Festive Mocktails for Mums-to-be

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and  invites to parties are filling up your inbox and Facebook notifications.  But it can be  hard to get into the festive spirit when you’re pregnant, you almost feel like you’re missing out on some of the fun!

The good news is that there’s a lot of exciting drinks available rather than just water or a soft drink. You can even buy non-alcoholic mulled wine, fruity sparkling drinks and non-alcoholic beers and cocktail mixes (surprised? You just weren’t looking before).

You can still enjoy the taste of your favourite drinks without the alcohol. Here are some tasty mocktail recipes to spice up your Christmas season celebrations.

Bubbles can still on the menu even if you’re expecting a little one!

Berry Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 100ml of cidona or ginger ale
  • 100ml of cranberry & apple juice (if you can’t find the mix use 50ml of each)
  • splash of lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Method:

Rub a lemon or lime around the rim of your champagne glass and then dip into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Add ice, cranberry & apple juice, and a splash of fresh juice of lemon or lime.Top off with cidona or ginger ale. Garnish with some cranberries.

 

Non-alcoholic Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 3 Limes
  • Soda water
  • Small bunch of mint leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 glasses

Method:

Crush the mint leaves together with the sugar in a separate bowl. Squeeze the limes. Add some ice to each glass and split the lime juice evenly between the two glasses. Add the mint leaves into the glasses and top up with soda water. Stir and enjoy!

 

Mama-Rita

Ingredients:

  • 330ml frozen lemonade (put into a container and freeze)
  • 150ml orange juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Handful frozen strawberries
  • Ice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime

Method:

Blend the frozen lemonade, orange juice, and  sugar, ice and the strawberries until smooth. Rim the margarita glass with sugar and pour in the blended mixture. Top with a squeeze of lime and garnish with a strawberry!

 

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas!