When you need a refreshing beverage, try one of these sweet summer drinks and mocktail recipes. They are pretty enough for parties too!
What is your favorite summertime drink? Is it lemonade? Tea? Or maybe it’s something fruity! Whatever it is, you are going to find something new to try on this list.
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A pretty little drink is the perfect way to unwind on hot summer nights. They make lovely centerpieces for parties and are just a lot of fun to prepare too.
All of the drinks on this list are kid-friendly. That’s the fun of mocktails! Kids get to enjoy drinks made just for them.
26 Summer Drink and Mocktail recipes
There are enough drinks on this list for you to have a new drink just about every day of the month. Pick out your favorites!
1. Watermelon slush
When it’s hot outside, this watermelon slush will cool you off! Kids will love slurping the flavored ice up as it melts outside too.
2. Rosemary Plum Italian Cream Soda
This rosemary plum Italian cream soda tastes just like something you would get at a coffee shop. It’s made with fresh plums, brown sugar, club soda, and half and half. This is a completely homemade drink!
3. Old Fashioned Fizzy Lemonade
This fizzy lemonade recipe even comes with a science lesson. Kids will love making their own fizzy drinks and learning about chemical reactions at the same time.
4. Watermelon Mojito
Adults can enjoy this watermelon mojito with alcohol. To make it a mocktail, just leave out the rum and fill it with seltzer. Adding sliced watermelon is the perfect way to sweeten this drink.
5. Red and Blue Punch
This red and blue layered punch is as fun to drink as it is to make. Even though it looks perfect for July 4th, you can enjoy it any time of year.
6. Egyptian Mint Limeade
This limeade is the definition of refreshing. All you need to make your own is fresh-squeezed lime juice, sugar, mint leaves, and crushed ice.
7. Brazilian Lemonade
8. Strawberry Peach Soda
You’ll enjoy this strawberry peach soda and all the sweet flavors it has. Peach is a summertime fruit. Imagine drinking this while eating a slice of peach pie!
9. Raspberry Sherbet Punch
This recipe is a classic staple at parties. Everyone will love how the raspberry sherbet punch tastes. It has the refreshing flavors of lemon and lime with the happy pink colors from the raspberry sherbet.
10. Shirley Temple
Kids love how this Shirley Temple drink looks and tastes. The secret ingredient that makes it taste so amazing is the Grenadine.
11. Muddled Blueberry Lemonade
This blueberry lemonade is such a bright color and has the perfect balance of sweet and tang.
12. Sonic Ocean Water
Stay home and make the Sonic Ocean Water yourself. The coconut extract makes it taste like you really are at the ocean.
13. Orange Fruit Punch
14. Unicorn Lemonade
Kids will love this unicorn lemonade. Even though it looks complicated, it’s pretty simple! You just need food coloring and corn syrup.
15. Strawberry Basil Lemonade
If you want something that’s completely unique, try this strawberry basil lemonade. It tastes best if you use a blender to really mix everything up.
16. Frozen Mint Limonana
Stir up a frozen mint limonana (lemonade). You’ll need some lemons and fresh mint to make this exciting drink.
17. Mermaid Slush
This mermaid slush has such beautiful colors in each layer. This drink tastes fruity because it’s made with 3 different types of Gatorade too.
18. Color-Changing Lemonade
Everyone will love this color-changing lemonade. This drink is made with butterfly pea flower teabags – that’s what gives it the color.
19. Grapefruit Mint INfused Water
This grapefruit mint infused water recipe is the healthiest one on the list. No added sugars, just fruit and herbs.
20. PiñA Colada Mocktail
Kids can enjoy all the flavors of a piña colada. Coconut milk makes it creamy and the honey makes it really sweet.
21. Beet Citrus Mocktail
This beet and citrus mocktail tastes just like a sangria. Beet juice isn’t overly sweet, so you’ll need some kind of agave syrup or other sweetener.
22. Berry Agua Fresca
23. Virgin Strawberry Margarita
Everyone can enjoy a margarita when you make a virgin strawberry margarita. This is another refreshing drink that also uses fresh fruit.
24. Pear Ginger Honey Mocktail
You have never tried any mocktail recipes like this! This pear ginger honey mocktail is exceptionally sweet with a little bite!
25. Cherry Limeade Slush
Frozen drinks are perfect when it is hot outside and this cherry limeade slush is pure perfection.
26. Instant Pot Iced Tea
The Must-Have Summer Drinkware and Accessories
- Colored Paper Straws – Colored straws just make a drink more fun, and with this pack, there is a color to coordinate with every drink you can think of.
- Mason Jars – You probably already have a few mason jars at home, so why not serve up a fun drink in them. There’s something about a mason jar that makes it feel more like summer.
- Citrus Spiralizer – Top your favorite drink off with the perfect twist of lemon, lime, or orange with this easy to use citrus spiralizer.
- Insulated Tumblers – Keep your ice from melting and your drink cold with a set of insulated glasses.
- Cocktail Swizzle Sticks – Not only are these swizzle sticks such a cute way to mix up your drink, they are a great way to help you keep track of which drink is yours when you use it.
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