11 Fun and Refreshing Summer Drinks

Beat the Summer Heat With This Collection of Refreshing Drink Recipes
Refreshing summer drinks
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The summer heat calls for a refreshing summer drink! Something icy and fruity that will cool the kids (and you) down! I’ve got a list of some tasty summer drinks, perfect for a poolside party or a lazy afternoon! I don’t drink alcohol so I was very happy to find some delicious alcohol-free options, perfect for me and for the kids! I did include a few with alcohol in them for those of you that want an extra twist! Hope you try some of these out!

My friend Bethany at Crisp Collective has an awesome series called Summer Sips. She has some very refreshing drinks that are easy to make and sure to please a crowd! I’m sharing a few of them with you here.

Peach Green Tea

This first drink is perfect for iced tea lovers! The perfect combination of peaches and tea. No alcohol here, so the whole family can enjoy this one. Sweet, refreshing, and perfect for summer!

Relax the day away with this refreshing summer tea.
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This Peach Green Tea is part of the Summer Sips series from Crisp Collective
Serving Summer Refreshments

I've linked to a few items below to help you serve up some cool and refreshing summer drinks.

We all know that a good cold refreshment needs to be served in the appropriate container and on a pretty tray šŸ™‚

  • I love mason jars! They make the best drinking glasses. I have a set of these plain mason jars. We use them on a daily basis.
  • For special occasions, we have this fancier beverage set that comes with a carafe and each jar has a lid and plastic straw.

Here are a few more cute options:


And if you’re looking for something with a little more pizzaz then here are a few fancier (yet affordable) options:


Finally, for the finishing touch, here are some cute trays to carry those beautiful drinks.


All-American Sangria

Next up, we have the perfect drink for your 4th of July celebration. These cute, patriotic drinks will add some pizzaz to your table. The star shaped apples give it the perfect 4th of July touch! This one is not kid friendly, so let’s keep it for the adults!

Celebrate with this All American summer refreshment
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This All-American Sangria is part of the Summer Sips series from Crisp Collective

Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Finally, Bethany shares this super easy Watermelon Lemonade Slush. The kids will love this one! Especially if you serve it in lemon cups like she did! Check out her post to see what I’m talking about and make sure to look for Bethany’s other summer sips while you’re there!

Cool off on a hot summer day with this watermelon lemonade slush
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This Watermelon Lemonade Slush is part of the Summer Sips series from Crisp Collective

The Sangria Mocktail

Nicole at Lipstick & Brunch has some delicious and refreshing mocktails. These are perfect for those of us that want to have adult drinks without the alcohol! This Sangria Mocktail is full of fresh fruit and yumminess!! This sangria will definitely impress your guests.

This sangria mocktail is sooo refreshing on a hot summer day
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The Sangria Mocktail is part of the Spring Mocktails series from Lipstick & Brunch

The Blackberry Mojito

Feel like having a mojito, but want to skip the alcohol? This is the drink for you! This Blackberry Mojito is refreshing and according to Nicole, you won’t miss the rum once you try it!

This blackberry mojito is a non-alcohol version of a refreshing summer drink
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The Blackberry Mojito is part of the Spring Mocktails series from Lipstick & Brunch

Raspberry Peach Lemonade

This Raspberry Peach Lemonade screams summer! With its pretty color and refreshing fruit, you can’t go wrong with this one!

Raspberry, peach and lemonade come together for a refreshing summer drink
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Homemade Raspberry Peach Lemonade from The Chunky Chef

Pineapple Mango Lemonade

This Pineapple Mango Lemonade will make you think you’re in Hawaii! Pineapple and mango are the perfect refreshing pair! Yes please!

This pineapple mango lemonade is so refreshing and delicious.
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Pineapple Mango Lemonade from Cooking Classy

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

This Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade is perfect for a day out by the pool with the entire family. It makes enough to have a large pitcher full of yumminess. Ideal for a crowd or a large family like mine!

This sparkling raspberry lemonade is the perfect hot summer day refreshment.
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Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade from Cooking Classy

Watermelon Pineapple Lemonade

This is an easy twist on a classic. This Watermelon Pineapple Lemonade is easy enough for any summer day and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Lemonade is the quintessential summer refreshment and adding watermelon and pineapple to the mix makes it even more refreshing.
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Watermelon Pineapple Lemonade from Damn Delicious

4th of July Cocktail

My friend Marci from Lemons to Lovelys has a 4th of July drink perfect for your adult get-togethers! This 3-ingredient cocktail is simple, refreshing, and, of course, has an extra kick! šŸ˜‰

Celebrate the 4th with this delicious and refreshing cocktail.
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4th of July Cocktail from Lemons to Lovelys

Cherry Lemonade

If you’re a fan of cherries, and who isn’t, then this drink is for you! This one involves a little more work, but for a Cherry Lemonade, I’d say it’s worth it!

Ahhh... How refreshing! This cherry lemonade is so refreshing on a hot summer day.
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Cherry Lemonade from PIZZAZZERIE

Hope you enjoy some of these delicious and refreshing summer drinks! What’s your favorite summer drink? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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  • Val! You are SO very sweet to include my Summer Sips in your roundup! These ALL look so refreshing and just perfect for a hot summer day! Love all your serving and glassware ideas too….now, when will we be sipping these poolside?

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Your Summer Sips Series is awesome Bethany!! Hey, c’mon over and we’ll make a few of these! Or who knows, I may be popping by your area this summer! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  • These all look SO good, Val! Bethany’s watermelon lemonade slush is definitely on my “must try” list, although I would gladly sip any of these drinks on a hot summer day. Great roundup!

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Thank you Kate!!! Bethany’s drinks are so refreshing and pretty!! Let me know if you try them!! Thanks for stopping by!