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29 Refreshing Summer Mocktails to Cool You Down – Try These Non-Alcoholic Sips!

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Raspberry Cranberry Twist

Mocktails, the sophisticated, non-alcoholic cousins of cocktails, have gained immense popularity in recent years as people become more mindful of their drinking habits. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, a holiday party, or simply want to enjoy a refreshing beverage without alcohol, mocktails offer a world of flavors that are both creative and delicious.

This collection of 29 fruity and vibrant mocktail recipes will delight your taste buds and keep your guests coming back for more. Discover how easy it is to craft these refreshing drinks with ingredients you may already have in your pantry, and elevate your next gathering with the perfect blend of sophistication and fun.

Cheers to mocktails! 🍹

Lime Rickey

Lime Rickey

Lime Rickey mocktails have a refreshing, cool taste and are sweetened just right. The crisp, clean taste is hard to beat.

  • Serves: 4
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 fluid oz. of simple syrup (bottled)
  • 8 fluid oz. lime juice
  • 12 fluid oz. seltzer water
  • Lime wedges (for garnishing)

Directions:

  1. Combine simple syrup with lime juice in a measuring cup or pitcher fitted with a spout.
  2. To four glasses, add ice.
  3. Divide the lime juice and sweetened syrup into glasses.
  4. Add seltzer water to the glasses.
  5. Use a long spoon or a swizzle stick to stir the mixture.
  6. Serve with lime wedge as garnish.

Cinderella

Cinderella

The rich combination of pineapple and citrus and a hint of grenadine make this mocktail fruity and sweet. This sparkling beverage is made with ginger ale, which makes it perfect for everyone.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. each of pineapple, orange, and lemon juices
  • A dash of grenadine
  • 2 oz. ginger ale

For Garnishing:

  • Orange slices
  • Pineapple slices

Directions:

  1. Mix juice and grenadine with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
  2. Strain the mixture into Collins glasses (glass tumblers used for drinks). Add ice.
  3. Add ginger ale or club soda to the drink. Garnish the drink with pineapple or orange slices, or both.

Sparkling Cranberry Punch

Sparkling Cranberry Punch

The Sparkling Cranberry Punch is a popular non-alcoholic holiday drink. It combines sparkling water, cranberry juice, and pink lemonade for a refreshing and festive beverage. Serve chilled in glasses for a delicious treat!

  • Serves: 6
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-quart water (sparkling)
  • 2 quarts cranberry juice
  • 6 oz. Pink frozen, thawed lemonade

Directions:

  1. In a large container, combine sparkling water, thawed pink lemonade, and cranberry juice.
  2. Stir well. Serve in glasses.

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

Both adults and children love Shirley Temple. You can find it in many bars, restaurants, and clubs. However, you can also make your own and enjoy.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. ginger ale
  • 3 oz. lemon-lime soda
  • ΒΌ oz. grenadine

For Garnishing:

  • 1 maraschino cherry

Directions:

  1. Place the grenadine into a Collins glass and add some cubed ice.
  2. Mix equal quantities of ginger ale and lemon-lime soda, and stir well.
  3. Serve with a cherry garnish.

Virgin Bloody Mary

Virgin Bloody Mary

The Virgin Bloody Mary is a flavorful, non-alcoholic version of the classic cocktail. It combines lemon juice, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce, seasoned with black pepper and celery salt. Garnish with a celery stalk for a refreshing and customizable drink that’s perfect to start your day with energy!

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Β½ fluid oz. lemon juice
  • 3 fluid oz. tomato juice
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Black fresh ground pepper, if desired
  • Celery salt, as desired
  • 2 dashes Cholula or Tabasco hot sauce
  • 1 stalk of celery (for garnishing)

Directions:

  1. To make a highball glass, add ice cubes. Combine liquid ingredients.
  2. Add seasonings, as desired.
  3. Serve with celery stalks as garnish.

Mint Julep Mocktail

Mint Julep Mocktail

The Mint Julep Mocktail is a refreshing, alcohol-free take on the classic Kentucky Derby drink. With a mint-infused simple syrup, lemonade, and crushed ice, it’s garnished with fresh mint sprigs for a delightful and cooling treat. Perfect for any summer gathering or Kentucky Derby celebration. Enjoy the blend of minty sweetness and citrus tang in every sip!

  • Serves: 2
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ΒΌ cup filtered water
  • ΒΌ cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • Β½ cup ready-made lemonade

For Garnishing:

  • Fresh sprigs of mint

Directions:

  1. Mix filtered water, 1 tbsp white sugar, and chopped mint leaves. Bring to a boil.
  2. Cook until all sugar is dissolved, then turn off the heat and allow to cool.
  3. After about an hour, strain the mint leaves.
  4. Fill two cups with crushed ice. In each cup, add half the lemonade and a splash of sugar syrup.
  5. Serve cups with straws and a sprig of mint.

