Sip On Refreshing Summer Mocktails

Refresh and rehydrate with a delicious, non-alcoholic summer mocktail that is sure to be a huge hit with both adults and kids alike. Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian, Debbie Guild, stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to Show us how. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE to learn more.

Find Your Fresh:

Hy-Vee offers a wide variety of fresh, local fruits, vegetables and herbs that can add both flavor and pizazz to your summer mocktails. Fruits and vegetables also provide a nutritious punch, as they are packed with antioxidants, fiber and vitamins and minerals. (Dietitianâ??s Name) can help you choose local produce and savory herbs to complement any drink.

Say Hello to Healthier Alternatives:

Did you know that mocktails may be a better alternative to a glass of wine (about 125-150 calories), beer (approximately 64-198 calories per 12 ounces) or indulgent, dessert-like cocktails because they typically contain fewer calories? Creating your own summer mocktail gives you control over the kind of ingredients in order to formulate your favorite fusion of flavors. (Dietitianâ??s Name) will offer some low-calorie or sugar-free alternatives to common drink mixers like pop and sweetened fruit syrups.

Sip. Smile. Enjoy!

Whether youâ??re entertaining at a family get-together or planning a relaxing girlsâ?? night, fresh, non-alcoholic summer mocktails are delicious beverages that everyone can enjoy regardless of age or occasion. Hy-Vee dietitian (dietitianâ??s name) will have delicious summer mocktail recipes from the Hy-Vee Seasons Back to School 2014 magazine that will meet all of your entertaining needs.

Clearly Fruity Pops:

All You Need


2 peaches, thinly sliced

2 kiwis, peeled and sliced

1 cup sliced strawberries

½ cup halved blackberries

½ cup halved green grapes

1½ to 2 cups Hy-Vee white grape juice

1 liter Hy-Vee lemon-lime soda, chilled

All You Do


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together fruit. Divide fruit mixture among ten 3-ounce frozen pop molds.

  2. Pour enough grape juice in each mold to just cover fruit.

  3. Insert sticks and freeze the pops for at least 6 hours or overnight.

  4. To serve, let pops set at room temperature. Add lemon-lime soda to 10 glasses. Unmold pops and add to each glass.

For the Adults-Only Version

: In Step 4, replace 8 ounces of lemon-lime soda in the 1-liter (33.8 ounces) bottle with 8 ounces of vodka. Fill 10 glasses, unmold pops and add to each glass.

Summer Slushies:

All You Need


4 cups cut-up watermelon

1 cup cut-up strawberries

¼ cup green tea, chilled

2 tablespoons agave nectar

1 lime, seeded and juiced

2 cups ice cubes

Watermelon wedges, for garnish

All You Do


  1. Place cur-up watermelon, strawberries, green tea, agave nectar and lime juice in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes. Cover and blend until smooth and slushy. Serve immediately. Garnish with watermelon wedges, if desired.

For the Adults-Only Version

: Add 1 ounce of tequila per drink.

Rainbow Icebergs:

All You Need


Ice cube trays

Assorted fruit juices, such as pomegranate, grape, mango-orange and grapefruit, chilled

Sparkling water or club soda, chilled

All You Do


  1. Measure the volume of the compartments in your ice cube trays. Divide the total volume by the number of stripes you wish to create.

  2. For the first layer, add a small amount of one juice to each ice cube tray compartment; freeze for 30 minutes. Continue to add juice and freeze in layers until compartments are full. Freeze cubes thoroughly.

  3. Serve cubes in glasses with sparkling water or club soda.

For the Adults-Only Version

: Replace water with a dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc.