Mocktails of the Moment

‘Tis the season for outdoor gatherings, backyard BBQs and festive refreshments! Mixing up “mocktails” can be a great addition to your spring party or summer family get together. Whether it’s for yourself, your guests or kids, it’s always a good idea to offer refreshing, non-alcoholic drink options, and these recipes are anything but boring! With pool party season right around the corner (It’s already hit 90 degrees here in Dallas!), we’re sharing 13 delicious mocktail recipes for spring and summer:

Raspberry Grapefruit Mocktail

Photo / Recipe by Pura Vida

What better way to celebrate springtime than with this beautiful mocktail! For a slightly healthier version, try substituting club soda or tonic water for the 7Up. Serve it in a fun glass and this mocktail is the perfect addition to any spring brunch or function.

Strawberry Lemonade

Photo by Shutterstock / Recipe by Mom Junction

Strawberry lemonade mocktails can be made in minutes and are always a popular choice, especially at kid’s parties!

Mango Mule

Photo / Recipe by Against All Grain, via Town & Country

We love our Moscow Mules here in Texas, and these fun Mango Mules are a perfect spring/summer refreshment sans alcohol! Serve them in the classic Copper Mug at your next get together – and of course you can add vodka to serve an alcoholic version as well!

Virgin Watermelon Margarita

Photo / Recipe by Food Done Light

Summer and watermelon go hand-in-hand, and we can’t wait to try out these beautiful and healthy virgin watermelon margaritas at Lolli’s next pool party! Serving a non-alcoholic watermelon margarita in half of a watermelon is a spectacular presentation for a party, and sure to be a big hit with both kids and adults alike! Just add some fun umbrella straws, a serving spoon and some festive glasses for the finishing touch!

Cantaloupe Cooler

Photo / Recipe by Domesticate Me

Looking for a unique and healthy frozen beverage to serve at your next get together? Look no further than this cantaloupe-inspired mocktail! Packed with Vitamins and full of flavor, blend up one batch with rum and one without for both adults and kids to enjoy!

Rosemary Blueberry Smash

Photo / Recipe by Against All Grain via Town and Country

Show off your mixologist skills with this beautiful spring beverage! You’ll need a good cocktail shaker set and some elegant Tumblers for serving.

Virgin “Skinny” Margarita

Photo by Snixy Kitchen

We of course can’t forget the kid-friendly take on our classic “Skinny” Margarita, delicious and refreshing! Simply mix a splash of lime juice with sparkling water and some orange juice or muddled berries. Pour over ice in a sugar-rimmed glass (A big hit with the kids!) and garnish with a citrus wedge. Mix some liquid food coloring with the sugar (be sure to let it dry, then de-clump before use!) to make the drinks even more festive. Pop in a fun straw, and VOILA, Y’ALL!™

Virgin Pink Grapefruit Mojito

Photo / Recipe by An Alli Event

Nothing says “Hello Summer” quite like this pretty in pink mocktail!

Coconut, Cucumber, Lime & Mint Cooler

Photo / Recipe by Grofers

These easy and refreshing mocktails make for a great addition to a Kentucky Derby themed party! Serve in a Julip Cup to make it even more festive.

Piña Colada Mocktail

Photo / Recipe by Oh So Delicioso

Bring the beach to your backyard with this creamy, sweet and cool drink! Fun for the whole family.

Rhubarb Rose Fizz

Photo / Recipe by Oleander + Palm

If you are a fan of Rhubarb and an egg white drink, then this is the perfect mocktail for you! Nervous about serving a raw egg white in the drink? Substitute a splash of club soda instead for an equally delicious and refreshing option!

Kicky Watermelon Punch

Photo by  JerSean / Recipe by Kimberly Whitman in Parties Around a Punch Bowl

The classic punch bowl is back – but don’t just take our word for it! In Parties Around A Punchbowl, our dear friend Kimberly Whitman makes the case for punch’s comeback to the party scene with a dozen festive party ideas and recipes, all organized around a punch bowl (her Pomander Punch was a huge hit at our last event)! This ‘Kicky Watermelon Punch’ recipe can be made with or without alcohol and is perfect for any Fourth of July celebration.

Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer

Photo / Recipe by One Two Simple Cooking

Make any drink more fun by serving it “on the rocks” with key lime ice cubes! Simply slice the key limes into discs, de-seed, and disburse in an ice cube tray or mini muffin tin. Boil water (This is an important step, as it makes the finished ice cubes clear where you can see the limes) and pour over the limes in your tray. Freeze until solid and serve in any drink! Cheers!

We’ve gathered some more serving essentials for your spring and summer mocktails:

Let us know if you try out any of these Mocktail recipes by tagging @LolliandMe in your posts on Facebook and Instagram!

Feature Photo by Food Done Light

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