This summer, embrace the mocktail. Packed with fresh fruit and other nutritious ingredients, mocktails are festive and refreshing. From kicked-up iced tea to jalapeño-spiced limeade, our recipes will take you around globe. Note: You’ll want to plan ahead when making these drinks. Many require several hours for the flavors to infuse.
Red raspberries' juicy, perfumey, sweet flavor peaks from late June through August and is just right for this summer cooler. You can spike the drink with an herbaceous, citrusy gin that's distilled in small batches in Philadelphia, or omit the gin for a refreshing mocktail.
Mocktails need not be boring: A habanero chile adds welcome kick to a classic layered Arnold Palmer. The trick to layering beverages is to add liquids to the glass in order of most to least dense. We put most of the sugar into the lemonade (the denser liquid), so be sure to swirl before swigging.
Why buy canned soda when making it from scratch is so easy? Plus, making your own soda avoids the artificial sugars found in many store-bought varieties. In this recipe, watermelon, ginger, lime, and club soda make for a refreshing combo.
An unexpectedly refreshing duo of blackberries and lime juice works wonders in this simple concoction. Sugar cuts the tartness, but if you like a little pucker don’t add the full amount. Substitute club soda for the water to make it a mocktail.