Summer has made its entrance meaning cocktails will be all around! However, just because the suns out doesn't mean you necessarily want to cool down with an alcoholic drink. Whether you’re not a big drinker or are just looking for something refreshing to sip on virgin-style, we’ve got you covered.
These delicious mocktails are not only tasty, but filled with great stuff like antioxidants and immune-boosting vitamins! Sip on these all summer long for a slim figure, glowing skin, and be free from worry about catching a cold.
1. Blueberry Cucumber Moscow Mule
Straight from The Gastronom, this twist on the traditional moscow mule is full of blueberries and cucumber, two hydrating fruits. The recipe does call for vodka, but if you want to opt out of the alcohol, just keep it to the blueberries, lime juice, cucumbers, and ginger beer (traditional ginger beer has no alcohol). Blueberries will ensure antioxidants for the body and cucumbers will help flush out toxins and give you the vitamins A, B, and C you need to not get sick.
2. Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Sweet and refreshing, this strawberry basil lemonade is a nice switch to your traditional Country Time. For this you’ll need lemon juice, fresh strawberries, basil leaves, honey, ice, and water. Courtesy of Ciao Florentina, this is absolutely perfect for a backyard BBQ or just for chilling by the pool. Strawberries are packed with benefits, including being full of antioxidants, high in fiber, and helping burn stored fat. Basil will give you vitamin A, powerful antioxidants, and vitamin K, which helps prevent blood clotting.
3. Peach Green Tea Cocktail
This super easy recipe from Nourished Simply only calls for water, green tea bags, fresh peaches, and simple syrup. Serve this sweet, refreshing drink in a mason jar or wine glass over ice with some fruit as a garnish and you’re good to go! Peaches are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and prevents you from getting sick. They’re also great for fighting skin damage and good for eye health. Green tea has a slew of health benefits as well, including improving brain function, helping to burn fat, and, due to the high concentration of antioxidants found in green tea, is great for reducing your risk of cancer.
4. Ginger Lime Tonic
Not a fan of gin and tonics but still like the refreshing taste of tonic water on ice with fresh lime? This is for you. Thanks to Love and Olive Oil, the perfect ginger lime tonic is just a few ingredients away. For this you’ll need fresh ginger, filtered water, lime juice, and tonic water. Super easy! Follow her instructions for a refreshing mocktail full of vitamins and other goodies, and serve it over ice in a tall glass (with a lime wedge as a garnish, of course!). Ginger is great for your blood and heart, soothing muscle soreness, and is actually really great for easing menstrual pain.
5. Skinny Piña Colada Slush
All you’ll need for these babies are coconut milk, coconut water, and pineapple coconut Dasani drops. Shoutout to Pretty Providence for this low cal version of our island favorite. Coconut milk helps improve heart health and lowers blood pressure, helps you build muscle and lose fat, and provides electrolytes which help beat fatigue (especially from being out in the sun!). Coconut water helps aid in weight loss and gives your skin an amazing glow, so drink up!
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