While sodas are too sugary (and, well, not very good for you) and plain water is a little boring, we have five refreshing ideas to take your non-alcoholic summer drinks to the next level, from fruity spritzers to remixed lemonades and iced teas. The best part? They’re super easy to make and look just as delicious as they take. Oh, and the kids will love them. Score!
This family friendly version of the gown-up fave is super yummy and fresh. Just mix 4 cups of white grape juice with 1 cup orange juice, 1 cup cranberry juice. Add in the juice of 2 limes, 2 oranges, and muddled blueberries, raspberries, and peaches. Top with fresh apple and peach slices, and lots of ice!
Fizzy Pink Lemonade
Fresh lemon juice combined with pureed strawberries and club soda make for a tangy, spritely refreshment. Just add a pinch of natural sweetener, like agave nectar or raw sugar, for a little sweetness.
This naturally sweet lemonade has a nice, earthy, herbal undertone to it, making it soothing for summertime. Fresh lemon juice, coconut water, crushed ice, and lavender syrup come together for a unique spin on summer’s favorite beverage.
Blueberry Lime Iced Tea
Fresh, crisp iced tea gets a kick of sweetness with pureed blueberries and lime juice! Mix all in a blender with crushed ice for a slushy spin on this tropical drink.
Watermelon Mint Water
An asbolute favorite — and super simple to make! — there’s nothing more refreshing than the bright taste of watermelon mint water. Plus, it’s super healthy! Just infuse chunks of watermelon and sprigs of fresh mint in two gallons of water overnight. Add ice before serving, and enchant your guests, and yourself, with this delightfully sunny concoction.