What’s not to love about a refreshing summer mocktail?
From frozen slushies to ice-cold beverages and tropical mixed drinks, we’ve compiled a list of 12 of our favorite and most refreshing summer mocktails.
These are perfect for all moods and occasions. Whether you are planning a teen party, looking for an alternative during pregnancy or simply just want to enjoy a drink without alcohol, there’s something here for everyone.
What is a mocktail?
In case you’re wondering what exactly a mocktail is, a mocktail is any drink that resembles a cocktail, but without the alcohol.
Mocktail = Mock Cocktail.
Mocktails are also known as ‘virgin’ so you’ll see them described like that in some places.
While they may have names that are similar to their alcohol-containing counterparts, they are kid-friendly and pregnancy-friendly.
What if you want to add alcohol to your mocktail?
You’re welcome to add alcohol to your drink if you would like but that would make it a cocktail and not a mocktail after all. So…
Here are some of my favorite and most refreshing summer mocktail recipes.
1. Cranberry Orange Moscow Mule Mocktail
I love a good mocktail and I just have to share this one which is an absolute favorite in our home.
This Moscow Mule mocktail is a nonalcoholic version of the classic Moscow mule made with vodka. Although it is traditionally a more festive drink, it is delicious, refreshing, and can be enjoyed on a warm summer’s day.
Full Recipe: Cranberry Orange Moscow Mule Mocktail
2. Pineapple Lemonade
This pineapple lemonade recipe is absolutely delicious. It is made with fresh Pineapples, a great source of vitamin C and has anti-inflammatory benefits.
This simple 4 ingredient recipe is a great one to try!
Full recipe: Pineapple Lemonade
3. Hibiscus iced tea sparkler
This hibiscus iced tea sparkler is a delicious and refreshing drink made with hibiscus tea and sparkling water. This easy-to-follow recipe is the perfect addition to brunch on a hot summer’s day.
Full recipe: Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler
4. Family Friendly Pina Colada
You will absolutely love this fun twist on the classic pina colada. It can be made in 10 minutes and is a great treat for the entire family.
Full recipe: Family Friendly Pina Colada
5. Cuddles On the beach mocktail
I love the name of this mocktail and want to try it just for the name alone. It is the mocktail version of the classic cocktail- Sex on the beach. It is easy to make and tastes very similar to the original. You idea behind this mocktail is to remove the vodka and replace it with peach schnapps with peach nectar.
Give it a try if you’re a fan of the Sex On The Beach Cocktail.
Full recipe: Cuddles On The Beach
6. Frosted Lemonade
This frozen lemonade recipe is inspired by Chik fil A’s frozen lemonade. If you’re a fan of that, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try as well. It can be made in only 10 minutes with a blender and a pitcher of lemonade.
Full recipe: Frosted Lemonade
7. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail
This icy, fruity combination is absolutely divine on a hot summer’s day. This recipe can be made using fresh or frozen strawberries and takes just 5 minutes to make.
For some flair, you can garnish with some fresh mint leaves and strawberries.
Full Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail
8. Popsicle Punch
This is a recipe your kids are going to love! This popsicle punch uses actual popsicles instead of ice. I mean why use ice cubes in your punch when you have popsicles right? This is a fun recipe to try out this summer.
Full Recipe: Popsicle Punch
8. Watermelon Lemonade Slushie
This recipe uses basil as the secret ingredient to give it some kick. It can be made in just a few minutes
Full Recipe: Watermelon Lemonade Slushie
10. Shirley Temple
Shirley temples are a cocktail classic for a reason. The perfect blend of sweet and refreshing, this recipe is easy to make with only 3 ingredients. It is the perfect refreshing drink for a summer party.
Full Recipe: Shirley Temple Mocktail
11. SUGAR SNAP PEA MOJITO MOCKTAIL
Do you want to impress your guests at your next party?
Try out this sugar snap pea mojito mocktail. The essence of this mocktail is a virgin mojito: mint, lime, simple syrup, sparkling water. A sugar snap pea simple syrup brightens the drink up for spring, making a unique and seasonal mocktail.
Full Recipe: Sugar Snap Pea Mojito Mocktail
12. Rosemary Pear Mocktail
Another recipe for those who want to try a more nontraditional summer drink option. This drink is absolutely beautiful and just as delicious.
Full Recipe: Rosemary Pear Mocktail
These are some of my favorite refreshing summer mocktail recipes. They are all super easy to recreate and the perfect signature drink for your next summer party.