One of the most annoying things about being pregnant during the holidays is that you have to pass on all the festive and delicious cocktails. However you don’t need to totally miss out. The team at Supplet has put together a list of our favorite delicious holiday Mocktails (alcohol free cocktails). We recommend you bring a pitcher of one these fun cocktails to the next party you attend.
When the clock strikes midnight or heck even when it strikes midday, reach for this:
Ingredients: 2 parts ginger ale (chilled), 1 part pineapple juice (chilled), 1 part white grape juice (chilled).
Directions: Combine ingredients in a champagne flute. (Source: Allrecipes.com)
This mocktail uses apple cider vinegar (apple cider vinegar is sooo good for you).
Ingredients: 1 pint frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or a combination), 1 ½ cups unfiltered apple cider vineyard, ¼ cup sugar Club soda.
Directions: Prepare the concentrate: Bring the first three ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Steep for 30 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Press on the berry bits to get all the liquid. Cover; chill until cold. For one serving, fill a highball glass with ice and add 2 tablespoons of the concentrate. Top with club soda. (Source: Epicurious.com)
Perfect for holiday brunches and cocktail parties.
Ingredients: ½ cup non-alcoholic white sparkling wine, ¼ cup peach nectar.
Directions: Combine & pour into a champagne glass. (Source: Epicurious.com)
Breakfast Mocktail that kind of tastes like a Bellini
Orange juice mixed with sparkling mineral water and elderflower syrup.
The water lightens up the thick orange juice so it’s more refreshing and less filling, and the syrup adds a floral sweetness to the tangy orange juice. Squeeze in the juice of a lime wedge and garnish, and you’re set for a fizzy, sweet, refreshing summer morning drink.
Here are the approximate proportions we use:
Orange and Elderflower Spritzer
2 parts orange juice, chilled
1 part fizzy mineral water, chilled
1/4 part elderflower syrup
1 lime wedge
Stir, sip, and enjoy with your holiday brunch.
Quick Holiday Eggnog
Dress up store-bought eggnog with spices & stay clear from the fresh eggnog (it contains raw eggs which is a big no no for preggos).
Ingredients: 8 cups of canned or store bought eggnog (chilled) , 1 cream soda (chilled ), Peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks, and/or candy canes (optional) , 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Directions: Place ice cream in an extra-large punch bowl and add half the eggnog. Stir and mash mixture using a potato masher until ice cream is melted and mixture is well combined. Stir in remaining eggnog. Slowly pour in cream soda, stirring to combine. To each glass add a peppermint stick, cinnamon stick, or candy cane. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon – about 1/8 teaspoon per serving. (Source: recipes.com)
Who doesn’t love Sangria? Anytime of the year is a good time for sangria! This recipe serves 8
2 cups boiling water
2 black tea bags (or 2 teaspoons loose-leaf tea in an infuser)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 orange, sliced into thin rounds
1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1 lime, sliced into thin rounds
1 apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
3 cups carbonated water
Pour boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve.
In a large jar or pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange, lemon, lime, and apple. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight.
Just before serving, stir in carbonated water. Serve in glasses over ice.
Remember preggos need to drink lots of water. Here are some tips on making delicious, low calories hydrating mocktails. Drink up! hydrating mocktails.