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10 Healthy Mocktails to Cool Down Your Summer

Ginger Beer Mojito

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This ginger beer mojito tastes great with or without the rum. Use just-picked fresh mint (and good-quality ginger beer) and it will taste like summer in a glass.

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Black Cherry Basil Mocktail

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This fruity, refreshing drink takes the edge off even the hottest summer days. The herby flavor of the basil perfectly offsets the fruitiness of the black cherry in this mocktail, for a drink you won't be able to stop sipping. Prefer a boozy twist? Try one of these tasty herb cocktails.

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Copa Verde Mocktail

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Avocado, herbs, and lime... what could be better ingredients for a healthy summer sip? This copa verde mocktail combines all three, plus agave and club soda, for a drink that tastes amazing.

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Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktail

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Whip up a batch of these festive frozen peach bellinis to help cool off a hot summer brunch. And since they're sweetened with a blend of sugar and Splenda, you can enjoy a second glass, guilt-free.

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Strawberry Orange Mango Kombucha Mocktails

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Using kombucha instead of alcohol (like in these strawberry orange mango mocktails) makes your drink immune-system- and belly-friendly, since the brew is packed with probiotics. Try making it with one of the new kombucha drinks we love.

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Watermelon Lime Mocktail

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With naturally sweet watermelon and lime, this mocktail only needs a touch of agave for added sweetness. Make a big pitcher: guests are sure to down this one quickly!

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Lemon Lime Virgin Margarita

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With lemons and limes, this virgin margarita is extra citrusy. The tartness is balanced with a no-calorie sweetener, for a drink that's crisp and refreshing, and waistline-friendly too.

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Non-Alcoholic Sangria

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Use the recipe as a template, and switch up the fruits in this non-alcoholic sangria based on what's in season and what you have in the fridge. The fruit and juice have plenty of sweetness, so there's no need to add sugar. (Why eating in season can help you lose weight.)

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Pina Colada

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Even if you can't get to the beach this summer, this virgin pina colada will put you straight into vacation mode. And with only three ingredients (plus the garnishes), you'll get there quickly.

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Grilled Pineapple Lime Mocktail

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Grilling the fruit first gives a pineapple lime mocktail extra depth of flavor and an even more summery feel. (You can also skip the grilling step if you want to get straight to drinking.)

Photo: The Merrythought


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