What is better than a cold, refreshing drink in the warm Summer months? There are lots of cookouts, pool parties, and outdoor gatherings to enjoy throughout the Summer. You will often see friends with a cold beer or spiked seltzer. However, you’re pregnant so water and seltzer are all that are on your menu right now. It doesn’t have to be that way! A sweet drink is fun, especially with added flavors such as fresh mint or lime. So, why not whip up one of these pregnancy mocktails!?
This first of our top 7 pregnancy mocktails is one of my favorite! It’s from a margarita recipe book with both virgin and alcoholic drinks, which is great because then you can try the other recipes when your little grows on the outside! The book is called, Margaritas by Mamie Fennimore, check it out.
For this drink you will combine the first three ingredients in a shaker with ice, and then pour it over lime seltzer and stir it up for a delicious, cool drink.
- 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 4 oz lime seltzer
Rocking Horse (Mint Julep)
Are there any Kentucky Derby fans out there? This one will hit the spot, straight from Margarita Mama: Mocktails for Mom-to-Be. This book was written by a local author right in Newton, Ma, Alyssa Gusenoff! I bookmarked the most pregnancy mocktails when flipping through this book and highly recommend it.
This drink starts off by muddling mint, lemon juice, and sugar at the bottom of your glass. If you don’t already have a muddler; here is a great one by OXO. Then you simply add ice and ginger ale to finish it off. Below is what you’ll need; keep in mind that mint is so easy to grow in a pot on your porch and well worth the reward!
- 8-10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- 6 oz ginger ale
This is a great drink to make you feel like you’re on vacation from the great book, Drinking for Two by They are both registered dietitian nutritionists who met at Tufts University in Boston. The book not only offers drinks with lots of fruit and herbs, but also provides knowledge on pregnancy nutrition and nutrition while trying to conceive. There are many more in this great book!
For this nutritious pregnancy mocktail you will just need to blend all the ingredients until smooth and then put your feet up and enjoy!
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (carton)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (canned)
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 squeeze of fresh lime juice
Try this refreshing frozen margarita from Margarita Mama: Mocktails for Mom-to-Be. It is so simple, which makes it even better because it is ready in no time. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and enjoy! Don’t forget the salt on the rim if you would like. Here is what you will need:
- 1 cup frozen watermelon chunks
- 5 oz ginger ale
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
The BEST Strawberry Daiquiri
This virgin strawberry daiquiri recipe will knock your socks off! Frozen drinks can feel a little more fancy and fun. It is quite easy; mix all the ingredients below in a blender and you’re ready to go! Add a little water if you want to thin it out a bit. Here are the ingredients you need:
- 2 cups of frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 3/4 cup apple juice
- Handful of ice cubes
Chocolate Espresso Pregnancy Mocktail
This one is for all you espresso martini lovers. This is another straight from Mamie Fennimore’s book, Margaritas. Start by making 3 ounces of strong coffee or espresso and while it is hot stir in 1 tsp of honey. Put it in the fridge to cool. Now put 2 ounces of heavy cream in a shaker and shake until it has thickened. In a glass or the top half of the shaker stir together the espresso, 1 tsp of chocolate syrup, and ice. When cold and well combined, strain into a martini glass and then gently pour in the cream so it floats on top.
- 3 oz espresso or strong coffee
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 oz heavy cream
- 1 tsp chocolate syrup
- Ice for shaker
Basil Pomegranate Lemonade
The last of our pregnancy mocktails is yet another from Margarita Mama! I love that her recipes don’t take a lot of time, but taste soooo good! You will need to start by muddling basil and pomegranate juice in the bottom of a glass. Add ice and pour in lemonade and lemon-lime soda (or lime seltzer for less sugar).
- 6-8 basil leaves
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- 4 oz lemonade
- 2 oz lemon-lime soda
About The Author
Kelsey Dickson has over 15 years of experience working with children as a nanny, preschool teacher, and now a mother. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and works for Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny as the eLearning Manager. Check out our online childcare classes, such as Baby Sign Language and Sleep Coaching 101! In her free time she enjoys gardening with her son, going for walks with her husband and dog, and discovering local wineries in New England.