Lately I have been obsessed with creating fun drinks for these scorching hot summer days that not only taste good but look good too! I mean, if you can’t Instagram or Snapchat it, did it even happen?! These refreshing mocktails would also be a great addition to any sort of party. Maybe you’re hosting the before prom pictures at your house or a wedding party luncheon, or you just simply want to create a fun drink for your girls night.
So I’ve laid out the recipes for three drinks I just can’t do summer without!
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A Shirley Temple is the classic kid friendly drink. It’s what your parents order for you so you can help toast to the new couple at a wedding with a fancy drink in hand.
But, a Shirley Temple doesn’t have to be exclusively reserved for the flower girl, this recipe is so tasty and can be your new go-to fancy drink at any age.
Simply mix together:
-3 oz lemon-lime soda
-3 oz ginger ale
-A dash of grenadine
-A maraschino cherry for garnish
Coconut Lavender Lemonade
This drink is purple, need I say more? The Coconut Lavender Lemonade mocktail is also made with coconut water so the first sip will instantly put you on a tropical island even if you are just lounging in your backyard. There are two parts to this recipe so read closely.
First, the lavender simple syrup:
-2 cups of sugar
-1 ½ cups of water
-3 tablespoons of dried lavender
-A few drops of violet food coloring
You’ll want to combine the sugar, water and lavender in a saucepan and boil on high for 1 minute. Then remove it from the heat and cover the mixture for 20 minutes so the lavender soaks in. Strain the mixture and add a few drops of the food coloring. Set this aside to cool while you mix the rest of the ingredients.
Now to complete the drink, combine:
-1 ½ cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice
-1 ¾ cups of sugar
-8 cups of coconut water
-4 cups of water
-½ of the above recipe of the lavender simple syrup
Mix up the ingredients making sure to dissolve all the sugar and then you have just created the prettiest purple drink that tastes like a warm summer breeze.
Cranberry Rosemary Refresher
The name of this drink lives up to its truly refreshing qualities. Even if it is 102 degrees outside this drink is so refreshing it’ll keep you cool and revitalized for the whole day.
So to make the Cranberry Rosemary Refresher you’ll want to begin by pouring 2 cups of water into a small pan and bring it to a boil. Add 3 fresh rosemary sprigs to the boiling water and let that simmer for 5 minutes. Then, you’ll remove it from the heat and let it steep for an hour. While that is cooling, juice 1 pound of fresh cranberries and 4 apples to then mix with the rosemary water. Serve it over crushed ice and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed all of these fun and refreshing mocktails! Let us know what drink you made by tagging us on our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY!