As the weather turns HOT, we are looking to cool down. I don’t know about you, but this girl here can only drink so much water before becoming BORED!
I like chocolate drinks and warm ciders, hot teas and such – but when it is nearly 100 degrees in the shade, I have to compromise.
These Top Drink Recipes for Summer are perfect for quenching my thirst and cooling my body down. Plus, they are all alcohol free! So, even my kids can enjoy these delicious beverages.
Whether you are trying to make a drink for yourself, your children, or an whole crowd, the following tips and recipes is sure to please.
Best Summer Recipes for Everyone!
Since all of the drinks in this list post are alcohol free, they will make great summer drink recipes for kids as well as adults.
Easiest Quick Summer Drink Recipe:
The best way to have a fancy summer drink without a ton of fuss is to muddle a tiny bit of fruit into a glass of water. That’s it!
Or, if you are looking to fill up a drink dispenser like the ones below, you just slice some fruit and then fill the jug with water.
Best Fruits for Water:
When I go on vacation in the summer, I love to stay at hotels that have complimentary, fruit-infused water. However, it took me a long time to realize I could also make my own! LOL!
Yeah, not always the brightest crayon in the box over here. 🙂
Anyway, not all fruits taste very good in water – or at least not to me. Wellness Mama tells us how to create the best fruit-infused waters here. My favorite are strawberry, cucumber, and blueberry.
Simple Coconut Cold Brew | vegan coffee
Full of rich flavor and so easy to make, this Simple Coconut Cold Brew, vegan coffee, brings you all the benefits of coconut water!
Cat in the Hat Mocktail Recipe
Nothing says Summer quite like a red, white, and blue frozen drink, does it?
Mint-Infused Lemonade Recipe
Mint flavored lemonade - struck me as weird, but it is actually delicious! Plus, you make it in large amounts, so you can make up a big batch for your fridge or a birthday party.
Kompot a Homemade Fruit Drink
Popular in Central and Eastern Europe, this drink is made from stewed fruits. Plus, it has at least half the sugar of soft drinks!
Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail (Faux Rosé)
Only three ingredients and neither of them are sugar! This delicious recipe is not only alcohol free, but also healthy. Yes!
Instant Pot Lemonade Recipe
Because this classic lemonade gets a twist, it is now healthy. Seriously! No sugar in this sweet, ice cold, drink recipe.
Virgin Frozen Watermelon Margarita
Where I live is considered the Watermelon capital - seriously, we even have a festival to prove it. So, I would be doing Grand Bay a disservice if I did't include Watermelon Mocktail!
3 Ingredient Cold Brew Mocha + How to Make Cold Brew at Home
Smooth, bold, and chocolatey. A caffeinated boost and deliciously refreshing.
Fresh Raspberry Lemonade
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with a touch of raspberry is so refreshing.
Southern Sweet Tea
Southern Sweet Tea is the perfect drink for any occasion
Peaches and Cream Punch
This Peaches and Cream Punch is not only refreshing, it’s downright delicious as well. No matter what the occasion, everyone will love this delicious punch.
Iced Caramel Coconut Mint Latte
Coconut Mint Iced Latte is an easy homemade specialty coffee drink. Made with cold brew coffee, muddled mint, milk coconut extract and whipped cream.
Summer Berry Punch ~ 5 Ingredient Party Punch
A delicious blend of sweet strawberries, pineapple, lemons and ginger ale.
Ginger Praline Coffee Float
An ice cream float with pralines, coffee, and the zing of ginger. Definitely dessert worthy!
Mango Mocktail-Aam Panna-InstantPot
Cool off with this refreshing Mango Mocktail or modified Aam Panna this summer!
Aam Panna is one of the most popular Indian summer drinks made from fresh raw mango, mint leaves, and roasted cumin powder.
Paleo Daiquiri Smoothie Recipe
Paleo Daiquiri Smoothie Recipe – Easy Non Alcoholic Drinks Recipes with just a few Paleo Diet friendly ingredients.
Dairy-Free Mocha Latte Recipe (paleo & vegan)
This dairy-free mocha latte recipe is so amazing you will feel like you are drinking a high-end latte from a fancy coffee shop…but in the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the price!
Iced Vanilla Latte
Learn how to make an Iced Vanilla Latte right at home without the need for any fancy equipment or even espresso! This recipe tastes just as good, if not better, as a fancy coffee shop version!
Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca
Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca is an authentic Mexican beverage that is easy to prepare. Light and yummy. It is perfect for the summer months.
Sparkling Ginger Lemonade
An easy ginger simple syrup both sweetens this homemade lemonade recipe and provides just enough of a ginger flavor without a bite.
Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea
I absolutely love this Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea Recipe. It’s a refreshing, anti-inflammatory, soothing on the digestive system, cleansing and energizing tonic.
