Here are a few fun mocktails that are both satisfying and safe for expectant moms and their babes.
In the midst of holiday merrymaking, many a mother-to-be sulks at the thought of being the only person at the party without a festive refreshment in hand. There’s no need for party-pooping, however: These quick and easy virgin versions of your favorite drinks will give you something tasty to sip on at all your jolly affairs.
2 liters cold ginger ale
46 ounces chilled pineapple juice
64 ounces chilled white grape juice
raspberries and strawberries
Directions: In a punch bowl, combine ginger ale and pineapple and white grape juices. Fill your champagne flute, throw in a berry or two, and join in a toast to the season.
2 cups ice
2 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
dash of sugar
5 ounces club soda
Directions: Pour ice into a shaker, then add cranberry and lime juices, club soda and sugar. Strain contents of the shaker into the martini glass and garnish with cranberries and a lime slice. Voila! One tasty cosmo for the mom-to-be.
3 ounces orange juice
dash of pineapple juice
11/2 ounces nonalcoholic
sparkling wine or club soda
1/2 ounce simple syrup or
1 teaspoon of sugar
Directions: Pour first six ingredients into a champagne flute (stir in the sugar, if you opt for it over simple syrup). Garnish with an orange wedge, then sit back, relax and celebrate the baby growing inside you.