The first rule of throwing an eventful and giggle-filled summer soiree: make sure everyone has a summer cocktail in their hands at all times.
Obviously, we promote drinking responsibly. But, we also promote having vegan-friendly fun in the sunshine. Tis the season for BBQs, backyard gatherings, poolside get-togethers and late night rooftop events. While all of these enjoyable activities truly make summer, summer, what’s a party without a delicious beverage? Making sure that your guests, whether plant-based or not, are staying properly hydrated can be a task.
Forget hiring a bartender, with these 10 vegan-friendly drinks and mixes, whipping up (or should we say pouring and blending) tasty summer drinks will be easy. Then, check out some homemade recipes from our Food Monster App.
Not only is this Elixir G Ginger Cocktail Mixer bottle insanely chic, it’ll please all of your guests when combined with tasty ingredients. They’re created with ginger harvested in Hawaii and is totally vegan and gluten-free. If you have a recipe that needs some ginger flavors, it’s also perfect for cooking! The company aims to make sure each bottle has the finest ginger flavors and qualities. Buy a bottle for $16.95!
Leandra said, “Tastes delicious. I mix this with sprite and it’s really good.”
McClure’s Bloody Mary Mixer is made from the highest quality products, and plant-based, organically sourced ingredients. It’s made of water, vinegar, tomato paste, cucumber juice, salt, freshly chopped: peppers, garlic, dill and black pepper, making it a rich mix. Buy some for $12.69!
H. Stokes said, “LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff!!! I was introduced to this bloody mary mix by a friend of a friend who is from Detroit (where McClure’s pickles originated.) She had a jar at a party and I instantly fell in love with it. Mind you, if you don’t like pickles or a strong pickle flavor, you won’t like this mix. The ingredients are simple and speak for themselves.”
All of Be Mixed’s Zero Calorie Sugar-Free Cocktail Mixer’s are calorie free, gluten free, and dairy-free. These delicious drinks come in 3 flavors; Margarita, Cucumber Mint, Ginger Lime. These mixers make for the perfect bar cart addition, as the bottles are bright and summer-ready. They contain no artificial flavorings, colors or preservatives. Buy 3 for $33.00!
A. Ross said, “This is great! I’ve tried several skinny margaritas at Mexican restaurants and they always basically taste like tequila with a squeeze of lime. But this gives you a lot of the same flavor as a sugary mix. I am actually coming to prefer it!”
Powell & Mahoney Limited Classic Peach Bellini are made of all natural ingredients, are completely vegan and mix well with a variety of bases. This Bellini mixer consists of pureed white peaches and handcrafted goodness. Mix it with prosecco for the ultimate summer party beverage! Buy a bottle for $12.15!
These cute little Morris Kitchen Pineapple Lime Tiki Cocktail Mixer are enough to get the party started, no matter the time of year. The taste is tropical, yet tart with hints of vanilla and toasted coconut for the perfect tiki-inspired drink. Shake well, mix and you’re ready! Get a bottle for $12.99!
6. Hella Cocktail Orange Bitters
If you’re looking for a unique cocktail mixer, then Hella Cocktail Orange Bitters will surely suffice. The company relies on crafting drinks made from pure, simple and real ingredients. This one, in particular, is enhanced with spices like cardamom, and coriander and added juniper berries. It’ll work in a club soda or a delicious bitter cocktail. It’s also vegan, gluten-free, and all natural, perfect for summer party drinking! Get some for $14.95.
J. Cole said, “Great alternative to Angostura, clove presence is very heavy on the nose. Nice to have a backup aromatic bitter. Have only tried in old-fashioneds, looking forward to trying with a rum cocktail.”
If you’re looking for something perfectly fruity for outdoor sipping, then this Monin Chipotle Pineapple Cocktail Syrup will definitely make the perfect addition to all of your drinking needs. It’s Kosher, Halal, GMO-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan. This is the ideal for cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, teas, lemonades, and sodas. Buy some for $19.23!
Mrs. G said, “We can’t buy enough of this! We make a martini with it that we just love from Carnival Cruise! 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of the Chipotle Pineapple syrup, 1-ounce pineapple juice and 1/4 oz of simple syrup and a couple of mint leaves. Shake with ice and then strain the mint out. Rim the glass with a mint leaf, then use as a garnish. Make sure to smack the mint in the palm of your hands to get the full flavor of the mint….so YUMMY.”
If you want a classic, bitter, ‘bar inspired’ drink, then try this Cocktail Crate Mixer Spiced Old Fashioned. They seek to use ingredients that are plant-based, GMO-free, organically certified and sourced from domestic suppliers. Buy some for $12.89!
C.J. Johnson said, “Delicious mix. Yes, I know you can make an old-fashioned from scratch, but this gives it a little more pizazz. Be sure you refrigerate after opening. We didn’t do that with the first bottle, but it was good enough that we ordered more.”
This best selling Ficks Premium Cocktail Mix, Moscow Mule flavor is a traditional, locally sourced and delicious addition to any bar cart. It’s made with pure ginger juice, extracted and pressed ginger, and lime juice, making it a very authentic mule. Not only is it tasty, it’s low sugar and still has a great mixture of flavors. Buy a bottle for $12.99!
AM said, “Huge fan of this mixer! Traditionally cocktail mixers can be full of sugar and not that appetizing, but this really tastes like a freshly-made mule. I love the little kick of heat from the ginger, and that it’s made from all natural ingredients with no preservatives.”
Last but certainly not least; margarita mix. What is summer without an ice cold marg by the pool? These Minute Mixology Cocktail Mixers can be mixed with gin, whiskey, bourbon, tequila, vodka, rum and a plethora of other ingredients like fresh fruits or flavored syrups. It comes in different flavors like Margarita, Spicy Margarita, Coconut Mojito, Michelada, Spiced Old Fashioned, and Moscow Mule, so you’ll have plenty of delicious options. Get a box for $15.99!
Amazon reviewer Maria said, “Better than expected. Sure it’s not the same as a well-crafted mojito from a good bartender, but it’s pretty darn good for an easily portable powder. No weird aftertaste or texture issues. 60 calories per serving, it is sugar-based, but that’s not too bad compared to some other mixed drinks.”
Try any of our favorite summer drink recipes. This Bubbly Raw Satsuma and Mint Mocktail doesn’t even need alcohol! This Peach Melba Sangria is perfect for beach sipping and these Piña Coladas are the epitome of the season. Also, try these Jamaican Sexy Juice, Ginger Beer Mocktail, Watermelon Cherry Cooler and this Papaya Colada!
If you enjoy vegan drink recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more!
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