7 Easy Summer Mocktail Recipes for Picnics and Barbecues

7 Easy Summer Mocktail Recipes for Picnics and Barbecues

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One way to make any occasion or gathering feel special is to include delicious drinks!

Even if you are providing drinks for underage or sober friends and family, you can still have fun, fancy drinks that will make your guests feel excited and special.

Go beyond soda and lemonade! We have developed virgin drinks of all different flavor profiles that you and your guests will love this summer. They are very easy, and you can see pictures of the garnishes to add to each drink.

You can serve them in any cute glassware you have, like mason jars, stemless wine glasses, highball tall glass cups, and whiskey rocks glasses.

Shake individual drinks in a cocktail shaker, or blend up a whole pitcher because your guest are sure to want to taste a sip of each one!

Don’t forget the cocktail ice cubes tray for a special touch, too.

Without further ado, here are the hottest summer mocktails that you should make for your next picnic or cookout!

Mimosas are a classic fun drink for any brunch, bridal shower, wedding shower, or other exciting occasions. If you want to skip the alcohol, you can still partake in this refreshing summer cocktail!

We absolutely love these virgin blushing mimosas for picnics in your own backyard. If you’re looking for more options than just iced tea and lemonade, this delicious beverage with a hint of sweetness is a great option!

Bloody Marys are a sometimes-spicy, tomato-based drink that are delicious and brighten up any brunch! But if you’re a Bloody Mary connoisseur who’s not wanting the alcoholic version, it can be tough to find something similar to serve at your summer parties.

Look no further than this delicious Mock Mary recipe for a summer mocktail! Your guests are sure to love it, especially if you add a fun straw!

If you’re looking for a drink that will quench your guests’ thirst in the heat while helping them feel like they’re on island time, this strawberry coconut summer mocktail is an amazing option. 

This flirty, fun tropical drink is the one of the cutest summer drinks you can make, with its cute pink color and adorable garnish of fresh strawberries. It’s the perfect drink for the whole family!

One of my favorite flavor profiles for summer mocktails is a drink with some citrus sweet, tart notes. The island hopper virgin cocktail is a delicious mocktail mixture featuring ingredients of pineapple, passionfruit, lemon juice, and brown sugar syrup, which makes for a more healthy drink than other options.

It’s the perfect way to celebrate on lazy hot summer days.

Sometimes you get sick of all the sodas and slushies full of added sugar. Agua fresca is an easy mocktail recipe that is perfect for any hot day, and you can make it fancy and bubbly by adding sparkling water if you’d like.

The fresh lime juice gives it a little extra zing, while the natural sweeteners make it the best non-alcoholic summer drink. Plus, making it will literally take you less than five minutes! What more could you ask for?

If you’re looking for a summer mocktail recipe with more layered flavors, the fresh herbs in the mango basil spritzer are for you. It’s an amazingly refreshing drink perfect for summer days! If you like it a bit sweeter, add some simple syrup or honey to this mint mojito style mocktail — and don’t forget the fresh mint leaves for garnish!

You can also add pineapple juice to make it a pineapple-mango drink with an added kick. All you need is ginger ale, mango juice, and ginger leaves to make this deliciously layered mocktail.

Another way to celebrate summer without alcoholic drinks is to create some virgin sangria! This non-alcoholic drink is an awesome summer mocktail alternative that’s full of fruity flavor, and it’s a fun way to spice up any gathering.

It is much more complex and involved than the other drinks on this list, so if you’re looking for alcohol-free drinks that seem a bit more like the real thing, try creating this one for your next cookout.

Each fun mocktail on this list would be a great way to upgrade your summer cookout. Garnish each with fresh fruit and serve to your guests! Feel free to add some ginger beer, strawberry lemonade, or orange juice to your spread to beat the summer heat. Your guests will thank you.

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