Mocha Freeze Blended Coffee Recipe
A scoop or two of ice cream and some International Delight® Mocha Iced Coffee in a blender make for a quick and easy, extra creamy and chocolatey coffee drink.
Easy Cherry Limeade Recipe
This sweet, tart, bubbly Cherry Limeade is perfect the perfect refreshing beverage for hot summer days - and you don't even have to go to Sonic to get it.
Virgin Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita
Ever thought of using Jalapeno and Pineapple for making Margarita? This may sound unusual at first glance but believe me, after reading through and trying this recipe – you will say this is one of the most AMAZING Margarita you ever had.
Homemade Lemon Balm Iced Tea
Making lemon balm iced tea is easy. Boil water, let the herb steep, sweeten.
Elderflower Cordial Recipe - Bacon is Magic - The Best Food Around the World
This homemade elderflower cordial recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of spring.
Watermelon Granita with Mint
Juicy watermelon blended with mint makes this slushee granita a real treat to beat the heat!
Pineapple Lemonade Recipe
Looking for a delicious new Lemonade Recipe? Try our Pineapple Lemonade Recipe. Making homemade lemonade, simple!
Copycat Starbucks Iced Green Tea Latte Recipe
Everyone's summer just got a little bit better with this Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Latte Recipe!
Fresh Fruit and Juice Slush Puppies | With A Blast
How to make your own (two ways) healthy and money saving Slush Puppies at home. So easy!
Sugar-free Lemonade Recipe | Homemade Lemonade
This versatile sugar-free lemonade recipe for you! It's a homemade lemonade recipe done low carb.
This fresh and fruity Sangria mocktail is the perfect non-alcoholic drink that is worthy of breakfast or brunch and kid approved.
How To Make Cold Brew Coffee (The Best Method For Iced Coffee)
This cold infusion method produces gloriously smooth, strong coffee that's less acidic, not bitter, and tastes just like the expensive coffeehouse stuff.
Non-Alcoholic Mermaid Lemonade Changes Color From Yellow to Blue!
This mermaid lemonade would be a great addition to any mermaid party — or just for anyone who just wants to pretend they are a mermaid for a while!
Punch Recipe: Best Fruit Punch
Made with pineapple juice, kool-aid, slices of yummy citrus fruits, and bubbly lemon-lime soda; this is the BEST summer recipe ever!
Homemade Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
This cold brew will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks. But let’s be honest, you’ll be making a new batch sooner than that.
Iced Blueberry Cardamom Moon Milk (Vegan)
The combination of blueberry and cardamom is positively heavenly, and with just the right touch of sweetness, the flavor is through-the-roof delicious.
Watermelon Mint Lemonade
Homemade Watermelon Mint Lemonade is a fun take on the traditional homemade lemonade recipe — and it couldn’t be more summery with its gorgeous bright pink color!
Healthy Cold Brewed Green Iced Tea With Carrot Juice
The classic combination of carrot, orange and apple to make a flavored healthy cold brewed iced tea – despite its brightly colored appearance this drink only contains 4 natural ingredients, with no added sugar.
Copycat Sonic Strawberry Limeade
Skip the drive thru and make a Copycat Sonic Strawberry Limeade at home. The perfect, refreshing summertime drink that’s the perfect dupe to the real thing.
Grilled Peach Infused Sweet Iced Tea
Did you know you could infuse your tea with fruit to make it an out of this world experience? This Grilled Peach Infused Sweet Iced Tea is a truly refreshing experience.
Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer
Grab only a few ingredients to make this very simple, non-alcoholic, drink that is so pretty and fun to drink.
Healthy Sweet Woodruff Lemonade • Happy Kitchen
Sweet woodruff is very popular in Germany. It is used to flavor sour beer, sweeten teas and soft drinks, jelly, jams and cakes. It’s not unusual to find a sweet woodroof ice cream in a German supermarket as well!
Non Alcoholic Sangria
You will never guess the secret ingredient that makes this taste like its alcoholic cousin!
Earl Grey Iced Tea with Cream Froth
Want to add a decadent touch to your humble iced tea? Add this cream froth that’ll turn your boring iced tea into a rich, luscious iced tea latte.
Iced Rooibos Tea with Raspberries & Mint - an excellent way to detox regularly
Rooibos, which means Redbush, is a tea from South Africa, grown in the Cederberg in the Western Cape. It’s considered a herbal tea and if you drink it plenty of health benefits can be enjoyed.
Pretty in Pink Punch Recipe - Simply Stacie
Tastes like summer with a refreshing blend of pink lemonade and strawberry daiquiri mix! Make sure you leave out the Bacardi when making it for the kids!
Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea -(recipe)
This is a refreshing iced tea recipe you can enjoy, sweetened with local honey that can help with seasonal allergies a bit, and it’s super simple to make!
