While it may be important to serve plenty of wine or beer at your next party, it's equally as important to serve a great non-alcoholic drink. That doesn't just mean serving water, either. For those who might not be imbibing, it's really nice to have something to sip on that's just as festive as the spiked selection.
These seven recipes are fruity, fun, and most definitely fit for any kind of celebration.
Earthy sage is a wonderful counterpart to juicy blackberries. While you don't have to strain the blended mixture before adding the sparkling water, it's worth it for seed-free spritzers.
This homemade soda is wonderful with fresh yellow peaches, but don't stop there! Try it with nectarines or white peaches, if you can get ahold of them.
Non-alcoholic bitters add a grown-up note to this orange and cranberry juice mocktail. It makes for a drink that's aromatic, herbal, just slightly bitter, and extra refreshing.
Since this recipe is just for the cherry-vanilla syrup, you can customize it to make it your own. Use it in anything from seltzer or lemon-lime soda to Coke or Pepsi.
While this ruby-hued punch calls for sparkling wine, just swap it in for sparkling water to make it a festive mocktail.
You might want to make a double batch of the strawberry basil syrup for this soda because it's wonderful in things beyond seltzer water, too. Try it drizzled over ice cream, frozen yogurt, or even pound cake.
What makes this punch unique is the base of green tea, which adds a fresh, grassy note that offsets the inherent sweetness of the peaches.