Fruit Drinks

Fruit drinks are best served cold. In keeping with trends toward healthful libations, these recipes will become your daily sippers. Acai smoothies; all-natural, fresh fruit-juice blends; and frozen fruit drinks fill this winning recipe collection.

Punch with a Punch

Midwest Living

Apple Cider Punch

Better Homes and Gardens

Because of the abundance of food on the Thanksgiving menu, skip the appetizers. Instead, serve glasses of this fruit punch combined with sparkling wine.

Total: 5 mins

Green Tea Soda

Better Homes and Gardens

Your favorite fresh-fruit packs this summer beverage. Garnish with fresh mint before serving.

Sunrise Sparklers and Eggheads

Better Homes and Gardens

A skewer of melon, kumquat, pineapple, and orange stir up this sparkly drink.

Total: 25 mins

Orange and Mint Sangria

Better Homes and Gardens

This easy and refreshing drink is party-ready in 10 minutes. To garnish, thread whole kumquats onto skewers.

Winter Fruit Sangria

Better Homes and Gardens

Depending on the season, this drink can be served chilled or slightly warm. It pairs well with a pork or turkey dinner.


Diabetic Living
Total: 10 mins

Sparkling Sangria

Better Homes and Gardens

This savory sangria matches well with Asian-style appetizers or smoked salmon.

Mulled Cider

Family Circle

Heat up a chilly fall or winter day with a mug full of apple cider with a hint of citrus and warm spices. Increase the intensity of the cinnamon, clove and anise infusion by lengthening the simmer time.

Watermelon Cooler

Better Homes and Gardens

Watermelon and fruit syrup join forces to make this summer beverage.

Strawberry Iced Tea

Better Homes and Gardens

Frozen strawberries are a great alternative to fresh in this easy-to-make beverage. Be sure to use unsweetened berries.

Fresh Mandarin-Lime Soda


Citrus is a perfect flavor to brighten dreary winter days. Try this DIY soda during the holiday season at an open house or dinner party with friends.

Apricot Slush

Better Homes and Gardens

This fruity frozen drink is great for a party. The recipe makes 24 servings.

Fruit Cooler

Diabetic Living

Nectar--the drink of the gods--makes this refreshing, nonalcoholic drink extra good.

Total: 10 mins

Sparkling Fruit Juice

Better Homes and Gardens

A refreshing blend of apricot, orange, and grapefruit juices becomes refreshingly bubbly with the addition of sparkling mineral water. Make a pitcher full for a festive party.

Total: 10 mins

Cool Dude Drinks

Better Homes and Gardens

Mosey on up to the counter for a mug of this fruity lemon-flavor drink.

Total: 15 mins
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