Long summer evenings are a great excuse for getting together with friends, enjoying the warm weather and drinking down a cocktail or two. If you’re trying to follow a healthier lifestyle, however, alcohol might not be high up on your agenda and in order to keep your body in check, you might feel like you have to miss out on these kinds of evenings. Think again. There are dozens of ways that you can enjoy the taste of a cocktail without filling your body with alcohol; all it takes is a little initiative. These mocktail recipes are all you need and after one taste, you might never drink anything else again!
If you like things on the sweeter side, this rose lemon spritzer is for you. Balancing fresh lemon juice, fragrant rose water and a little honey, this drink will help you to stay fresh and cut out the alcohol. You can try keeping a pitcher of these drinks in your fridge for hotter summer days or simply whip up a batch on the spot. What you drink is up to you!
Sweet summer peaches are what long, warm evenings are all about and with this tasty drink, you can enjoy the best of the natural flavors without drinking too much! Finished off with sage leaves and apple cider vinegar, the drink is as tangy as it is tasty and will leave you feeling seriously refreshed. Serve up in your best glassware and make a toast!
Sometimes, it is the classics that really are the best and if you want to try something really great, this non-alcoholic Moscow mule is the drink for you. Loaded with ginger beer, club soda and lime juice, the drink can be whipped up in a matter of seconds, leaving you free to focus on your guests and having a good time. Drinks for all!
Thought you knew what a good mojito tasted like? Just wait until you try this blueberry mocktail. Bursting with the healthy berry, this tasty drink will help you to cool down and try something seriously tasty at the same time. Try making a larger pitcher of these ones; they’re so tasty, the drinks are not likely to last for a long time.
Packed with fresh fruit and topped up with ice, this alcohol-free sangria is the perfect accompaniment to any summer party. Substituting red wine for fresh tea, the drink will help you to get a taste of a Spanish summer without feeling worse for wear the next morning. While the fruits inside are up to you, citrus varieties work best, helping you to get a taste of something really fresh!