Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks Everyone Can Enjoy
Whether you're purposefully skipping the booze or just looking for something refreshing to sip while reading on the porch, it's helpful to have a handful of nonalcoholic drink options that don't taste like you're drinking from a juice box. It's not that we don't love fruity flavor; you'll be hard pressed to find a scenario where we'd turn down a fresh, fruit-infused sipper. But a sophisticated mix of flavor is what transforms an everyday drink into a real treat.
From creative mocktails to new twists on your classic sweet tea, this collection of cool, non-alcoholic drinks is sure to quench anyone's thirst. Prepare a pitcher full for your backyard barbecue or a single serving for an afternoon treat. One sip in, and you won't be missing the booze one bit.
Peach Sweet Tea
Recipe: Peach Sweet Tea
Try this refreshing and fruity twist on a classic hot-weather recipe.
Recipe: Strawberry-Mint Tea
Strawberries are the star of this upgraded Southern staple. Garnish with whole strawberries for a party-worthy look.
Latria's Fruit Punch
Recipe: Latria's Fruit Punch
Fruit punch isn't just for the kids. This non-alcoholic, sophisticated take on a childhood favorite features a medley of summer fruits, from strawberries and peaches to cherries and pineapple.
Recipe: Ginger-Orange Mocktails
This citrus flavored mocktail is a go-to with or without alcohol. Perfect for backyard parties and porch sitting alike, you, you're sure to be refreshed after just a few sips.
Recipe: Frozen Lemonade
Make this frozen treat feel extra special by keeping your glasses chilled until you're ready to pour.
Recipe: Sparkling Punch
The perfect shade of pink for showers and ladies lunches, this sweet-tart punch features pink lemonade for a festive perk-me-up.
Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch
Recipe: Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch
Infuse chilled black yea with pineapple simple syrup for a burst of tropical flavor.
Homemade Cherry Limeade
Recipe: Homemade Cherry Limeade
Garnished with a festive Maraschino cherry, these cool drinks are a childhood favorite adults don't have to be ashamed to say they adore.
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
Both tangy and sweet, this fruit-infused frozen drink is always a welcomed party guest.
Lemonade Iced Tea
Recipe: Lemonade Iced Tea
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.
Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea
Recipe: Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea
Instead of sweetening your iced tea with sugar, use honey instead. Add some grated fresh ginger for a delightful twist.
Mulled Cranberry Sipper
Recipe: Mulled Cranberry Sipper
Kick back and relax with this satisfying mocktail.
Recipe: Lime Fizz
This lime soda is a refreshing drink for a picnic. For an adult version, stir in 2/3 cup vodka. The leftover simple syrup can always be stirred into unsweetened iced tea.
Recipe: Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade
This is exceptional when made with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Recipe: Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch
We'll always have an extra cup of punch when it's made with sorbet. Garnish this centerpiece-worthy recipe with frozen whole cranberries for a true party in a bowl.
Lemon Mint Sparklers
Recipe: Lemon-Mint Sparklers
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.
Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe
We transformed classic iced tea into the ultimate berry-bursting thirst-quencher.