Summer Soiree: 5 Booze-Free Picnic Sips

By: Patty Lee

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Summer is a good time to be thirsty. There are chilled glasses of iced tea and lemonade to be had — often flavored with in-season fruit — not to mention slushies, milkshakes and smoothies. Grab a pitcher and some ice (plus our recipes below) for these good-for-all-ages refreshers.

1. Muddled Lemonberryade (pictured above)

Borrow a trick from professional bartenders and muddle an array of berries and mint to get the most summer flavor in this bright, colorful sparkling lemonade. Once you've mastered the technique, try swapping in different berries and herbs like basil or lavender.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chuck's sweetened peach syrup is the perfect summery addition to a jug of simple black iced tea, though it's also nice with lemonade or sparkling water.

Photo by: Stephen Murello ©Stephen Murello

Stephen Murello, Stephen Murello

Planning a spicy barbecue? Keep this icy cinnamon-packed rice milk to cut the theat. Sweet and creamy, it will instantly cut through the heat of a hot, humid day and the heat on your tongue.

Mocktails suitable for kids 
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Photo by: Jackie Alpers ©2014 Television Food Netword All rights reserved

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Not in the mood for a mimosa? Pass out flutes of this all-ages spritzer — a mix of sparkling cider, cranberry juice and raspberry club soda — at your next brunch.

The frozen fruit in this wine-less sangria pulls double duty — not only does it add flavor to the white cranberry and grape juice mix, but it also keeps the drink cool without diluting it.

More Drinks Recipes from Family + Friends:
Dishin & Dishes: Summertime Basil Lemonade

Jeanette's Healthy Living: Frozen Mango Lemonade Mocktail

Dishing With Divya: Thandai
Virtually Homemade: Strawberry Soda with Lime
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Mango Lassi
Cooking With Elise: Black Cherry Sweet Tea
Taste With The Eyes: Roasted Barley-Corn Tea
Daily*Dishin: Sweet Balsamic Spritzers

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