Cheat's Iced Salted Caramel Mocha
This one is not overly sweet so if you like a more sickly sweet drink then just add a squeeze of caramel sauce to the coffee before you dilute it with hot water,
Strawberry Spritzer Drink
This strawberry spritzer recipe is so simple and you can also make it with any other berries that you love. If you don’t want to add sweetener use really ripe juicy berries and you can keep this completely sugar-free.
Blue Raspberry Slushie
These Blue Raspberry Slushies are made with cream soda, giving it a rich creamy taste mixed with the sweet from the blue raspberry.
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe
I fooled around with the right amounts of lemon juice to water to sweetness ratio, and this came out just perfect! Now we make it all the time!
DIY Cold Brew Coffee Bags
Easy DIY Cold Brew Coffee Bags come together in minutes, and costs just a fraction of the store bought version! Get some brewing in your fridge today!
The Lorax Orange Lemonade Mocktail
The Lorax Orange Lemonade Mocktail takes oranges and lemons up a notch! This twisted orange juice will surely quench your thirst
Caffeine Free Lemon Iced Tea Recipe
A caffeine free lemon iced tea is easy and perfect for a picnics.
Peach rooibos tea
This peach rooibos tea is made with freshly juiced peaches & loose rooibos tea. Pour it over ice for a cool, refreshing drink that’s not overly sweet.
Vegan Thai Iced Tea
You only need five simple ingredients and a few minutes to pull this sweet and creamy beverage together.
Hibiscus Redcurrant Iced Tea
This hibiscus and redcurrant iced tea is ultra refreshing and naturally caffeine-free. Perfect for hydrating on hot days – just keep a big pitcher in the fridge.
2-Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Drink
Love the classic Orange Creamsicle popsicle of your childhood? Well bring back those childhood memories with this tasty 2-ingredient Orange Creamsicle drink! Just two simple ingredients poured together over ice ... and the flavor is spot-on.
Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime
To jazz up a Shirley Temple, I like to add thinly cut lime wedges in with the cherries. The colors are so pretty together.
Smores Mocktail Recipe for Teens
This Smores Mocktail Recipe for Teens tastes just like (and even includes one as a garnishment) sticky, gooey, chocolaty, S’MORES! Plus, it has zero alcohol!
Berry Iced Tea with Ginger and Mint
Try this refreshing and flavorful berry iced tea, made with berry loose tea, ginger and berries. It’s the perfect special drink for a hot summer’s day.
Homemade Vitamin Water | Fruit-Infused Water
Add loads of flavor and healthy nutrients by infusing your pitcher with fresh fruits and herbs. Unlike commercial vitamin water, fruit-infused homemade vitamin water contains no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners, and no added weirdness.
Sparkling Strawberry Agua Fresca with a Hint of Mint
This fresh, summery, Sparkling Strawberry Agua Fresca is super simple to make, and you can adjust the sweetness to suit your tastes.
Add herbs, citrus, and fruit to your water for a refreshing, healthy, and delicious drink!
3pm Pick Me Up: How to Make A Delicious Midday Smoothie That Wakes You Up
The fruit gave me a natural sugar boost to get through the day and the coconut milk and Greek yogurt were just enough to keep me from diving into last night’s pizza.
Mango Mocktail Recipe
Whether you’re making mocktails for kids, have pregnant or abstinent guests, or are having a large get-together for which alcohol would be too pricey, this mocktail mango recipe is sure to be a hit!
Healthier Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink
This ultra-hydrating beverage is as easy and delicious as it is beautiful to look at!
Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink
Love Starbucks’ secret menu item, the Pink Drink? It’s really made with their Strawberry Acai Refresher and coconut milk… And now you can use this pink drink recipe to make your own Starbucks Pink Drink at home!
Limonana – Israeli mint lemonade
The most refreshing drink of the summer! Limonana takes thirst-quenching homemade lemonade and kicks it up a notch for a cooling, invigorating beverage.
Rhubarb Pink Lemonade
This rhubarb lemonade is simple to make with a few stalks of rhubarb and about a half a dozen lemons. The amount of sugar here is flexible.
Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake Recipe *3 WW Smartpoints*
This shake tastes like ice cream but works out to only 3 WW Smartpoints too!
Healthy Honey Lemonade with Mint
You’ll love this delicious and healthy honey lemonade with mint. It is so refreshing and easy to make!
Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino
This is a copycat recipe for the caramel frappuccino, but it does not have coffee in it. If you want to add some, add iced coffee to the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
More Summer Resources:
Perfect Summer Menu for those hot summer days (and nights) to keep you from heating up your house.
These 20 Summer Activities for Preschoolers will help you avoid the “I’m Bored!” monster.
Crystal and Company has an amazing lit of 75 ideas for your family summer bucket list!