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Super Summer Specials: Non Alcoholic Drinks

Getting into the summer months means that we need to have a cool drink to help refresh us at the end of the day. This post will bring together 7 different recipes that you can give a try this summer. This is part two of my Super Summer Specials Series.


1. Shirley Temple


  • 1 cup Sprite

  • ⅓ cup Orange Juice

  • 2 tbsp. Grenadine Syrup

  • handful of ice cubes

  • 1 Maraschino Cherry


  • Add a handful of ice cubes to your Mason Jar.

  • To get the pretty color effect, add ingredients in this order… Pour in Orange Juice, then Sprite, then Grenadine Syrup.

  • Top with a Maraschino Cherry and you’re done! So easy and SO fun!


2. Virgin Pina Colada

  • 1 cup pineapple juice

  • 1 cup canned coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 8 cups cubed ice

  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.


3. CopyCat Disneyland Mint Julep


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 tsp lime juice concentrate

  • 3 cups club soda

  • 4 Tbsp creme de menthe syrup (not liqueur) OR 3 drops mint concentrate and 2 Tbsp water

  • 6 oz thawed lemonade concentrate

  • mint leaves

  • pineapple slices

  • maraschino cherries

  • toothpicks


  • In a saucepan mix sugar and soda over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

  • Add lime juice and lemonade and bring mixture to a boil.

  • Once boiling, remove from heat and add crem de menthe syrup.

  • Chill in fridge 30 minutes to an hour

  • For a 2 cup serving, mix 1/2 cup mixture with 1 1/2 cups of water.

  • Serve with cherries and pineapple slices on toothpick and mint leaves.

  • Enjoy!


4. Watermelon Lemonade


  • 4 cup cubed Seedless Watermelon

  • 1/2 cup Sugar

  • 2 cup Water

  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice


  • Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve.

  • Allow to cool.

  • Place watermelon, sugar syrup and lemon juice in blender. Blend until completely liquefied.

  • Add remaining 1 1/2 cup water and run to mix.

  • Chill and serve over ice.

  • Garnish with watermelon or lemon slices.


5. Strawberry Lemonade


  • 1 1/2 cup sugar

  • 9 cups water

  • 1 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries thawed or fresh strawberries


  • In a medium pot add the sugar and 1 cup of water up to a boil over medium-high heat.

  • Set aside and let it cool.

  • Squeeze your lemons, saving only the juice.

  • Using a fork mash the strawberries so they are in small pieces.

  • In a large pitcher, combine the rest of the water, simple syrup, lemon juice, and strawberries.

  • Serve in a tall glass over ice.


6. Frozen Cherry Limeade


  • 1 can of frozen limeade

  • 1 cup of ice

  • 8 oz of lemon-lime soda

  • 5 oz of cherry limeade

  • 4 oz of the juice from a jar of maraschino cherries

  • sliced limes

  • a handful of maraschino cherries


  • Mix the lemon-lime soda, cherry limeade, and cherry juice into a cocktail shaker and shake for about 15 seconds.

  • Add these ingredients, along with the frozen limeade, cherries, and ice into a blender. I set it on the crush option and blended for about 30-60 seconds.

  • Pour into mason glasses or something similar.

  • Add a few maraschino cherries and sliced limes.

  • Serve.


7. Brazilian Limeade


  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 cups water

  • 10 limes juiced

  • 5 cups cold water

  • 15 oz can sweet and condensed milk

  • lime slices for garnish


  • Make a simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat on your stove top just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.

  • Juice your limes.

  • Combine lime juice, simple syrup, and water in a pitcher. Stir in sweet and condensed milk.

  • Serve with lots of ice and a lime slice.


Hope that you enjoy today's post and I hope that you try some of these recipes. Have an amazing day :)

See you next time

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