Is there a better way to put you in the summer mood than a delicious batch of refreshing fizzy, fruity cocktails? Of course not! There’s nothing better than sipping on a fruity flavored drink while you snack on nachos, jalapeno poppers, or kabobs.
But if you’re looking to make everyone feel included, especially those who are cutting back on alcohol or simply don’t like it, then it’s time to pick a few key ingredients, some ice cubes, fruits, and a blender. These summery mocktails are smooth, frothy, delicious, and they pack a mighty fruity punch. Trust me, they definitely won’t disappoint! Here are the best non-alcoholic cocktails you should make this summer.
Whipped Tropical Pineapple Coconut Mocktail
Beat the heat with this tropical-flavored whipped pineapple drink that tastes like heaven. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup and a half of frozen pineapples
- 1 cup and a half of lemonade
- ¾ cup of coconut milk
- A few pineapple wedges you’ll use for garnish, or a few cherries or blueberries, and mint
This delicious whipped treat is super easy to make. Blend the frozen pineapples with the lemonade and coconut milk. Pour into glasses, (or a large pitcher if you’re making a big batch) and decorate with pineapple wedges, blueberries, or cherries. Fresh mint leaves work great too. Enjoy!
Whipped Strawberry Fluffy Cloud Drink
When the weather is hot, you need something extra refreshing and fruity to take the heat off. This delicious and creamy strawberry drink is as fluffy as a cloud and will have everyone hitting the drinks table over and over again. Here’s what you need to make this decadent drink. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon of strawberry milk powder (but you can add more if you want it to be tastier)
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- Some ice cubes
This one’s easy, breezy, and beautiful to make. Just mix the strawberry milk powder with the cream in a bowl until the texture starts to look like stiff peaks, (or clouds, if you may!) Now, fill the glasses with the ice cubes, and then pour in the milk. Fill up only ¾ of the glass with it. Lastly, add the strawberry whip on top and enjoy this creamy goodness. You can decorate the rim with slices of leftover strawberries too.
Virgin Pina Colada
If you like piña coladas that basically taste like a tropical fruit milkshake, then you’ll love this flavorful coconutty drink. Sip your cares away with this iced mocktail that tastes so yummy, you won’t even notice there’s no alcohol in it. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 and a half cups of frozen pineapple
- 1/4 cup ice
- 4 large scoops of ice cream (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 cup of coconut milk (unsweetened tastes better)
- Pineapple wedges, cherries, or blueberries for decoration, and some sugar (optional)
- *Optional: add a few scoops of ice cream if you want a thicker consistency
Place the coconut milk, pineapple juice, frozen pineapple and ice cream scoops (if you choose to include them) together in a blender and blend away! Split the mix into glasses, pour evenly, and decorate them with colorful straw umbrellas, a few cherries or pineapple wedges. You could also rim the glass with some sugar.
Frosted Double Lemon Lemonade
If you can’t get enough of citrus-infused lemon drinks, then pamper yourself with this double lemon mocktail, because you deserve something good. It’s super easy to make too. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (but store-bought is fine too)
- 8 scoops of creamy lemon ice cream (the creamy version works best!)
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of sugar (you can substitute for Stevia or sweetener)
- A few slices of lemon, cherries, or orange for garnish (optional)
In a large pitcher, mix the lemon juice with the sugar and let it sit until it dissolves. Add water to make lemonade. Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so until it’s cold. Now put the lemonade and ice cream together and blend them until it’s creamy and smooth. Pour onto cups and decorate them with colorful straws, and a few slices of orange or lemon slices or a maraschino cherry.
Fizzy Hibiscus Flower Tea Sparkler
I’m a sucker for a cup of chilly ice tea in the summer, so it’s only fair that I included a mocktail with hibiscus flower as the star of the recipe. Not only is it delicious and refreshing, but did you know that hibiscus tea has the added benefit of lowering blood pressure? It’s also packed with antioxidants, it’s known to promote weight loss, aids in digestion, reduces blood sugar levels, and strengthens immunity. Here’s what you’ll need to make this fizzy drink that packs a mighty punch:
- 5 cups of boiling water
- 2 cups of sparkling water
- 9 bags of hibiscus tea
- 1/cup of honey (or agave, stevia, or any sweetener of your liking)
- Ice cubes
- Some mint leaves to make it extra refreshing
- Garnish (this one’s optional. I usually just go for any type of fruit that enhances the red hue of the tea)
- Replace mint with cinnamon if you want a richer flavor
Place the tea bags along with the honey (or sweetener of your choice) and the boiling water in a large pitcher. Let it sit until the tea is made. Get rid of the tea bags and add the ice cubes. Pour in the sparkling water, and stir. Throw in the mint leaves and let it chill in the fridge for a few hours. Garnish with different slices of fruits. If you want to, you could replace the mint leaves with cinnamon.
Watermelon Mint Mojito Mocktail
Most refreshing summer drink ever? You got it! Mojitos are a total classic at most parties, but you don’t need alcohol to make a tasty and fruity mojito that some would say is even better than the traditional recipe. Here’s what you’ll need to make a watermelon mojito drink:
- 1 and ½ cup of watermelon (chopped)
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup of sparkling apple cider (You can also replace with fruit juice)
- A few ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice (lemon juice works too)
- Sweetener of any kind (1 tablespoon of honey or agave, but don’t add too much)
- A few slices of fruit to decorate (orange, lime, blueberries, or even watermelon chunks would work)
This one’s pretty simple to make. Place the watermelon bits, the sweetener of your choice, and the mint leaves together in a bowl and mix, (but don’t blend them so it’s got some texture!) Pour the mix into a large pitcher, and add the ice cubes on top. Add the lemon juice and sparkling cider next. Give it a swirl and decorate it with fruit slices and enjoy.
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