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July 31st, 2023

5 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Summer Drinks

Feel the warmth of a long summer day, the sun's gentle hand gracing the earth with a loving touch. As the day drifts into the quiet tranquility of evening, nature paints a masterpiece in hues of orange and crimson, setting the stage for moments of laughter, conversation, and shared memories.

As the sky unveils a blanket of twinkling stars, a glass glistens in your hand — a non-alcoholic summer drink, a liquid serenade to the season's magic. A sip of this drink captures summer's spirit - the splash of watermelon on your tongue, the soothing taste of botanicals, and a hint of citrus from the limeade that echoes summer's zesty whisper.

Each ingredient is a silent promise of refreshing respite on a hot summer day. But how do you fill your glass to get the most out of these endless summer evenings? Discover the best recipes for refreshing non-alcoholic drinks that will enrich your summer days and settle into your memories.

The Beauty of Non-Alcoholic Summer Drinks

Elixirs of revitalization that mirror the unfettered joy of summer, nonalcoholic drinks weave together wellness and taste, creating a tapestry of flavors that touch upon your senses like a soft, cool breeze. They're the essence of summer, awaiting the moment of release.

Basking in the sun's glow, as you savor the tang of homemade lemonade or the fizz fr an herbal spritzer, you're reminded of how simple and yet how profound the joys of summer can be. Each sip is an echo of the sun's warm caress, a gentle yet bold rebellion against the oppressive summer heat, offering both delight and reprieve.

Elegantly bridging the divide between the spirited and the spirit-free, these drinks offer the respite of a cool drink, free of the risks of combining alcohol and heat. They whisper of a world where the dazzling light of the day doesn't give way to the shadow of a hangover, where the joys of summer continue to resonate undimmed and undeterred.

Experience the allure of a clear summer's day — refreshing, restorative, and beautifully inclusive.

What Are Functional Spirits?

Functional spirits capture the soul of non-alcoholic beverages — without the risks.

Take our two spirits at Aplós: Calme and Arise. Both spirits embody the serenity and exuberance of summer, allowing you to navigate through the season with sophistication and wellness in equal measure.

Aplós Calme, a non-alcoholic, hemp-infused spirit, beckons you to slow down and savor the subtle melodies of the night. Enriched with hemp extract, Calme becomes a conduit for tranquil repose.

Calme is infused with a blend of citrus and herbal botanicals to serve as an enchanting companion, inviting you to unwind under the stars, deep in conversation or introspection. As you sip, let the gentle magic of hemp support your body's natural rhythms, drawing you into a cocoon of serenity under the night's watchful gaze.

Then, as the day welcomes the chorus of cicadas and the rustle of leaves in the summer wind, Aplós Arise stands ready to accompany the celebration. This spirited elixir is infused with our unique blend of adaptogens — botanicals known for their potential to help support the body's resilience against stress and stimulate vitality.

An earthy blend of citrus and herbal botanicals, Arise stimulates and elevates, crafting a mood that mirrors the lively exuberance of a summer's day. As you enjoy this drink, let the wisdom of adaptogens work subtly to harmonize your body's energy, turning each shared moment into a celebration of life's resilience and vigor.

With summer cocktail recipes that dance with the allure of these functional spirits, embrace the essence of a perfect summer — joyous, serene, and endlessly refreshing.

Five Non-Alcoholic Refreshing Drinks To Try This Summer

Let's journey through the winding paths of summer. Here are a few non-alcoholic summer drink recipes to elevate your warm evenings, offering you both a refreshing taste and a moment of reconnection.

1. Nowhere To Go, Nothing To Do

An unexpected free evening is like a surprise gift from the universe, an invitation to celebrate the unplanned and the spontaneous. Surrender to the pull of a hammock, letting the gentle sway carry your worries away.

Each moment is yours to shape, a testament to the art of doing nothing and everything at once. A sip of Nowhere To Go, Nothing To Do takes you on a journey into these stolen moments of solitude, its flavors capturing the essence of the freedom that an unscheduled evening brings.


  • 2 oz. Aplós Calme
  • 3 oz. Fresh watermelon juice
  • 2 tsp. Agave nectar
  • ½ oz. Fresh lemon juice

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled shaker and shake, then strain into a coupe glass or flute. Garnish with a slice of summer fruit such as watermelon, fresh strawberry, or lime to create a sensory symphony to match the harmonious flavors.

With each sip of this spirited blend, savor the delicate balance between the calming notes of Aplós Calme and the sweet tanginess of fresh watermelon juice.

2. After the Beach

There's an inexplicable joy that lingers after a day spent basking in the sand and sun. This drink is a liquid ode to the soft whispers of sea winds, the delicate crunch of seashells underfoot, and the salt-kissed memories that follow a day at the beach.


  • 2 oz. Aplós Calme
  • 2 oz. Soda water
  • ½ oz. Lime juice
  • ½ oz. Agave nectar
  • 1 oz. Pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 dashes of Rosewater

Put all ingredients, except soda water into an ice-filled shaker and shake. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.

