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Memorial Day Non-Alcoholic Drink Guide


Memorial Day Non-Alcoholic Drink Guide

For those who are in recovery or simply prefer to avoid alcohol, Memorial Day doesn’t need to be any less festive. This guide offers five flavorful, non-alcoholic drink recipes that are perfect for your holiday celebration. Whether you’re barbecuing in the backyard or relaxing by the pool, these refreshing beverages are sure to make your day memorable.

Patriotic Punch

Try this red, white, and blue punch for a festive, patriotic beverage that’s as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
    • 1 cup of fresh strawberries, sliced
    • 1 liter of lemon-lime soda
    • 1 liter of white cranberry juice
  • Directions:
    1. Fill a large pitcher or punch bowl with the blueberries and strawberries.
    2. Pour the lemon-lime soda and white cranberry juice over the fruit and stir gently.
    3. Serve chilled with a few fruit pieces in each glass.

Watermelon Mint Cooler

A refreshing and hydrating option for hot summer days.

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 cups of seedless watermelon chunks
    • 10 fresh mint leaves
    • 1 cup of cold water
    • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
    • Ice cubes
  • Directions:
    1. Combine the watermelon chunks, mint leaves, water, and lime juice in a blender.
    2. Blend until smooth and strain the mixture to remove any pulp.
    3. Serve over ice and garnish with additional mint leaves.

Cucumber Lime Sparkler

This crisp, refreshing drink combines sweet and sour flavors with the clean taste of cucumber.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 large cucumber, sliced
    • 1 cup of fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 cup of simple syrup
    • Sparkling water
    • Lime slices, for garnish
  • Directions:
    1. Muddle the cucumber slices at the bottom of a pitcher.
    2. Add the lime juice and simple syrup to the pitcher and stir.
    3. Fill the pitcher with sparkling water, stirring gently to mix.
    4. Serve over ice, garnished with a slice of lime.

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

A perfect thirst quencher that’s both sweet and tangy.

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 cups of fresh strawberries
    • 2 cups of ice
    • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • Directions:
    1. Blend all the ingredients together until you achieve a slushie consistency.
    2. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Peach Iced Tea

No summer holiday is complete without iced tea. This version gets a fruity twist with fresh peaches.

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 black tea bags
    • 4 cups of boiling water
    • 2 ripe peaches, sliced
    • 1/2 cup of sugar
    • Ice cubes
  • Directions:
    1. Steep the tea bags in the boiling water for 5 minutes, then remove the bags.
    2. While the tea is still hot, add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
    3. Let the tea cool, then transfer to a pitcher.
    4. Add the peach slices and chill in the refrigerator.
    5. Serve over ice.

Enjoy these refreshing drinks and have a wonderful, sober Memorial Day!

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