From Spritzers to Sodas: 10 Non-Alcoholic, Warm-Weather Beverages

From Spritzers to Sodas: 10 Non-Alcoholic, Warm-Weather Beverages

Megan Gordon
May 16, 2013

On warm weekend afternoons you'll often me in the backyard, gardening, reading or catching up with friends on the phone. Because it feels just a bit too early to pour a drink for myself, I've rounded up a few good non-alcoholic drinks that refresh — all without the booze.

Many non-alcoholic drink roundups feature "mocktails" and recipes that seem more like a cocktail than anything else. While often wonderfully delicious, there's also a whole world beyond mocktails — a world consisting of delicious iced teas and lemonade, spritzers and sparklers and sodas. Here are a few of my favorite weekend backyard recipes. Do you have a go-to?

Try a Recipe:

  1. Hibiscus Earl Gray Iced Tea (pictured) - Emily Ho for The Kitchn
  2. Apple-Ginger Sparkler - Martha Stewart
  3. Mint Iced Tea - Food 52
  4. Raspberry Spritzer - Delish
  5. Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer - Dine and Dish
  6. Perfect Iced Coffee - The Pioneer Woman
  7. Iced Coffee Frappe - Simple Bites
  8. Vietnamese Iced Coffee - Bon Appetit
  9. Blueberry Lemon Iced Tea - Southern Living
  10. Soda with Bitters - Faith Durand for The Kitchn

This post was requested by Emmi for Reader Request Week 2013.

(Image: Emily Han)

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