Family-Friendly Summer Drinks

From lemonades and sodas to alcohol-free mocktails, these refreshing sips are perfect for the whole family.

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Perfect Homemade Lemonade

Nothing beats homemade lemonade on a hot summer's day. Ree's recipe is sweet and straightforward: Simply combine water with freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup prepared on the stovetop.

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Berry, Melon and Mint Iced Tea

This fruit-filled summer beverage is half smoothie, half tea. Refreshing lemon and peppermint notes will keep guests refilling their glasses. 

Get the Recipe: Berry, Melon and Mint Iced Tea

Mango-Lime Spritzer

Five minutes and five ingredients are all you need to mix up two of these non-alcoholic drinks. Make sure you opt for ginger beer (as opposed to ginger ale). It’s spicier — and the perfect balance for sweet mango.

Get the Recipe: Mango-Lime Spritzer

Peach and Strawberry Soda

Like most good things in life, this fruity, frosty beverage starts off with a simple syrup. Top off the sweet blended fruit with a splash of sparkling water for a sophisticated touch party guests will love.

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Honey Orangeade

Kardea makes a simple syrup from fresh squeeze orange juice and honey and uses it to dress up plain, chilled seltzer. The result? A sweet and refreshing sip that’s way better than any cocktail.

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Raspberry Ginger Ale

What says "summer" like fresh fruit and cold soda? In his Raspberry Gingerale, Bobby combines the two by floating ripe berries in chilled club soda sweetened with homemade ginger syrup.

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Prairie Punch

Ree mixes up 5 different fruit juices for this guaranteed-to-please punch. Her recipe makes 10 servings so it’s perfect for all-day sipping — or a small gathering of family and friends.

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Mock Colada

Turn your favorite coconut-flavored seltzer into a bubbly, alcohol-free pina colada — so the whole family can enjoy!

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Cranberry-Lime Mocktail

This family-friendly punch is made with homemade cranberry syrup and fresh lime juice for a summertime sip that's tart, slightly sweet and completely refreshing.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Lime Mocktail

Tea-Tini Mocktail

Iced teas tend to get watered down as the ice in your cup melts. Trisha solves that problem by shaking her lemon simple syrup-sweetened tea in a cocktail shaker with ice — and straining the chilled tea into a glass.

Get the Recipe: Tea-Tini Mocktail

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