Refreshing Teas and Non-Alcoholic Sippers
A collection of our most refreshing teas, lemonades, and non-alcoholic drinks that are sure to please adults and kids alike.
Lemonade and fresh mint leaves provide a flavorful fruit twist to this classic summer drink. One reader suggested adding a tablespoon of orange-flavored vodka to a glass of the drink to add a grown-up kick.
- Recipe: Lemonade Iced Tea
Try this recipe from Josh Williams and Eric Prum, the authors of Infuse. "As much as we love the hot days of summer, it's sometimes hard to escape that sticky feeling. Enter this cooling infusion. Lime, cucumber, and mint work together to create a refreshing sip that we keep in the fridge all summer long."
Recipe: Cucumber-Mint Water
Shake your thirst with an inviting glass of Blackberry Sweet Tea. For the garnish, cut desired amount of wooden skewers into 5-inch lengths; then place fresh blackberries on skewers.
- Recipe: Blackberry Sweet Tea
This kid-friendly punch makes a special treat out of lemonade mix by mixing it with the tropical flavor of pineapple juice and the bubbly carbonation in ginger ale. Serve with paper cocktail umbrellas for a fun entertaining touch.
- Recipe: Southern Breeze
Make the Lemon-Mint Syrup a week ahead, and keep cold. Chill the club soda, too, but mix the drink just before serving to keep it nice and fizzy. Use leftover syrup to make boozy Lemon-Mint-Bourbon Sparklers for the grown-ups in your crowd, and set up a self-serve beverage station with fresh lemon and mint leaves.
Recipe: Lemon-Mint Sparklers