Summer Mocktail Recipes: Non-Alcoholic Drinks for a Refreshing Summer


Summertime is all about enjoying refreshing drinks that help cool us down from the heat. But sometimes, we want something other than just beer or wine. That's where summer mocktails come in!

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy refreshing drinks without having to worry about alcohol. These mocktail recipes are perfect for a summer party or just relaxing at home. With flavors like strawberry, lime, and peach, these drinks are sure to quench your thirst on a hot day.

These drinks are perfect for anyone looking for a delicious and refreshing non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during the summer months. We've gathered some of our favorite recipes so you can mix and match them to create your perfect summer drink menu. Cheers!

20 Best Refreshing Summer Mocktails

Summer mocktails are cocktails that do not contain alcohol. They are typically made with fruit juices, syrups, and soda water or seltzer.

There are many reasons to try summer mocktails! If you're looking for a refreshing and flavorful drink to enjoy by the pool or at a summer party, mocktails are a great option.

Some options include iced tea, delicious recipes in fresh ginger, and a classic cocktail. They're also perfect for those who are pregnant or abstaining from alcohol.

Here are 20 of the best summer mocktails to try:

Moscow Mule


As its name suggests, the Moscow Mule is commonly used as a summer drink in Russia. It is also popular in the United States, especially in areas with large Russian populations.


  • 3/4 cup vodka

  • 3/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (1:1 sugar to water)

  • 1 bottle sparkling water or club soda, chilled

  • Lime wedges for garnish


  • In a large pitcher or drink dispenser, combine the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup

  • Mix well and top with sparkling water or club soda

  • Garnish each drink with a lime wedge if desired. Serve immediately over ice.

If you are looking for a completely alcohol-free version of the drink, try out Mingle's Canned Moscow Mule! 



A mojito is a refreshing Cuban drink that combines mint, lime, sugar, rum, and sparkling water. It's perfect for sipping on a hot summer day!

If you're looking for a non-alcoholic option, you can make a virgin mojito by leaving out the rum. Or, try adding fruit juice or flavored syrup to your mojito for a twist on the classic recipe.


  • 1/2 lime, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 10 mint leaves

  • 1-ounce rum

  • Sparkling water

  • Lime wedge for garnish


  • In the bottom of a glass, muddle together lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves.

  • Add rum and fill the glass with ice.

  • Top off with sparkling water and stir to combine.

  • Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Mingle's Cucumber Mojito is a great option if want an instant drink! 



Bellini is a refreshing summer mocktail made with white peach puree and Prosecco. It's the perfect drink for a hot summer day!

Bellinis are often served as an aperitif or as a dessert drink. The Bellini was created by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. The drink was named after the 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.


  • -White peach puree (you can use fresh or canned peaches)

  • -Prosecco

  • -Ice


  • Fill a champagne flute with ice and set it aside.

  • In a blender, blend the white peach puree until smooth.

  • Pour the puree into a small pitcher.

  • Slowly add Prosecco to the peach puree, stirring gently as you pour.

  • Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared champagne flute

  • Garnish with a slice of fresh peach, if desired. Enjoy!

Bellini comes in different flavors and ingredients. Mingle's Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini is one of the most exotic ones for you to try out! 



If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing summer mocktail, look no further than the cosmopolitan. This classic drink is made with cranberry juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur, and is garnished with a lime wedge. While it's traditionally made with vodka, you can easily leave out the alcohol to make a virgin cosmopolitan. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make a cosmopolitan:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  • Add cranberry juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur to the shaker.

  • Shake well until the ingredients are combined and the outside of the shaker is frosted.

  • Strain the mixture into a martini glass.

  • Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Mingle's Cranberry Cosmo is an example of a perfect execution of this historic drink!



A Mimosa is a refreshing and bubbly drink that's perfect for summertime sipping. It's made with orange juice and sparkling wine, and it's incredibly easy to make. The most important thing to remember when making a Mimosa is to use fresh-squeezed orange juice. It makes all the difference in the flavor of the drink.

To make a Mimosa, simply combine equal parts orange juice and sparkling wine in a glass. If you want to get fancy, you can rim the glass with sugar or garnish it with a slice of orange. But really, all you need is orange juice and bubbly wine to enjoy this delicious summertime treat. Cheers!

Want a bit fancier version of the drink? Try out Mingle's Blood Orange Elderflower Mimosa.

Shirley Ginger


Shirley Temple was a famous child actress in the 1930s, and the Shirley Temple drink is named after her. This mocktail is made with ginger ale and grenadine and is garnished with a maraschino cherry. It's a refreshing and kid-friendly drink that's perfect for summer parties!


  • 1.1 l ginger ale

  • 250 ml grenadine syrup

  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice

  • 1 liter Shirley Temple mix


  • Combine the ginger ale, grenadine syrup, and maraschino cherry juice in a pitcher and stir.

  • Add the Shirley Temple mix and stir again.

  • Serve over ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!

Mango Mule


There's nothing quite like a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Whether you're looking for something non-alcoholic or just want to take it easy on the booze, this mocktail is perfect for satisfying your thirst.


  • -1 cup mango puree

  • -1/2 cup vodka

  • -1/4 cup lime juice

  • -1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

  • -club soda or seltzer, to top

  • -lime wedge, for garnish


  • In a large pitcher, combine mango puree, vodka, lime juice, and ginger

  • Fill glasses with ice and pour mango mule over ice

  • Top with club soda or seltzer

  • Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Berry Burlesque


Berry Burlesque is a refreshing summer mocktail made with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. It is perfect for hot summer days or as an after-dinner drink.


To make Berry Burlesque, you will need

  • -1 pint of strawberries

  • -1 pint of raspberries

  • -1 pint of blueberries

  • -1/2 cup sugar

  • -1/2 cup water

  • -1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Start by making a simple syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, remove it from the heat and let it cool.

  • Wash and hull the strawberries. Cut them into small pieces and place them in a blender or food processor. Add the simple syrup and lemon juice and blend until smooth.

  • Repeat Step 2 with the raspberries and blueberries.

  • To assemble, pour the strawberry puree into a glass, then spoon the raspberry and blueberry purees over it. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Virgin Margarita


The Virgin Margarita is a refreshing and delicious mocktail that is perfect for summer parties or any get-together. It is made with lime juice, lemon juice, triple sec, and agave nectar. The rim of the glass is usually garnished with salt or sugar

This delicious drink was created in Mexico and is named after the Virgin Mary. The Virgin Margarita is a refreshing and delicious mocktail that is perfect for summer parties or any get-together.


  • 1 1/2 oz Blanco tequila

  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 oz agave nectar or simple syrup

  • Lime wedge for garnish


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until well-chilled

  • Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

Watermelon Breeze


Watermelon Breeze is the perfect drink to cool down with on a hot summer day! This refreshing mocktail is made with just a few simple ingredients and comes together in no time at all. This Watermelon Breeze recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and is sure to be a hit with everyone!


  • -1 1/2 cups watermelon, cubed

  • -1/2 lime, juiced

  • -1 sprig mint

  • -club soda or seltzer water


  • In a blender, combine watermelon and lime juice. Blend until smooth

  • Pour the mixture into a glass. Add a mint sprig and club soda or seltzer water. Enjoy!

Rose Fizz


Rose Fizz is a refreshing and easy-to-make mocktail that is perfect for summer. It is made with rose syrup, lemon juice, and soda water.

To make a Rose Fizz, start by adding 2 ounces of rose syrup to a glass. Then add the juice of half a lemon. Top off the glass with soda water and stir. Serve over ice and enjoy!

For a more festive drink, try making a Rose Fizz with sparkling wine instead of soda water. Simply add the rose syrup and lemon juice to a glass, then top off with your favorite sparkling wine. Cheers!

Blueberry Smash


This Blueberry Smash recipe is the perfect summer mocktail! Made with fresh blueberries, mint, lime juice, and club soda, it's refreshing and delicious. So if you're looking for a non-alcoholic drink to enjoy this summer, look no further than this Blueberry Smash! Here is one of the best seasonal recipes!


  • Blueberries

  • Mint leaves

  • Lime juice

  • Simple syrup

  • Club soda


  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries and mint leaves together

  • Add the lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda

  • Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice cubes

  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve immediately

Wildcat Cooler


The Wildcat Cooler is a refreshing mocktail made with tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice. It's perfect for summer parties or any time you need a little pick-me-up!

The Wildcat Cooler is a popular drink in the United States and Mexico. It is often served at parties or as a refreshing summertime beverage. The Wildcat Cooler is made with tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice. It is typically garnished with a lime wedge and served over ice.


  • -1 oz tequila

  • -1/2 oz Triple Sec

  • -1/2 oz lime juice

  • Crushed Ice

  • -Soda water

  • -Lime wedge for garnish


1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice .

