I have to admit, although I love a good cocktail, sometimes I just want a tasty refreshing drink sans alcohol. Anyone with me? That’s why mocktails have become my new BFF. They look like cocktails, have almost the same ingredients as your favourite cocktails, but absolutely no booze!
Mocktails are great for events like baby showers or if you want non-alcoholic options at a party. They’re also perfect for those who don’t drink alcohol at all, or if you want to have a non-boozy drink with your meal. For me, I prefer non-alcoholic drinks when I’m eating, so mocktails are key.
The best thing about them? There is a mocktail for everyone! Is your go-to cocktail a mojito? We’ve got a booze-free blueberry mojito just for you! Do you absolutely love piña coladas? You don’t need rum to enjoy them. Or perhaps you fancy yourself a refreshing mimosa, but would rather not have any champagne? We’ve got you covered.
Mocktails are tasty, refreshing and utterly delicious. They’re super easy to make and you can serve them whenever and wherever since they don’t have booze (no need to wait until 5 pm here!). From a juicy watermelon ginger spritzer to a virgin frozen margarita, here are 15 refreshing mocktails to try this summer!
1. Citrus Strawberry Mocktail Recipe (Play Party Plan)
This mocktail has it all – it looks great, tastes delicious and is off-the-charts refreshing! It’s perfect for a summer day lounging by the pool, or when you have friends over and are in need of a tasty refreshment. The fusion of citrus and strawberry is a dream-like blend that’s hard to beat!
2. Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer (One Two Simple Cooking)
I love the taste of grapefruit, and this mocktail is to die for! With grapefruit mixed with ginger soda, fresh basil, and homemade basil simple syrup, it’s sure to be a hit at any summer party. Plus, a tip from the recipe-creator: freeze any leftover simple syrup to pop into ice tea or water. Yum!
3. New Mother Mocktail (Culinary Hill)
The ultimate juice blend, this mocktail combines apple, cranberry and orange juice for a tasty and refreshing treat! Fill the glass with crushed ice to keep it cool and garnish with orange slices to jazz it up!
4. Watermelon Ginger Spritzer (Kitchen Konfidence)
Watermelon season is one of the reasons I’m so in love summer! It’s so juicy and delicious, so if you’re like me and LOVE yourself some watermelon, then you’re sure to love this concoction. With the addition of ginger syrup, lime juice and sparkling water, you’re sure to be hooked!
5. Virgin Frozen Margaritas (Taste and Tell Blog)
Thanks to one messy night a long time ago I can never drink tequila again, but I love the thought of sipping on a yummy margarita. This mocktail has the best of both worlds – all the great taste of a margarita (lime, sugar and all!) with no tequila. Amen.
6. Blueberry Mojito Mocktails (NeighborFood Blog)
There’s nothing quite like a mojito to keep things fresh in the summer! And with the addition of blueberry, this mocktail is at the top of my list! The recipe is SO simple, you’ll be whipping these up every single night.
7. Virgin Piña Colada (High Heels and Grills)
Piña coladas are scrumptious! The blend of coconut and pineapple is enough to transport you to a sandy beach with no cares in the world. This recipe prides itself on not being too sweet, instead having that authentic piña colada taste. So sit back, relax and sip on a glass of this goodness!
8. Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktail (Spicy Southern Kitchen)
I love sipping on bellinis when I’m out for a nice dinner, but sometimes I just don’t feel like alcohol with my meals. This recipe is the perfect alternative. Made with ripe peaches, sparkling apple juice and lime juice, this bellini blend is a go-to this summer!
9. Lipton Tea and Honey Blackberry Pomegranate Spritzer (Quirky Inspired)
I am tea-obsessed, so any recipe with tea in it and I’ll give it a try. This concoction sounds really great, with the addition of sparkling water and blackberries. It’s sure to keep you refreshed all summer long!
10. Strawberry Coconut Lava Flow (Self Proclaimed Foodie)
If the name isn’t enough to draw you in, how about the list of ingredients? There’s coconut cream, pineapple juice, strawberries, simple syrup, and lime to create the ultimate summer mocktail. With that delicious combination, how can you go wrong?
11. Brazilian Lemonade (My Mom Taught Me To Play With My Food)
You might be interested (and confused) to learn that there are actually no lemons in this Brazilian lemonade recipe. But with limes, sugar, water and sweetened condensed milk, it’s a mix that you’re about to become obsessed with.
12. Shirley Temple Recipe (This Lil Piglet)
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Shirley Temple recipe – I feel like it’s the quintessential virgin cocktail I remember from my youth. There are so many tasty ingredients from grenadine to orange juice to maraschino cherries, it will be hard to keep it to one glass!
13. Mango Ginger Lemonade (Cook with Manali)
I’m an absolute sucker for mangoes! They’re sweet and utterly delectable, and a mango mocktail is just up my alley! If you’re a mango lover like me, check out this mix, with ginger, mango puree, mint leaves and more!
14. Non-Alcoholic Mimosas (Peace But Not Quiet)
Mimosas are perfect from any event from a bridal shower to a birthday bash. If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic mimosa recipe, then this one is just what you need. Switch out the champagne for sparkling apple cider and you’re as good as gold!
15. Drink Pink Mocktail (Love Bakes Good Cakes)
A delicious blend of lemonade concentrate, cranberry juice, berries and more, this mocktail is perfectly pink and oozing with goodness! It’s great for bridal showers, kids’ parties, and anything in between!
These mocktail recipes are sure to have your summer tasting fresh and delicious! Pick your favourite, or try them all – you won’t be disappointed!
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