19 refreshing non-Alcoholic Mocktails for Summer Sipping

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With the rise in popularity of non-alcoholic drinks, mocktails have become a favorite for those looking to enjoy a great drink without the booze. Here are 15 refreshing mocktails that are perfect for sipping by the pool this summer. (And you can still stand up and drive home!)

Non-alcoholic mocktails

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Tasty and Refreshing Mocktails

19. Virgin Mojito

Virgin mojito

Mix fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup with soda water. Serve over ice for a refreshing and zesty drink.

If you want to follow a well-rated recipe, click here.

18. Tropical Pineapple Punch

There are lots of delightful, tropical-themed mocktails that you can make using pineapple juice.

You can combine pineapple juice, coconut water, and a splash of grenadine (for sweetness) then garnish with pineapple slices and even a maraschino cherry for a tropical treat.

Instead of grenadine, some people use maple syrup or honey.

To see a recipe that also uses limes and maple syrup, click here to see a recipe from PlantBasedJess.com

17. Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberries and basil seem like an odd pair, but combined with some lemonade, this creates a refreshing mocktail.

Blend fresh strawberries and basil leaves, then mix with lemonade. Serve over ice for great summer beverage.

If you want to try a recipe using lemons and water – instead of store bought lemonade – check out this recipe here.

16. Watermelon Mint Cooler

Are you looking for a refreshing frozen beverage this summer that won’t give you a hangover? If so, check out a watermelon mint cooler mocktail.

There are lots of ways to make these but a popular way is to blend frozen watermelon chunks with mint leaves and a bit of honey. Strain and serve over ice with a mint garnish for a hydrating delight.

If you want to follow a recipe, check out this one.

15. Cucumber Lime Fizz

cucumber lime fizz.

Combine cucumber slices, lime juice, and simple syrup with sparkling water. Serve over ice with a cucumber ribbon or slices for a refreshing drink.

If you don’t have simple syrup, don’t worry there are other options such as this one from JarOfLemons.com that uses ginger ale.

14. Blueberry Ginger Sparkler

Muddle fresh blueberries and mix with ginger ale and a splash of lemon juice. Serve over ice with a few blueberries as garnish.

If you want a recipe to follow, check this out from the Minimalist Baker website.

13. Virgin Piña Colada

Blend pineapple juice, coconut milk, and ice until smooth. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry for a creamy, tropical drink.

If you want to try a recipe that utilizes the sweeter “cream of coconut” check this one out from HouseOfNashEats.com

12. Raspberry Lemonade Spritz

There are lots of ways to mix up a raspberry lemonade. A simple way is to mix blended frozen raspberries with lemonade and top with sparkling water. Serve over ice with fresh raspberries and a lemon slice.

You can also make it with Ginger Ale or Sprite. Click here to see a recipe for that option.

11. Mango Mule Mocktail

Mango mule

Combine mango juice, cucumbers, lime juice, and ginger beer. Serve over ice in a copper mug with a lime wedge and mint sprig.

Want a recipe? Check out this mango mule mocktail from PinkLotus.com. (Theirs looks like tasty and bright yellow.)

Don’t have a set of copper mugs? Check out the set below on Amazon.

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10. Apple Cranberry Refresher

Mix equal parts apple juice and cranberry juice. Add a splash of club soda and serve over ice with an apple slice garnish to make it look “summery”.

Or if you want it to have some “Christmasy” vibes, you can add chunks of green apples and whole cranberries into the drink and stir with a cinnamon stick.

9. Peach Iced Tea

peach iced tea

Brew your favorite tea and let it cool.

Mix with peach nectar and serve over ice with fresh peach slices and a mint garnish.

8. Cherry Limeade

At its simplest you can combine cherry juice, lime juice, and soda water. Serve over ice with a few cherries and a lime wedge for a tangy treat.

If you want to follow a recipe (which I believe is a Sonic copycat), you can click here.

7. Virgin Sangria

Mix a variety of fruit juices like grape, orange, and pomegranate. Add sliced fruits like oranges, lemons, and berries. Serve over ice for a vibrant and fruity mocktail.

6. Citrus Sparkler

Combine orange juice, grapefruit juice (or tangerine juice) and a splash of lemon juice with sparkling water. Serve over ice with a citrus twist garnish.

5. Honeydew Basil Cooler

Blend frozen honeydew melon, cucumbers, basil leaves, sugar and a bit of lime juice. Strain and serve over ice and seltzer. Add a basil leaf garnish for a refreshing and unique drink.

If you want to follow a recipe, check out this recipe from Oprah.

4. Virgin Watermelon Margarita

virgin watermelon margarita

These are a hit on cruise ships, and they can be a hit at your home this summer too.

On cruises these frozen drinks are often made with margarita mix and watermelon syrup.

But if you don’t have these ingredients, there are other ways to make this drink. Click here to see a recipe on LizOnCall.com

3. Dirty Monkey Mocktail

Here is a mocktail I came across on Pinterest that looks super-interesting.

Here is the recipe to this mocktail on Somewhatsimple.com

2. The Roy Rogers

The Roy Rogers drink – named after the singing cowboy – is another classic non-alcoholic drink.

You combine Coke with some grenadine and then add some ice cubes and a maraschino cherry.

Wikipedia even has a write-up for this beverage.

1. Shirley Temple

Is any list of mocktails complete without the classic Shirley Temple? No, I don’t think so.

A Shirley Temple typically includes ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, a splash of grenadine, and is garnished with a maraschino cherry. Serve it over ice for a refreshing and sweet non-alcoholic drink that adults and kids love.

You’ll notice that the Roy Rogers and the Shirley Temple drink are very similar except the Roy Rogers has Cola and the Shirley Temple has ginger ale or a Sprite-type soda.

If you want to follow a recipe to make a Shirley Temple, you can get one from BellyFull.net

These non-alcoholic mocktails are perfect while enjoying the summer sun by the pool or hanging out with your friends.

Cherry recipes

Don’t let those delicious cherries go to waste, check out these tasty cherry recipes.

Pool party snacks

You got the mocktails to drink, now how about snacks? These pool party snack ideas will have you covered.

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