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Summer Cocktails and Mocktails

Posted by TheLeanGreenBean
May 23, 2017
These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

By, Lindsay Livingston (The Lean Green Bean)
Photo Credit: What's For Eats

Summer is here! Tis the season for hot days and cool drinks...am I right?! I'm a creature of habit when it comes to my drinks. And by creature of habit, I mean I drink water, coffee and beer. That's pretty much it. But if there is one time of year when I crave something a little different to sip on, it's summer. 

How fitting that the theme of this month's Recipe Redux challenge was "Cocktails and Mocktails for May Celebrations." May (and the rest of summer, really) is a time for graduation parties, baby showers and bbqs. It's the perfect time to taste test a new drink. 

In case you're stuck in a drink rut just like me, I picked a few tasty cocktails and mocktails to get you started. Take a look and add a few to your summer beverage bucket list.

Cocktails

These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Spike your next iced tea with a little bourbon and add a citrus twist!
Bourbon Iced Tea with Lemon-Lime Splash via Shaw's Simple Swaps


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Fact- cocktails with fun names are more fun to drink!
Summer Fling Champagne Cocktail via I'd Rather Be A Chef


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

A new way to enjoy matcha.
Mango Matcha Margaritas via The Grateful Grazer


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Add some spicy to summer's sweetest produce. 
Spicy Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas via Nutritioulicious


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Can't make it to the beach this summer? Drink this and pretend.
Frozen Mango Coconut Daiquiri via Marisa Moore Nutrition


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

A summertime twist on a classic sangria.
White Sangria via Wish Upon A Dish


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Perfect for your next family gathering!
Champagne Brunch Punch via Family Food on the Table

 

Mocktails


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Make this with your favorite summer berry!
Raspberry Soda via What's For Eats


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Jazz up your traditional lemonade with a new flavor.
Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade via Joy Food Sunshine


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Feed your gut with this probiotic-packed drink.
Strawberry Kombucha Mojito via Kroll's Korner


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

The kids will love this frozen treat!
Frozen Watermelon Lemonade Slushie via Delish Knowledge


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

A fun way to turn warm winter green tea in to a cool and refreshing summer tea drink.
Sparkling Green Tea with Blueberry Cubes via The Lean Green Bean


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Sip on something special.
Orange Pomegranate Molasses Mocktail via Searching for Spice


These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Check out these combinations to make a rainbow of non-alcoholic drinks:
Sparkling Rainbow Mocktails via Nutrition to Fit

 

For more summer drink ideas, check out the entire Recipe Redux linkup here. Did any of these catch your eye? Pin this post for later!

These Summer Cocktails and Mocktails are perfect for everything from a weeknight happy hour to a bbq or baby shower!

Need a new summer drink? Here are some easy and delicious cocktails and mocktails to try! via @healthyaperture

TheLeanGreenBean

TheLeanGreenBean
Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, OH. She works in Nutrition Communications and is the author of the healthy living blog, The Lean Green Bean. She and her husband are parents to a wild and crazy 17 month old boy and they also own a CrossFit gym!
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