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer


The Arnold Palmer is a refreshing, non-alcoholic drink that combines two parts iced tea with one part lemonade. Serve it in tall, ice-filled glasses, garnished with lemon slices for a simple and invigorating beverage. It’s perfect for any sunny day and a tribute to the famous golfer who invented it.

  • Serves: 2
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts iced tea
  • 1 part lemonade
  • Lemon slices (for garnishing)

Directions:

  1. In two tall, ice-filled glasses, pour iced tea with lemonade.
  2. Stir thoroughly.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices.

Raspberry-Cranberry Twist

Raspberry-Cranberry Twist

The Raspberry-Cranberry Twist is a refreshing holiday mocktail that blends cranberry-raspberry juice with lemon-lime soda. Quick and easy to make, it’s a perfect non-alcoholic drink for any celebration. Serve over ice for a fizzy, fruity treat!

  • Serves: 2
  • Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 12 fluid oz. bottle or can of carbonated beverage (lemon-lime flavor)
  • 12 fluid oz. cranberry-raspberry juice

Directions:

  1. Mix the lemon-lime soda and cranberry-raspberry juice. Serve with ice.

Sweet Virgin Sunrise

Sweet Virgin Sunrise

The Sweet Virgin Sunrise is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink made with orange juice and grenadine. It’s served over ice in a highball glass and garnished with an orange slice. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Enjoy this delightful beverage as a vibrant addition to any meal.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 fluid oz. orange juice (fresh-squeezed if possible)
  • Β½ fluid oz. grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange slice (for garnishing)

Directions:

  1. Add the orange juice to a highball glass.
  2. Slowly pour grenadine over the juice.
  3. Serve with an orange slice as garnish.

No-Wine Baby Bellini

No-Wine Baby Bellini

The No-Wine Baby Bellini is a fancy, alcohol-free mocktail perfect for parties. It features peach nectar and sparkling cider for a refreshing drink. Serve it in a champagne flute and garnish with a peach slice for an elegant touch. Enjoy the sweet peach flavor that many love!

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 fluid oz. sparkling cider
  • 2 fluid oz. peach nectar
  • Optional garnish: 1 slice of peach

Directions:

  1. In a champagne flute, pour peach nectar.
  2. Add sparkling cider slowly.
  3. If desired, garnish with a peach slice.

Strawberry Faux Daiquiri

Strawberry Faux Daiquiri

Strawberry Faux Daiquiri looks festive. This refreshing drink is great to enjoy in the summer months.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 large strawberries
  • 1Β½ pints lemonade
  • Ice (crushed)

For Garnishing:

  • 1 small strawberry

Directions:

  1. Hull strawberries.
  2. Blend the lemonade, crushed ice, and strawberries in a blender.
  3. Mix ingredients together and pour into a glass.
  4. Use the small strawberry for garnish.

Caramel Apple Mocktail

Caramel Apple Mocktail

This delicious Caramel Apple mocktail combines caramel syrup, apple cider, and ground cinnamon with fresh apple slices and rosemary, creating a festive and flavorful beverage.

Before serving in brown sugar-rimmed glasses, let the mixture infuse to enhance the depth of flavors. This mocktail is perfect for serving at gatherings, offering a sparkling, spicy-sweet treat that embodies the essence of the season.

  • Serves: 6
  • Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Β½ cup caramel syrup
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium apples
  • 7 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 cups sparkling water

To rim a glass:

  • Brown sugar (golden)

Directions:

  1. Combine caramel syrup, apple cider, and cinnamon in a pitcher.
  2. Cut the apples into thin slices and add them to the pitcher. Add rosemary sprigs. Allow to sit for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Dip the glass rims in brown sugar.
  5. Serve the mocktail in sugar-rimmed glasses.

Berry Shrub Mocktail

Berry Shrub Mocktail

Berry Shrub is made using the cold-process method. This is how the shrub was created. It can be made with fresh or frozen berries and makes a delicious soda.

  • Serves: 12
  • Time: 30 minutes + 2 days refrigeration time

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rinsed and drained crushed blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Optional: 2 thyme sprigs and 2 sage sprigs

Directions:

  1. Wash and sterilize the jars or bowls.
  2. Add the blackberries to the bowl and cover with white sugar. Add thyme and sage.
  3. Combine by stirring.
  4. Cover the jar with cling wrap and keep in the refrigerator for at least one to two days, stirring occasionally until you get a thick syrup or juice around the berries.
  5. Take out thyme and sage sprigs.
  6. Use a fine strainer to strain the blackberry mixture into a separate bowl.
  7. Sterilize a glass jar or bottle, add vinegar and juice, and cover. Give the sugar a gentle shake to dissolve completely.
  8. Let the flavors rest for at least one day.

