Warm weather is here and with it comes those marvelous summer nights, chatting on the back deck and grilling out with friends. All of this is made even sweeter with a cold drink in your hand. But if you’re pregnant this summer, you might be a little bummed to be missing out on the refreshment fun. Whatever your reason for skipping the spritzer, let these non-alcoholic homemade summer mocktail recipes help satisfy your summer thirst.
If you would rather opt for a cold, refreshing smoothie, you can get some smoothie recipes from this article.
Light, earthy, and tangy all at once, even the booze drinkers will love this refreshing homemade summer mocktail recipe. The pink tones make it rather feminine for a celebration like a baby shower or a simple girls night, and the sprig of fresh rosemary adds a delicate and impressive touch. Find the recipe here.
Summer time feels like the perfect time for chips and queso, washed down with a cold margarita. Don’t worry, your maternal duties don’t have to make you miss out on one of life’s simple joys. This virgin margarita recipe will satisfy that lime craving with what feels like a fiesta in your mouth!
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A spin off of the classic Jack and Coke, this booze-less beverage packs in a good amount of flavor with very few ingredients. All you need are a lime, coconut syrup, and Dr. Pepper, and you’ll turn any evening hang out into a tasty time. For the full recipe, click here.
It’s hard to watch a summer go by without the classic southern Mint Julep, so this recipe will bring back a little sweetness to your holiday. The fresh mint, lemon juice, and lemon-lime soda keep this homemade summer mocktail recipe light and refreshing, while the ginger ale gives it a delicious, sweet fizzy pop. It even still has that beautiful mint color and will guarantee that you’re not missing out on the party.
Maybe you’d like a drink without the alcohol, but you’d also like to avoid a copious amount of sugar. Infusing water with fresh fruit is a great way to still get that cool and refreshing flavor without the calories. Your homemade summer mocktail doesn’t have to be boring! To spice things up, you can use plain sparkling water. Add in your favorite fresh produce such as blueberries, strawberries, oranges, or cucumbers, and be ready to be pleasantly surprised by the perfect amount of sweet.
While it’s true that no homemade summer mocktail can fully replace the real thing, these creative combinations just might give you enough spirit to keep you partying all summer long. Besides, the good company is what makes the time together truly sweet- a delicious beverage is just the cherry on top!