22 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks Everyone Can Enjoy

Ginger-Orange Mocktails
Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

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, and these recipes are the proof.

It doesn't have to be 5 o'clock somewhere for a booze-free treat. These easy, non-alcoholic drinks to make at home can transform any weeknight into something special—no booze required. 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.

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Rosemary-and-Ginger Mule

Rosemary-and-Ginger Mule
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Margaret Monroe Dickey; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Rosemary-and-Ginger Mule

All the flavors of a Moscow mule with none of the alcohol.

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Strawberry-Mint Tea

Strawberry-Mint Tea
Alison Miksch; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch

Recipe: Strawberry-Mint Tea

Strawberries are the star of this upgraded Southern staple. Garnish with whole strawberries for a party-worthy look.

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Frozen Lemonade

Frozen Lemonade
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe: Frozen Lemonade

Make this frozen treat feel extra special by keeping your glasses chilled until you're ready to pour.

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Sparkling Punch

Sparkling Punch
Jennifer Davick

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.

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Frozen Blueberry Lemonade

three glasses of frozen blueberry lemonade
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Frozen Blueberry Lemonade

This icy sipper is a delicious way to combine the sweet-tart flavors of lemonade and blueberry. We call for frozen blueberries, but you can use fresh, too.

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Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch

Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch
Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Recipe: Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch

Infuse chilled black yea with pineapple simple syrup for a burst of tropical flavor.

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Homemade Cherry Limeade

Homemade Cherry Limeade
Southern Living

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.

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Both tangy and sweet, this fruit-infused frozen drink is always a welcomed party guest.

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Lemonade Iced Tea

Lemonade Iced Tea
Jennifer Davick

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.

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Berry Splash

Berry Splash
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Berry Splash

Mix up a colorful drink for the whole family with cherry drink mix and white cranberry juice. Serve Berry Splash with blueberry-filled Berry Ice Cubes.

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Frozen Raspberry Lemonade

raspberry lemonade
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist:Christine Keely Food Stylist: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Frozen Raspberry Lemonade

Great for kids and adults alike, this non-alcoholic drink is especially delicious in summer when raspberries are at their sweetest and most juicy.

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Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea

Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea
Jennifer Davick

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.

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Mulled Cranberry Sipper

Mulled Cranberry Sipper
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: Mulled Cranberry Sipper

Kick back and relax with this satisfying mocktail.

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Lime Fizz

Lime Fizz
Photo: Jennifer Davick

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.

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Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade

Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade
Ralph Anderson

Recipe: Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade

This is exceptional when made with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch

Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch
Alison Miksch

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.

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Lemon Mint Sparklers

Lemon-Mint Sparklers
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

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.

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Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Fresh Blueberry Recipes: Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea
Photo: Van Chaplin

Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

We transformed classic iced tea into the ultimate berry-bursting thirst-quencher.

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Comfort and Joy Mocktail

Comfort and Joy Mocktail
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Margaret Monroe Dickey; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Comfort and Joy Mocktail

This drink channels the flavors of an Old Fashioned, but with 0 ABV.

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Latria's Fruit Punch

Latria's Fruit Punch
Latria Graham

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.

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Berry Juniper Fizz

Berry Juniper Fizz
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Margaret Monroe Dickey; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Berry Juniper Fizz

Jazz up your holiday party with this sparkling sipper.

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Ginger-Orange Mocktails

Ginger-Orange Mocktails
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

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.

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