Summer is here, and it’s finally time for some outdoor fun. Trips to the beach, barbecues, and pool parties are all on the menu! Enjoy the sun this summer with these refreshing non-alcoholic drinks:
Refreshing Cold Brew Coffee
Keep your cool and energy up this summer with a glass of cold brew coffee. Its mellow flavor and chill temperature are the perfect way to get your caffeine fix without the heat.
To make cold brew coffee, buy all kinds of coffee beans, coarsely grind them, mix with water (4 parts to 1 part coffee) and chill for about 24 hours. Strain out the grounds, and refrigerate until ready to use.
For a quick summer treat, half fill a glass with ice and cold brew coffee, then top with milk. Add a touch of vanilla extract, cinnamon, or chocolate syrup to elevate it to a whole new level!
Fun and Fruity Mocktails
Looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic drink bursting with flavor? Make your sober summer a whole lot tastier with fruity mocktails like the strawberry daiquiri and pina colada, or try herbal ones like the mojito.
Whether you wish to abstain from alcohol, are the designated driver, or just want something non-alcoholic, mocktails make the perfect sober summer companion. And with so many fruit, herb, and syrup combinations, you’ll always have new mocktails to try.
Hydrating Iced Teas
Nothing beats a refreshing glass of iced tea on a hot day. And black and green aren’t your only choices. Add hibiscus, lavender, or some mint for a relaxing summer drink.
Prepare a pitcher of your favorite tea and share it with loved ones as you bask in the sun. A squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice adds a nice tang!
Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade and Limeade
Lounging at the beach or hanging out in the backyard? Stay hydrated and energized all day with a glass of homemade lemonade or limeade.
In a large pitcher, combine 4 to 6 cups of ice-cold water with 1 cup of fresh lemon or lime juice and 1 cup of sugar. Add 1-2 cups of fresh or frozen berries for a delicious twist, or swap out sugar for fruit. Top up with some sparkling water for a nice fizz.
Cool and Creamy Smoothies
Melting in that scorching heat? A fruit smoothie is all you need to transport you to the tropics; no passport needed. Blend your favorite berries with Greek yogurt, milk, and honey to make a sweet, antioxidant-rich smoothie.
Looking to get in more greens? Blend spinach or kale with pineapple, mango, and banana for a tropical flavor. In the mood for a protein smoothie? Blend a banana, protein powder, almond milk, and peanut butter.
Stay Hydrated and Beat the Heat
Whether you’re in the mood for an energizing drink like a cold brew coffee or a fruity one like a strawberry lemonade, you now have plenty of tasty and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks to try. Get together with some pals, whip up a pitcher of your new favorite drink, and relax in the sun this summer.