7 Fun πŸ™ƒ Mocktails to Soberly ✌🏼 Sip on This Summer β˜€οΈ ...

Looking for some tasty alternatives to cocktails like some delicious mocktails for summer?! Whether you don’t drink alcohol or you just like some variety in your drinks, I’ve found 7 simple yet tasty recipes for non-alcoholic drinks you can sip solo while relaxing or serve for friends at a get-together! Virgin drinks don’t have to be bland or boring and alcohol can get expensive so try some of these babies out the next time you reach for a drink!

1. Virgin Garden-Fresh Bloody Mary

Ah one of my favorite mocktails for summer! A refreshing and savory favorite that can be enjoyed as a complement to brunch or to entertain guests! The wide range of ingredients in this recipe like horseradish and sugar make this drink a little sweet, a little tart and it has a little bit of a bite! I think my favorite part about this drink is eating the delicious garnish! Enjoy!

Ingredients (Serves 4):

3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 jalapenos, stemmed and seeded

2-3 teaspoons prepared horseradish

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon celery salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

4 large green olives for garnish

4 pickled dilly beans, for garnish

Directions:

Puree tomatoes in a blender with lemon juice, jalapenos, horseradish to taste, Worcestershire, sugar, celery salt and pepper, scraping down the sides as necessary. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Spear olives and dilly beans on toothpicks to garnish the drinks.

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2. Virgin Pina Colada

Monkey around with this yummy mocktail for summer! I’m crazy about coconuts, especially in my drinks, so if you love tropical drinks, you’ll love this pina colada-inspired mocktail for summer that boasts less calories and sugar than the traditional summer cocktail! This drink is great to serve with a snack or for a baby shower! Drink up!

Ingredients (Serves 1):

2 ounces coconut milk

1 1/2 ounces crushed pineapple

1 ounce pineapple juice

1/4 cup crushed ice

Brown sugar (up to 1 tablespoon)

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth (about 30 seconds). Pour into chilled glass. Garnish with an orange slice, a pineapple wedge, or a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!

For a sweeter, less tangy drink, use pineapple canned in syrup rather than its own juice.

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3. Summer Sunset

This mocktail for summer is sure to please anyone who loves bubbly, citrus drinks! Summer Sunset is the alcohol-free version of the Tequila Sunrise and it tastes just as sweet and summery as the original! Serve this colorful libation to jazz up a meal or before girl’s night out! Bottoms up ladies!

Ingredients (Serves one):

Splash of grenadine

Sprite or 7Up

Orange Juice

Directions:

Pour a splash of grenadine over ice in a tall glass. Shake together equal parts lemon-lime pop (like Sprite, or 7Up) and orange juice. Add the mixture to the tall glass and garnish with a slice of orange on the rim.

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4. Cool Watermelon Slush

This super-refreshing non-alcoholic summer drink recipe takes one of my favorite summer fruits--watermelon--and turns it into a sweet slushee! Forget sugar and calorie-filled Slurpees when you can make your own delicious and healthy cold beverage at home for so much less! Grab your favorite fancy glass and enjoy!

Ingredients (Serves 4):

6 ice cubes

2 cups cubed seeded watermelon

1 teaspoon honey

Directions:

Place the ice cubes into a blender. Cover, and pulse until crushed. Add the watermelon and blend for about 1 minute, until slushy. Add the honey, and blend for about 10 seconds.

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5. Virgin Lemon Drop

This summery mocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and sour and you look so chic while drinking it! Aside from being super easy to make, this drink is a refreshing and cool alternative to dessert! Serve this at your next book club meeting or at a family potluck where even the little ones can enjoy this tasty treat!

Ingredients (Serves 1):

Powdered sugar

1 ounce white grape juice

1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 ounces lemonade

Directions:

Rim a small cocktail glass with powdered sugar; set aside. Pour juices and lemonade into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and gently strain into sugar-rimmed glass.

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6. Ginger Mint Julep

Craving a refreshing summer drink minus alcohol? Here’s a recipe for those who like an invigorating drink that’s tasty and minty but not overly sugary! The ginger mint julep is the perfect beverage to serve at a summer picnic or a nice treat to give yourself after a long day at work! This drink screams summer!

Ingredients (Serves 1):

1 Tablespoon creme de menthe syrup

1/2 cup ginger ale

Fresh mint

Cracked ice

Directions:

Fill bottom of glass with cracked ice. Pour in creme de menthe, followed by the ginger ale. Stir in mint leaves until distributed throughout the glass. Serve in a Collins glass.

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7. Kale Lemonade

Some of you ladies might be cringing at the thought of sipping this fresh and healthy summer swill, but it’s actually quite good and very good for you! Besides being packed with vitamins and nutrients, it’s a totally different twist on lemonade! Down this while relaxing outdoors or as an energizing mid-day drink!

Ingredients (Serves 2):

3 cups cleaned and chopped kale

5 cups cold lemonade

Directions:

Puree equal parts kale and lemonade until emulsified. Strain for a smooth beverage or drink as is if you like the green, pulpy goodness like we do. For a quick and easy recipe for homemade lemonade, mix 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 2 quarts water and 1/2 cup white sugar. In a large pan, combine water and sugar. Heat until the sugar just melts. Remove from heat and pour in lemon juice. Mix well and chill in refrigerator before serving.

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Are you ladies getting a hankering for these mocktails for summer like I am?! I can’t wait for my friends and family to try out these family-friendly drinks that pair perfectly with hot summer days and cool summer nights! The next time you’re having a little get-together, whip up one of these fancy alcohol-free drinks and enjoy as many as you’d like without worrying about having a designated driver! Do you have any other mocktail recipes you'd like to share?

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