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12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days

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12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days

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.  

 

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2. Ginger and apple zinger 

With ginger and honey, this cocktail comes with added health benefits.  

3. Lemon and blueberry fizz 

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.  

12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days6. 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.  

12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days

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.  12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days

 

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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.  

12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days
12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days

9. Virgin piña colada smoothie 

Do you like piña coladas? Of course you do!  

10. Virgin pomegranate mojito 

This classy cocktail looks beautiful in a champagne flute – a great way to toast to summertime.  

12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days
12 Refreshing alcohol-free cocktails for hot summer days

 

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.