The best refreshing, healthy mocktails for summer that’ll give you wonderful health benefits from gut health to glowing skin to sexual wellness to mental calmness. These healthy summer mocktail recipes are made with fresh fruits, antioxidant-rich herbs, and bubbly kombucha. These summertime drink recipes are refined sugar free and naturally sweetened with honey. You’ll find delicious swaps for sangria, mojitos, margaritas, wine, and daiquiris that are perfect for pool parties, BBQ’s, and picnics!
You tell me if this is super weird or actually genius, but what if we thought about summer mocktails like how we think about green smoothies? A delicious chance to pack in ALL the nutrients in one, delicious glass. Hear me out: most mocktails take ingredients OUT like alcohol and junky syrups, leaving you with a very bland and sad drink. These healthy mocktail recipes ADD IN ingredients to boost the drink’s flavor and your overall health: ease bloating, make your skin glow, help you feel relaxed, all that good stuff.
Here in the Healthier Together Community, this is what we call a functional, ~digestive~ mocktail. Yes, you can make it a cocktail if you want (just add vodka, tequila, or gin!). And there’s definitely a secret to making a delicious, healthy mocktail with that complex, nuanced flavor like you’d fawn over in a fancy cocktail bar. The main element I look for in healthy mocktails is a complex, nuanced flavor that’s hard to get from fruit juices. My secret? Adding lots of herbs, muddled fresh fruit, and apple cider vinegar or kombucha, which gives it just the right amount of interesting depth. Day drinking has never made you feel so alive!
Here are the best healthy mocktails for summer that you can easily swap for your usual drink order:
Instead of Sugary Margaritas: WATERMELON RED PEPPER MARGARITAS
Instead of Mojitos: LEMON THYME FAUX-ITO
Instead of a strawberry daiquiri: STRAWBERRY CINNAMON APHRODISIAC MOCKTAIL
Instead of hard lemonade: BLUEBERRY LAVENDER LEMONADE
Instead of wine: BLACKBERRY CHAMOMILE MOCKTAIL
Instead of sangria: CHERRY BASIL CHIA FRESCA
I hope you love these healthy summer mocktail recipes! When you snap a picture of your beautiful creation, tag me on Instagram (@lizmoody) – I can’t wait to see!