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Summer is one of the best seasons of the year! It’s the time to fall in love, have fun in the sun, connect with family and friends, and have adventures. It’s also the time to enjoy delicious cocktails and mocktails.
Cocktails are delicious, and you shouldn’t have to live on them, which is why it’s good to have mocktail recipes as well. Today, I want to share some of the best cocktail and mocktail recipes for the summer so you can enjoy delicious drinks, with or without alcohol.
Best Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes
If you love mimosas, you’ll love this mocktail. It only requires Grenadine and Sprite.
x2 Cups Pomegranate Juice
x2 Cups Sugar
x2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
You can make the Grenadine at home by mixing the pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Then, cook over medium heat until the edges start to bubble and the sugar dissolves. Don’t let it boil and stir gently. Let it cool before bottling and keep it in the fridge.
In a fancy glass add ice and a splash of Grenadine, top up with Sprite, add a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint for garnish and serve.
Watermelon Lemonade Cocktail
This refreshing cocktail only requires a few ingredients.
and Water to make the lemonade.
For the liquor, you can add vodka, tequila, or whisky. If you want this to be a mocktail instead, we recommend using sparkling water to add some fizz.
In a cocktail glass add ice and a generous amount of cordial, top up with sparkling water or add your preferred alcohol, add a slice of strawberry and a sprig of mint for garnish and serve.
Apple Virgin Margarita
For this mocktail, you’ll need two cups of sparkling apple juice, two tablespoons of lime juice, four cups of ice cubes, and four slices of green apple.
Blend the sparkling apple juice, lime juice, and ice until smooth, and serve with apple slices. You can also salt the rim of the glass and add some lime zest to the drink.
If you want to turn it into a cocktail, add tequila.
Port Wine Sangria
This cocktail is delicious and perfect for the summer. You’ll need two cups of ruby port wine, two cups of ginger beer, and one cup of orange juice.
Fill a tumbler with ice and combine the ingredients before pouring.
The drink has dynamic flavors!
Orange and Mango Crush
This is a tropical cocktail with a delicious flavor combination.
You’ll need two cups of orange juice, mango nectar, and soda water, four scoops of lemon sorbet, and crushed ice.
Blend the orange juice and lemon sorbet until combined and pour into a serving jug. Then, add the chilled soda water and mango nectar before stirring. Serve in glasses with plenty of crushed ice.
Cucumber Prosecco Cocktail
If you want a super refreshing cocktail, this is the one for you. You’ll need a large, chilled cucumber, six cups of Prosecco, a lemon wedge, Tabasco hot sauce, and salt. Puree the cucumber in a food processor, strain it and discard the pulp. Combine two cups of cucumber juice and a pinch of salt into a tall glass. Then, slowly pour the chilled Prosecco and serve with a wedge of lemon.
The Tabasco and salt can be added to taste!
These are only a few of the best cocktails and mocktails recipes for the summer, don’t hesitate to try them out!