I love sweet drinks and I’m very happy that no-booze cocktails are so very trendy right now! Even the New York Times has published a post about alcohol-free cocktails that includes 6 mocktail drinks from hip places with recipes to sip along! In case you missed it, you can find the report here: Six New Cocktails, Alcohol Not Included. Cool, eh?
Now, with summer approaching I think it’s a great time to share my very favorite recipes for sweet freshness. Here are 13 easy recipes for great alcohol-free cocktails, also known as mocktails! No booze, just the fun of a cocktail!
Happy hour all day long! No hangover, just freshness and health benefits from staying hydrated. And think of all the lovely nutrients you’ll get from all the fresh fruits. Woah. Healthy eating can be so cool.
These mocktails are also an easy way to have healthy food secretly sneaking into your family’s diet!
13 Mocktails to try this summer: fresh and easy non-alcohol cocktail recipes
Let’s start with something classic! Iced Tea is a great refreshing drink for hot days. Here is Raspberry Sweet Tea by Canadian Cooking Adventures.
Tasteful Venture shares a recipe for Pineapple Mojitos. I love pineapples and they are healthy, too. They contain enzymes that facilitates fat digestion and therefore those mojitos make a great dessert!
Are you a mojito lover? You can have all the mint, lemon and lime in a Nojito (Alcohol-Free Mojitos) as shared by In Katrina’s Kitchen.
Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Infused Water by Wholefully is a simple recipe that makes a great hydrating summer drink that you can drink ALL.THE.TIME!
Non-Alcoholic Sangria as shared by Love Bakes Good Cakes is a great reminder of holidays in Spain! I once was in Portugal where Sangria is also a popular drink. Ditch the booze and make this recipe instead and you have a fruity sweet family drink!
Virgin Frozen Margaritas by Taste And Tell are great to cool down on a steamin’ hot day or as a cool dessert!
Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade by Chelsea’s Messy Apron is fantastic for a blueberry lover like me! And again, here is a healthy superfood that tastes almost too good to be healthy. Have lots of this, please!
Another classic cocktail gone virgin: Virgin Pina Colada by High Heels and Grills. Pina Colada is a festive drink that’s great for a family’s summer gathering. This no-booze cocktail option can be enjoyed by everyone!
Strawberry Lemonade by Laylita is another mocktail with fresh superfoods: strawberries and lots of them!
Disneyland’s Mint Julep Copycat by Six Sisters Stuff is for all of those who love a minty alcohol-free liquid treat.
Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade shared by Joyful Healthy Eats is another way to sneak in more fresh fruits in your family’s diet!
Alcohol-free Apple Cider Mimosa by Watch What You Eat is another classic cocktail that has become an alcohol-free family drink.
Copycat Sonic Ocean Water by My Frugal Adventures. I don’t know what Sonic is, but I like the idea of this drink! It’s also a great cocktail for a children’s party as it looks so fancy and is sweety sweet.
That were 13 delicious alcohol-free cocktails (plus 6 mocktails if you count the New York Times in). Plus my homemade iced caramel cappuccino for a fresh start! I hope you found some inspiration for your next summer party!
I sure have a favorite or two! Which one will you try?
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