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Easy, Refreshing Summer Mocktails

Easy, Refreshing Summer Mocktails

While we love our summer cocktails, sometimes it’s fun to create alcohol-free drinks for everyone to enjoy. Mocktails are the perfect way to beat the heat and allow everyone to take part in the fun.

Tips for Making Mocktails

Mocktails are a festive way to stay refreshed without the booze — for non-drinkers and drinkers alike. Here are some key tips to keep in mind for your summer mocktails:

Don’t forget the garnishes: You don’t need booze to add an umbrella to your drink! Adding decorations and garnishes to your mocktails makes them feel just as fun as cocktails — without the risk of a hangover.

Consider fresh fruit and herbs: Muddling real fruit and herbs brings that craft cocktail look and feel to your mocktails, providing a sophisticated flavor profile and presentation.

Use syrups for easy mocktails: Monin Premium Flavored Syrups add instant flavor to sparkling water, lemonade, and other common mocktail bases, allowing you to create refreshing, delicious mocktails in seconds. In addition, Monin Cocktail Mixers are perfect for creating nonalcoholic beverages that feature signature cocktail flavors.

Experiment. Try out the recipes below to see what your go-to mocktail garnishes and ingredients you’ll want to use again and again.



18 Refreshing Summer Mocktail Recipes


Whether you’re enjoying drinks by the pool or at a family cookout, these mocktail recipes are a great way to cool off all summer long — you won’t even miss the booze.


1. Strawberry Rhubarb Shrub

This tangy and refreshing non-alcoholic shrub is full of dynamic flavor, made with Monin Strawberry Rhubarb Purée and Basil Concentrated Flavor. Get the recipe.

2. Lemongrass Sparkle

This simple mocktail takes ice, lemonade, and sparkling water and adds Monin Lemongrass Syrup for a sophisticated flavor. While this sparkle specializes in lemongrass, you could try these ratios with a number of Monin syrups. Get the recipe.

3. Cool Watermelon Soda

Watermelon and mint are a perfect summertime combination. This refreshing, not-too-sweet beverage can be garnished with fresh watermelon and mint for a cocktail-style look. Get the recipe.

4. Fruit and Veggie Delight

It’s easy to drink your fruits and vegetables with this healthy, easy summer mocktail. Get the recipe.

5. Off the Beeten Path

Another drink with fruit and vegetable juice, this Instagrammable mocktail features a gorgeous purple ombré color and well-balanced flavor. Get the recipe.

6. Skinny Peach Squeeze Mocktail

Serve this tasty peach mocktail, featuring Monin Zero Calorie Natural Peach Syrup, in a rocks glass for a classy presentation. Get the recipe.

7. Spicy Cucumber Lime Refresher

This drink proves mocktails can have complex, intriguing flavors. Monin Cucumber Syrup and Monin Habanero Lime Syrup complement each other along with fresh lime juice and club soda. Get the recipe.

8. Daisy Drop Mocktail

Another handcrafted beverage is our Daisy Drop, featuring muddled strawberries and orange wedge combined with Monin Basil Concentrated Flavor and Monin Raspberry Syrup, topped with club soda. Get the recipe.

9. Piña Colada Fruit Smoothie

Do you like piña coladas? Then all you need is Monin Piña Colada Mix and ice for a super easy virgin piña colada. Get the recipe.

10. Mango Berry Colada Mocktail

Speaking of coladas, this delicious mocktail combines our piña colada mix with Monin Strawberry Syrup and Monin Mango Syrup for a fruity, fun frozen drink. Get the recipe.

11. Sweet Citrus Squeeze

This mocktail evokes the flavors of amaretto and Aperol by combining Monin Amaretto Syrup and Monin Blood Orange Purée. The result is a refreshing, bitter, and sweet summer mocktail. Get the recipe.

12. Huckleberry Twist

Monin Huckleberry Syrup brings a sweet and tangy taste to this mocktail featuring cranberry and pineapple juice. Get the recipe.

13. Raspberry Hibiscus Zero Proof Mojito

Another hibiscus-flavored beverage, this mock mojito is fun and fruity. Get the recipe.

14. Blue Hawaiian Mocktail

Perfect for a backyard luau, adults and kids alike will want to try this bright blue concoction. With Monin Blue Curacao Syrup and Monin Coconut Concentrated Flavor, this tropical drink hits all the right tiki notes. Get the recipe.

15. Seabreeze

Picture yourself relaxing at the seaside as you sip on this refreshing, light mocktail with Monin Cranberry Syrup, grapefruit juice, and sparkling water. Get the recipe.

16. Yuzu Summer Tonic

Monin Yuzu Purée provides citrus notes in this refreshing tonic. The tiki umbrella is optional but highly recommended. Get the recipe.

17. Guava Cape Cod

Do you summer in Cape Cod? This guava and cranberry mocktail will transport you there regardless of where you are. Get the recipe.

18. Shotgun Snap Mocktail

With Monin South Seas Blend, lime, mint, and ginger beer, this nonalcoholic take on a Moscow Mule should be served in its signature copper glass for maximum effect. Get the recipe.

19. Rock Melon Italian Nojito

There’s no alcohol in this virgin mojito flavored with Monin Rock Melon Cantaloupe Syrup, lemonade, fresh lime, and mint. And, it’s a snap to make with Monin Mojito Mix. Get the recipe.


Summer Mocktails are Easy with Monin

Monin products allow you to create mocktails in seconds and provide an endless variety of flavor combinations. Try a few recipes from the list above, and explore all of our mocktail recipes for more ideas. You can even come up with your own signature mocktail creations!


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