Get refreshing summertime mocktail recipes

Non-alcoholic cocktails, or “mocktails,” mimic your favorite mixed drinks but don’t require any alcohol. Not only are they easy to make for get-togethers or a night at home, but these flavorful beverages also require only some fresh ingredients, soda, and a blender — no sugar added! Mocktails provide a healthy alternative to sugary, alcohol-laden cocktails.

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Cucumber Collins

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized cucumber, peeled
  • Juice of 2 medium-sized lemons
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Cucumber rounds or mint sprigs for garnish, if desired

Directions

  1. Puree the peeled cucumber with an immersion blender or food processor. Make sure there are no whole pieces of cucumber left.
  2. Pour cucumber puree and lemon juice into a shaker; close and shake well.
  3. Place ice cubes in glasses, and pour the cucumber-lemon mixture over the ice. Top with soda water and garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

Raspberry-Lime Margarita Fizz

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces raspberry-lime sparkling water
  • 4 ounces sugar-free margarita mix
  • Fresh lime and raspberries for garnish

Directions

  1. Add ice to a tall glass.
  2. Add sparkling water and margarita mix.
  3. Garnish with fresh lime and raspberries.

Strawberry Sangria

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grape juice (white or red)
  • 4 cups sparkling water
  • 1 cup cranberry juice or orange juice
  • Chopped strawberries
  • Ice
  • Fresh citrus slices, for garnish

Directions

  1. Add the grape juice, orange or cranberry juice, sparkling water, and chopped fruit to a large jug or drink dispenser.
  2. Place the sangria mocktail in the fridge and let it chill for a minimum of 1 hour.
  3. Remove from fridge, top with ice, and garnish your non-alcoholic sangria with fruit before serving.

Watermelon-Lime Spritzer

Yields: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 2 cups lemon-lime flavored soda water
  • Lime for garnish

Directions

  1. Place the watermelon and ice cubes in a blender and blend until liquefied. (Once you add the lemon-lime soda, it will thin out even more; add more ice cubes if you want it slushier.)
  2. Slowly add half of the lemon-lime soda and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses; garnish with limes and serve.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on , and was last reviewed on .

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