10 Mocktail Recipes for Sober-Curious or Pregnant Moms

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Every season is full of celebrations and get-togethers, which can be challenging if you’re pregnant or sober-curious. It feels like all your friends and family are freely tipping back a few, partying like it’s 2019. Get out of your water-drinking funk and join in on the fun. You don’t need booze to have a great time — just whip up a batch of one of these delicious mocktails. You won’t regret it! Your drink might even steal the show.

We’ve scoured the internet and brought back some of the most fabulous nonalcoholic options available.

Paloma Mocktail

Club soda replaces tequila or rum in this classic “girly” drink. If you’re unfamiliar with a Paloma, it’s an excellent balance of sweet, salty, and tangy flavor profiles. The grapefruit gives a powerful flavor punch, but the sweet agave tempers it. Palomas also have a gorgeous summery orange-pink color without any added coloring.

You’ll need:
Lime
● Grapefruit juice
● Agave
● Salt
● Club soda
● Ice

Spiced Apple Cider Mocktail

This might just be your newest fall staple. Even better? It comes together in under five minutes. Enjoy the season with this sweet and spicy concoction. Feel even fancier by adding a mix of sugar and pumpkin spice to the rim of your glass.

You’ll need:
Apple cider
Ginger beer
Granulated sugar
Pumpkin pie spice
Water, for rimming the glass
Apple slice or cinnamon stick for garnish

Virgin Cosmopolitan

If you came of age in the Sex and The City years, you’ll have downed a few Cosmopolitans in your day. Cosmos are delicious year-round but seem extra special during the holidays with their delightful red color. Don’t get left out of festive drinks with the girls. Make yourself this virgin version —say that 10 times fast — which replaces the vodka and triple sec with sparkling water.
You’ll need:
● Reduced sugar cranberry juice
● Freshly squeezed lime juice
● Sparkling water
● Orange juice

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Cheerful Mocktail

This cheerful mocktail is like a burst of summer sunshine. Serve it in a Mason jar for extra character. There’s no shortage of sweetness here, but the natural saltiness of club soda will cut that a bit. The cheerful mocktail might be for you if you like your drinks simple and sweet.
You’ll need:
Cranberry juice
● Orange juice
● Soda water
● Ice cubes
● Slice of orange for garnish

Mojito Mocktail

The mojito is truly a classic. It conjures images of white sandy beaches and a salty breeze pulling at your hair. Take yourself on a micro-vacation with a nonalcoholic version of this delicious drink.
You’ll need:
Fresh mint leaves
Fresh lime juice
Simple syrup
Sparkling Water
Ice
Lime wedges for garnish
Extra mint leaves for garnish

Nonalcoholic Sangria

This sangria is so amazing no one will believe there’s no booze in it. The balance of flavors is perfect and creates the deep burgundy color you expect from a traditional sangria, but sparkling water or soda is used in place of the wine and liquor. Use lemon-lime soda for a bit of sweetness, or try sparkling water instead. Either way is delicious. It’s just up to your personal preference.

You’ll need:
● Lime slices
● Lemon slices
● Orange slices
● Cranberries
● Cranberry juice
● Orange juice
● Grape juice
● Lemon juice
● Sparkling mineral water or lemon-lime soda

Cherry Lime Rickey

The gin rickey is a classic retro highball cocktail made even more popular by its feature in the novel “The Great Gatsby.” This variation is a fun spin on tradition and is perfect for any fans of cherry limeade. Add as many sweet maraschinos as you want — nobody’s judging.
You’ll need:
Fresh lime juice
● Cherry syrup
● Soda water
● Maraschino cherries for garnish
● Lime wedges for garnish

Lemon Pineapple Kiwi Sparkling Mocktail

An uncommon blend of fruit flavors is the signature of the lemon pineapple kiwi sparkling mocktail, which is much healthier than your typical cocktail. You can make it as sweet or tart as you like by altering the amount of honey. If you want to sip on this more than once — and believe us, you’ll want to — refrigerate an extra large batch of the fruit and juice mixture to pour over your next La Croix.
You’ll need:
Kiwi
● Pineapple juice
● Raw honey
● La Croix sparkling lemon water

Pink Drink Mocktail

This loose take on the off-menu coffee shop favorite is delicious with or without club soda. Pregnant mamas can try a gender reveal party with either this option or the blueberry ginger cooler for a lovely shade of pink or blue.
You’ll need:
Hibiscus tea bag
● Water
● Honey or maple syrup
● Strawberries
● Orange juice
● Light coconut milk
● Club soda

 

Blueberry Ginger Cooler

A blueberry ginger cooler is a treat any time of the year. The recipe calls for making your own syrup. It’s a simple enough process and well worth the time and effort. When all is said and done, you’ll have a stunning mocktail your friends and family will trade their drinks for.
You’ll need:
● Water
● Blueberries
● Grated ginger
● Sugar
● Lemon-lime sparkling water
● Ice cubes
● Mint leaves for garnish

A Healthier Way to Party

These mocktails offer a healthier alternative to alcoholic drinks, whether you’re sober-curious or forced into temporary sobriety by pregnancy. You get all the benefits of complex flavor mixtures
without a headache the next morning. Whip up one of these when you have friends over, or take
some with you to share at the next party. They’re sure to be a hit.

 

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