Four Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks

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With the summer here, it’s nice to have some refreshing, non-alcoholic drink recipes at your disposal. If you’re invited to a party or plan on having something of your own, you can make one of your favorite beverages.

Some recovering alcoholics say that having a drink to enjoy at a summer party is helpful because it takes some of the pressure off. If people don’t know what you’ve been through, they may offer you a drink without thinking. Having something in your hand avoids this from happening.

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Here are some delicious drink recipes that will keep you refreshed and hydrated all summer long!

1. Shirley Temple

Nothing beats a sweet-tasting Shirley Temple. This drink is perfect for kids and adults alike, so you can easily serve it any event.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces of lemon-lime beverage
  • 1 dash grenadine syrup
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Directions

Pour soda onto ice. Add the grenadine and top with a cherry.

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2. Virgin Cucumber Mojito

If you’re not much of a sweet lover, you’ll enjoy this refreshing summer drink. It’s fresh and light, and if you use your own garden cucumbers, you’ll really be in for a treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 individual packet Mojito-flavored dry beverage mix (such as Crystal Light)
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cups ice cubes

Directions

Dissolve drink mix into cold water in a large pitcher. Add ice and cucumber slices.

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3. Mock Champagne

This champagne recipe is great for any type of event, plus it looks beautiful when you add fresh fruit such as strawberries or raspberries.

Ingredients

  • 2 2-liter bottles of ginger ale
  • 1 46-ounce can pineapple juice
  • 1 64-ounce bottle white grape juice

Directions

Combine all ingredients, chilled.

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4. Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

It’s hard to pass up a delicious strawberry daiquiri on a hot summer day. It’s tart but refreshing. Definitely the perfect drink to sip on! You can also add more or less ice depending on your taste.

Ingredients:

  • 3-½ ounces frozen strawberries
  • ⅛ cup ice
  • ½ fluid ounces sweet and sour mix
  • 1 dash grenadine syrup

Directions

Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.

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Happy Summer!