During a hot summer day, everyone will love a tart and refreshing drink that quenches their thirst, and these sparkling drinks are here to help!
Now that the weather is getting warmer it’s time to shred the winter clothes and heavy drinks. It’s time to try something lighter and refreshing. Make enough to serve a few guests or prepare large batches of these drinks for a crowd. These sparkling drinks are fantastic for summer entertaining.
If you’re trying to lay off alcohol or want to make drinks friendly for everyone, sip on some of these sparkling mocktails to replace your margarita or gin fizz. Choose sparkling cocktails and mocktails like Rosemary Vanilla Mimosas, Frozen Mango Sparkling Lemonade, Cucumber Mint Gin Fizz, and Sparkling Cherry Limeade.
Whatever sparkling drinks you choose to make this summer, your thirst will be quenched, and you’ll stay relaxed and happy in the summer heat. Here are 14 Sparkling Drinks That’ll Keep You So Refreshed!
Let’s Make Some Drinks!
1. Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade Mimosas
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
This Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade is an elevated version of your favorite lemonade and mimosas to keep your thirst quenched on a warm day. By using fresh ingredients like rosemary, vanilla and of course champagne, you get a tasty sweet and tart lemonade mimosa that’s perfect for a simple brunch or perfect for a crowd. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
2. Strawberry Gin Smash
Found from The Kitchn
This strawberry gin smash celebrates the blossoming strawberry season. It’s crisp and refreshing the lime brings out the strawberry flavor more, and the mint garnish is a beautiful compliment for the club soda. This cocktail is an easy crowd pleaser so make sure to make several pitchers! Get the recipe at The Kitchn
3. Pineapple Sage Mojito
Found from Flour On My Face
This is a fun and tasty twist on a classic mojito cocktail. The pineapple and sage go perfectly with the white rum. This cocktail is well balanced with tart pineapple, fresh sage, and a little mint. Fresh herbs in drinks are merely the best, they help round out the alcohol and has a full flavor taste. Get the recipe at Flour On My Face
4. Peach and Thyme Spritz
Found from Zestful Kitchen
Peaches in summer and just insanely delicious and pairing them with thyme its a match made in heaven. The thyme is a brilliant choice because it’s peppery and has a hint of lemon. The peaches, thyme, and sugar are cooked until the peaches are soft. They soak up all the fresh thyme flavor, and the peach mixture is then mixed with vodka to complete the cocktail. It’s a simply tasty drink that you’ll love this summer. Get the recipe at Zestful Kitchen
5. Cooling Cucumber Mint Gin Fizz
Found from Killing Thyme
This cucumber mint gin fizz is what you want on a hot summer day. It’s not only refreshing but super flavorful. I love infused my water with lemon and cucumber. It tastes incredible and makes you feel so hydrated from it. Get the recipe at Killing Thyme
6. Sparkling Fig Honey Cocktail
Found from Hello Glow
I love figs, and I think they need to be the center of attention more. The figs are bursting with sweet flavor that’s almost more earthy then light and bright like other summer fruit. The golden amber color is so pretty as well! The combination of figs and honey is a crowd pleaser that’ll never go out of style, and this cocktail is no exception. Get the recipe at Hello Glow
7. Blackberry Rosé Tequila Fizz
Found from Designs of Any Kind
Fresh summer blackberries are sweet and tart. They make the most beautiful color juice, and this goes perfectly with rosé champagne and tequila. Since there are two types of alcohol so take it slow. The rosé champagne is added right before serving, so the bubbles stay crisp and refreshing! Get the recipe at Designs of Any Kind
8. Limoncello Prosecco with Blueberries and Thyme
Found from Downshiftology
This limoncello prosecco with blueberries and thyme is fantastic for summer. The real treat of this cocktail is limoncello. Limoncello is a sweet and tart lemon drink that’s extremely popular in Italy as an after dinner treat. Now it’s a refreshing cocktail that you can’t wait to make this summer! Get the recipe at Downshiftology
9. Strawberry Mint White Wine Spritzer
Found from One Armed Mama
In the middle of a hot summer day, all you want is something crisp and refreshing. That’s why I love this strawberry mint white wine spritzer. It’s not only a crowd favorite but its super simple to make ahead of time and serve as needed. This is also an excellent drink for a picnic or a relaxing beach day. Get the recipe at One Armed Mama
10. Sparkling Cherry Limeade
Found from Fox and Briar
Sparkling cherry limeade is made with four fresh ingredients, cherries, lime, sparkling water, and a little sugar. Summertime is fantastic for fresh fruit and its cherry season. Cherries in summer are tart and sweet and have a deep red color which is gorgeous in a large pitcher or mason jar. Make sure to garnish with fresh lime as that brings out the cherry flavor more. Get the recipe at Fox and Briar
11. Sparkling Grapefruit Party Punch
Found from Liz on Call
This sparkling mocktail is perfect for a baby shower or light summer brunch. The tart ruby red grapefruit has a stunning pink color and goes well with the pink sugar rim on the glass. Get the recipe at Liz on Call
12. Sparkling Mango Lemonade
Found from Sugar and Soul
This frozen sparkling drink is made with lemonade, mango, agave nectar, and sparkling water. It’s got the perfect amount of zest and pulp. It’s fruity and refreshing with a little fizz. Get the recipe at Sugar and Soul
13. Watermelon Cucumber Sparkler
Found from Bonnie Plants
This fresh Watermelon Cucumber Sparkler recipe will be fantastic for your next picnic. It’s a nonalcoholic mocktail that uses ginger ale for the bubbles. You can use any sparkling water, but I think the ginger ale is nice because of the light ginger taste. Get the recipe at Bonnie Plants
14. Hibiscus Ginger Tea Spritzer
Found from Taming of the Spoon
This hibiscus ginger tea spritzer is easy to make. After brewing the hibiscus tea with ginger and sugar then it’s mixed with lemon juice. When you are ready to serve, pour the tea over ice and add the sparkling water, so it stays sweet and bubbly. Get the recipe at Taming of the Spoon
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These sparkling drinks will make entertaining this Summer cool and refreshing. You turn any of these mocktails into cocktails and turn the cocktails into a non-alcoholic beverage for all to enjoy!
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