In the hot, hot days of summer, sometimes all we can think about is kicking back with a cold one! But when you’re pregnant, you can feel like you’re really missing out on all the fun drinks of summer. Think again, mama! Today we’re introducing you to one of our favorite pregnancy indulgences: mocktails.
Mocktails are exactly what they sound like: cocktails that contain no alcohol. They’re perfect for expecting mamas, and anyone else who wants to enjoy a refreshing beverage sans liquor. Since they’re family friendly, you’ll love being able to make pitchers for everyone to share!
The Blackberry Lemon Spritzer
This tangy but sweet drink is perfect for any summer outing! Easy to make and family friendly, we promise this will become a fast favorite! Just combine lemonade, lemon soda, and blackberries in a large pitcher. Muddle the blackberries to release their flavor and chill! For the full recipe, click.
Grapefruit Ginger Spritzer
We love this mocktail because it’s refreshing and can help curb nausea! This spritzer is packed with ginger, which is known for treating upset stomachs and morning sickness–talk about double duty, mama! Simply fill the glass with ice, then 1/3 of the glass with grapefruit juice. Top off the other 2/3 with ginger ale, then add mint and cherries for garnish! YUM. Find the full recipe here.
Rosemary Blueberry Smash
Not only is this drink pretty and visually appealing, but it’s absolutely delicious! Not super sweet, this is perfect to accompany dinner al fresco! Muddle blueberries with rosemary and honey syrup. Add lemon juice and ice, and shake. Strain and drain over fresh ice, then garnish with blueberries and a sprig of rosemary! Jump to recipe here. *Rosemary used in this quantity is safe, but we do not recommend large quantities of the herb for those expecting.*
Mocktails of Stand-by’s
Non-Boozy Mint Mojito
Okay, yum! Who doesn’t love a refreshing mint mojito in the summertime?! Don’t miss out on a classic, just because you’re expecting! Simply fill a glass with ice, then add club soda. Top off with agave or sugar and stir. Add 3-4 fresh limes and 8-10 mint leaves. Stir again, and drink up! Full directions over here.
We love a good mimosa over brunch! Don’t miss out on this morning staple, mama! Just fill a glass half full of orange juice, then add a splash or two of limeade. Then, just top off with a little Sprite for the bubbly! We love how this blogger even used champagne flutes! Read her full post here.
Mamas, we promise you’ll love these mocktails just as much as the real deal. In fact, you may never go back! Now sit back, relax, and sip away, mama!