Non-Alcoholic, Big Batch Drinks for Game Day

Homemade Cherry Limeade
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For many Southerners, there's not a fall or a winter—there's only football season. We take our football seriously, so we don't mess around when it comes to putting out an amazing tailgating spread each weekend. These non-alcoholic drink recipes ensure that every person at your tailgate, from old to young, can enjoy a homemade drink. From cool, refreshing sips for hot gamedays, to warm apple cider for chilly winter games, these non-alcoholic beverages will be great to have on rotation all season long. Whether you crave traditional sweet tea or want to mix it up with a fizzy lime punch, these non-alcoholic tailgate drink recipes will fit the bill. If you're planning a tailgate with guests young and old, every tailgater can enjoy these non-alcoholic drinks. These non-alcoholic drink recipes are the best tailgating drinks for a crowd of all ages.

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Mulled Cranberry Sipper

Mulled Cranberry Sipper
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: Mulled Cranberry Sipper

Spiced with cinnamon sticks and cloves, this cranberry mocktail is perfect for gamedays during the holidays.

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Classic Sweet Tea

Classic Sweet Tea
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Classic Sweet Tea

There isn’t a tailgate in the South that doesn’t have a pitcher of sweet tea on hand.

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Ginger-Orange Mocktails

Ginger-Orange Mocktails
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Ginger-Orange Mocktails

For those early 11 a.m. kickoffs, start your day with this refreshing orange juice-based drink.

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Berry Splash

Berry Splash
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Berry Splash

Cool off with this cranberry-juice drink that kids and adults will love.

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Homemade Cherry Limeade

Homemade Cherry Limeade
Southern Living

Recipe: Homemade Cherry Limeade

Don’t prep this one too far in advance or it will go flat. This fun drink reminds us of summer, so serve it for gamedays while it’s still hot out.

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Lemonade Iced Tea

Lemonade Iced Tea
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Lemonade Iced Tea

These Arnold Palmer-inspired drink will refresh every tailgate guest before a middle-of-the-day kickoff.

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Slow-Cooker Mulled Cider

Slow-Cooker Mulled Cider
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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Mulled Cider

Warm up during those cold winter gamedays with the coziest cup of hot mulled cider, made for a crowd in your slow cooker.

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Lime Fizz

Lime Fizz
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Lime Fizz

Make one non-alcoholic batch of this bubbly drink for the kids add 2/3 cup of vodka to the adult batch’s simple syrup.

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Lemon Mint Sparklers

Lemon Mint Sparklers
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Lemon-Mint Sparklers

Fresh lemon slices and mint sprigs make for pretty presentation with this drink recipe.

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Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea

Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea
Photo: Van Chaplin

Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea

This simple recipe adds a fruity twist to classic iced tea. Since it uses frozen blueberries, not fresh, you can make it anytime.

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Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch

Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch
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Recipe: Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch

Get in the holiday spirit this gameday season with this cheery big-batch recipe.

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Blackberry and Sage Spritzers

Blackberry and Sage Spritzers
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Recipe: Blackberry and Sage Spritzers

Aromatic sage, tangy blackberries, and sweet honey make the most balanced drink recipe.

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