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5 Refreshing Tea Mocktails for Summer

Whether you are soaking up the sun by the beach or enjoying a backyard barbeque with friends, there is no better feeling than having a refreshing iced beverage in your hand on a hot summer day.

Mocktails are as fun and festive as they are thirst-quenching—perfect for a summertime soirée! Best of all, these non-alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed by everyone.

Below are five of our favorite tea mocktail recipes for summer. From tangy and tropical to minty and refreshing, these tasty beverages are sure to be a hit all season long.

1. Matcha Mojito

Fresh, cooling mint and vegetal matcha green tea come together in this healthy, hydrating twist on a classic cocktail.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Tear and muddle mint leaves in a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice, lime juice, water, matcha powder and agave to shaker
  • Shake well and pour into a tall glass filled with ice
  • Top with soda water, if desired
  • Garnish with lime wedges and mint leaves

2. Hibiscus Mojito Sparkler

Experience the seductive flavors of the tropics with every sip of this colorful sparkler, which combines exotic hibiscus and zesty key lime.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Steep 4 Hibiscus Key Lime tea bags in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and stir in ice cubes, agave nectar and fresh lime juice
  • Combine cooled tea with sparkling water and pour over ice to serve
  • Garnish with lime wedges and mint leaves

3. Green Tea Mai Tai

No drink is more closely associated with warm weather and island breezes than the mai tai. This fruity green tea concoction is like a vacation in a glass!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Steep 4 Pineapple Orange Guava Green Tea bags in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and stir in ice cubes, pineapple juice and orange juice
  • Add the mixture to a cocktail shaker and shake well
  • Pour into a tall glass filled with ice and serve
  • Optional: garnish with pineapple, orange or cherry

4. Lavender Green Ginger Beer

Spicy, robust ginger beer blends with floral lavender and smooth green tea, creating an intriguing, on-trend flavor profile.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Steep 4 Organic Serenity lavender green tea bags in 2 cups of water just short of boiling for 1-3 minutes
  • Remove tea bags, then add ice cubes and ginger beer
  • Add the mixture to a cocktail shaker and shake well
  • Pour into ice-filled glasses and serve
  • Optional: garnish with lavender sprig

5. Cherry Lime Cooler

Fresh lime juice, cherry green tea and a splash of cranberry blend together in this vibrant and fun mocktail cooler.

Ingredients

  • 5 Spring Cherry Green Tea bags
  • 2 ½ cups of water just short of boiling
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tsp agave nectar or simple syrup
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Splash of fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Steep 5 Spring Cherry Green Tea bags and ½ cup basil in 2 ½ cups of water just short of boiling for 1-3 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and basil. Stir in agave nectar and let cool to room temperature
  • Add a splash of cranberry juice and lime juice and pour over ice to serve
  • Optional: Garnish with basil

You can view all of our spritzer, cooler, punch and other mocktail recipes in our Tea Recipe Archives.