7UP® Cocktails + Mocktails = Fun In The Sun

Rum Rambler, photo provided by 7Up
Rum Rambler, photo provided by 7Up /

Looking for some summer cocktails and mocktails?

Icy cold cocktails and mocktails are always a treat on a hot summer day. Add  fresh fruit and bubbly 7UP  to your favorite libation and you’ve got guaranteed fun in the sun!

Enjoy these cocktail recipes compliments of 7UP :

This cocktail doubles up on thirst quenching ingredients with 7UP and watermelon. I like to make it with Diet 7UP . It makes a refreshing mocktail too with watermelon,  7UP and ice. Fresh mint sprigs also make a festive garnish for this drink.


Watermelon Fresca

1-1/2 oz. silver tequila
3/4 oz. orange liqueur
4 one-inch seedless watermelon cubes, for garnish
1-1/2 oz. 7UP®

In a cocktail shaker, muddle three watermelon cubes.
Add the tequila, orange liqueur, and ice cubes.
Strain and pour into a cocktail glass.
Add 1-1/2 oz. of 7UP®, top with ice, and stir.
Garnish with remaining watermelon cube. Serve in a rocks glass.

Ready In: 4 minutes
Serving Size: 1 person

Enjoy all of the flavors of the Caribbean without leaving your house. The Rum Rambler Cocktail…rum, rum and more rum…yum!

Rum Rambler

1/2 oz. rum
1/2 oz. dark rum
1/2 oz. white rum
1/2 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1-1/2 oz. sour mix

Ready In: 3 minutes
Serving Size: 1 person


In cocktail shaker, combine all but 7UP® and shake well.
Strain over ice.
Fill to the top with 7UP®.
Best served in a rocks glass.

Frozen cocktails are fabulous in the summer. Peach Bellinis are the perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch  on the patio. Fresh peach puree ice cubes make Bellinis even more flavorful. Simply fill ice cube trays with fresh peach puree and freeze. The peach cubes will keep the Bellini icy cold, adding even more fresh peach flavor,  but won’t dilute the cocktail as they melt.

Frozen Peach Bellini

1 cup 7UP® or Diet 7UP®
3 tbsp. white sugar
3 cups frozen peaches
1-1/2 cups prosecco sparkling wine
1/4 cup rum
Strawberry, for garnish

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour 5 minutes
Serving Size: 2-3 people

In a blender, mix together the frozen peaches, sugar, and 7UP® or Diet 7UP®.
Place in a freezer-safe container, and freeze for an hour to firm (not too hard).
Once hardened, chop or break apart, blend with the prosecco and rum, and serve. Best served in a champagne flute.

7UP® is available in cherry flavor too  – regular or diet. Try cherry 7UP® in a Sunrise Tequila Cocktail.


One of my favorite summer memories is when my mother took me and my little girlfriend to a local restaurant for a fancy lunch. We would sip Shirley Temples topped with maraschino cherries. How we loved those fanciful drinks! Still one of the best mocktails for little girls and here’s the recipe from our friends at 7UP.

Shirley Temple

1/4 cup 7UP® or Diet 7UP®
1-1/2 tbsp. grenadine syrup
Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Ready In: 2 minutes
Serving Size: 1 person
Mix together 7UP® or Diet 7UP® and grenadine syrup.
Pour over ice.
Top with cherries.

When the heat tops the charts, we are always looking for a Summer Breeze…

Summer Breeze

3 cans frozen limeade drink
2 cans frozen lemonade drink
2 L. 7UP®
3 tsp. orange extract
Lemon and lime, for garnish

Ready In: 2 minutes
Serving Size: 8 people

Combine all ingredients.
Serve over ice.
Garnish with lemon and lime slices

Fruity ice cubes dress up your cocktails and mocktails. Try placing lime and lemon slices in ice cube trays, cover with water (boiling the water first helps to make the ice less cloudy) and freeze.

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Do you prefer cocktails or mocktails? What’s your favorite way to mix it up with 7UP® this summer?