Lime Pom Pom

Lime Pom Pom

The Lime Pom Pom is a vibrant mocktail that combines the freshness of lime juice with the exotic flavors of mango and pomegranate juices, enriched with a hint of clove tea.

Served in a chilled martini glass and topped with club soda, this drink is garnished with an orange wheel for an extra citrusy zest. It’s a quick, refreshing choice that’s perfect for a sophisticated non-alcoholic beverage option.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Ice made from filtered water
  • Β½ oz. mango juice or nectar
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • Β½ oz. lime juice (fresh)
  • Β½ oz. clove tea
  • 1 oz. chilled club soda
  • 1 orange fruit wheel (sliced from the middle-section of an orange)

Directions:

  1. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Mix lime juice, tea, mango, and pomegranate juices together. Mix well.
  3. Strain into a pre-chilled martini glass. Top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with the orange wheel.

Not a Hot Toddy

Not a Hot Toddy

The “Not a Hot Toddy” mocktail is a soothing drink made with honey, lemon juice, spices, and hot tea. Garnished with a lemon wedge, it’s perfect for warming up and easing upset stomachs. Enjoy this comforting beverage when you need a little extra warmth and relaxation.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Β½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Β½ tsp cloves
  • Β½ tsp grated cinnamon
  • 7 fluid oz. hot tea

For Garnishing:

  • Lemon wedge

Directions:

  1. Warm the mug by adding honey, lemon juice, and spices.
  2. Serve with hot, freshly brewed tea. Mix well.
  3. Serve with a lemon wedge as garnish.

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers

Mix this classic drink if you feel thirsty during a hot afternoon. It’s very refreshing.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ΒΌ oz. grenadine
  • 8 oz. cola
  • 1 maraschino cherry (for garnishing)

Directions:

  1. Fill tall glasses with ice. Add grenadine.
  2. Mix the cola with water and stir.
  3. Serve with a maraschino cherry as garnish.

Cucumber Lemon Punch

Cucumber Lemon Punch

This recipe is easy, quick, and refreshing. It’s a mixture of white grape juice, lemonade, and cucumbers.

  • Serves: 12
  • Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 fluid oz. white grape juice concentrate (canned)
  • 1 x 0.14-oz. instant lemonade powder (sweetened)
  • 3 quarts cubed ice
  • 3 quarts filtered water
  • Β½ medium cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)

Directions:

  1. In a punch bowl, stir water, grape juice concentrate, and powdered lemonade.
  2. Slice lemon and cucumber and place them on top of the liquid.

Tuscan Fresco

Tuscan Fresco

The Tuscan Fresco is a refreshing summer mocktail that’s perfect for barbecues and pool parties. It combines cranberry juice, simple syrup, and lemon juice, shaken over ice and topped with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary for a flavorful finish!

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Ice made with filtered water
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 fluid oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 fluid oz. simple syrup (store-bought)
  • 1Β½ fluid oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. club soda

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add simple syrup, lemon juice, and cranberry juice to the mix.
  3. Mix well and strain into an ice-filled glass.
  4. Stir in club soda and garnish with the remaining rosemary sprig.

Virgin Appletini

Virgin Appletini

This mocktail is great for parties where someone else is not required to drive. This simple recipe gives the traditional apple juice taste a sweet and sour twist.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ΒΌ fluid oz. lemon juice (fresh if available)
  • Β½ fluid oz. simple syrup (pre-bottled)
  • 2 fluid oz. apple juice
  • For dipping rim: white sugar
  • For garnishing: 1 slice of apple

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Mix the syrup, lemon juice, and apple juice in a shaker.
  3. Strain into a sugar-rimmed glass.
  4. Serve with a slice of apple.

Peach Sunrise

Peach Sunrise

The Peach Sunrise mocktail is a refreshing drink reminiscent of sunrise drinks but with its own unique flavor. It combines peach juice, lemon-lime soda, and grenadine in a highball glass for a beautiful layered effect. Serve it over ice for a colorful and tasty treat!

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 fluid oz. peach juice (fresh)
  • 4 fluid oz. lemon-lime soda
  • ΒΎ fluid oz. grenadine

Directions:

  1. To make a highball glass, add ice.
  2. Pour in peach juice.
  3. Fill the glass with lemon-lime soda.
  4. Pour grenadine slowly into the drink.

Virgin Pina Colada

Virgin Pina Colada

This is a classic mocktail. A perfect choice for summer get-togethers.

