It might not feel like it, but summer will be here soon! There’s something about the warmer temperatures that make me want to mix up a batch of mocktails. Non-alcoholic drinks have been around for a long time, and they’re a great way to stay hydrated and have some fun at the same time. With so many options for farm-fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs around it might be hard to narrow it down. We’ve come up with a few categories to help you decide what to try when.
Nothing says summer like heading to the water! You’ll need something citrusy and tangy to keep you feeling hydrated in the sun. The bonus of this mock margarita is that you can pre-mix a pitcher and leave it in your cooler to keep it nice and cool. Add ice when you serve it up. Remember to pack your sunblock!
Whether you’re grilling up fish or ribs, you’ll need something to sip while you tend the grill and entertain your guests! This mock Mule will be a crowd pleaser with the ginger and lime. The perfect combo of tangy, spicy, and sweet.
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Having some friends over for group self-care is a great way to spend a summer day. This frozen berry punch with sparking water is just the ticket! Refreshing, won’t weigh you down, and perfect for pairing with any kind of snack.
There’s something about brunch that makes me think of this baby bellini. The peach could be substituted for grapefruit if you prefer a tangier mocktail. Sweet, light, and perfect to pair with any egg dish, French toast, and brunch salads.
This strawberry lemonade is a little more time-consuming, and it makes sense to pull out all the stops for a birthday party! Or a graduation or a wedding/baby shower too! Sweet and tart, the birthday girl will feel special and festive.
This last one isn’t really a recipe, but it’s something I like to keep in my fridge all summer. Fill a pitcher 2/3 with still water, then finish it off with sparkling water; then add sliced oranges or watermelon, a few teaspoons of honey, peeled and sliced cucumber, and a peeled knob of ginger. Play around with combinations and find your favorite. It will stay cool and refreshing for about 3 days or until you polish it off!
Now that you’ve got your drinks planned out, what about party favors? CharCharms has you covered! A tumbler paired with a hook and one of our initial letter charms make perfect personalized gifts. With hundreds of combinations, you’ll make your gathering unforgettable!
What’s your favorite non-alcoholic drink for summer? We want to know, leave a reply!
Written by Heather Battle