2. Shake well and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice

3. Top off with soda water and garnish with a lime wedge.

Pineapple Ginger Beer


Pineapple ginger beer is a refreshing and flavorful mocktail that is perfect for summertime gatherings. This recipe is made with fresh pineapple juice, lemon juice, and ginger beer. It is sweetened with honey and has a beautiful yellow color from turmeric.

To make this mocktail, start by juicing one fresh pineapple. You will need about 3 cups of pineapple juice for this recipe. Add the pineapple juice to a pitcher along with 2 cups of ginger beer, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of honey. Stir well to combine.

Next, add in 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and stir gently until combined. This will give the mocktail a beautiful yellow color. To serve, pour the mocktail into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with fresh pineapple slices and mint leaves. Make this fruity mocktail and enjoy the fresh fruit drink!

Pineapple Cobbler


Pineapple Cobbler is a refreshing summer mocktail made with pineapple chunks, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and egg. This mocktail is commonly served in the United States, Canada, and Australia There are many variations of this mocktail, including adding different fruits, such as mango or strawberries.

Another variation is to add rum or vodka to the recipe. Pineapple Cobbler is often served with ice cream, whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla yogurt. It can also be enjoyed as is.

Pineapple is a good source of vitamins C and B6, as well as fiber and potassium. This mocktail is also low in calories and fat.


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • Dash of salt

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square baking pan with butter.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together pineapple chunks, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour into prepared pan.

  • In a small bowl, mix sugar and egg; pour over pineapple mixture.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.

  • Enjoy your delicious Pineapple Cobbler!

Grilled Lemon Limeade


Grilled Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink made with lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, and water. It can be enjoyed as is or spiked with vodka or rum. To make grilled lemonade, start by heating sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Then, add lemon juice and lime juice and stir to combine.

Next, use a grill brush to lightly coat the lemon and lime slices with sugar before grilling them over medium heat for 1-2 minutes per side. Finally, add the grilled fruit to the lemonade mixture and serve over ice. Enjoy!

Grilled lemonade is most commonly enjoyed as a refreshing summer drink. It can be enjoyed on its own or spiked with vodka or rum. Additionally, grilled lemonade makes a great base for cocktails and mocktails.

Raspberry Citrus


As the summer heat creeps in, we all want something refreshing to cool down with. Whether you're looking for an alcohol-free option or just want to take it easy on the booze, mocktails are always a great choice. And if you're feeling creative, they can be even more fun to make than cocktails!

One of our favorite summer mocktails is the Raspberry Citrus. It's made with fresh raspberries, lemon juice, and a splash of club soda or seltzer. And it's incredibly easy to make - just mix everything together in a glass and enjoy. If you're looking for something a little bit more special, try muddling some mint leaves or adding a bit of elderflower cordial to the mix. And if you want to make it even more refreshing, add a few cubes of ice.


  • -1 cup fresh raspberries

  • -1/2 lemon, juiced

  • -1/4 cup club soda or seltzer

  • -1 tablespoon elderflower cordial (optional)

  • -Mint leaves (optional)


  • In a glass, mix together raspberries, lemon juice, and elderflower cordial (if using).

  • Add club soda or seltzer and stir gently.

  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves (if using) and enjoy!

  • Make it even more refreshing by adding a few cubes of ice.



Nopaloma is a refreshing summer mocktail made with nopal cactus, lime juice, and sparkling water. It's perfect for hot summer days!

Nopal cactus is commonly found in Mexico, the southwestern United States, and parts of South America. The nopal cactus (also called the prickly pear cactus) is a type of succulent plant that has flat, oval-shaped pads with spines on them. The pads are used in many different dishes in Mexican cuisine, including salads, stews, and even soups.

The nopal cactus is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, magnesium, and iron. It's also a good source of fiber.


  • 1-ounce fresh lime juice

  • 1-ounce nopal syrup

  • 4 ounces sparkling water


  • Add lime juice and nopal syrup to a glass.

  • Top with sparkling water and stir.

  • Enjoy!

Pina Colada Shake


Pina Colada Shake is a refreshing and delicious summer mocktail made with pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice. It's easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone! Pina Colada Shake is commonly found and drunk in tropical areas, such as Hawaii and the Caribbean. However, it can be enjoyed anywhere in the world!

  • To make a Pina Colada Shake, you will need:

  • -1 cup pineapple juice

  • -1/2 cup cream of coconut

  • -1 cup ice

Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a cherry, if desired. Enjoy!

If you're looking for a non-alcoholic version of the classic Pina Colada, this Pina Colada Shake is the perfect summer mocktail!

