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7 Craveable Pregnancy Mocktails for the Mom-to-Be


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Before the belly pops, it’s time to pop some bottles to make nonalcoholic cocktails. There’s no reason to only sip water while you celebrate your pregnancy. Stir, shake, and waddle your way to a menu of pregnancy mocktails. As always, check with your doctor before leaping into anything new.

Mama’s Lemon Spritzer Mocktail

Pouring sparkling water into a glass with lemon wedges

A little sweet, a little citrus, and some bubbles are all it takes for this recipe to come together. You can make it elaborate by adding fun ingredients, such as a splash of juice or shaking fresh herbs into the mix.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces lemon juice
  • 1 ounce honey syrup
  • Ice
  • Vanilla club soda or plain club soda to top off
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Dreaming of Peaches Mocktail

Fresh Homemade Peach Sweet Tea with Mint

This may not be the Long Island Iced Tea of yesteryear, but that’s not a bad thing. There will be no headache after this pregnancy mocktail, well, at least until your mother calls again.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces decaf unsweetened iced tea
  • 2 ounces peach juice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Peach slice and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, iced tea, peach juice, lemon juice, and cinnamon simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a peach slice and mint sprig.

Mom-to-Be’s Mocktail Julep

Homemade Derby Mint Julep with Kentucky Bourbon

Whether you prefer decaf unsweetened iced tea or ginger ale, this pregnancy mocktail julep will send your taste buds straight to the races.

Ingredients

  • 6-10 fresh mint leaves
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Unsweetened iced tea OR ginger ale to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or julep cup, muddle mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add crushed ice.
  3. Top off with unsweetened iced tea.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Pregnancy Mocktail Sangria

Cranberry drinks on the counter

Sangria? Even if you’re expecting a little bambino, this fruity nonalcoholic red sangria is perfect for anyone sporting a bump.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces white grape juice
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Cranberries and rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white grape juice, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger ale.
  5. Garnish with cranberries and a rosemary sprig.

Baby Moon 75 Pregnancy Mocktail

French 75 Champagne Cocktail

The French 75 gets a softer pregnancy mocktail makeover. There’s no reason to spend many moons missing the bubbles in this classic drink.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Sparkling white grape juice OR sparkling apple cider
  • Lemon peel and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In the chilled glass, add lemon juice and simple syrup.
  3. Top off with sparkling white grape juice.
  4. Garnish with a lemon peel and a cherry.

Pregnancy Colada Mocktail

Pina Colada

A mocktail piña colada goes well any time of the year. Whether a summery, sunny day or to match the cool, white winter vibes, this virgin pregnancy mocktail hits the spot.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces coconut milk
  • 1 ounce cream of coconut
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Ice
  • Cherry and pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pineapple juice, coconut milk, cream of coconut, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple wedge, piercing the pair together with a cocktail skewer.

Not-Your-Mom’s Cranberry Soda

Refreshing Cranberry Lemon Lime Soda

There’s been plenty of upgrades to motherhood over the years, and the classic club soda splash of cran order gets the same treatment.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce cherry juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce ginger syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry juice, cherry juice, lime juice, and ginger syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Stir gently to mix.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.

Mocktails for Body Builders: Baby Body Builders

Okay, so maybe a few liberties with taken with the idea of bodybuilding. You have enough going on, so a pregnancy mocktail shouldn’t make things any more challenging. Grab your coziest clothes and unwind. You deserve it, mama.

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