Stock up on these for summer.

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Yes, summer is about enjoying longer days, pleasant hikes, and salty bodies of water. It can also be about finding reprieve from the damning heat, whether it be posted in front of your A/C unit, sitting under a particularly bushy tree with blankets of shade, or sipping on something thirst-quenching and refreshing. This is where this list of refreshing non-alcoholic beverages comes in. Don’t get me wrong: I love a frosty margarita or pitcher of fruit sangria in the summer, but alcohol doesn’t really lend itself to hydration. If you’re feeling an afternoon slump and want to sip on something bright and bubbly, or are looking for bottled elixirs to bring to your next outdoor picnic, try out one of these canned or bottled beverages instead. We’ve got leisure sodas, pressed juices, sparkling tea, and kombucha in the mix, so there’s something sippable for everyone.

Casamara Club

Casamara Club is a non-alcoholic, botanical soda inspired by the “Italian leisure culture” and made from sparkling water and amaro bitters. You can expect a drink that is herbaceous but relatively light — a twinkling afternoon pick-me-up you should definitely stock in your fridge if you’re a fan of fragrant and bubbly cocktails but aren’t trying to dive into spirits at noon. Casamara Club comes in four flavors: Alta, a citrusy soda; Onda, which is sage-forward; Capo, a honeyed and floral spritzer; and Sera, which is cinnamon-infused and dessert-like. 
Price: $36 for a case of 12.

Poppi Soda

The nice part about Poppi is that it’s a prebiotic, so even though I’m drinking it for its fun and fizzy flavors, like pineapple mango and strawberry lemon, I’m convinced this adult soda is working magic in my gut. The prebiotics come from the apple cider vinegar that’s included in Poppi’s formula, which is intended to aid in digestion. If you’re someone who typically strays from the tang and acid from apple cider vinegar, fret not: Poppi strategically masks the flavor with fruity flavors. As someone who is a kombucha fiend, I almost wish it was more vinegary.
Price: $35.88 for a 12-pack.


Recess is a chiller version of La Croix. It has been there for me in the middle of stressful work week and a moment or two of calm in an otherwise hectic existence. Each can of this sparkling water contains adaptogens, pretty much the stuff in herbal medicine that’s intended for soothing, and hemp. Recess is mellow, with fruit-forward flavors like blood orange and pomegranate hibiscus, and meant to leave the drinker feeling “calm, cool, and collected.”
Price: $49.99 for a 12-pack.

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