Looking for some outstandingly refreshing and delicious summer drink recipes? I’ve got you covered! Read on for the ultimate list of summer drinks, including cocktails, mocktails, frozen delights, totally kid-friendly recipes and more!

Looking for some outstandingly refreshing and delicious summer drink recipes? I've got you covered! Read on for the ultimate list of summer drinks, including cocktails, mocktails, frozen delights, totally kid-friendly recipes and more!

I’ll make this super easy for you by breaking these delicious drink recipes into categories. Use the table of contents to jump right to the section you need!  Some drinks cross categories, but I put them in the most logical spot (at least in my mind). For example, if it’s a frozen boozy drink, I stuck it in the cocktails section. You’ll figure it out. It’s not really rocket science! 😀  The majority of the recipes are pretty self-explanatory, but I added a quick note next to those that aren’t.

One last thing: while the drink recipes all go to the bloggers who created them, the product recommendations below each section uses affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I get a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thanks a bunch and enjoy these yummy summer drink recipes!


Fruity Non-Alcoholic Summer Mocktails

From virgin virgins of your favorite cocktails to totally original mocktail creations, these non-alcoholic recipes are perfect for serving your sober guests at your next party (or for enjoying poolside while you watch the kids).

  1. Mango Guava Cranberry Juice Recipe from Momma Can
  2. Virgin Banana Daiquiris from Strength and Sunshine
  3. Watermelon, Nectarine & Mint Coolers from About a Mom
  4. Tropical Mocktail from Oh My Sugar High
  5. Mockingjay Mocktail inspired by the book (this is one of mine)
  6. Hawaiian Sea Foam Punch (Virgin) Recipe from Ottawa Mommy Club
  7. Pina Colada Mocktail from Oh So Delicious
  8. Hawaiian Sangria Mocktail from Organized 31
  9. Virgin Frozen Watermelon Margarita from 3 Boys and a Dog
  10. Sparkling Virgin Blueberry Mojito from Really Are You Serious
  11. Pretty in Pink Punch from Simply Stacie (this one can be both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  12. Citrus Strawberry Mocktail from Play Party Plan
  13. Strawberry Creamsicle Mocktail from Cook Eat Go (also can be made as a cocktail)
  14. Non-alcoholic Tropical Party Punch from The Farm Girl Gabs
  15. Lemon Lavender Mocktail from The Merry Thought


Summer Cocktails

Need some drink ideas for “adults only” night? Try these awesome cocktails! A lot of them can also be made without the booze for those who prefer virgin drinks.

  1. Long Island Iced-Tea from Crayons & Cravings
  2. 4-Ingredient Orange Julius Cocktail from Strength and Sunshine
  3. Bulbasaur Cocktail from Mooshu Jenn (inspired by the Pokemon)
  4. Unicorn Slushie from Spaceships and Laser Beams (probably the prettiest cocktail ever!)
  5. Cocktail Slushies from The Decorated Cookie (these look like freezer pops)
  6. Pineapple Tequila Sunrise from Mighty Mrs.
  7. Watermelon Vodka Cocktail from April Go Lightly
  8. Dole Whip Margaritas from This Ole Mom
  9. Spiked Chilled Caramel Latte Recipe (one of my own)
  10.  Blue Lagoon Cocktail from Mom Foodie
  11. Raspberry Processco Cocktails from Made with Happy
  12. Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita Recipe from Recipes from a Pantry
  13. Strawberry Mojito from Sidewalk Shoes
  14. Mango and Peach Moscato Cocktail from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
  15. Grapefruit Lime Wine Spritzers from Love and Confections

Frozen Drinks for Summer

When the weather reaches 90+ degrees, nothing is more refreshing than a slushie or shake, don’t you agree?

  1. Strawberry Watermelon Slushie from Finding Zest
  2. Orange Cream Shake Recipe from Me!
  3. Vanilla Caramel Chai Frappe (another one of mine)
  4. Watermelon Limeade Slushie from We’re Parents
  5. Homemade S’mores Frappe from Plating Pixels
  6. Frozen Strawberry Lemonade from Atta Girl Says
  7. Homemade Cannoli Milkshake from Snappy Gourmet
  8. Frozen Hot Chocolate from Happy Mothering
  9. Caramel Iced Coffee Oreo Shake from Two Kids and a Coupon
  10. Honeydew Lemon Slush from Amanda’s Cooking
  11. Strawberry Pudding Milkshake from Bunny’s Warm Oven
  12. Mermaid Slush from Bitz & Giggles
  13. Dr. Pepper Slushies from The Frugal Girls
  14. Galaxy Milkshake from Taste Made
  15. Orange Crush Creamsicle Milkshake from Fun Money Mom



Easy Summer Drinks for Kids

Although all of the drinks on this list (aside from the cocktails) are technically kid-friendly, these are as fun as they are flavorful!

