Non-alcoholic summer drink recipes | WGN-TV

Summer weather calls for delicious and refreshing drinks. Culinary cutie Tracy Williamson is here to break down the recipes for a few mocktails.

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Strawberry mocktail

For 1-2 servings


3 ounces of sprite

4-5 strawberries

½ cup crushed strawberries

1 ½ oz lemonade

1 tbsp lime juice


Cut and place strawberries, lime juice in a cocktail glass and mash with a pestle or wooden spoon.

Scrambling consists of crushing and mixing the ingredients of the drink. Break up the strawberries and release their juices and flavors using a wooden spoon or pestle.

Add ice cubes to glass, fill about halfway, then top with sprite and lemonade.

Stir to combine everything.

Garnish with a strawberry, a slice of lime and/or fresh mint

Watermelon lemonade

For 3 servings


3 cups cubed seedless watermelon, chilled

2 cups cold water

3/4 cup fresh strained lemon juice, chilled

2/3 cup granulated sugar

Ice and fresh mint to serve


Add the watermelon to a blender and blend until well pureed, there should be about 2 cups.

Pour the mixture through a fine strainer into a bowl.

In a large pitcher, whisk together water, lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the pureed watermelon. Stir in ice and mint or add ice and mint directly to individual cups and pour lemonade over them.

Non-alcoholic blackberry mojito

For 1-2 servings


5-6 blackberries

1 tbsp. lime juice

4-5 fresh mint leaves

½ cup fresh orange juice

1 cup plain sparkling water or chilled club soda

1 teaspoon honey or to taste

Ice cubes to serve


In a small bowl, mash the blackberries and mint leaves.

Transfer the crushed blackberries to a serving glass

Add a few ice cubes, lime juice, orange juice and sparkling water or club soda.

Mix gently and add honey to sweeten.

Mason Jar Citrus Cooler

For 1-2 servings


3/4 tsp. fresh orange juice

1/4 tsp. lime juice

1/4 tsp. lemon juice

3/4 tsp. sugar

Slices of lemon, orange and lime, for serving

Lime slices, for serving

3 bed. club soda


In a measuring cup or pitcher, combine fresh orange juice, lime juice, and lemon juice.

Pour the sugar into each of the 4 mason jars and top with the juice mixture.

Add lemon, orange and lime slices. When ready to serve, fill each mason jar with ice, cover and shake to dissolve sugar, then top with club soda.

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