17 Fruity Cocktails and Mocktails
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17 Fruity Cocktails and Mocktails

Summer just got better. That’s because these 17 fruit-infused cocktails and mocktails aren’t just a way to cool down from the heat, they’re absolutely delicious. Infuse your lemonades, punches and cocktails with fresh summer fruit — from berries to lemons — and you’ve got a mix of drinks that are sweet, tart, citrusy and 100% delightful. You’ll feel like you’re on a beach getaway, even if you’re just indulging in a sweet sip after work.

1. Fizzy Apricot Coolers: For a sweet and tart sip, pour yourself a glass of this icy cool fruit-infused soda made with apricot nectar, fresh lemons and fizzy ginger ale. (via Brittany’s Pantry)

2. Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade: If lemonade stands of yesteryear sold this stuff, we’d be broke! After downing a glass of this herby strawberry lemonade, mixed with strawberry-flavored vodka, you’ll be back for seconds, trust us. (via Fab Fatale)

3. Ginger Berry Sangria: We don’t have to tell you sangria comes loaded with fruit. But this version gets extra points for using seasonal summer berries and ginger for a spicy kick to pair down the sweetness. (via Lynsey Loves Food)

4. Blueberry Mojitos: Call this the mojito 2.0. This cocktail has less lime than the usual mojito, but makes up for it with sweet blueberries and refreshing mint. (via 40 Aprons)

5. Pineapple Agua Fresca: Just waiting for an escape to the islands? Get there by pureeing a pineapple with lime, then combining it with water and rum to create this tropical beverage. (via PDX Food Love)

6. Peach Lemonade: Craving simplicity? Then you’ll love this two-ingredient peach lemonade. Make it happy hour friendly by adding vodka. (via The Cookie Rookie)

7. Frozen Watermelon Nojito: Skip the rum with this mojito. You’ll still get all the minty flavor you love. Rather than using lime, it’s blended with frozen watermelon and coconut milk. (via Begin Within Nutrition)

8. Mango Sangria: Change up your typical sangria and swap out peaches, grapes and apples for cubes of summer-ripe mango. Sweeten the deal by using White Zinfandel for your base. (via The Tiffin Box)

9. Sailor Berry Lemonade: This Sailor Jerry rum-infused lemonade is made with two types of fruit: fresh squeezed lemons and muddled raspberries. Talk about the taste of summer! (via Tattooed Martha)

10. Grapefruit Negroni: Adding fresh grapefruit juice to your basic negroni just changed the game for this gin, vermouth and Campari cocktail. (via 1-2 Simple Cooking)

11. Watermelon Jalapeño Cooler: You don’t need any booze in this drink. That’s because you’ll get enough of a kick from the jalapeño syrup in the mocktail and candied jalapeños on top. Good thing you’ve got watermelon to balance out the heat. (via Cafe Lynnylu)

12. Peach Bellini: You’d be crazy to save this bubbly cocktail for brunch. We say drink up fizzy peach flavor all day long! (via Home Sweet Jones)

13. Raspberry-Rhubarb Collins Party Punch: Throwing a backyard bash? Make one big batch of this light punch, loaded with raspberries, rhubarb, lemon and lime. We promise there won’t be a single drop left. (via Simple Bites)

14. Triple Berry Infused Vodka Lemonade: The fruity flavor of this lemonade comes from homemade berry vodka. Infuse your booze with this recipe, which calls for raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, then pour it into a mason jar full of lemonade. (via A Happy Food Dance)

15. Strawberry Hibiscus Agua Fresca: You’ll drink up the floral and strawberry flavors of this mocktail. It’s made with fresh strawberries, hibiscus tea and sweet honey. (via Jill Nicole)

16. Mango and Orange Punch: Move over Orangina, we’ll have a bottle of this citrus drink instead! Get all your good vitamin C from pureed mangos and oranges, and get your fizz from soda water. (via Daily Cooking Quest)

17. Cherry Limeade: Tired of lemonade already? Switch it up with this sweet cherry and lime frozen drink. You’ll want to take this tart and icy beverage poolside. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)

Feeling fruity? Tell us what your go-to poolside drink is below or Tweet us your fave recipe @BritandCo!