Summer Mocktails

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Summer Mocktails are easy, healthy and one of the most refreshing beverages to cool you off on any warm summers day.


Fresh limes, lemons, berries are just some of the fruits you can use to make these fabulous fruity drinks, plus we have another bonus favorite summertime drink for you today, called "Virgin Mojitos or "Nojito".


All these summer fresh fruit drinks are so easy to make in just a few minutes.


Because I don't drink alcohol, and I love citrusy drinks along with colorful delicious fruits, I picked all my favorites to share with you plus numerous suggestions below to change them up just the way you may like yours.


Mint grows like crazy in our yard, so Virgin Mojitos are a favorite and sure to keep those calories down for your waistline through swimsuit months.


If there are kids around to enjoy a hot summer pool day, I usually add some honey to sweeten these up just a tad and make them in a pitcher with a medley or fruits..


Below you'll find easy to make mocktails in strawberry, raspberry and blackberry, made with simple ingredients, plus a citrus fresh mint mojito recipe.


Scroll down to these pretty to serve drink recipes and print off the recipe card and check out just how super simple these healthy lifestyle summer drinks are to make.




this is a collage of mocktails with fresh citrus fruits and berries in each glass









Why Mocktails and Virgin Mojitos?



If you like the flavors that are in these alcohol styled beverage drinks, then these summer mocktails are a healthy tasty alternative that you're going to love.


These will hydrate you in the warmer weather and you can drink loads of it and not worry about your waistline because they have very few calories, if any, depending on what you choose for ingredients.


I usually make a whole pitcher full and add ice as I need it, and what's better than making a drink that takes only a few minutes to make and delicious like these, I would say nothing.


If you have guests that want the alcohol, just pass them a bottle and add a shot to their drink, no problem, but for the non-alcohol drinkers, this will be perfect for all ages even the kids.


Perfect for parties especially in a punch bowl, the floating fruits are the perfect beverage for entertaining guests.


The only thing you really need to be well-stocked on,  ice lots of ice, so make it ahead of time and keep a good supply in the freezer.



this is how to make summer mocktails



Ingredients You Will Need


  • fruits of choice, berries, citrus of any kind see suggestions below
  • any of your favorite flavored sparkling water of choice ( we like San Pellegrino, or some of the popular flavored canned sparkling waters)
  • ice
  • honey, sugar, or sugar substitutes are optional
  • fun toothpick umbrellas or other garnishing picks for fruits



this is a blackberry and sparkling water mocktail



Other Suggestions for More Healthy Refreshing Drinks

  • mashed blueberries
  • ripe peaches mashed 
  • bananas mashed
  • mango or papaya 
  • pineapple adding toasted coconut and coconut water or coconut milk instead of sparkling water
  • use any kinds of soda you prefer instead of sparkling water
  • Note: For dietary needs use stevia, swerve, or any other sugar substitute 
  • cucumbers are another good source to use for a refreshing drink just use 25 slices of cucumbers to 1 liter of water and let sit for 2 hours or up to 12 add more water if it's too strong to your liking.



this is a plate of fresh berries with sparkling water in a wine glass and fresh mint



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Virgin Refreshing Summer Drinks



All these drinks are delicious all year round and so pretty to serve even around any holiday and of course for those who do want to partake in the addition of alcohol, just add a shot of your favorite liqueur in your drink (I won't tell!).


The combinations of flavors are endless, and when fresh fruits aren't available use frozen, no problem, the only big difference is the garnishes won't be fresh on the glass.


So sit back after a long day of gardening, sunning by the pool or just read a good book and relax with a Virgin Mojito or one of our berry delicious Mocktails tonight!.




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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Summer  Mocktails

Summer Mocktails

Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min
These are refreshing summer drink recipes using all kindsof fresh fruits you prefer. Perfect non-alcohol mocktails for a delicious day in the sun.

Ingredients

  • Fruit Mocktail Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 5 raspberries, blackberries, or small strawberries per drink smashed
  • 1 teaspoon honey optional or use stevia for substituting if you want sweetness ( I prefer none)
  •  1 cup ice cubes
  •  12 ounces of flavored zero-calorie sparkling water or San Pelligrino sparkling waters ( I  prefer raspberry, blackberry, or any citrus flavors) 
  • Garnish: raspberries whole, blackberries whole, strawberries, orange slices, lime slices, and lemon slices
  • Fancy picks to hold the fruits, IE umbrellas, frilly ended toothpicks or party-themed flags for a holiday 
  • Virgin Mojito Mocktail Ingredients:
  • 15 fresh mint leaves saving 5 for garnishing
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon honey optional or stevia
  • 1-ounce fresh lime juice
  • 8 ounces of  lemon-lime sparkling water, ( or use orange San Pellegrino or another brand you prefer) you can also use lemon-like soda or even a citrus soda beverage
  • assorted citrus slices, blood oranges, lime, lemons, or just use one kind you prefer
  • ice
  • Garnish: slices of citrus more mint

Instructions

  1. Fruit Mocktail Directions:
  2. Mash the fresh raspberries in a small bowl.
  3. Mix in 2 tablespoons of water.
  4. Stir in honey and or you can use sugar until dissolved.
  5. Strain into another small bowl and set aside.
  6. Fill a glass with ice then add the sparkling water.
  7. Squeeze in the juice from the lime.
  8. Slowly pour in the raspberry mixture ( which will sink to the bottom but looks so pretty!
  9. Serve with more fresh raspberries strawberries or blackberries whichever drink your making or all three!
  10. Virgin Mojito Instructions:
  11. Place mint leaves and lime juice in a mason jar and let them sit for 1 minute. 
  12. Add the honey or stevia (note: if you prefer no sweetness omit).
  13. Add the sparkling water. 
  14. Garnish with citrus slices and a sprig of mint.
  15. Other Suggestions 
  16. Use mashed blueberries :
  17.  Very ripe peaches mashed
  18. Ripe bananas mashed
  19. Mashed mango or papaya
  20. Mashed pineapple adding toasted coconut and coconut water or coconut milk instead of sparkling water
  21. Use any kinds of soda you prefer instead of sparkling water
  22. For dietary needs use stevia, swerve, or any other sugar substitute
  23. Cucumbers are another good source to use for a refreshing drink just use 25 slices of cucumbers to 1 liter of water and let sit for 2 hours.

Calories

74.53

Fat (grams)

0.80

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.02

Carbs (grams)

18.22

Fiber (grams)

8.22

Net carbs

10.00

Sugar (grams)

7.46

Protein (grams)

1.56

Sodium (milligrams)

4.47

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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7 comments

  1. Such a great collection of drinks for summer! You can bet I'll have these on rotation1 Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh I'm just in the mood for one of those now!

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  3. Good mocktail recipes are never enough, especially when the summer is so close... Fantastic recipe!

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  4. I am so glad I came across this! I love that you have a group of mocktails I can enjoy all Summer long!

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  5. Oh wow! These are going to be made very soon! Excited to make these! Definitely making these throughout summer!

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  6. So fruity and beautiful! Those with berries are definitely my favourite.

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  7. Beautiful options for refreshing beverages that the whole family can enjoy!

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