Great Non-alcoholic Drinks for a Fun Alcohol-free Summer
Summertime means sunshine, relaxation, and a sweet, mellow feeling that takes over until the chilly winds of fall hit the streets again. And for many people, summertime also means celebrating with summer pool parties and outdoor events where alcoholic drinks flow.
When everyone is relaxed and enjoying themselves, it can be hard to tell how many drinks will put you over the legal limit for drinking and driving. The safest way to have fun this summer at BBQs, parties, and small get-togethers is to avoid drinking alcohol altogether and stick to great non-alcoholic drinks. The good news is that non-alcoholic drinks don’t have to be boring. With so many different types to choose from, you’ll never even notice there is no alcohol in your beverage.
Like Orange Creamsicle drinks? No problem – just mix one scoop orange sherbet and one small scoop frozen orange juice in a glass, then top it off with ginger ale. You won’t be able to tell there is no alcohol in the drink. Non-alcoholic punch is easy to make. Just throw a few scoops of sherbet, some fruit punch, fresh pineapple chunks, strawberries, and bananas in a blender. Blend for a few minutes, then pour into a punch bowl and mix in a large bottle of ginger ale or lemon lime soda.
How about a spicy Virgin Bloody Mary? The taste is so amazing, you’ll never miss the alcohol:
Non-alcoholic Bloody Mary
- 3 cups Bloody Mary Mix
- 1 tbsp horseradish
- 1 tsp fresh dill
- 1 tsp Frank’s RedHot
- 2 tbs dill pickle juice
- ½ cup kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp celery seed
- Juice of one lime
- 6 dill pickle spears
- Lime wedges
In a large bowl, stir together the Bloody Mary mix, dill, Frank’s RedHot, dill pickle juice, and horseradish.
In a small bowl, stir the salt, pepper, and celery seed. Pour limejuice onto a small saucer. Dip each glass in limejuice and coat the rim with the spice mixture. Fill glasses with ice and fill with your Bloody Mary mixture. Garnish with a dill pickle and a lime wedge – Serve!