15 Amazing Mocktails You’re Going to Love This Summer
If you’re looking for some great mocktails to cocktails recipes for summer we’ve got you covered. These are all family friendly and fun recipes that you’re going to love.
There’s an interesting thing that has happened in our household over the last few years. The kids have grown up, gotten married, and now they’re having kids.
While I would say that our family is a far cry from drinking at every event, we do love a good cocktail and we’ve tried plenty of drink recipes.
We love to try out interesting drinks and we’re always game to try out a new recipe that looks interesting.
Now with girls being pregnant or trying to get pregnant we’ve been looking up some great booze free drinks to add into the mix.
These are also great for parties – especially a baby shower where many of the participants aren’t drinking but these mocktails are fun and festive and that’s reason enough alone to try them.
All of these are perfect for Dry January as well but we did put an extra focus on summer mocktails so many of them are frozen or slushy type drinks to sip by the pool.
The pool is probably the only way to survive a hot Texas summer when you’re pregnant. Add in a frozen mocktail and bring on the heat!
Of course you can turn any mocktail into a cocktail by adding a shot of your favorite alcohol into them. You can whip up a batch of mocktails and keep the shots separate for the guests who would like some added.
Most people will be pleasantly surprised and how great these all are I bet!
Check out all these fun recipes and then let me know which is your favorite. I still haven’t decided!
Non-Alcoholic Mocktails Drink Recipes
Note that you can always add alcohol to make these mocktails into cocktails but almost every one of these recipes is going to be great for any party or barbecue that you’re hosting.
Okay we may be adults but that doesn't mean that we don't love a fun drink! At least now we can really appreciate a drink that changes colors and this great tutorial also has a mini science lesson on what causes the colors to change.
Regardless of the reason, this is our favorite pick on this list and if you want to go from mocktail to cocktail just add your favorite clear alcohol. We choose Vodka!
Watermelon is plentiful in summer and of course we're going to make a slushie out of it. Use your fresh watermelon and limes to create a watermelon mojito and you know if you want to go from mocktail to cocktail to just add rum. Our favorite is Havan Club!
Half strawberry daiquiri and half pina colada? You're definitely calling our names right here! Pretty drinks always taste the best anyway and when you put layers and then add a garnish on this one it can't be beat. Going from mocktail to cocktail - just add rum. And may a little umbrella if you skip the garnish!
Pink is my favorite color so any drink that starts off with pink and has flowers for the garnish is going to be a win. Rose water has a nice mild taste and we love making it sparkly. Of course you know that Tito's will take this from a mocktail to a cocktail.
While our previous recipe featured all fresh fruits, here's an easy pina colada that you can make using canned goods. That makes it pina colada season all year long, not just in the summer. Of course your kids will love a colada shake but you can always add rum to make it an adult drink.
Mango is a delicious treat when it's in season and I absolutely love the tickle of ginger in all kinds of recipes. This mango ginger float will be a crowd pleaser but add some whiskey if you want to turn it into a cocktail and see what you think of that!
Of course a purple drink is just gorgeous to serve. It's an unusual color so it's definitely party ready and lavender is a nice flavor to add to lemonade. We love this as a regular drink but you can pop the champagne with this one and make it bubbly. Because what's more fun than bubbles?
Grapefruit is definitely one of my favorite flavors in a drink. My all time favorite is to have grapefruit instead of orange juice in my mimosa's, which probably isn't a mimosa but oh well. This grapefruit mocktail has a surprise ingredient that gives it a nice earthy and delicious flavor!
Yes this is similar to the Miami Vice I shared above but it has a different recipe so you can check them both and see which one works the best for you. Also, I can 't resist House of Yum for all the amazing recipes!
What's better than a cherry limeade? It's a go to order at Sonic Happy Hour but this is just a 3 ingredient recipe that's so easy to make at home (we just need that Sonic ice!). Of course you can always add a shot of vodka if you're not going to mocktail route!
Sangria is almost a necessity when you're serving Mexican food and you won't believe how good this recipe tastes! Try it out and you can tweak the ingredients to make it your favorite mocktail!
Fresh peaches in the summer can't be missed and around here there are little tents set up everywhere selling them once they're in season. We always take advantage and have a few great peach recipes including this yuumy drink.
Here's a delicious drink that you can whip up quickly or make it into a frozen slushy treat. I love the colors of this drink and of course I always love anything sparkling!
You know that I love pink? Of course you do and the only thing I love more is sparkles! Here's a great combination of a pink fizzy drink that's easy to sip on all summer long!
What could be more fun that sitting by the pool with your Shark Attack Punch? I mean it's just a funny drink and I'm sure all the kids will love it so it's definitely on our list!
This recipe is a go to all year round - we especially love it at New Year's, but there's something about jello shots that just make them fun so it's great to have a mocktail version of them!
I’m off to stock up on all kinds of fun garnishes to make these drinks and probably some fun glassware as well.
We all know that a pretty drink tastes better in a pretty glass with an umbrella or fruit garnish!
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