  • Serves: 2
  • Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • Β½ cup heavy cream
  • Β½ cup whole milk (or 2%)
  • 1ΒΌ cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup cubed ice

Directions:

  1. Blend the above ingredients in a blender or food processor until you have a smooth consistency.
  2. Pour into glasses and serve cold.

Banana Grapefruit Bonkers

Banana Grapefruit Bonkers

This drink is a lovely combination of grapefruit juice and bananas.

  • Serves: 6
  • Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups lemon sherbet
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Place your bananas in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Combine bananas, crushed ice, grapefruit juice, and lemon sherbet together in a gallon-sized pitcher.
  3. Stir and serve.

Apple Julep

Apple Julep

This drink is especially popular in Southern states and is served there often.

  • Serves: 6
  • Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ΒΌ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 quart apple juice
  • 1 sprig fresh mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Stir lemon juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, and apple juice together in a large pitcher. Mix well.
  2. Fill six glasses with ice. Pour the juice mixture into them.
  3. Garnish each cup with one mint leaf.

Sundowner

Sundowner


The Sundowner mocktail is a refreshing drink perfect for any occasion. Combine sparkling water with white grape juice in a wine glass filled with ice, then stir well and garnish with a sprig of mint. Enjoy this quick and easy beverage for a last-minute refreshment!

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2Β½ fluid oz. sparkling water
  • 4 fluid oz. white grape juice
  • Sprig of mint (for garnishing)

Directions:

  1. Fill a wine glass with cubed ice.
  2. Pour all ingredients into the glass.
  3. Stir well to combine.
  4. Use a mint sprig to garnish.

Pomegranate Berry Mocktail

Pomegranate Berry Mocktail

When the holidays arrive, these get-togethers seem to run nonstop from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Holiday parties can be more enjoyable with nonalcoholic beverages.

  • Serves: 4
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 12-ounce cans chilled sparkling berry water
  • 4 fluid ounces fresh pomegranate juice
  • For garnishing: cranberries and thyme sprig

Directions:

  1. Add Β½ serving chilled sparkling berry water, 1 fluid ounce pomegranate juice, and two or three cranberries.
  2. Top with one or two thyme sprigs.

Cherry Ale Fizz

Cherry Ale Fizz

If you want a tart but sweet drink that is also quite refreshing, try a cherry ale fizz. It’s made with lots of ice and quenches your thirst.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Β½ cup frozen, thawed cherry juice concentrate
  • Β½ cup ginger ale

Directions:

  1. Place the cherry concentrate in a glass and stir ginger ale in slowly.
  2. Serve.

Ginger and Apple Shrub

Ginger and Apple Shrub

This apple-infused, syrupy mocktail is often used to enhance the flavor of sodas or actual cocktails.

  • Serves: 8
  • Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 shredded Granny Smith apple
  • β…“ cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • ΒΌ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

Directions:

  1. Place the apple in a glass jar with a tightly fitting lid. Add ginger, vinegar, and sugar, and combine. Close the jar tightly. Allow sitting in the fridge for four to five days.
  2. Strain the syrupy liquid from the jar into a clean glass bottle. Discard the scraps of apple.
  3. Chill.

Pomegranate Faux Mojito

Pomegranate Faux Mojito

The Pomegranate Faux Mojito is a refreshing mocktail perfect for the winter holiday season. It combines simple syrup, mint leaves, lime, pomegranate juice, and lemonade, topped with club soda. Garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate seeds for a festive touch.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Β½ fluid oz. simple syrup (pre-bottled)
  • 2 wedges of lime
  • 10 fresh mint leaves (torn)
  • 2 fluid oz. each of pomegranate juice, lemonade, and club soda

For Garnishing:

  • Sprig of fresh mint
  • Pomegranate seeds

Directions:

  1. Muddle syrup, mint leaves, and lime in a highball glass.
  2. Fill the glass with cubed ice.
  3. Add lemonade and juice. Combine well.
  4. Add club soda on top.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate seeds.

Lavender Lemon Mocktail

Lavender Lemon Mocktail

This mocktail is perfect for ladies’ groups, book clubs, and other home events.

  • Serves: 1
  • Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1Β½ tbsp. lavender syrup (see instructions below)
  • ΒΌ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • ΒΌ tsp Grenadine

Lavender Syrup:

  1. Combine 1 tbsp dried lavender, Β½ cup filtered water, and Β½ cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Turn heat off.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool in the pan. Strain out the lavender.

Mocktail:

  1. Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake till cold.
  2. Strain into a glass. Top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with lavender.

Enjoy your drinks and share the joy with your loved ones! 🍹

Brandon Schlette is a celebrated mixologist renowned for his innovative cocktails. With a flair for blending unique flavors, he's a master behind the bar, inspiring both patrons and aspiring bartenders with his creative approach and deep knowledge of mixology.

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