Summer is one of my favorite seasons because there’s always an occasion appropriate for a refreshing drink. We talk a lot about tasty beachy drinks over here at BlueSun and that’s because we want the refreshing lifestyle of “all included drinks, alcoholic and non” to come right to your home.
Maybe you’re a mother-to-be or you just started Whole30. At the sound of a cookout, the temptations are high and your taste buds may start tingling for that refreshing beverage. So here’s some great alternative beachy drink recipes, so you don’t have to miss out on any fun at the next party or summer celebration.
7 Mocktails That’ll Transport You Straight to the Beach
Now this is a straight transportation to sandy perfection in Mexico.
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1/4 cup grenadine
- Juice of 2 oranges
- 1 small container frozen limeade
- Two 2-liter bottles lemon-lime soda, such as 7-Up
- 4 limes, cut into slices
Combine the simple syrup, grenadine, orange juice and frozen limeade in a large container. Add the lemon-lime soda, fill the container wiht ice and top with lime slices.
Recipe from Food Network.
Perfect for a day at the pool.
- 3 oz. of non-alcoholic rose
- 3 oz. sparkling water
- ice or frozen strawberries
Pour the rose and sparkling water over ice or frozen strawberries. Cheers!!
Recipe from Tone It Up.
Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
Need an office pick-me-up? Surprise your co-workers with this mocktail with ingredients easy to access in one grocery store trip.
- 3 cups sparkling water
- 3 cups Simply Lemonade with Raspberry
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 6 small sprigs of mint leaves
Pour 4 oz. of sparkling water into 6 cocktail glasses. Add 4 oz. Simply Lemonade with Raspberry to each glass and stir until mixed. Fill each glass with ice. Top glasses with 3-4 raspberries and a sprig of mint.
Recipe found from Pinterest.
Juniper & Tonic
Have a baby bump this summer but can’t get a fizzy cocktail out of your mind?
I'm now 25 weeks pregnant, sporting a visible bump, and seriously missing gin. @onthesauceagain gave me the idea to make a juniper syrup as a substitute. I simmered dried juniper berries with water, sugar, and a bit of orange peel, cardamom, and bay leaf. It's absolutely dreamy with lime juice and @fevertree_uk tonic water. I garnished it with dried juniper berries, chive blossom, and chamomile to make it feel extra special. Get the full recipe for this Juniper & Tonic at the link in my profile! . . . #mocktail #mocktails #gin #ginandtonic #gandt #fevertree #tonicwater #garnish #garnishgame #edibleflowers #drinks #imbibe #imbibegram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #cocktailporn #cocktailphotography #nonalcoholic #virgindrinks #virgincocktail #pregnancy #pregnancymocktail #juniper #chamomile #chiveblossom #junipersyrup
- 1 oz. juniper syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 5 oz. high-quality tonic water
Combine juniper syrup and lime juice in a rocks glass. Fill with ice and top with tonic water. Stir very briefly. Garnish with a slice of lime, some juniper berries, edible flowers, and anything else that strikes your fancy.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp. dried juniper berries
- 1 strip orange peel
- 1 cardamom pod
- 1 small bay leaf
See full recipe and more of garnish_girl’s mocktails here.
Sweet, Sour, & Simple
This recipe is short, sweet and to the point!
- Lime wedges
- Lemon lime soda (Sprite or 7 Up)
- Lime Cordial (sweetened lime juice)
Fill a glass with ice, squeeze 1/4 of a lime into the glass, pour 2-3 Tbsp of lime cordial into the glass, fill the glass with soda, finish with a couple dashes of bitters. Enjoy!
Recipe from Pinterest.
Minty non-alcoholic mojito
Super simple way to feel refreshed on a hot summer day and have a throw-back to a night out at your resort.
- 4 mint, fresh leaves
- 2 Tbsp lime juice, fresh
- 1 Tbsp natural sweetener
- 6 oz soda water
Muddle the mint lightly, then pour the lime juice and the sweetener. Add the ice, then pour the soda water. Mix, then serve.
Recipe from Pinterest.
Classic Virgin Margarita
Great to celebrate summer holidays with age appropriate drinks for the family.
- 1/2 cup limeaide
- 1/4 cup lemon flavored Dasani Sparkling Water
- 1/4 cup lime flavored Dasin Sparkling Water
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Optional: salt & lime to garnish
Pour limeaide, lemon Dasani sparkling water, lime Dansani Sparkling water and orange juice into a pitcher and mix. Rim glass with salt if desired by turning glass upside down and dipping it into water then salt. Fill glass 2/3 full with ice, then pour the margarita over the top. Garnish with lime. This makes a one 10 oz. drink, scale the recipe up to make your desired amount of drinks.
Recipe from Pinterest.
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