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The Best Summer Drinks {Mocktails or Cocktails}

Cool down on a hot summer day with one of these delicious summer drink recipes – choose from both refreshing cocktail and mocktail options!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 drinks
Calories: 82kcal


Honeydew Mojito

  • 1/2 honeydew, cubed
  • 4 limes
  • 1 bunch mint about 1 cup
  • 1 litre plain sparkling water or club soda

Watermelon Lemonade

  • 1/2 mini seedless watermelon
  • 3 lemons
  • 1-2 cups water depending on your taste

Pineapple Coconut Cooler

  • 1 litre coconut water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 fresh pineapple, for garnish
  • Mint, for garnish

Mango Iced Tea

  • 4 cups green tea, chilled
  • 1 cup mango juice/nectar
  • 1/2 mango, for garnish
  • Mint, for garnish

Strawberry Basil Fizz

  • 1/2 lb strawberries sliced
  • 1 bunch basil about 1/2 cup
  • 1 litre strawberry sparkling water


Honeydew Mojito

  • Take 1/2 cup of the honeydew cubes, then add to a shaker along with the juice of 3 limes and 1/2 of the mint. Muddle together, then add a handful of ice. Place the lid on the shaker bottle and shake well to combine.
  • Slice remaining lime for garnish. Strain mixture in shaker and divide mixture among 4 glasses filled with ice, then top with sparkling water. Garnish with remaining mint, sliced up lime and remaining honeydew cubes. Serve and enjoy!

Watermelon lemonade

  • Take 1/2 of the watermelon needed for the recipe (will end up being half of the half, or 1/4 of the full watermelon total) and cut it into cubes. Add to a blender, along with the juice of 2 lemons and 1-2 cups of water (to taste, start with 1 cup). Slice up remaining lemon and remaining watermelon for garnish.
  • Strain watermelon mixture through a fine mesh sieve, then divide among 4 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lemon slices and watermelon slices, then serve and enjoy!

Pineapple Coconut Cooler

  • Mix pineapple juice and coconut water together in a large pitcher, then divide among 4 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple and sprig of lime and enjoy!

Mango Iced Tea

  • Add tea bags to 4 cups of room temperature spring water, then let soak and chill for up to 30 minutes. When tea is ready, remove tea bags, then add to a large pitcher with mango nectar and mix well to combine.
  • Divide mixture among 4 glasses filled with ice, then garnish with slices of mango and fresh mint. Serve and enjoy!

Strawberry Basil Fizz

  • Muddle 1/2 of the strawberries together in a large pitcher, then mix in 1/2 of the basil leaves and sparkling water.
  • Divide mixture among 4 glasses filled with ice, then garnish with slices of strawberry and fresh basil. Serve and enjoy!



NOTE: Nutritional info will vary per drink. The nutritional info listed is for the honeydew mojito (1/4 of recipe). All of the drinks will be approximately the same as they all contain fruit and low calorie ingredients.
Make your own combo using a sparkling water base and your favourite fruit.
Turn these summer drinks into summer cocktails with an ounce of liquor.
Garnish with fresh citrus or herbs like mint.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg