We’ve collected 12 great alcohol-free or alcohol-optional cocktail recipes that you can try at home. While boozy cocktails can be fun, sometimes you need something a little lighter and these recipes are great for keeping you refreshed and hydrated all summer long.
1. Frozen watermelon lemonade
Watermelon is an abundant summer fruit that makes a beautiful fruity drink.
2. Ginger and apple zinger
With ginger and honey, this cocktail comes with added health benefits.
This sophisticated cocktail is a great option at festive gatherings this summer.
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4. Strawberry and basil lemonade
Add fresh basil leaves to this cocktail mix for an interesting flavour.
5. Classic lemonade
Classic lemonade is a great drink for the family, especially if you are trying to stay away from fizzy drinks.
6. Fresh cactus pear juice
This exotic recipe calls for prickly pears – a great way to use them if you have them growing in your garden.
7. Naartjie and passion fruit cordial
Make a batch of this cordial and keep it in the fridge. Simply add ice and sparkling water when you’re ready to serve.
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8. Frozen berry and mint daiquiri
The bright berry colours of this cocktail are just irresistible, with fresh mint adding a nice kick.
9. Virgin piña colada smoothie
Do you like piña coladas? Of course you do!
This classy cocktail looks beautiful in a champagne flute – a great way to toast to summertime.
11. Mint and ginger lemonade
This cocktail recipe is perfect for when you have a mixed crowd. Simply add gin or vodka for those who prefer an alcohol version.
12. Pineapple and lemon with fresh rosemary fruit cocktail
Mix this recipe in a blender with plenty of ice for a slushy sensation.