Are you looking for family-friendly mocktail recipes for your next summer party? Or are you cutting out alcohol for the summer and are craving a fruity drink? Whatever the case may be, it is possible to have a refreshing mixed drink, sans alcohol at your next outdoor cookout!
Non Alcoholic Apple Cider Mimosa
You only need two ingredients for the perfect drink to go with brunch, and kids are bound to love it too! And, the fact it contains no added sugar is a bonus. Just pick up fresh orange juice and sparkling apple cider, and you’re all set to make a drink that the whole family will love.
This limeade is sure to be a hit at your next picnic! Blackberries and lime juice create a surprisingly refreshing drink that is both sweet and tart. Adding more sugar will cut out the tartness, but if you like your drink to be a little sour don’t add the full amount. Substitute club soda for the water to make it a mocktail.
Non Alcoholic Sangria
Sangria is a popular Spanish drink made with wine, fruits, and some sweetener. But, this version swaps out the wine for grape juice so anyone of any age is guaranteed to come back for a second glass.
Virgin Pina Colada
No beach in sight? No worries–this pina colada mocktail recipe will make you feel like you’re listening to the waves with your toes in the sand! All you need is ice, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. If you’re feeling fancy, feel free to add a garnish such as pineapple chunks or maraschino cherries. Now, sip on your drink and relax!
Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
Go strawberry picking at a local farm with the family, and use those fresh-picked strawberries for this mojito mocktail recipe. Not only is it family-friendly because of the lack of alcohol, but it is also low on sugar. The fresh mint and lime make this drink refreshing, even on those hot July days.
What to have on hand for mocktail recipes
Now that you are officially a mocktail expert, here are a few ideas on what to have on hand if you need to make a drink on the fly.
- Sparkling water
- Ginger ale
- Kool-aid mix
- Honey to use as a sweetener
- Fresh herbs and sliced fruit for garnish
- Party straws, cocktail stirrers and cute drink umbrellas