4 Refreshing Summer Mocktails to Try

by Fitcoachion | Last Updated: July 1, 2020


It’s a hot summer day and you’re craving a sweet & flavorful drink to quench your thirst. Plain old soda or juice won’t do the trick and you may not be in the mood for an alcoholic beverage. Cue in – Mocktails! What are mocktails? Mocktails are the liquor free version of your favorite cocktails. As much as some of us would love to live off mojitos every day, that’s not always the healthiest option. Because they’re sans liquor, these virgin drinks can be healthier and even less expensive than their boozy counterparts. Whether you’re planning a party or just in the mood for a refreshing drink on a hot summer day, Mocktails can be easy + perfect for any occasion!

summer-mocktails

Honey Black Berry Mint

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh blackberries plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • a handful fresh mint leaves about 10, plus more for garnish
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups seltzer

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the blackberries, honey, and mint until very well blended.
  2. Add the lemon juice and water, cover, and shake to mix.
  3. Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice.
  4. Top each glass with 1 cup of seltzer.
  5. Garnish with blackberries and mint leaves.

summer-mocktails

Blueberry Mojito

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons simple syrup
  • 8-10 mint leaves + sprig for garnish
  • 1/2 lime + slices for garnish
  • 4-6 Tablespoons lemon lime sparking water

Instructions

  1. Place 3 Tablespoons of the simple syrup plus the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, muddle the mint and blueberries together in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Add 1/2 a lime, enough ice to fill the glass, plus the club soda to top it off. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge or slice and a sprig of mint. Stir and serve immediately.

summer-mocktails

Frozen Peach Bellini

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (or you can use frozen)
  • 1 cup sparkling apple juice, plus more for serving
  • 2 teaspoons SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions

  1. Place sliced peaches in freezer for 1 hour.
  2. Combine peaches, 1 cup sparkling apple juice, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and add about 1/2 inch of additional sparkling apple juice.

Pina Colada Moscato

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 750ml bottles alcohol free Moscato (you can sub for ginger ale or seltzer as well)
  • 2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup grenadine

Instructions

  1. In large pitcher add together your Moscato, pineapple juice, coconut water, pineapple, cherries and grenadine.
  2. Stir together and chill before serving, or serve over ice.

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