The burning hot sun on a perfect summer day can only get better with one thing: a mocktail. Mocktails are delicious, alcohol-free drinks that can kick any party up a notch. These cool drinks are also super refreshing in the summer heat. Check out this list of mocktail recipes that are perfect for the warm, sunny weather ahead!
1. Raspberry-lime Ricky Slushies
Who said slushies were just for kids? Growing up, summer meant slushy season. The cold goodness was unbeatable when the hot sun was shining down. But this mocktail recipe of Raspberry-lime Ricky Slushies, dare I say it, is one up to that experience. It’s easy to make had a delectable raspberry flavor. Plus, it transforms the slushy into an adult-friendly drink.
2. Flight Of The Concords
This mocktail is fancy AF. The cascading purple hue of the drink makes it feel like you’re having drinks on a SoHo House rooftop. So, the next time you want to impress someone with a drink this summer, give this mocktail a whirl. Not only will it taste good, but the look of it will certainly get you brownie points.
3. Pineapple Expresso
Coffee lovers, unite! You can now transform your favorite thing in the world into a delicious, summer-friendly mocktail. The pineapple gives the drink a tropical feel, and the shot of espresso adds a little kick to give you some energy for your mocktail occasion.
4. Rainbow Coconut Water Spritzers
To continue on the tropical trend, try this delicious drink featuring coconut water. Not only will this make the mocktail taste delicious, but it will also offer many health benefits (can’t say that about the real deal, can you?). This recipe also includes the addition of fruit and citrus to make the drink look beautiful and taste delicious on a hot summer day.
5. Blood Orange Jalapeno Mock-Margarita
Try this mocktail recipe out if you really want to shake things up! The kick of jalapeño will definitely act as a welcomed surprise. Combine it with the summer delicacy of blood orange and you’ll be reaching for a second in under ten!
6. Mixed Melon Cucumber Coolers
This mocktail is perfect for anyone who isn’t the biggest fan of fruity summer drinks. It combines different types of melon with the cool taste of cucumber. Cucumber works well with this drink because it’s a mild flavor that allows the other flavors to shine through, while also adding a hint of something fresh. Blend this drink up in batches because it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
7. Raspberry And Fig Hibiscus Cooler
Raspberries are making a second appearance on this list because they’re too dang good not too. Plus, fresh berries are the epitome of summer. This recipe calls for the combination of fruit and hibiscus. Hibiscus will make this drink smell aromatic and make it perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day. Top it off with mint and lime wedges for that extra kick, and an Instagram worthy pic!
8. Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade
Lemonade is the perfect summer drink because it’s always ice cold and provides a nice citrus twist for a hot summer day, keeping you cool and refreshed. It’s also easy to add a little twist to the classic recipe, just like this one: Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade. This recipe combines two delicious summer fruits with the refreshing punch of lemonade. It’s super easy to make and tastes amazing.
9. Watermelon-lime Cooler
This mocktail recipe features another summer fruit staple: watermelon. Consuming it in drink version takes away the mess that sometimes comes with eating watermelon wedges and instead delivers it in a delicious fizzy mocktail perfect for the summer!
10. Fizzy Blueberry Ginger Mocktail
Blueberries are another delicious summer fruit that should make as many appearances in your summer diet as possible. They’re also perfect for summer mocktail recipes. Another thing that can make mocktails taste oh-so-good is the fizziness that comes from adding sodas or lemon-lime drinks. It just gives it another delicious summer kick and makes the mocktails even better!