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5 Delicious Mocktails to Try this Summer

Summer mocktail recipes
 
5 Delicious Mocktails to Try this Summer

 

Great for summer backyard parties or just a game night at home with some friends, mocktails are a refreshing treat to wow your guests with.

 

Here's a selection of our favorite mocktail recipes to get you started. You can even use fresh herbs and veggies straight from the garden for a "wow" factor that will impress your guests!



Blueberry Mojito Mocktail

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon  sugar
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ginger ale

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Mash the blueberries, sugar, mint leaves, and lime wedge into a large cup, then remove the lime wedge. Pour the mixture into a separate cup and top it with crushed ice and ginger ale.

Serve with fresh mint leaves and frozen blueberries.



NON-ALCOHOLIC MARGARITA 

INGREDIENTS

  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Kosher salt for rimming glass
  • Lime wheels, for garnish

This mocktail is customizable to your personal preference. If it's too tart for your taste, feel free to add more simple syrup and/or orange juice.

 

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE SYRUP

Simple syrup is, well, simple. Combine equal parts granulated sugar and water in a saucepan over medium to medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.



Non Alcoholic Sangria

INGREDIENTS

 

  • Fresh lemon slices
  • Fresh lime slices
  • Fresh orange slices
  • Cranberries
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups grape juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups San Pellegrino sparkling mineral water OR lemon-lime soda



INSTRUCTIONS

Add the lemon slices, lime slices, orange slices, and cranberries in a large pitcher. Add cranberry juice, grape juice, orange juice, and lemon juice. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to use. Just before serving, add sparkling mineral water or lemon-lime soda. Mix well.


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Pina Colada

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cream of coconut, recipe in notes (8 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice (6 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, about 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon molasses, optional
  • 10 ounces frozen pineapple, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • maraschino cherries, to garnish, optional
  • fresh chopped pineapple, to garnish, optional

 

Important: if you choose to make homemade cream of coconut, you must make it ahead of time and allow time for it to cool before starting the recipe. 

In a blender, add 1 cup cream of coconut, 3/4 cup pineapple juice, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of rum extract, 1 teaspoon molasses (optional), and 10 ounces of frozen chopped pineapple, about 3 cups.

Blend until smooth, for about 1 minute.

Transfer the mixture to a container with a lid. Freeze the mixture for 45 minutes to 1 hour until it is partially frozen.

Return the mixture to the blender and blend again for a few seconds until it is smooth and creamy. Serve immediately. Garnish with maraschino cherries, parasol picks, straws, and pineapple wedges if you'd like.



TEQUILA SUNRISE ORANGE MOCKTAIL RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cup Simply Orange Juice or your choice of orange juice Pulp free
  • 1 cup Simply Peach or your choice of peach juice
  • 6 tbsp lemon soda
  • 6 tbsp grenadine
  • Ice

 

INSTRUCTIONS

You will want to follow this order: fill two highball glasses with ice, add orange juice, peach juice, lemon soda, and grenadine syrup. The grenadine will go to the bottom of the glass and then rise to the top as you drink it. Garnish the mocktail with cherries and oranges if you like.



Brazilian Lemonade

INGREDIENTS

  • 5-6 limes peeled or juiced or whole (you can also use lemons)
  • ½ cup condensed milk or less or more to taste
  • 1 ½ cup sugar or less or more to taste
  • 6 cups water. Add more if needed
  • 2 cups ice
  • Garnishment
  • lime zest
  • sliced limes
  • fresh peppermint

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Add all of the ingredients into a blender and mix until well blended. Pour into the glasses of your choice. Then garnish with lemon, lime zest, and peppermint if you like.



Any of these delicious mocktail recipes will provide a cool and refreshing drink on a hot day this summer. They are the perfect addition for any occasion or no occasion. 

 

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