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.

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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.

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Orange and Cranberry Fizz

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.

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Baby Bellini

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

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Mama-Rita

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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Ginger raspberry fizz

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.

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

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