Elevate Your Summer Cocktails With These Drink Mixers

Because tonic is tired and old-school soda is a snooze, these crafty mixers are here to uplevel your mixology game.

von Carly Milne Jul 02, 2020 19:30Tags
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Have you fallen into a cocktail rut, making the same old libations that bore your tastebuds? It's time to pep them up, and we've got the mixers that can help you with that!

From fruit-flavored sparkling water to fruit and herb mixers to everything you need to make a whole slew of cocktails for your next Zoom happy hour, these syrups, bitters, sodas and more are your best bet for taking your cocktails to the next tasty level.

So raise your glass and shop our favorite delightfully delicious drink mixers below. Cheers!

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Health-Ade Ginger Fizz Booch Pop

Take a hike, ginger ale. Health-Ade's Ginger Fizz Booch Pop is here to save lackluster cocktails from the same old mixers, with the effervescence of soda without all the sugar and junk that usually goes into it. It's made from a blend of kombucha, fruit juice and plant-based prebiotics and minerals, and while it comes in three flavors, this one's our fave, mixed or not.

Spindrift Sparkling Water 4 Flavor Variety Pack

Making a bunch of different cocktails that need a bunch of different mixers? Grab this variety pack from Spindrift, featuring Lemon, Grapefrult, Raspberry Lime and Orange Mango. It's unsweetened, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher, with a fuller flavor than regular sparkling water thanks to real squeezed fruit that comes from family farms.

 

Lemon Perfect Organic Cold-Pressed Lemon Water, Dragon Fruit Mango

Lemonade gets an upgrade (and so will your cocktails) with this unique blend of cold-pressed California-grown organic lemon, featuring hints of dragon fruit and mango. It also boasts hydrating electrolytes and antioxidants, with zero sugar to slow you down. It's also USDA Organic, non-GMO, keto friendly, gluten free, vegan, kosher, and comes in three other flavors.

Quai Sud Punch Cocktail Mix with Carafe

Introducing cocktail-making, simplified. Just add your favorite rum into this carafe and steep for 48 hours, strain the fruits and spices out, and then serve it over ice. The result? A libation featuring island flavors like banana, papaya, coconut, cinnamon, ginger and more.

Bittermilk No. 3 Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour

Handcrafted and bottled in Charleston, South Carolina, this all-natural mixer was designed to help you make high-quality bourbon and rye-based whiskey sours. With ingredients like wildflower honey smoked over bourbon barrel staves for 48 hours, bitter orange peel and lemon, you can also use it with tequila to create a smoky margarita.

Mouth Sunshine in a Glass

Keep the party going with this tropical cocktail kit, featuring a slew of craft mixers made right here in the U.S. Not only does it offer a variety of flavors like fresh and tart cucumber lime and an upgrade to a classic bloody Mary, this crate also features lightweight rocks glasses and seasonal cocktail napkins. Drink up!

Raft Hibiscus Lavender Cocktail Syrup

This cocktail syrup is made with just four ingredients, but it's intense enough that you don't need anything more than that for it to make an impact on your drink! Featuring a blend of hibiscus and lavender boiled down with water and organic cane sugar, it's recommended that you just use a tablespoon and add it to your soda-based cocktail.

 

Owl's Brew Watermelon Margarita Cocktail Mixer

Make a new kind of margarita with this cocktail mixer made with tea and fruit. This one has a base of white tea, watermelon and pomegranate, and mixes perfectly with tequila to make a flavorful but not too sweet margarita. You can also mic it with gin and vodka, or add a dash to champagne for a little something different.

 

Quince & Apple Treat Cucumber Mint Cocktail Syrup

Need to give your gin and tonic a more flavorful boost?  How about an evolved flavor profile in your margarita? Even your mocktails can benefit from this cucumber cocktail syrup, with a hint of refreshing mint and a smidge of lime. The flavors are so fresh and delicious, you may just want to add it to plain old soda water and call it a day.

 

Girl Meets Dirt Rhubarb Shrub

You only need one ounce for this mixer to make a major impact on your drink, which the creators recommend adding to tequila or mezcal, or even lemonade and tonic. It's a relative to kombucha and take on the flavor of rhubarb with a mix of apple cider vinegar, organic cane sugar and water. It's crisp, it's tart, and it's super yummy.

Simple Times Grapefruit Basil Limeade

This mixer is a great friend to either vodka or tequila, and when you pour it over ice with its intended boozy counterpart, it makes for the ultimate summer libation. That's because it features all-natural ingredients, so that grapefruit flavor really comes from a grapefruit, and yes, that is indeed a dash of lime and some super fresh basil in there, too. Delish.

 

Simple Times Pear Rosemary Mule Cocktail Mixer

But if a tangy grapefruit mixer isn't your thing, how about the sweetness of pear? It's offset with the delightfully herbaceous flavor of rosemary, along with hints of lemon, lime and organic ginger. Three parts of this mixer to one part of your booze of choice is all you need to make a summery-fresh sip, but if you need some suggestions, gin or bourbon works best.

 

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