Best of: Summer drinks

From mocktails to twists on classics.
Published July 19, 2020

It’s summer time, and the sipping is easy! This compilation of WW-friendly drink recipes has something for everyone (including plenty of non-alcoholic options.) When the temperature rises cold beverages are a must, and we’ve put together a selection of recipes featuring some of the season’s hottest ingredients. You’ll find kombucha, instant coffee, herbs and spices, iced teas, and plenty of fresh fruit (and sometimes vegetables) in these pool-side potables. A stickler for the classics? Don’t worry, if you’re a fan of traditional drink recipes we’ve also got you covered. 





Non-alcoholic sippers

From mocktails to slushies, this is the ultimate recipe list for those who are looking for non-alcoholic drink options. These flavourful concoctions make good use of summer produce, don’t forget to garnish these special drinks with a slice of citrus or other in-season fruit.

Classic and reinvented cocktails

The best summer cocktail recipes are all about perfecting the classics and breathing new life into old standards. Kombucha, iced herbal tea, fresh ginger and rosemary are just a few of the ingredients featured in these drink recipes. In the mood for more traditional libations? We’ve got recipes for sours, mojitos, mules, and daiquiris, too!

Coffee-based concoctions

Why settle for cold brew when you can make something special? Here are some slightly more celebratory options for getting your caffeine fix when you’re in the mood for something other than your average cup of coffee.

Sangrias, spritzers, and coolers

Nothing says summer more than a glass (or pitcher!) of sangria. For red sangrias, use fruity varieties such as Pinot Noir, Rioja, Tempranillo or Zinfandel. White sangrias are best when made with a sweet Riesling, Pinot Grigio or Moscato. In the spirit of sangria and spritzers everywhere, make sure you choose an inexpensive bottle for the following recipes.