Best mocktails for pregnancy

6 fabulous non-alcoholic cocktails including mulled non-wine, bellinis and tropical pick-me-ups

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  • Mulled Apple Spice

    All the aromas of mulled wine without the alcohol.

    Ingredients

    1 litre of fresh apple juice

    Strips of orange peel

    1 cinnamon stick

    2 star anise

    3 cloves

    Sugar or honey to taste

    Method

    Heat the apple juice in a saucepan on the hob. 

    Add the orange peel, cinnamon and cloves and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

    Sweeten to taste.

  • Orange and Cranberry Fizz

    Bubbles are still on the menu even if you're a mum-to-be.

    Ingredients

    500ml smooth orange juice

    500ml cranberry juice

    400ml sparkling elderflower drink

    Method

    Mix the orange juice and cranberry juice in a large jug. 

    Slowly pour in the sparkling elderflower drink (pouring too fast will cause it to fizz up). 

    Mix and serve over ice, decorate with fresh orange.

  • Baby Bellini

    Radiate style with this sophisticated tipple.

    Ingredients

    500ml chilled sparkling apple juice

    250ml apricot nectar

    A squeeze of fresh lemon

    Slice of lemon

    Method

    Mix the apricot nectar and fresh lemon in a large jug. 

    Slowly pour in the sparkling apple juice (pouring too fast will cause it to fizz up). 

    Mix and serve in champagne flutes, decorate with a slice of lemon

    Adapted from Momosas Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks For Expecting Moms by Paul Knorr

  • Mama-Rita

    Indulge yourself with this alcohol-free fruity delight

    Ingredients

    330ml frozen lemonade (put into a container and freeze)

    150ml orange juice

    2tbsp sugar

    Handful frozen strawberries

    Squeeze of fresh lime

    Method

    (White Portion) Blend half the frozen lemonade, half the orange juice, and 1tbsp sugar until smooth. Freeze in a container for one hour.

    (Red Portion) Blend the remaining frozen lemonade, orange juice, the frozen strawberries and 1tbsp sugar until smooth.

    Pour the red portion into margarita glasses, fill up half way

    Add a scoop of the white portion to each glass and top with a squeeze of lime.

    Adapted from Momosas Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks For Expecting Moms by Paul Knorr

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  • Tropical Mama

    Kick back and dream of a tropical island.

    Ingredients

    1 banana

    1 kiwi, peeled and sliced

    200ml whole milk

    200ml pineapple juice

    A handful of ice cubes

    Whipped cream

    Method

    Set aside a couple of kiwi slices for garnish.

    Put the remaining kiwi, banana, milk and pineapple juice in a blender and blend with the ice.

    Serve in a tall glass with a kiwi side and whipped cream.

    Adapted from Momosas Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks For Expecting Moms by Paul Knorr

  • Mo-Jo Restorer

    Get your Mo-Jo back with this refreshing take on our favourite cocktail.

    Ingredients

    Crushed Ice (use a blender or bash inside a tea towel)

    1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice 

    1 squeeze of fresh lime juice 

    20ml elderflower cordial

    Chilled carbonated water

    A few mint leaves

    Ground black pepper, for garnish

    Method

    Fill a glass with crushed ice.

    Squeeze over the fresh lemon and lime juice.

    Add the elderflower cordial and top up the glass with carbonated water.

    Garnish with rocket leaves and a twist of black pepper.

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