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Published on July 01, 2019

watermelon margarita mocktail

Beat the Heat with Summer "Mocktail" Recipes

When it's hot, every cold drink tastes heavenly. But some of them are not so great for hydration — they can actually dry you out even while you're enjoying them.

One strategy to stay more hydrated is to serve "mocktails." They offer plenty of delicious flavor, no dehydrating alcohol or caffeine and they are also lower in calories.

Try these drink recipes all summer long!

Shirley Ginger

Ingredients

  • 4 cups lemon lime ginger beer
  • 1 cup club soda or seltzer water
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup grenadine
  • Lime rounds
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Stir ginger beer, club soda, lime juice, and grenadine in a pitcher.
  2. Pour into tall glasses with ice.
  3. Garnish with lime rounds and or maraschino cherries.

Nonalcoholic Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons agave
  • 5 tablespoons sparking water

Directions

  1. In a blender, puree enough watermelon chunks so that you have 4 cups of watermelon puree.
  2. Add lime juice and agave and mix again.
  3. Pour into 4 cups. Top with sparkling water.

Mango Mule

Ingredients

  • 4-5 slices of cucumber
  • 1 ounce honey syrup
  • 1.5 ounce mango puree
  • 1.5 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 ounce ginger beer
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Muddle cucumber and honey syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the mango puree and lime juice and shake, covered, with ice vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into copper mugs.
  4. Top with ginger beer and stir to incorporate.

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