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These Are TikTok’s Hottest Summer Mocktails You Should Be Obsessing Over — 3 Easy Recipes

Plus, how to craft one like a mixologist

Mocktails are everywhere these days, and let me tell you, they’re having a having major glow-up. Forget boring juice or watered-down soda — these creative concoctions have fresh flavors and fun fizzes that will bring the buzz without the booze. Ready to take a sip? I found three of the trendiest summer mocktails everyone’s been loving. They’re sure to be a hit on any lady’s day in (or night out) and take 15 minutes or less to make. We’re talking a vibrant Blue Hawaiian, decadent orange creamsicle and a refreshing take on a raspberry mojito. So, let’s get mixing: here are your new go-to summer mocktails.

How to craft perfect summer mocktails

Creating a great mocktail involves creativity, balance and high-quality ingredients. Here are some tips to elevate your sip.

1. Use fresh ingredients

Freshly squeezed juices, herbs and fruits significantly enhance the flavor and visual appeal of your mocktail. If you want, skip the canned or bottled juices that can taste flat and overly sweet.

2. Balance flavors

Aim for a balanced mix of sweet, sour, bitter and savory flavors. Use natural sweeteners like honey or agave syrup, balance with citrus juices, or add bitterness with ingredients like tonic water or herbal bitters.

3. Incorporate herbs and spices

Fresh herbs like mint, basil and rosemary add depth and complexity to mocktails. Spices such as ginger, cinnamon and cardamom can also introduce new flavors.

4. Garnish well

A well-chosen garnish not only adds visual appeal but can also enhance the drink’s aroma and flavor. Try using citrus slices, fresh herbs, edible flowers or colorful fruit skewers.

Prefer cocktails? Learn how to make a Paloma and an Old Fashioned.

Raspberry mojito mocktail recipe

This viral recipe by @themindfulmocktail is low in sugar and antioxidant rich. And I love some juicy raspberries in a summer drink.

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 raspberries, fresh or thawed
  • ½ lime, chopped
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp. monk fruit sweetener (or your preferred sweetener)
  • 1 oz. non-alcoholic rum or a dash of ACV (optional)
  • Soda water (also use lime sparkling water or kombucha for a mixer)
  • Optional garnish: raspberries, mint and lime

Directions:

  1. Add the monk fruit sweetener to your glass with a tablespoon of warm (not boiling!) water. Mix until the crystals have dissolved.
  2. Add the raspberries and crush with a muddler, then do the same with the lime. Smack the mint in your hands to release the scent, then add it to the glass. Press down gently a couple of times with the muddler.
  3. Fill your glass with ice and add your alcohol-free rum or ACV (if using), then top with your choice of mixer. Stir gently and garnish.

Orange creamsicle mocktail recipe

@karleekruse

the best summer drink☀️🍹🍊 #summerdrinks #drinkrecipe #summerdrink #poolday #beachlife #orangejuice

♬ A Bar Song (Tipsy) – Shaboozey

This one was my personal favorite: creamy and so refreshing from the citrus. Make it below with this recipe from @karleekruse.

Ingredients:

  • Orange juice
  • 1 small can pineapple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Almond syrup (substitute with coconut or vanilla syrup)
  • 1 small carton heavy whipping cream (substitute with coconut milk)

Directions:

  1. In a large tumbler or glass, fill ¾ of the way with ice. Then, add orange juice until the top of the ice.
  2. Add the pineapple juice until almost full, then a small splash of lemon juice and almond syrup, about 4 pumps.
  3. Drizzle the top with a thin layer of heavy whipping cream, then stir to combine with a spoon or straw.

Blue Hawaiian mocktail recipe

@healthylittlepeach

Mocktails are here to stay! If you are looking for a fancy drink for summer, you ✨MUST✨give this Blue Hawaiian Mocktail a try. I am sticking with mocktails right now, but you can absolutely turn this into a cocktail using coconut rum or pineapple vodka. 🌺Blue Hawaiian Mocktail🍍 ▫️2 oz orange juice ▫️2 oz pineapple juice ▫️1 oz coconut water ▫️1-2 teaspoon Cream Of Coconut ( I used Coco Real) ▫️2 tsp blue curacao syrup (non alcoholic version) ▫️Lemon Lime soda ( I used a Lemon Lime Olipop. You can also use a lemon lime Zevia) ▫️Crushed ice ✨to make this a cocktail add an oz of pineapple vodka or coconut rum 1. Add everything except the lemon lime soda to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 2. Pour over crushed ice and top with lemon lime soda and an orange twist and slice. #mocktailsummer #mocktails #cocktails #drinkrecipe #summersrinkideas #bluehawaiian #fancydrinks

♬ kaliii area codes – Kali

This twist on a piña colada uses a non-alcoholic version of blue curaçao. With all the tropical flavors, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to an island getaway. Make it below with this recipe from @healthylittlepeach.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. coconut water
  • 1-2 tsp. Cream of Coconut (like Coco Real)
  • 2 tsp. blue curaçao syrup (nonalcoholic)
  • Lemon lime soda (like Lemon Lime Olipop)
  • Crushed iced

Directions:

  1. Add everything except the lemon lime soda to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour over a glass of crushed ice and top with lemon lime soda and an orange twist and slice.

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