  1. Strawberry Watermelon Punch from Delicious on a Dime
  2. Tropical Orange Sherbet Punch from Shaken Together
  3. Kid-Friendly Watermelon Slush from The Kitchen is my Playground
  4. Mango Ginger Beer from April Go Lightly (don’t let the name fool you, it’s a kid-friendly recipe)
  5. Raspberry Key Lime Italian Soda from Will Cook for Smiles
  6. French Vanilla Raspberry Italian Cream Soda (my recipe)
  7. Copycat Ocean Water from A Few Shortcuts
  8. Magic Color-Changing Galaxy Lemonade from In the Kids Kitchen
  9. Homemade Cherry Icee Recipe from Passion for Savings
  10. Cotton Candy Drink Recipe from Eating on a Dime
  11. Shark Bait Floats from All Things Mamma
  12. Mermaid Layered Slushies from Simple Sweet Recipes
  13. 7-Up Raspberry Fizzy from Life is Sweeter by Design
  14. Unicorn Lemonade by Midget Momma
  15. Disneyland’s Mint Julep Recipe from Cute DIY Projects


Luscious Lemonade Recipes

I don’t think lemonade needs an introduction. It’s the most iconic summer drink ever. Check out some new spins on the classic!

  1. Mimi’s Lemonade from Farm Wife Feeds uses store-bought mix but adds a delicious fruity twist!
  2. Skinny Peach Lemonade from Crayons & Cravings
  3. Basil Mint Cranberry Lemonade from Momma Can
  4. Easy Homemade Frozen Lemonade from Finding Zest
  5. Mint Lemonade from Delicious on a Dime
  6. Nectarine Lemonade with Strawberries from Ottawa Mommy Club
  7. Sparkling Pomegranate Lemonade from Foodal
  8. Blueberry Mint Lemonade from I Heart Naptime
  9. Easy Brazilian Lemonade Recipe from Play Party Plan
  10. Iced Passion Fruit Tea Lemonade from Crayons and Cravings
  11. Strawberry Lemonade with Blueberries from Cook Clean Repeat
  12. Blueberry Masala Soda (Indian Blueberry Lemonade) from Easy Cooking with Molly
  13. Sparkling Watermelon Mint Lemonade from DIY Candy
  14. Lavender Lemonade from Amanda’s Cooking
  15. Raspberry Peach Lemonade from The Chunky Chef


Insanely Yummy Iced-Tea Ideas

While lemonade may be the season’s official drink, to me it wasn’t summer until I saw my gran sitting outside sipping iced tea.

  1. Raspberry Mint Tea from Ginger Casa
  2. Frosty Coconut Mint Green Tea Mocktail from Strength and Sunshine
  3. Perfect “Mostly Cold-Brew” Iced Tea recipe 
  4. Raspberry Iced Tea from Mom Foodie
  5. Fresh Peach Iced Tea from Ottawa Mommy Club
  6. Grilled Fruit Tea Recipe from Life Sew Savory
  7. Orange Chai Iced Tea from Vintage Kitty
  8. Berry Iced Tea with Ginger from Veggie Desserts
  9. Sweet Citrus Mint Iced Tea from About a Mom
  10. Iced Mango Mint Turmeric Green Tea from Easy Cooking with Molly
  11. Iced Coconut Matcha Latte from Natalie’s Health
  12. Orange Flavored Iced Tea from Bunny’s Warm Oven
  13. Instant Pot Iced Tea from Two Sleevers
  14. Southern Strawberry Sweet Tea from Cincy Shopper
  15. Honey and Mint Iced Green Tea from The Chunky Chef


Upgraded & Infused Water Recipes

If you’re trying to drink more water but, like me, just don’t care for it plain, try these tasty infused versions!

  1. Grapefruit Mint Infused Water from Delicious on a Dime
  2. Strawberry Mint Infused Water from Creative Green Living
  3. Detox Lime Infused Water from Thrifty Jinxy
  4. Blackberry Lime Spritzer from Creative Green Living
  5. Rose, Lemon & Strawberry Infused Water from Wallflower Kitchen
  6. Watermelon Coconut Fruit Ice-Cubes from Raising Whasians
  7. Strawberry Lime Basil Water from A Cultivated Nest
  8. Strawberry Kiwi Water from Eating Richly
  9. Cranberry Lemon Infused Water from Wondermom Wannabe
  10. Pomegranate Mint Water from Live Eat Learn
  11. Blood Orange and Thyme Infused Spa Water from Mom Foodie
  12. Blueberry Detox Water from Living Fresh Daily
  13. Pineapple Orange Ginger Infused Water Recipe from This Mama Loves
  14. Fresh Strawberry Water from Masala Herb
  15. Cucumber & Mint Infused Water from Wholefully

What are your favorite summer drinks?