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
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