16 Refreshing, Daytime-Appropriate Summer Drinks

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In celebration of their new organic Tea House Collection, we partnered with Pure Leaf Iced Tea to share some of our favorite fruity, herby, and non-boozy summery drinks.

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:

The Lemonades:

Vanilla-Thyme Lemonade

Vanilla-Thyme Lemonade by madlovefood


Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs

Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade

Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade by TheRunawaySpoon

Saffron & Cardamom Lemonade Concentrate

Saffron & Cardamom Lemonade Concentrate by Saee Khandekar

For another refreshing twist, use sage in place of the thyme in the recipe below and add a few fresh blackberries to each glass.

Vanilla Bean Lemonade
Vanilla Bean Lemonade

Sodas, spritzers, and other things that start with "s":


Switchel by Caroline Lange

Beet Tonic Spritzer

Beet Tonic Spritzer by Julia Bainbridge

Orange Green Tea Sparkler

Orange Green Tea Sparkler by Merrill Stubbs

Orange Ginger Mint Sodas

Orange Ginger Mint Sodas by gr8chefmb

For a honeysuckle variation, try using a little lemon juice and honey for a new kind of sparkling drink.

Tea Thyme Soda
Tea Thyme Soda

Teas and tonics:

Mint Iced Tea

Mint Iced Tea by Merrill Stubbs

Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea by Beth Kirby | {local milk}

For a ginger-apple iced tea, use apple tea, sliced apple and lemon, and ginger juice.

Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic
Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic

Sweet stuff:

Refreshing Summer Licuado

Refreshing Summer Licuado by hardlikearmour

Fizzy Orange Sherbet Cooler

Fizzy Orange Sherbet Cooler by EmilyC

Iced Tea Granita
Iced Tea Granita

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.

Tags: Summer, Alcohol-Free Drinks