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Kid-Tested, Mom-Approved: 14 Summer Mocktails

Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:05 AM
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Who said kids can’t enjoy a fancy drink (non-alcoholic, of course!) every now and then? Cool off this summer with a tasty mocktail that the whole family will love. From alcohol-free smoothies to sangria, we’ve got something for everyone—click through the slideshow below to find your next favorite drink.

Which one of these mocktails are you planning to make this summer?

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Watermelon Slush Smoothie
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Watermelon Slush Smoothie

Not only does this smoothie from Beautylish take advantage of one of the season’s tastiest fruits, it also provides health benefits galore. The watermelon cleanses and detoxes the body (read: clearer skin!), and the addition of almond milk provides tons of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. All in all, it’s a great way to sneak healthful elements into a yummy summer treat.

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Peach Queen
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Peach Queen

Your kids will call you the queen of peaches after you make them this tasty drink from Carosello. Freshly squeezed peaches and a splash of orange juice and ginger ale combine to make a natural mocktail that pays homage to the in-season fruit.

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Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil Soda
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Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil Soda

The freshness of this soda from Bon Appetit makes it an instant kid favorite. The basil adds a little extra flavor on first sip, plus the strawberry and lemon flavor combo is a win-win.

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Cantaloupe-Ginger Spritzer
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Cantaloupe-Ginger Spritzer

Move over, watermelon—cantaloupe is the star of this melon drink from HGTV. The sweet cantaloupe juice (either fresh or canned) gets an even sweeter kick with homemade simple syrup. Add in a little seltzer water and garnish with fresh ginger and cantaloupe chunks for a restaurant-quality beverage that will earn lots of thumbs up.

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Ombré Grapefruit Mocktail
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Ombré Grapefruit Mocktail

How pretty are these mocktails from Handmade Mood? The ombré effect makes them perfect for your summer party or afternoon by the pool.

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Non-Alcoholic Sangria
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Non-Alcoholic Sangria

This clever recipe swaps out sangria’s traditional red wine for black tea and pomegranate juice. Add a ton of chopped fruit, too—apples, oranges, lemons, and whatever else is handy—and let it soak up the juice overnight. The kids will love sipping on this fruity concoction from The Kitchn, not to mention chomping on the fruit pieces!

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Virgin Banana Piña Colada
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Virgin Banana Piña Colada

Nothing says summertime like one of these smoothies from Liebe Love Online. The banana and pineapple flavors will make you feel like you’re on an island getaway. With the addition of crushed up ice cubes, this is a delicious way to cool down on those extra hot days.

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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

The kids will feel super fancy when you serve them these pretty drinks—a splash of sparkling water along with special martini glasses makes them seem that much classier. Plus, the fact that the lemonade is homemade means that you get to control the amount of sugar that the little ones are consuming, a vast improvement from pre-made juices. Get the full recipe over at Annie’s Eats.

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Virgin Mojito
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Virgin Mojito

For a more sophisticated summer drink, introduce your kids to the magic of the mojito. The mint lovers in your family will go wild over this lemony-sweet mocktail from What’s Cooking Mom.

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Berry Mocktail
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Berry Mocktail

Make use of the best berries of the season for this scrumptious drink by Wanderlush. The chunks of fruit make it super satisfying, and the mint leaf garnish will wow your little ones.

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