20 Fruity, Sometimes Fizzy Drinks to Get You Through the Summer

Two negronis in crystal cut glasses sit on a wooden table in the sun, garnished with strawberries.

Keep cool with these cocktails and mocktails that will transport you to a beach in less time than it takes to apply sunscreen. Cute little drink umbrellas optional.

Pro Tip: Try substituting sugar-based simple syrup with a more nourishing honey-based version.


For Day Drinking & Boozy Nights

Basil Plum Pimm’s Cup

If you’ve never had Pimm’s, your world is about to change.

Two tall glasses of basil Pimm's cup against a dark blue background.
(Photo from The Bojon Gourmet)

Strawberries and Cream Frozen Cocktail with Cardamom & Pistachios

Summer brunch, dessert, breakfast smoothie (with or without vodka, we won’t judge).

Two glasses of strawberries and cream frozen cocktail with a salt and pistachio rim and paper straws.
(Photo from My Name is Yeh)

Ginger Peach Sangria

It’s fruity. Its herbaceous. It’s vino gone wild.

A hand stirs a pitcher of peach sangria with a wooden spoon, next to a glass of peach sangria made with white wine, peaches, and mint.
(Photo from Love and Lemons)

Fresh Heirloom Bloody Mary

Step 1. Go to your garden or farmers’ market for some earthy, fresh tomatoes.
Step 2. Blend, ice, mix, cheers!

Aerial view of a glass filled with Bloody Mary and garnished with a lemon, lime, and sliced pickle on a toothpick.
(Photo from With Food and Love)

Blueberry Mojitos

Mint. Blueberries. Lime. Rum. Just take the plunge, it’s summer.

A hand pours vodka out of a shot glass into a glass of blueberry mojitos on ice, garnished with fresh mint.
(Photo from Cake Over Steak)

Strawberry, Basil & Pink Peppercorn Negroni

Did somebody say prosecco??

A Negroni in a crystal glass sitting in the sun and garnished with strawberries.
(Photo from Earthy Feast)

Peach Mint Shandy

Perfect for day drinking.

Two tall glasses of peach shandies, garnished with peach slices and mint, in front of a bottle of beer.
(Photo from 80Twenty)

Watermelon Mojitos

How we want to hydrate all summer long.

A watermelon mojito in a short glass, garnished with a watermelon slice, in front of stacks of watermelon slices in the background.
(Photo from Vanilla and Bean)

Tropical White Sangria

If you’ve never tried orange blossom water, you’re about to have your mind blown.

Three glasses of topical white sangria garnished with lime wedges in front of a fruit-filled pitcher of white sangria and a bowl of strawberries.
(Photo from The Roasted Root)

The World‘s Easiest Frosé

Hair of the dog? Here’s a “breakfast smoothie” for when you might as well just keep drinking.

Two wine glasses of pink frosé, garnished with strawberries, next to a white bowl of juicy strawberries.
(Photo from The Joya Life)

Sparkling Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade Cocktails (or Mocktails)

A bright and fragrant summer cocktail that’s just as fabulous without the booze.

Three glasses of sparkling lemonade cocktail garnished with lemon slices and rosemary sprigs, next to a platter of diced fruit.
(Photo from Pickles n Honey)

Thyme Gin & Tonic

A Classic. Herbified.

Two crystal glasses of gin and tonic, garnished with a sprig of thyme and a lime wedge on a silver toothpick.
(Photo from I Am A Food Blog)

White Wine Slushies with Peaches, Mate Gin & Blackberry Liqueur

The grown up slushie, for the kid at heart.

White wine slushies garnished with thyme, in front of whole and sliced peaches on a grey backdrop.
(Photo from Holly and Flora)

Watermelon Sangria

What we’re sipping all summer. All Day.

Two glasses of watermelon sangria garnished with watermelon cubes and a lime wedge.
(Photo from Cookie and Kate)

Healthy Muddled Blackberry Pina Colada

Get transported to the tropics, sans passport.

Two stemless glasses of muddled blackberry Pina colada garnished with whole blackberries and paper straws.
(Photo from Nutritionist in the Kitchen)

 

Booze-Free Summer Hydration

Blackberry Hibiscus Spritzer with Tarragon

Perfect for a backyard BBQ.

Two tall glasses of red hibiscus spritzer on ice garnished with tarragon, on a plate with blackberries and lime halves.
(Photo from Snixy Kitchen)

Rhubarb Lemongrass Kombucha Aperitivo

Try this beauty with artisanal, small batch kombucha.

Two glasses of lemongrass rhubarb kombucha garnished with lemongrass, next to a wooden platter of chopped and whole rhubarb.
(Photo by Sophie Bourdon)

Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Tea

This non-alcoholic drink is the perfect all-day quencher.

Two glasses of hibiscus strawberry rhubarb ice tea on a wooden platter amongst strawberry slices.
(Photo from Gourmande in the Kitchen)

Juicy Elixir with Pineapple, Mint, Raspberry, & Beet

The fun, fruity, tasty way to get in that apple cider vinegar.

Juicy fruit elixir with apple cider vinegar and garnished with fresh mint sprigs.
(Photo from This Rawsome Vegan Life)

Watermelon Coconut Aloe Juice

“How to rehydrate like a goddess”… like we needed an excuse for that all-day pool party.

Aerial shot of two glasses of watermelon coconut aloe juice garnished with basil leaves.
(Photo from Will Frolic for Food)

 

(Header image from Earthy Feast)