The summer season is all about a good cocktail. But your drinks can still give you that vacation vibe without the alcohol. For a fun fiesta that everyone can enjoy, check out our fave cocktails without the liquor!
1 liter Sprite, Sierra Mist or similar soda
1 cup grenadine
1 lime to juice
4 maraschino cherries
Mix up some soda, grenadine, and lime juice in a glass and stir. Serve over ice in a low ball glass and garnish with cherries.
1 part orange juice (about 2 ½ oz)
1 part sparkling white grape juice
Pour the OJ (best if chilled) into a champagne glass and then pour in the sparkling grape juice. Garnish with cherries, strawberries, or grenadine.
1 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lime
1 cup water
1 cup lime juice
2 cups sparkling water
¼ cup mint leaves (optional)
Combine the sugar, lime zest, and water into a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring to cook down the sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes (you can add your mint here, if you choose).
Using a strainer or sieve, pour in the lime syrup, combining it with lime juice and cucumber. Let sit, refrigerated, for 45 minutes to one hour. Add in sparkling water and serve over ice.
¼ cup ginger ale, sprite, or lemon lime soda
1 ½ tablespoons grenadine syrup
1 maraschino cherry
Mix soda and grenadine syrup in a highball glass with ice. Mix well and garnish with the cherry.
1 cup peaches (frozen or fresh, peeled)
½ oz lemon juice
1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling grape juice
4 marashino cherries
Using chilled, defrosted peaches, put puree into blender with ½ cup of sparkling juice and lemon juice. Blend until pureed well.
Pour into four champagne flutes, pouring remainder of sparking juice.
Garnish with cherries.