This week we asked for your favorite cocktail and mocktail recipes and you gave us some amazing ideas to try! Here are some great summer cocktail and mocktails.

 

Homemade Lemonade

Thanks Upala for this crazy awesome recipe!

You need:

  •  The juice of 1 large orange
  • The juice of 2 lemons
  • The juice of 3 limes
  • Spring or filtered water
  • Approx. 3/4 cup of cane sugar (or white sugar, honey, agave if you prefer)

To make:

  • Boil a little water first in the teapot and let it cool a bit
  • Mix in the fruit juices
  • Dissolve in sugar and add more sugar until you achieve desired sweetness
  • Add garnishes: orange, lemon, lime slices, fresh mint leaves, muddled mint, etc.
  • Chill or add ice

If you’re in the mood

  • Add tequila and a splash of orange liqueur
  • OR some light rum
  • Make it bubbly with some seltzer water

 

Lemon Drop Cocktail

Thanks Tonya for this super easy recipe!

For 2 drinks, mix:

  • 3 Meyer lemons
  • 4-5 oz. vodka
  • simple syrup

 

Fake Outs

Thanks Tracy for these great ideas! If you want a mocktail that looks like a cocktail here are some ideas:

For a “fake” cranberry + vodka: cranberry juice and diet Gingerale!

For a “fake” gin + tonic: seltzer with a lime! (I’ve heard from my cousin that this one works well.)

 

Espresso Martini

Thanks Gemma for this pick-me-up cocktail!

Mix (vigorously):

  • 50 ml vodka
  • 35 ml coffee liqueur
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • Ice

 

Summer Delight

Thank you Genevieve for this delightfully simple recipe.

Mix:

  • Raspberry lemonade
  • Peach vodka

Yum!

 

Fancy Water

Peggysue gives a lot of great infusion ideas for water.

Mix any fruit (except bananas) in water or sparkling water. You can add spices based off your taste. Carry around in a mason jar! Cantaloupe and mush melon are great for hotter weather.

I’ve been really into infusing my water lately and my favorites are strawberry with fizzy water; lemon, lime, and orange in still water; and grapefruit and rosemary in still water!

 

What’s in your drink, babes? Any other great mocktail or cocktail ideas for the summer? Have you tried any of these drinks yourself? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Post written by Alix Kramer, ChronicBabe intern and proud ChronicBabe.