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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This strawberry arnold palmer is a delicious combination of lemonade and iced tea blended with fresh strawberries. Quick and easy to make, this drink would be great for summertime parties or gatherings of any kind.
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.