Sip on a non-alcoholic drink this summer. Picture: Supplied
There are few things more satisfying than a chilled drink on a hot day and it doesn't always have to be alcoholic.

While the sun hasn’t officially come out to play yet and holidays are a few weeks away, sipping on a mocktail, your favourite soft drink or an iced tea, is never a bad idea.

Besides, you won’t have to worry about those infamous morning-after-the-night-before headaches.

Just because your drink doesn’t include alcohol, doesn’t mean you have to settle for just a regular fizzy drink.

This selection of non-alcoholic drinks is great for when you’re hosting a party or just enjoying afternoon drinks with the family.


A proud celebration of British heritage, founded in 1905 by Thomas Fentiman, Fentimans combines whimsical English sensibilities and has a range of old fashioned soft drinks.

This refreshing summer drink, which is now available on South African shelves, and evokes flavours such as Dandelion & Burdock, Wild English Elderflower and Victorian Lemonade summon up the sights and sounds of a traditional English countryside setting, whilst the more robust Cherry Cola, Traditional Ginger Beer and Sparkling Lime & Jasmine contain a more herbaceous edge that delivers a flavoursome punch nonetheless. 

Fentimans drinks are available in: Cherrytree Cola, Curiosity Cola, Dandelion & Burdock, Ginger Beer, Mandarin and Seville Orange, Rose Lemonade, Victorian Lemonade, Wild English Elderflower, Sparkling Lime & Jasmine.

All flavours available in 275ml, selected sizes available in 500ml and is available  at selected Spars, speciality food stores and bars and restaurants countrywide. 


This iconic soft drink is making a comeback and it's right in time for summer. 

A popular childhood favourite in the Cape, Bashews dates back to 1899 and recently launched its new Harry’s Cola Tribute Edition in honour of one of its founding fathers, celebrating over 115 years of refreshment.

For most Capetonians Bashew’s represents fun filled childhood parties, picnics, weddings and special times with friends and family.

Other flavours in the Bashews range includes cream soda, orange, iron brew, raspberry, cocopine and ginger beer.

Bring back a lifetime of good memories with new Bashew’s Harry’s Cola Tribute Edition available exclusively in the Western Cape at around R4.99 per 330ml can. 

Bashew's has a new special drink - Pic by Nathan Adams

Red Bull mocktails

If you like your drink with a bit of a kick, but still keeping it non alcoholic, Red Bull has introduced a new limited edition drink that still has the same wings with a new flavour. 

Whether you're looking to celebrate your birthday, starting the festive season early, hosting a party or simply want to enjoy a refreshing sundowner, the new kiwi apple flavour is great for creating summer ready mocktails that will do the trick.

The flavoured drink is available at Spar Retailers and Engen RRP for R14.99.

Cape Kingdom Detox Tea

Turn your iced tea into a healthy drink with Cape Kingdom Detox tea. 

This age-old drink was first introduced by the inhabitants of South Carolina due to the extreme heat during the summer season.

Hot summer days are here, making Cape Kingdom Detox Tea a great tasty and chilled drink. 

The health benefits include helping your body flush out toxins, it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory remedy for aches and pains, keeps your digestive system in good form and is packed with rich antioxidants and bioflavonoids to maintain general good health.

Cape Kingdom Detox Tea offers organic Buchu with a blend of other healthy ingredients. The tea comes in four blends:  Buchu & Ginger, Buchu & Cinnamon, Buchu and Green Rooibos and Buchu Natural. 

These flavour makes for the perfect base ingredient for a jug of iced tea. 

Cape Kingdom Detox Tea is available at Dis-Chem pharmacies nationwide, as well Food Lover’s Market stores and Wellness Warehouse stores at a recommended selling price of R79,50.

BuchuLife Sparkling Herbal Water

You can also quench your thirst with BuchuLife Sparkling Herbal Water which is sugar free and contains antioxidants and bioflavonoids (quercetin, rutin, hesperidin, diosmin, diosphenol and Vitamins A, B and E), which are known to benefit your health in many ways.

Buchu is a great addition to your diet to assist with detox and weight-loss efforts, especially if you want to maintain your summer body.

It helps the body flush out harmful toxins while fighting free-radicals which are responsible for ageing.

It comes in four flavours: natural, cranberry, lime and blackcurrant. 

BuchuLife Sparkling Herbal Water is available from Food Lovers Market and Wellness Warehouse stores nationwide and retails at R 17.55/500ml.