  • Ice 
  • A muddler from your cocktail bar 

Remember when your mom used to make sun tea on the front porch in a giant pickle jar? This recipe takes that nostalgia and gives it a fruity twist! 

Use somewhere between four and eight tea bags, depending on the size of your pitcher. Fill up your pitcher with water and sit in the sun for three to five hours. 

Muddle your fruit to bring out the pulp and juice. Mix the fruit with the tea and serve with ice. Even kids enjoy helping muddle their own fruit! 

Arnold Palmer 

Simplicity is at the heart of the Arnold Palmer. All you need is iced tea and lemonade, mixed in equal parts. You can even purchase each ingredient at the grocery store. We won’t tell! 

Shirley Temple 

The sweet and fizzy mocktail you loved as a kid is equally magical as an adult. 

You will need: 

  • Ginger ale and/or lemon-lime soda (a total of 8 ounces) 
  • 1-ounce grenadine (a pomegranate syrup) 
  • Maraschino cherries 

Pour one ounce of grenadine into a glass. Add the ginger ale and/or lemon-line soda, depending on the taste you prefer. Finish with a cherry garnish. Sip freely like you’re a kid again. 

Non-Alcoholic Sangria 

You will need: 

  • 1 cup orange juice 
  • 4 cups white grape juice 
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • 2 oranges 
  • 2 peaches 
  • 2 bananas 

There’s really no wrong way to make sangria, so substitute your own favorite fruits in this recipe! 

Stir together the white grape, orange, and lime juices. Pour over ice and add sliced fruit of your choice. Let stand in the fridge overnight for maximum flavor. You won’t even miss the alcohol! 

Frozen Margarita Mocktails 

You will need: 

  • 3/4 cup orange juice 
  • 1 can frozen limeade concentrate 
  • 2/3 cup grapefruit juice 
  • 4 cups ice cubes 
  • Lime wedges and sugar for your glass 
  • Optional: your favorite fruit 

Combine all the juices and ice cubes in the blender. Add your favorite fruit, like strawberries, and blend until slushy. Roll the rim of your glass in sugar and add a lime wedge garnish. This recipe will really spice up your fiesta! 

Now is the time to try new things! 

Make this summer extra special with these nonalcoholic recipes. Share them with your friends and party guilt-free.

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