Cool of with these 10 summer mocktail recipes! These delicious non-alcoholic summer drinks will help you beat the heat in style.
No season lends itself better to mocktails than the SUMMER season!
Summer mocktails are THE BEST mocktails. Whether you’re sipping from a frosty glass poolside, clinking glasses at summer BBQ or enjoying something fresh for an outdoor movie night, it seems like there’s always an occasion for a good drink in the warm weather of these long summer days!
And since these easy mocktail recipes don’t contain any alcohol (mocktails = non-alcoholic cocktails), they’re perfect to enjoy with the whole family! (Kids, grown-ups, pregnant friends, and more!)
These easy summer drink recipes are made with simple ingredients, here to deliver on flavor and freshness without a lot of fuss! Grab a glass, and let’s get to the recipes!
What Flavors ARe In Season IN THe Summer?
Thankfully, there are ALL KINDS of delicious fresh fruits in season during the summer. It makes mixing up a summer mocktail SUPER easy, since there are so many delicious ingredients at their peak. Here are a few to keep in mind as you’re mixing drinks:
- Fresh Berries – Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, and more!
- Stone Fruits – Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Pluots, and Apricots
- Other melons, like honeydew and cantaloupe
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Fresh Basil
- Cherries – Red, sweet, tart, and Rainier!
Then, of course, you can mix and match with other year-round options like orange juice, sodas, simple syrup or flavored simple syrup, sparkling water, soda water, club soda, and more. So let’s get to it and jump into summer mocktail recipes to try this year!
12+ Summer Mocktail REcipes To Try THis Year
Peach Lemonade (From Scratch!)
This homemade peach lemonade tastes like summer in a cup! Made with just 4 ingredients (and real peaches!), this fresh, vibrant drink tastes like sun-warmed peaches & good times.
Sweet Sunrise Mocktail
Such a fun mocktail! This colorful virgin sunrise drink is as gorgeous as it is refreshing! It’s the perfect sweet drink to sip on a summer weekend.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
This fresh watermelon water (agua de sandia) is exactly the kind of drink. you want to sip poolside! (But it’s also amazing with BBQ & Tex-Mex favorites!)
Classic Shirley Temple Drink
It doesn’t get any more classic than a classic Shirley Temple mocktail! This easy recipe is kid-friendly, non-alcoholic, and as fun to sip as it is to make! (That’s why it’s a favorite childhood drink!)
Virgin Mint Julep Mocktail (Disneyland Style!)
Our easy Disneyland-style mint julep mocktail recipe gives you all the delicious flavor & slushy texture you crave, just without the alcohol! That slushy texture is extra amazing on a hot summer day!
Blackberries don’t always steal the spotlight, but when they do, it’s in this Blackberry Limeade recipe. Crisp, fresh, and PACKED with fresh berry flavor, this delicious drink is the perfect one to cool off with.
Mint Limeade (Virgin Mojitos)
This homemade limeade is kissed with fresh mint & tastes amazing. It’s basically virgin mojito mocktails! It’s the perfect non-alcoholic drink for a celebration!
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Don’t be scared! This homemade strawberry lemonade recipe tastes incredible thanks to a few secret ingredients. It’s better than restaurant lemonade!
Moscow Mule Mocktail
This ginger beer mocktail is a perfect combination. It’s sweet, a little spicy, and SO refreshing! It’s a perfect party drink! (We love it in a copper mug for nostalgia!)
Easy Non-Alcoholic Sangria
Talk about a fruity drink! This sangria mocktail is the perfect refreshing beverage for a summer party, ladies’ night, or family-friendly get-together. Don’t miss all the great ways to mix things up in the post!
Roy Rogers Drink
If you love coke & cola, you’ve got to to try a Roy Rogers! This classic mocktail is the sibling of a Shirley Temple, and it’s a major crowd pleaser. A great way to beat the heat!
Easy Raspberry Lemonade
This easy 4-ingredient raspberry lemonade recipe made with fresh ingredients for the best flavor. It’s a perfect pink drink for any celebration! Don’t miss our favorite variations in the post.
FAQ + Tips And Tricks For The BEst Summer Drinks
What Are Good Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Bring To A Party? A pitcher of Non-Alcoholic Sangria or Peach Lemonade is a great option since these refreshing summer drinks are already scaled for a crowd. Or, you can make a batch of our 3-Ingredient Homemade Grenadine and pick up some Coke & Ginger Ale to let people mix up Shirley Temples & Roy Rogers. They’re always a big hit!
Go Heavy On Ice Cubes! A cold drink is a perfect way to cool off, but (especially in summer), it’s easy for your drinks to heat up quickly. Make sure you have plenty of ice on hand! We love larger ice so it melts slower, but there are all kinds of fun ice trays out there these days, from ball ice to luxury cubes!
Don’t Forget Garnish. One last tip is that even the smallest garnish instantly elevates a drink. Whether it’s a sprig of fresh mint, a lime wedge, lemon wheel, orange slices, pineapple wedge, a bit of citrus zest, some berries, a sugar rim, or even a fun straw or cocktail umbrellas, think about presentation. It goes a long way!