The holiday season is officially upon us and holiday party invites will soon start rolling in. Don’t let your pregnancy hold you back from enjoying your favourite drinks – sans alcohol!
As always, we’re here to help, and so have gathered up some of our favourite holiday mocktail recipes that are so good that no one will even notice that they are alcohol-free!
Presenting… 5 Delicious Holiday Mocktail Recipes for the Expecting Mother:
(1) Cran-Apple Cider
Cinnamon Stick, Cranberries & Apple for Garnish
Rim glass with cinnamon sugar.
Combine equal parts cranberry juice and apple cider.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick, cranberries and apple.
For added flavour – cook ingredients in a slow cooker for 2 hours with fresh apples and cranberries.
(2) Chocolate Mock-tini
1/2 cup chocolate milk
1 cup mint-chocolate chip ice cream
1 Candy Cane
Coat inside of glass with chocolate syrup.
Blend together chocolate milk, mint-chocolate chip ice cream and 4 ice cubes.
Garnish with a candy cane or chocolate sprinkles.
(3) Pomegranate Mocktail
Crush mint leaves. Add the juice of half a lime, pomegranate juice, and lemonade into a shaker and mix. Add crush mint leaves to glass pour in mixture and top with a light soda to give it a nice sparkle.
Serve on the rocks and garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint leaves.
(4) Cider Thyme + Tonic Mocktail
Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 oz Thyme Simple Syrup
1 Bottle of Tonic Water
Lemon Slices and Thyme for Garnish.
Add apple cider, lemon juice, and thyme simple syrup in a shaker. Pour into glass and add tonic water. Garnish with a lemon slice and stick of thyme.
Serve on the rocks.
(5) Blackberry Mocktail
2 Muddles Blackberries
1.5 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Saigon Cinnamon Syrup
Blackberries and orange slices for garnish
Add muddled blackberries into a glass. Blend orange juice, lemon juice and saigon cinnamon syrup in a shaker with ice. Pour ingredients into glass.
Add blackberries and orange slice for garnish.
Serve on the rocks.
To make Saigon Cinnamon Syrup:
2 tbsp saigon cinnamon
1 quart water
1 quart white sugar.
Boil ingredients on the stove. Simmer and strain.
How will you be celebrating the holidays this year?
If you try any of these easy holiday mocktail recipes, or if you have any of your own favourite mocktail recipes, leave them for us below in the comments!