40+ Refreshing Summer Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes

Sit back, relax and enjoy the hot days and nights of summer with one (or more!) of these refreshing cocktail and mocktail recipes!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the hot days and nights of summer with one (or more!) of these refreshing cocktail and mocktail recipes! Get the roundup @jlevinsonrd.

Cocktails are delicious all year round, but there’s nothing better on a hot summer day than sitting on your back porch sipping on an ice-cold, refreshing drink. Especially if said drink is made with some of the most aromatic, flavorful, and eye-catching fruits, vegetables, and herbs of the season.

Whether booze-filled or booze-free, summer drinks are some of my favorites, and I don’t think I’m alone. That’s why I’m sharing over 40 of some of the season’s most refreshing cocktail and mocktail recipes from fellow RDs and food bloggers. Cheers to the start of summer!

Cocktails

Strawberry Mint Margarita @DebbietheRD

Strawberry Mint Margarita @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes

Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz @ Frugal Foodie Mama

Grapefruit Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita @ The Spicy RD

Mixed Berry Margarita @ Chef Savvy

Tart Cherry Margaritas @ Ari’s Menu

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz @ The Foodie Dietitian

Rosemary Ginger Margaritas @wickedspatula

Rosemary Ginger Margaritas @ Wicked Spatula

Watermelon Mojitos @ Jessica Levinson

Lemongrass Cilantro Margaritas @ Lively Table

Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer @ fANNEtastic food

Watermelon Mint Cocktail @ Avocado a Day Nutrition

Strawberry Kombucha Mojito @ Krolls Korner

Strawberry Rhubarb Mimosa @Jlevinsonrd

Strawberry Rhubarb Mimosa @ Jessica Levinson

Valentine’s Day Gin Fizz @ The Living Well Kitchen

Frozen Strawberry Basil Margaritas @ Delish Knowledge

Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail @ The Almond Eater

Spiced Raspberry Ginger Green Tea Cocktail @ Nutrition Starring YOU

watermelon frozen rose cocktail

Watermelon Frosé @ Sinful Nutrition

Summertime Citrus-Infused Cocktails @ Street Smart Nutrition (this one can fit in the mocktail category too!)

Spicy Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas @ Jessica Levinson

Watermelon Strawberry Pomegranate Margarita @ KISS in the Kitchen

Kombucha Pomelo @ Sincerely Nourished

Matcha Green Tea Mojito @ Sinful Nutrition

Frozen mango coconut daiquiri cocktail

Frozen Mango Coconut Daquiri @ Marisa Moore Nutrition

Strawberry Mint Fizz Cocktail @ Bucket List Tummy

Pineapple Mojitos @ Emily Ruth Weir

Bourbon Iced Tea with a Lemon-Lime Splash @ Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Cucumber Herb Champagne Sparkler @ Sharon Palmer

Non-Alcoholic Mocktails

Strawberry Basil Lemonade @FeedMeSeymour10

Strawberry Basil Lemonade @ Feed Me Seymour

Strawberry Watermelon Mint Elixir @ The Spicy RD

Cherry Limeade @ The Lean Green Bean

Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade @ Food52

Blueberry Basil Cooler @ Jessica Levinson

Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca @Kumquatblog

Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca @ Kumquat

Honeydew Lemonade @ The Foodie Physician

Sparkling Cucumber Cooler @ The Kitchn

Wild Blueberry Ginger Mint Green Tea @ The Spicy RD

Grapefruit Pomegranate & Rosemary Spritzer @ Taste & See

blackberry lime fizz mocktail

Blackberry Lime Fizz @ RDelicious Kitchen

Strawberry Mint Lemon Cucumber Spritzer @ Simple Cravings. Real Food.

Watermelon Mint Mocktail @ The Baby Steps Dietitian

Sparkling Rainbow Mocktails @ Nutrition to Fit

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the hot days and nights of summer with one (or more!) of these refreshing cocktail and mocktail recipes! Get the roundup @jlevinsonrd.

