Everyone needs a decent list of drink recipes to turn to when they're hosting or heading out to a summer party. Luckily, there are all sorts of summer fruit drinks out there you can prepare on a hot summer day, as long as you have some juice, ice cubes, and maybe some fresh fruit to throw together. Here are a few refreshing drinks you should consider making for summer cocktails.
Best Fruit Drinks
1. Strawberry Limeade
Lime juice, sugar, water, strawberries, and mint leaves all go into this non-alcoholic summer drink. You can even add fresh lemon if you want a bit of an acidic punch. See the recipe.
2. Raspberry Vanilla Soda
Like fresh raspberries? With that, lemon juice, and a little vanilla extract or strawberry simple syrup, you can get started making this fruit juice drink.
3. Frozen Apple Margarita
This one is an alcoholic drink, but you can easily change this cocktail into a mocktail. Tequila, a lime, sparkling apple juice, and more delicious ingredients go into this drink. Blend smoothly to make an adult slush.
4. Passion and Pineapple Punch
Fresh pineapple juice, passionfruit pulp, ginger wine, and lemonade all in one drink? What if we told you a veggie is snuck into this recipe, too? Try this for a cool twist on a tropical fruit punch. Check it out here.
5. Spicy Grapefruit Sidecar
Add a little spice, as the kids on TikTok say. A grapefruit wedge and chili powder both somehow make it into this drink, along with cognac and grapefruit juice. This is a nice way to get some vitamin C while enjoying a cocktail. The total time to make it is just ten minutes, but you'll wanna sip for hours.
6. Frozen Pimm's Cup
This is basically an alcoholic slushie, and sometimes that just hits the spot. If you've got some Pimm's No. 1, ginger ale, lemonade, chopped ginger, and a garnish like mint leaves or orange slices, you're good to go with this recipe.
7. Scorpion Bowl Tiki Cocktail
So much freshness in this one! Orange juice, lemon juice, orgeat almond syrup, aged rum, cubed mango and pineapple, citrus slices, etcetera. The ingredient list goes on and on. See the recipe.
8. Frozen Banana Daiquiri
A banana smoothie with a twist, this frozen daiquiri drink features a medium banana, light rum, lime juice, and Maraschino cherries for garnish. Yum!
9. Watermelon Lemonade
Who needs regular lemonade or even a strawberry lemonade recipe when you can make a pitcher with watermelon in it? See the recipe.
10. Pomegranate Sunrise
The name might make it seem like this drink has alcohol in it, but it's actually non-alcoholic. You can always add some, of course! It's got Sprite, orange juice, and grenadine syrup. So easy!
11. Sparkling Cranberry Fruit Punch
Pineapple juice, cranberry juice, orange juice, fresh cranberries, and more load this drink up with fresh summertime flavors. Check out the recipe.
12. Watermelon Agua Fresca
We just couldn't resist adding another watermelon drink to the list! This one's got cubed watermelon and the juice of one whole lime in it.
13. Cantaloupe Lime Fizzy Cocktail
Cantaloupe is a more unique fruit addition to this list, but no less delicious. This drink has vodka in it, but it's simple enough to take out to make it a mocktail instead.
14. Lemon Berry Smoothie
As far as fruit smoothies go, this one looks pretty impressive. Fresh blueberries and strawberries along with blueberry nonfat yogurt factor into this unique real fruit smoothie drink.
15. Fruity Summer Sangria
You can't have a summer fruit drinks list without sangria! This recipe has red wine, pineapple chunks, cranberry juice, lemon, lime, and so much more. See the recipe.