Agua Fresca


Agua fresca is a type of fruit-infused water popular in Mexico and Latin America. It is made by blending fresh fruits or vegetables with water and sugar to create a refreshing drink. The most popular agua frescas are made with watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, mango, pineapple, or strawberries. Other fruits that can be used include papaya, guava, and even cucumber. Agua frescas are often flavored with lime juice or other citrus juices, as well as chile peppers for a little bit of heat. They can be enjoyed on their own or as an accompaniment to a meal.


  • 1 cup diced fruit or vegetables

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (optional)

  • 1-2 chile peppers, sliced (optional)


  • Combine the fruit or vegetables with water in a blender and blend until smooth.

  • Add the sugar and lime juice (if using) and blend again.

  • Add the chili peppers (if used) and blend one last time.

  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Agua frescas are best served immediately, but they can be stored in the fridge for a few hours if necessary. Enjoy!

Benefits of Drinking Mocktails in the Summer

As the weather gets warmer, people tend to reach for refreshing drinks to cool down. While cocktails are always a popular choice, mocktails are becoming more and more popular as people look for non-alcoholic options. Here are some reasons why you should consider drinking mocktails this summer:

Mocktails are just as refreshing as cocktails

With all the same fruity, flavorful, and refreshing ingredients, mocktails can be just as thirst-quenching as their alcoholic counterparts. So if you're looking for a drink to cool down with on a hot summer day, reach for a mocktail instead of a cocktail.

You don't have to worry about alcohol

Dehydration is a common risk in the summer heat, especially if you're enjoying alcoholic beverages. Since mocktails don't contain any alcohol, they won't contribute to dehydration as cocktails can.

Perfect for designated drivers

Mocktails are ideal for those who are designated drivers. They can still enjoy all the flavor and fun.

Mocktails are usually lower in calories than cocktails

If you're watching your weight, mocktails can be a better choice than cocktails since they're often lower in calories. This is due to the fact that alcohol contains seven calories per gram, while mocktails don't contain any alcohol.

enjoy mocktails at any time of day

Mocktails can be enjoyed at any time of day, unlike alcohol which is usually only consumed in the evening. So if you're looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy in the daytime, reach for a mocktail instead of a cocktail.

So next time you're looking for a refreshing summer drink, don't forget about mocktails! They offer all the flavor and refreshment of a cocktail without the alcohol content, making them the perfect choice for designated drivers, non-drinkers, and anyone else who wants to enjoy a delicious beverage without the booze.

How to Choose the Best Summer Mocktails?

Summer mocktails are refreshing drinks that are perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. While they may not contain alcohol, they are still packed with flavor and can be just as enjoyable as their boozy counterparts.

When choosing a summer mocktail, it is important to consider the ingredients that you will use. Seasonal fruits and herbs are always a good choice, as they will add seasonal flavor to your drink. Other great ingredients to use in summer mocktails include citrus juices, sparkling waters, and even ice cream or sorbet.

Once you have chosen your ingredients, it is time to put them all together. There are many ways to do this, but one of the simplest is to combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you want a more sophisticated drink, you can try layering the ingredients in a glass. Regardless of how you choose to make your summer mocktail, the most important thing is to enjoy it! Sit back, relax, and sip on your refreshing drink while enjoying the summer sun. But with so many delicious options, how do you choose the best summer mocktails? Here are a few tips:

Consider your guests

If you’re having a party, it’s important to consider the tastes of your guests. You’ll want to have a variety of flavors so everyone can find something they like.

Think about the weather

If it’s hot outside, you’ll want to choose lighter mocktails that won’t weigh you down. Fruity drinks are always a good choice, or you could try something with mint or cucumber.

Choose easy-to-make recipes

During the summer, you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the weather—not being stuck in the kitchen. Look for recipes that don’t require too many ingredients or steps.

Few more factors

  • The occasion. Is this a casual get-together or a more formal event?

  • Your personal preferences. What flavors do you like?

  • The time of day. Will this be a morning, afternoon, or evening drink?

  • The location. Will you be serving these drinks indoors or outdoors?

With these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to choose the best summer mocktails for your next gathering!


These summer mocktail recipes are the perfect way to cool down and relax this summer. So, whether you’re looking for a drink to enjoy at your next summer BBQ or something to help you cool off after a long day in the sun, we’ve got you covered.

Be sure to check out our delicious and refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail recipes below! Whether you’re hosting a party or just want something refreshing to drink on a hot day, these drinks will hit the spot. Be sure to try out all of our recipes – we promise you won’t be disappointed!