What are your favorite summer cocktail and mocktail recipes?

Please share with me below or on social media!
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46 Responses to 40+ Refreshing Summer Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes


  1. I’m thirsty! Great and creative ideas – thanks for sharing. Pinned 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Haha..I know, right?! Thanks for pinning!

  2. Alanna says:

    I am not a big drinker but I have to say, all of these look and sound amazing! This has me all excited for Memorial Day weekend 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Alanna! I wasn’t a big drinker either – until I had kids 😉

  3. Oh, my goodness! Absolutely everything looks amazing!!! Thanks so much for including my Mezcal Margarita, and Strawberry Watermelon Mint Elixir-wish we could celebrate together!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks ea! That would be so much fun! We’ll have to make some of these the next time we’re at a blogger event together!

  4. The colors of these drinks are stunning! They all look so incredibly refreshing. Thanks so much for including my lemonade 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Aren’t they all so pretty?! I want to try them all! You’re most welcome! Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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  6. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition says:

    What a great list! Pinned this one to my happy hour board. I know it’s not 5 o’clock yet but I’m thirsty 😉

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you Katie! I always say, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere! (Plus mocktails are allowed any time!!)

  7. I’m SO glad I found this roundup just in time for the weekend. They all look so delicious – I don’t know where to start! Is it 5PM yet 😉

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Jamie! I’d love to know which you try and what you think!! Enjoy!

  8. Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mocktail recipes. Keep up the good work.

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  10. GiGi Eats says:

    I need to give this list to my husband. He is always asking me to look up cocktail recipes for when we have guests over. Why not have him try making one of my peer’s recipes!! 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Definitely GiGi!! Hope you guys like some of these! Cheers 🙂

  11. Great collection! I’ve updated my to-drink list. Have you come across any fun things for using lavender? I have a lavender plant now and want to do something creative with it.

    • Jessica says:

      I recently had a drink at an event that had lavender in it. It was gin, honey, lemon and lavender. Was delish!

  12. Abbey Sharp says:

    Love all of these cocktails!! Can’t wait for the weekend!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks abbey. Me too!

  13. I love a good mocktail and these look great! Thanks for adding them to your roundup for those of us who like a mixed drink without the alcohol 😀

    • Jessica says:

      You are most welcome! I’m all for cocktails, but it’s nice to have a non alcoholic variation too!

  14. Angela says:

    These are SO cool! I could use a cocktail tonight. Training and work have me STRESSED!

    • Jessica says:

      Hope you got some r&r tonight!

  15. I think I may need to test each and every one of these this summer. 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Haha…let me know if you have any favorites!

  16. I need to try ALL the lemonades!

    • Jessica says:

      I love lemonade in the summer!

  17. Taylor Kiser says:

    All of these look so refreshing! What a great collection to enjoy all summer long!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Taylor! Hope you get to enjoy some!

  18. You’ve supplied the recipes, now I just need to put on my bathing suit, head down to the pool, and let my husband serve me one of these. Ultimate staycation complete.

    • Jessica says:

      Lol, absolutely! I think I should follow your lead! Enjoy!

  19. Such a great list! Perfect for this hot weather. They all look incredibly refreshing!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Christine! Hope you enjoy some this summer!

  20. Jordan says:

    This is the ultimate cocktail guide! Definitely going to be consulting this list for upcoming parties, grill outs, date nights in, etc. 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Jordan! Hope you get lots of enjoyment from all the cocktails and occasions that go with them!

  21. This has got to be the best roundup of the day! I love all of the recipes! Will be hard to choose which one to start with!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha…cocktails for the win! Hope you get to enjoy some this summer Kristina!

  22. What a fantastic round up of awesome cocktails for summer! I’ll be sharing this with my friends who drink!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Andie! Hope your friends enjoy them!

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  24. There are so many great cocktails!! I’ll have to start making my way through the list 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Seriously! Too many even for the summer alone!

  25. What a great collection of delicious ideas!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Betsy! Hope you enjoy some this summer. Cheers!

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