Summer’s right around the corner! If you’ve got barbecues and get-togethers planned, I’ve got you covered drink-wise with these amazing mocktail recipes! Best enjoyed sitting in the sun or poolside!
Watermelon lime mocktail
Nothing says summer quite like a nice refreshing slice of watermelon. This recipe takes it to the next level with some lime for a tangy twist—and watermelon is excellent for hydration, so drink up!
2 cups of watermelon chunks
¼ cup of lime juice
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
Slice of lime
Sprig of mint
Blend together watermelon, lime juice, and apple cider vinegar. Fill your glass of choice with ice, then strain the watermelon mixture over ice. Cut halfway into the slice of lime and place on the rim of your cups (if the rim is thick you might need to cut out a tiny wedge of the lime slice to get it to sit right on the cup, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Peach Bellini mocktail
Another great summer drink! Use ripe peaches for best results. Ripe peaches will be easier to blend smoothly, and will be sweeter!
1 cups of peeled and sliced peaches
½ cup of water
2 cups of ginger ale
1 tsp of lemon juice
Peach slices for garnishing
First you’re going to make the peach nectar for your Bellini mocktail. Blend together the sliced peaches and water until you have a smooth purée. Run this mixture through a sieve. Add in lemon juice and stir into peach nectar. Pour peach nectar into glasses and top with ginger ale. Pop a peach slice on top for garnish.
Virgin Piña Colada
Want to channel some easy breezy beach vibes? Featuring tropical coconuts and pineapples, a piña colada is just what you need!
1 ½ cups of pineapple chunks (freeze for a more slushie-like consistency)
¼ cup of ice
¾ cup pineapple juice
¾ cup of coconut milk
Place all ingredients together in a blender. Purée until there are no more chunks of ice and all ingredients are well incorporated. Pour into glasses.
¾ cup of orange juice
2 tsp of lime juice
¼ cup of simple syrup or equivalent sweetener of choice
1 cup of seltzer water
2 Tbsp of sea salt
2 Tbsp of sugar
Mix together orange juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
Get your glasses ready by first filling a plate with the sugar and salt. Take a slice of lime and run it around the edge of the glass, then dip it into the salt/sugar mixture.
Pour the previously made mixture into glasses, about ¾ of the glass. Fill the rest of the glass with seltzer water.
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