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5 Great Mocktails for Pregnancy

By Nichole |

Pomegranate Blueberry Mocktail

There’s been a great deal of discussion lately about whether or not it is safe to drink while pregnant.

I think it’s safe to say that we each have our own views on the topic, but for a great discussion, don’t miss Babble’s Special Issue: Drinking while Pregnant.

From the day I found out I was pregnant with each of my children, I didn’t have a single sip of alcohol until they were born. That will hold true for this baby that we’re trying to have as well.

I’m a controller and a worrier, so for me, I’ll pass on the real alcohol and double up on the mocktails!

Whether you indulge in a sip of alcohol here and there while pregnant or not, you’ll also love these delicious recipes to help get us through those long months of pregnancy.

Cheers!

Pomegranate Blueberry Mocktail (photo above)

Ingredients
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
3 oz. pomegranate soda
3 oz. pomegranate juice
2 oz. white grape juice
Lemon slices, for garnish

Directions
Add blueberries to a tall glass and mash slightly. Fill glass with ice, if desired. Combine the soda, pomegranate juice and white grape juice. Pour the mixture into the glass with the blueberries and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Recipe from Annie’s Eats

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

Ingredients
2 tablespoons colored sanding sugar
1 lime
6 tsp. pomegranate syrup or grenadine
1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice

Directions
Place sanding sugar in a shallow dish or plate. Slice 6 thin rounds from the middle of lime; set aside. Rub lime wedge around rims of 6 glasses; dip each rim in sugar to coat.

Pour 1 tsp. pomegranate syrup into bottom of each glass.

Place grapefruit juice and 2 cups ice cubes in a blender. Process on high speed until ice is crushed. Pour frozen mixture into glasses, and stir to combine with syrup.

Garnish with reserved lime rounds, and serve immediately.

Recipe from Martha Stewart

Apple-Ginger Sparklers

Apple-Ginger Sparklers

Ingredients
1/4 cup Ginger Syrup Ginger Syrup
4 1/2 cups sparkling apple cider
6 cinnamon sticks
6 pieces crystallized ginger

Directions
Place 2 tbs. ginger syrup in each of six glasses.

Fill glasses with ice cubes, pour in cider, and stir to combine.

Garnish with cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger, and serve.

Recipe from Martha Stewart


Nojito

Nojito

Ingredients
10-12 fresh small spearmint leaves
1/2 lime, juiced
7 oz. sprite zero or club soda
1 tbsp. sugar
crushed ice

Directions
In a cool tall glass, muddle the mint, sugar and lime juice.

Add crushed ice and soda and stir well.

Garnish with a lime wedge and a few sprigs of mint.

Serve with a straw.

Recipe from Skinny Taste

Summer Pineapple Strawberry Cooler

Summer Pineapple Strawberry Cooler

Ingredients
1 12-oz. can frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
1 6-oz. can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
4 cups cold water
1 liter club soda, chilled
Ice cubes
Fresh strawberries (optional)
Short (6-inch) wooden skewers

Assorted fruits such as halved orange slices, halved lime slices, orange sections, raspberries, strawberries, sliced kiwifruit, and mint sprigs

Directions
In a large pitcher combine pineapple juice concentrate, limeade, and water. Chill for at least 30 minutes. To serve, transfer fruit juice mixture to pitchers; add club soda, ice cubes, and fresh strawberries.

Serve with Fruit Swizzle Sticks, if desired.
Makes 14 (6-ounce) servings.

Fruit Swizzle Sticks: On short (6-inch) wooden skewers, thread assorted fruits and mint sprigs. Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 24 hours ahead, prepare the juice mixture and chill well. Proceed as directed.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens via Mom Magazine

Happy Summer, Everyone!

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About Nichole

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Nichole Beaudry lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Craig, their daughter Katie and baby boy Matthew. In her former life she was a college English professor, now she shares some of her small moments in her Practicing Gratitude column each week at SheKnows and works at AllParenting as the Assignments Editor. She was a contributor to Babble, and currently keeps a personal blog, In These Small Moments.

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0 thoughts on “5 Great Mocktails for Pregnancy

  1. Katie says:

    YUM! This makes me crave summer and tropical drinks! Plus? If you’re not pregnant? i bet you could throw a splash of alcohol in those. Or not…they just look YUM!

  2. Sherri says:

    Oh, I’m craving one of these right now…not even pregnant! Yum…

  3. Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation says:

    Okay these look delicious…but this Mama needs RUM.

  4. chanda healton says:

    Looks like most of them contain some sort of carbonated drink, so while they look good, I think I will stick with my water and hot tea. Anything carbonated tends to make me really sick right now. I haven’t had a pop since getting pregnant and was never a fan of alcohol to begin with! Might try some of these after having the baby though.

  5. Grammy says:

    Yummy recipes!!

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