Add a slice of grapefruit and a sprinkle of pink salt to garnish, and let every ingredient, from the effervescence of soda water to the refreshing squeeze of lime juice, lap at your tongue like gentle waves, inviting you to continue the love affair that is a quiet beach day.

3. Aplós Negroni

Sometimes, all it takes is a beautiful cocktail to stretch the feeling of a long summer day into eternity. The Aplós Negroni is just that — an elixir of the blissful idleness of free time.


  • 2 oz. Aplós Arise
  • 3 oz. Blood orange bitters
  • ¼ oz. Simple syrup
  • Fresh orange slice

Serve over a large ice cube, the orange bitters dancing with the adaptogen-infused Aplós Arise, creating a vibrant spectacle in your glass. An orange slice garnish brings the final touch to this taste of endless summer days.

4. Aplós Mojito

This is a libation that sings the melody of summer's paradoxical symphony — tranquil as a hidden cove, yet lively as a sunflower field dancing in the golden afternoon sun.

The Aplós Mojito embodies the languid sway of tall grasses against the azure sky, intertwined with the playful sparkle of fireflies as dusk settles. It's the essence of summer captured in a glass — an evocative tribute to the season’s timeless rhythm and idyllic contradictions.


  • 2 oz. Aplós Arise
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • A bunch of Fresh mint
  • 2 oz. Lime juice
  • 2 oz. Soda water

In a shaker, combine Aplós Arise, sugar, lime juice, and ice, weaving a tale of summer's magic. Shake and strain into a highball glass over ice. Add soda water, then garnish with fresh mint and flower sprigs, offering a visual treat to accompany the burst of flavors. Let the lively spirit of Aplós Arise carry you into the heart of a summer evening.

5. Summer in the Garden

As the summer day ebbs into a balmy evening and the air becomes heavy, we find ourselves steeped in nature's tranquility. What better way to enjoy these hushed moments of lassitude than to recline in the dappled shade of a verdant garden with an elixir inspired by the garden's bloom?


  • 2 oz. Aplós Calme
  • 3 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
  • ¾ oz. Lavender syrup
  • 2 oz. Chilled sparkling water
  • 3 Fresh edible flower sprigs

Combine Aplós Calme, grapefruit juice, and lavender syrup in a shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into a flute or coupe filled with ice. Add a spritz of sparkling water to bring that summer fizz.

Garnish with delicate sprigs of edible flowers. With your drink in hand, recline in the closest chair, allowing the rhythm of the garden to slow your heartbeat and the drink to calm your spirit.

Set Free Your Inner Mixologist: Create Your Own Summer Concoctions

The magnificence of summer is echoed in the vibrant tapestry of flavors it brings forth — each ingredient a droplet of sunshine, a whisper of the ocean breeze, a verse from the summertime symphony.

It's in the tang of fresh fruit juice, in the fragrant zest of citrus, in the cooling relief of coconut water. Imagine, if you will, the myriad possibilities that unfurl before you: An iced tea steeped with blackberry and peach, an agua fresca shimmering with the vivacious colors of summer fruit, a piña colada — sans the rum but brimming with the wellness benefits of Aplós Calme.

Picture a slushie, as vibrant and cool as a poolside afternoon, or a rosé spritzer, effervescent and blushing like a summer sunset. Craft a strawberry lemonade, its tartness tamed by the sweet serenity of Aplós Arise, or perhaps a revitalizing club soda elevated with a splash of ginger ale and a squeeze of zesty orange juice. Let the cool, refreshing notes of these beverages dance on your palate, a testament to the summery delights of the season.

The canvas is yours to paint with, the ingredients, your colors, the season, your muse. Let the vibrant tones of a fruit punch inspire you or the subtle hues of a cantaloupe mint fizz guide your creation. Explore the intersections of flavor, wellness, and joy that Aplós spirits bring to your creations, providing an elevated edge that resonates with the vibe you seek.

Embrace This Summer With Aplós

In the soft, golden glow of a summer's day, these refreshing summer drinks promise more than just relief from the heat. They capture the essence of the season — the bright burst of ripened fruit, the cool rush of an afternoon breeze, and the gentle hum of a sun-soaked landscape in full bloom.

By interweaving vibrant flavors with the wellness-infused serenity of hemp and adaptogens, Aplós cocktails serve as reminders that each day of summer is a canvas, and every glass poured, a new opportunity to paint it with splashes of joy and tranquility.

Whether it’s a lazy afternoon under the vast azure sky, a twilight soirée filled with effervescent laughter, each concoction is a testament to the enduring allure of a sun-drenched, blissfully unplanned summer day — unclouded by the heavy haze of alcohol and brimming with botanical wellness and flavor. As the sunlight dances on your glass, cherish every sip as a celebration of the resplendent joys this time of year brings.


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