10 Refreshing Non Alcoholic Drinks


Confession: I don't drink alcohol. As much as I love the idea of sipping a glass of good red wine with homemade antipasti, I just don't like the taste. I'm trying to educate my palate, and can now appreciate a nice champagne or an icy-cold mojito... But still, I'd rather have something non alcoholic.

It's my birthday today, and while I don't want to force myself to drink something I don't like, I also want to be able to have a festive drink, and share it with my friends. Since I can't be the only person on earth who dislike alcohol, I thought I'd share the results of my search for recipes for delicious, refreshing, festive, non alcoholic drinks. Plus, they can easily be adapted to suit alcoholic drinks lovers as well!


1. Lavender Lemonade from Against All Grain
2. Sparkling Iced Tea Basil Limeade  from USMasala (Edit: this blog is now open to invited readers only, but you can still access the recipe from this link.)
3. Watermelon Lemonade from Fearless Homemaker
4. White Peach-Lavender Soda from Emma Christensen
5. Watermelon Breeze from Skirt (photo by Kelsey Marie)


6. Orange and Mint Spritzer from Shop Cook Make
7. Roasted Peach Lemonade from The Naptime Chef
8. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade from Eat Drink Love
9. Blueberry Mint Iced Tea from Brooklyn Atlas
10. Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer from Joylicious

Oh, and rimming the glasses with some colorful rimming sugar would be the cherry on the cake.
Happy sipping!

36 comments:

  1. And I was thinking whether Clemence will update us with cool summer juices, now that this is a trend too. You did indeed and they look cool too!


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    1. Haha I know, but they look amazing, and the ones I tried were delicious!

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  2. Thank you SO much for posting this! Being a Muslim, I don't drink alcohol either and I've been looking for some really nice and simple yet beautifully looking and exotic refreshments that are non-alcoholic, but it felt like everything that sounded exotic and looked beautiful contained alcohol! And if the alcohol was removed, the rest of the ingredients just sounded a bit boring... So I'm REALLY pleased that you shared this! :-)
    And I'll definitely share this with my other muslim friends and readers on my blog! :-)

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    1. Thank you Aysha! I'm so glad to hear that this post will be helpful to you and your muslim friends. I tried some of these and they looked beautiful and tasted delicious :)

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  3. same here! these drinks all look amazing!

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! They do indeed!

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  4. As a member of the LDS church, a Mormon, I don't drink alcohol either! I am always looking for delicious non-alcoholic drinks to share with friends and family. Thanks so much for putting so many in one place!

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    1. So glad it's useful to you Lisa!

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  5. Great round-up! Definitely saving :) And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy belated 30th birthday to Cindy!

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  6. It's also our co-blogger Cindy's birthday, and as she is 7 months pregnant mocktails are the only option for celebrating!

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  7. they seem delicious:)) we say in turkiye ''health to your hand'' for who make delicious things:))

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  8. Anonymous6/05/2013

    As a born again Christian, I do not consume alcohol. I really appreciate recipes for refreshing non-alcoholic beverages that everyone can enjoy. Thank you for these recipes! Can't wait to try them.

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    1. So glad this round-up is useful to you- I think they are crowd pleaser drinks!

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  9. I really like the post, the ideas are really good and perfect for the summer i think! :)

    Love jelaegbe.blogspot.de

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    1. I'd second that :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing my lemonade!

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    1. Thank you! Your lemonade looks lovely and delicious, so thank YOU for the recipe!

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  11. Every single one of these drinks looks so yummy! I really love the pretty colors too. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  12. Happy birthday to you Clemence! We currently have a lot of gals pregnant within our group. It's nice to be able to offer them a pretty and tasty mock-tail at party time. Especially love that last one- presented so beautifully. Who wouldn't want a sip of that?

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    1. Thank you so much Erin! I'd definitely want a sip of that last one too.

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  13. Happy birthday sweet Clemence! Hopefully someday we meet in real life and I can treat you to a delicious non-alcoholic beverage in the rolling hills of SF :) xx

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    1. Thank you Audrey! Looking forward to that day :)

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  14. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  15. By the way, just remembered this really good summer drink I had the other day, you should try it - it had pear juice, ginger syrup and fizzy water. It was perfect for a hot summer day! xx

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    1. Ha, sounds delicious! The simple evocation of pear juice makes my mouth water. As soon as the sun is back here (fingers crossed), I'm trying it!

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  16. Katrina6/06/2013

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I have never really been interested in drinking alcohol - I have nothing against it, like you, I just don't like the taste. So this post was perfect! If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend a Moscato? It's a desert wine - and very sweet and tastes NOTHING like alcohol! If you are open to trying, I think you'd like it! Many brands make moscato - even the SkinnyGirl brand just came out with their own! It's an easy wine to share if among friends and you don't want to drink a "real" wine :) Take care!

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    1. I've never tried a Moscato, but your description of it makes me eager to try it. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  17. Your second link, for Sparkling Iced Tea Basil Limeade is an invite only blog. Now, I might never be able to find out about that drink.

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    1. I'm sorry, it was public at the time I published this post. You can access the recipe from this link: http://foodizz.com/recipes/Sparkling-Iced-Tea-Basil-Limeade-500e7a7b3b4ea8c50500088a

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  18. I love that types of drinks most..It seems very drizzling and amazing..

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  19. You are so helpful! I don’t suppose I have read anything along these lines recently. It is so pleasing to find a person with genuine ideas on this topic... :)

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