Hot weather brings on big thirst, and these refreshing non alcoholic drinks have your back. Make them by the glass or the pitcherful, my colorful quenchers are a healthy alternative to sugary sodas and artificially flavored beverages.
Everyone should know how to make themselves a perfect glass of classic lemonade, it’s a simple matter of getting the proportions right. Master this and you’ve got summer’s most iconic non alcoholic drink!
Iced tea is a classic non alcoholic drink perfect for the hottest months, but don’t limit yourself to Lipton. Make your own herbal tea with flowers from your backyard!
Refreshing doesn’t even begin to describe the bright, bold flavor of this mint infused frozen lemonade. I can’t imagine anything better for the hottest, stickiest days of summer!
A super simple recipe for a classic nostalgic soda ~ who knew it would be so easy!
Put this on your summer to-do list! My creamy lemonade recipe takes its cue from different types of creamy lemonades out there, from Brazilian lemonade (actually made with limes) and blender lemonade, to current social media crazes made with sweetened condensed milk. My version is simple, sophisticated, and a taste sensation. I could sip on it all day long.
Water ~ it’s the OG non alcoholic drink! This is a fun and festive way to keep everyone hydrated all summer long. I’ll show you how to get super creative with this.
As beautiful as it is delicious, you won’t find this in any soda aisle!
Ripe peaches sweeten this lemonade so sugar is optional. Any extra peach puree can be made into a peachy soda, as above!
Lemon balm tea is an herbal tea that’s been used for centuries as a relaxant and stress reliever. It’s traditionally been used to reduce anxiety and promote sleep. Lemon balm has also been used to help treat indigestion and menstrual cramps. Enjoy it hot or iced.
I like this lemonade variation because it gives a little bit of an adult edge to a delicious but predictable summer drink. Add a splash of vodka or gin to turn your non alcoholic drink into a low abv cocktail!
If fruity lemonades aren’t your thing, this honeysuckle iced tea is sophisticated, subtle, and so, so delicious. It’s like the sweetest days of spring in a glass.
Blueberries and lemon are a stunning pair! I just love the vibrant purple color and berry flavor in this upgraded lemonade.
The bright, tropical flavors of papaya and lime are an unexpectedly delicious pairing in this fruity non alcoholic drink. Agua fresca can be made with just about any fresh fruit, so have fun experimenting with new combinations this season.
This traditional Middle Eastern tea is amazing and it’s a no brainer to ice it in the summer. Fresh mint leaves from your garden (or the supermarket) give this tea a distinctive cooling, refreshing flavor. You can change it up by using any of the many varieties of mint.
A fun project for the kids this summer, my layered ice cubes turn plain water into fruity drink, and each one will be unique. This is a creative way to wean everybody off soda.
This is a versatile recipe that can be adapted to just about any fruit.
Fresh strawberry puree sweetens up a classic lemonade and makes it pretty in pink.
Blood oranges have an unforgettable flavor, but any variety of orange or tangerine can be substituted when you can’t find them.
Some call this magical color change lemonade because the acidity of the lemons causes the blue violet infusion to turn to a vivid pink.