Summer Mocktail Recipes

These refreshing booze-free drinks are perfect for warm-weather celebrations — whether you’re on a cleanse or not!

Two mocktails with lemon and thyme

For mocktail recipes that require a sweetener, use small amounts of pure monk fruit (no erythritol) and pure stevia (no erythritol or natural flavors). 

Cool as a Cucumber

Adapted from 8fit
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1/4 cup soda water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3-4 large ice cubes
  • 1/4 crushed ice per serving
  • 2 springs fresh mint or herb of your choosing (optional)

Directions:

  1. Peel and remove seeds from cucumber, then chop into thin slices — setting a few slices aside for garnish at the end.
  2. Blend lime juice, one sprig of mint and cucumber in a blender until smooth. If you don’t have a blender, you can muddle ingredients.
  3. Add crushed ice into two glasses and pour mixture on top.
  4. Top each glass off with soda water.
  5. Garnish with cucumber slices, lime wedges and mint leaves (if desired).
Lime and mint mojito mocktail

Healthy Mojito Mocktail

Adapted from Emmeline Kemperyd, Always Use Butter

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime cut in wedges
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 2/3 cup soda water
  • Crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Place your lime wedges and mint leaves in a highball glass, squeeze in some of the juice from the lime wedges before adding them. Muddle together until most of the juice has been released from the lime.
  2. Add in crushed ice, mix and top with soda water. Decorate with a straw and a sprig of mint and serve immediately.
Overhead shot of lavender lemonade mocktails with lavender flowers and lemons on a table.
Photo Credit: The Mindful Mocktail

Lavender Lemonade

Adapted from Mindful Mocktail
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp dried lavender
  • 2 tsp stevia
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sparkling water

Directions:

  1. Place the lavender, sweetener and water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil.
  2. Turn to very low, so the water is just steaming. Leave until the colour has faded out of the lavender (about 7-8 minutes). Strain and leave to cool.
  3. Add 2 tbsp lavender syrup and 2 tbsp lemon juice to a glass. 
  4. Add ice and top with sparkling water.

Margarita Mocktail

Adapted from Becca Ludlum, My Crazy Good Life

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces sparkling water
  • 1 lime (squeezed)
  • 3 Ice
  • 2-3 drops stevia 
  • Salt to rim the glass

Optional: jalapeños, herbs, flowers, extra lime or lemon

Directions:

  1. Rim the glass with salt, if you'd like and add ice to your liking. Squeeze a lime over the ice, add 2-3 stevia drops and fill with sparkling water.

Strawberry Smash

Adapted from 8fit
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup soda water
  • 6 mint leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • 4 fresh strawberries to garnish
  • Pure stevia or monk fruit sweetener

Directions:

  1. In a blender, add the frozen strawberries and mint.
  2. Blend until smooth and pour into two glasses.
  3. Add chilled soda water and a couple drops of sweetener.
  4. Wash and remove stems of two fresh strawberries, cut in half and mix into drink.
  5. Garnish with the rest of the strawberries and mint.
Seedlip's Hibiscus spice margarita
Photo Credit: Seedlip

Spice Hibiscus Margarita

Adapted from Seedlip

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Seedlip Spice 94
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1 ounce hibiscus tea
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Monk fruit sugar
  • 4 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Star Anise, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Lightly muddle all ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Add ice, shake and strain over ice. Garnish with a Star Anise and a half-rim of Spiced Sugar-Salt.
  3. For the Spiced Sugar-Salt: Combine 4 tbsp kosher salt, 2 tbsp granulated monk fruit sugar and 1 tsp of each ground cinnamon & nutmeg.
Spicy mocktail
Photo Credit: The Merry Thought

Spicy Cucumber Cooler

Adapted from The Merry Thought
Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/4-inch jalapeño (adjust according to heat of the jalapeño you get)
  • 1-inch cucumber, chopped
  • 8 leaves cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Sparkling water
  • Squeeze of lemon

Directions:

  1. Combine and muddle jalapeño, cucumber and cilantro.
  2. Add this mixture into a cocktail shaker half full of ice and add 1 tbsp lime juice, sparkling water and a squeeze of lemon. 
  3. Shake well and strain into a glass of crushed ice.
Seedlip Mocktail Spice Ginger Highball
Photo Credit: Seedlip

Spice Ginger Highball

Adapted from Seedlip

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Seedlip Spice 94
  • Ginger kombucha (choose one with less than 5 grams of sugar)
  • Lime wedge

Directions:

Combine ingredients over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Strawberry Basil Soda

Adapted from Fork Knife Swoon

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/3 cup monk fruit sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped or torn
  • Sparkling water 
  • Fresh strawberries, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the chopped strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight (even better).
  2. To serve, add a heaping spoonful of the strawberries and syrup to a glass. Add a few torn basil leaves and muddle to combine. Add ice and top with 8 ounces of sparkling water.
  3. Garnish with fresh strawberries. Stir and enjoy!

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