We already imagined a future where mocktails are given the respect they deserve. So let's make that future this summer, because the lemonades, spritzers, tonics, sodas, and teas? They matter too, and are equally—actually, more—refreshing and creative. (And as a bonus, can be enjoyed by all.) Here are 16 non-alcoholic summery drinks to make right now, for one or a crowd:
For another refreshing twist, use sage in place of the thyme in the recipe below and add a few fresh blackberries to each glass.
Sodas, spritzers, and other things that start with "s":
For a honeysuckle variation, try using a little lemon juice and honey for a new kind of sparkling drink.
Teas and tonics:
For a ginger-apple iced tea, use apple tea, sliced apple and lemon, and ginger juice.
What's your favorite nonalcoholic drink? Tell us in the comments below!
Pure Leaf Tea House Collection is a trio of organic iced teas that each sport a fruit or herb companion, like organic Black Tea with a hint of Honeysuckle and Sicilian Lemon. See all three flavors here.