Get your sip on this summer with thirst-quenching mocktails that are anything but boring. From slushies and fancy lemonades to Italian sodas, these delicious drinks are easy to whip up and guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family. 

Very Cherry Shirley Temple

Kitchen Happiness

For a big dose of nostalgia, go for the classic Shirley Temple! The kids will love this cherry treat—especially if you use mason jars as glasses. You can even add lime for an extra kick! Get the recipe from Kitchen Happiness.

Blueberry Lemonade

The View from Great Island

Nix the sugary soda and instead opt for a natural fruit drink from The View from Great Island. It's fresh squeezed, updated with a vivid berry puree, and the perfect pitcher for a party! Score the colorful recipe by clicking here.

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Lola's Cocina

This one goes out to all those strawberry fans! Thanks to Lola's Cocina, you'll have a new fave summer drink. It's a 3-ingredient cinch, kid-friendly, and great for a summer day. Get the recipe here.

Watermelon Slush

Damn Delicious

Psst! This super delicious slush from Damn Delicious is a must for any summer to-do list. It couldn't be any easier to make (only 3 ingredients!) or more refreshing. Get your watermelon on and grab the recipe here.

Pineapple Punch

Dinner at the Zoo

Ready to punch it up? This punch, courtesy of Dinner at the Zoo, only has 5 ingredients and a boatload of fresh flavor. It's great for a summer day...or, you know, a Tuesday. Click on over here for the recipe.

Mint Julep

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When the temperature drops, there's nothing like a batch of these sweet refreshments--sans bourbon. And here's a quick tip if you think the kiddos won’t go for the “muddled” leaves of mint, just use a batch of mint tea (iced) instead and use the mint as garnish. Get the recipe here.

Clementine Cream Soda

How Sweet Eats

Make use of fresh clementines with this fab recipe from How Sweet It Is. The homemade soda base becomes extra special when you top it off with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream. To find out how it’s made, click here.

Cherry Berry Fizzy All-Fruit Slushies

Paleo Running Momma

Make use of the best fruit summer has to offer by whipping up this quick slushie from Paleo Running Momma. With no refined sugar, it’s a drink you can feel good about serving up to your whole fam. To get the recipe, click here.

Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade

Build Your Bite

We can’t get enough watermelon all summer long, and this recipe from Build Your Bite is the perfect way to get more of the good stuff into our diet. Kiddos will love the fizziness provided by the sparkling water, too. To see the recipe, click here.

Agua de Horchata

Green Healthy Cooking

Get inspired by Green Healthy Cooking and make a yummy batch of horchata. This variation uses a mixture of milk, rice, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla to create an instant family fave. To grab the recipe, click here.

Pineapple Peach Agua Fresca

How Sweet Eats

Transport yourself to the tropics by making this super refreshing drink from How Sweet It Is. The whole family will love the vibrant color and thirst-quenching flavor. To get the recipe, click here.

Citrus Italian Sodas

Wright Family Table

Take a cue from the Italians and whip up a refreshing drink inspired by the Wright Family Table. They’re pretty easy to pull off using a citrusy simple syrup topped off with soda water and half & half. To get the full recipe, click here.

Raspberry-Mint Limeade

Kiwi and Carrot

Take your lemonade stand (or your backyard barbecue) to the next level with this amazing recipe from Kiwi & Carrot. The bright mix of flavors is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. To get the recipe, click here.

Blackberry Peach Sparkling Lemonade

The Pretty Life Girls

Get a little fancy with this yummy sparkling mix from The Pretty Life Girls. The recipe uses premade lemonade as a starting point, so you don’t have to worry about juicing bunches of lemons. Get the full recipe by clicking here.

Frozen Watermelon Lime Cooler

Build Your Bite

The heat wave won’t seem so daunting once you’ve got a cup of Build Your Bite’s watermelon lime cooler in your hand. Fresh watermelon is blended with a splash of lime juice to top it all off. Grab the full recipe by clicking here.


— Abigail Matsumoto & Susie Foresman



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