Summertime means cold drinks and lots of them. Here are 18 of the best summer drinks to keep you hydrated all summer long. Whether you are a hosting a backyard BBQ or having a baby or bridal shower, you can’t host a party without drinks.
Summer gatherings usually involve a crowd and you want to have a variety of drinks available. That means offering alcohol-free options beyond water and soda, like some of the delicious beverages we have on this list.
Booze-free beverages don’t have to be boring. Just look at the color of this drink, wouldn’t you want a tall glass of that? Non-alcoholic drinks aren’t just for kids. You can make some pretty tasty beverages for grown-ups too and they won’t even miss the hooch.
Best Summer Drinks
I’m not a big drinker, especially when it’s hot. The heat of summer combined with alcohol doesn’t always work out well for me, so I usually stick to drinks of the unleaded variety.
Everyone loves a glass of iced tea or lemonade; but why stick to those when you can make something different that your guests (or family) will remember? Non-alcoholic drinks can be incredibly delicious, so grab your glass and let’s make something good.
What do I need to make some of these drinks?
A few of these drinks require some special equipment. There are links below to a few of my favorite items that come in handy when making mocktails (or cocktails).
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- a glass measuring cup – the kind your Mom and Grandma used
- a blender for blending up your frosty beverages
- a cocktail shaker – when your drinks are shaken, not stirred
- tall glasses for serving it
- cute straws for sipping
- one gallon drink dispenser for serving a crowd
Are you hungry? Do you need something to eat with that tasty mocktail? Here are some summertime recipes we’re enjoying right now: Mediterranean Orzo Salad / Lamb Burger with Tahini Yogurt Sauce / Summer Cherry Hand Pies / No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Bars / Coconut Yogurt Popsicles
Cherry Shirley Temple Mocktail Recipe (Non-Alcoholic Mixed Drink)
Growing up, Shirley Temples were a big treat. So, when I asked a few fellow bloggers for their best summer mocktail recipes and this was one of the submissions, I knew I had to include it.
Herbal Iced Tea Recipe
This herbal iced tea recipe will help you beat the heat this summer. Made with fresh fruit juice and fruity tea, it’s the perfect thirst quencher for summertime. Make a big pitcher for the whole family to enjoy, this delicious combination is also caffeine free.
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