These 9 Delicious Mocktails Will Warm Your Wintertime

Pregnancy can be wonderful, but it also comes with a laundry list of “don’ts”:
Don’t lift heavy things, 
Don’t sleep on your back, 
Don’t eat sushi…
and one of the biggest is don’t drink alcohol

    It’s just not quite the same toasting a "cheers" with a boring old cran-and-soda-squeeze-of-lime, but thankfully those days are long gone! 

    Mixology trends have trickled down to the teetotalers among us, and the result is a menu of mocktails so delicious your non-preggo friends just might say “I’ll have what she’s having.” Check out our 9 favorite mocktails perfect for warming up a wintertime mama-to-be!

    Alternative Egg Nog (courtesy of Seedlip) - serves 1


    Garnish: Grated Nutmeg

    Glass: French Wine Glass

    Oat Milk*: 2 oz
    Coconut Cream: 1 oz
    Date Syrup: ½ oz
    Cinnamon: 1 pinch
    Vanilla Extract: 1 drop [optional]
    *Can be substituted with dairy-free milk of choice.
    Add all ingredients to a blender & pulse until frothy.
    Serve cold or warm in a French wine glass.
    Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

    Toddy (courtesy of Seedlip) - serves 1


    Garnish: Ginger Peel

    Glass: Heat Proof Toddy Glass

    Seedlip Grove 42 - 1 ¾ oz
    Coconut Sugar – 1 Bar Spoon
    Hot Assam Tea* - 4 oz
    *Brew one tea bag in boiling water for 2 minutes.
    Garnish with ginger peel

    Kin Pomme (courtesy of Kin Euphorics) - serves 1


    Garnish: Rosemary Sprig

    Glass: Coupe Glass

    Kin High Rhode – 2 oz
    Pomegranate Soda - 1 oz
    Ginger Syrup - ½ oz
    Lemon Juice - ½ oz
    Aromatic Bitters - 5 dashes
    Cubed Ice
    Add ice to a mixing glass. Pour in High Rhode, pomegranate soda, ginger syrup, lemon juice, and aromatic bitters. Stir for 30 seconds. Strain with fine mesh strainer straight up into a coupe. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

    Mulled Dream Light (courtesy of Kin Euphorics) - serves 1


    Garnish: Cinnamon Stick, Citrus Rim SaltPear Slice

    Glass:  Snifter Glass
    Kin Dream Light - 1 ½ oz
    Fresh-pressed Pear Juice  - 1 ½ oz
    Lemon Juice - 1 oz
    Local Honey - 1 oz
    Clove - 1 tsp
    Orange Peel
    Mix together pear juice, lemon juice, local honey, Dream Light, orange peel, and clove.
    Warm the mixture over low heat. Once warm enough to taste, pour and garnish with pear slice and cinnamon stick and add a dash of Citrus Rim Salt.

    Sleigh Driver (courtesy of Eating Well) - serves 10



    Garnish: Cranberries

    Glass: Heatproof mug
    Water - 1 cup
    Sugar - ½ cup
    Fresh ginger - 2 inch piece, peeled and sliced
    Pears - 3, chopped bite-sized and divided
    Apple cider - 2 quarts
    Lemon - 1, halved and sliced
    Allspice - 1 tbsp
    Fresh cranberries - 1 cup
    Vanilla extract - 2 tbsp
    Combine water, sugar, ginger, and 1 pear in large saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Strain solids and return liquid to pan. Add remaining pears, cider, lemon, and allspice and heat over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 15 minutes. Add cranberries and vanilla and reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve garnished with the whole berries.

    Pomegranate Mojito (courtesy of Spruce Eats) - serves 1


    Garnish: Pomegranate Seeds, Mint Sprig

    Glass: Highball Glasses
    Simple Syrup - ½ oz
    Lime Wedges - 2
    Mint - 10 leaves, torn
    Pomegranate Juice - 2 oz
    Lemonade - 2 oz
    Club Soda - 2 oz
    To make simple syrup: 
    Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat while stirring constantly until all of the sugar is dissolved. Add the mint sprigs. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool and steep for 2 - 3 hours. Remove the mint sprigs. Store in an airtight container.
    To make mojito:
    Muddle the syrup, lime, and mint leaves in a highball glass. Fill the glass with ice. Add the pomegranate juice and lemonade. Stir well. Top with club soda. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint.

    Nutella Hot Chocolate (courtesy of Savvy Mama Lifestyle) - serves 8


    Garnish: Mini Marshmallows, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Shavings

    Glass: Heat Proof Mugs
    Semisweet Chocolate Chips - 1 ½ cups
    Cocoa Powder - ¼ cup
    Sugar - ½ cup
    Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
    Nutella - ¾ cup
    Heavy Cream - 1 cup
    Whole Milk - 6 cups
    Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and set the slow cooker on low for four hours. Serve in mugs with choice of garnish.

    Grapefruit and Rosemary Refresher (courtesy of Purely Katie) - serves 4



    Garnish: Rosemary sprig, sliced grapefruit

    Glass: Stemless wine glasses
    Water - 1 cup
    Granulated Sugar - 1 cup
    Rosemary - 3 sprigs, plus more for garnish 
    Fresh pink grapefruit juice - 2 cups
    Sparkling water - 4 cups
    Grapefruit slices
    To make simple syrup:
    Add water and sugar to a small saucepan and dissolve sugar over medium heat for about 5 minutes (do not let it boil). Once the sugar has dissolved, pour simple syrup into a heatproof container and add 3 sprigs of rosemary. Let steep for at least one hour, remove rosemary, and chill (extra simple syrup will keep in fridge for 10 days). 
    To make cocktail:
    Combine 1/2 cup grapefruit juice and 1 tablespoon of rosemary syrup in a stemless wine glass. Fill remainder of glass with about 1 cup of sparkling water and garnish with rosemary sprig. Serve chilled.

    Chai Blossom (courtesy of Bon Appetit) - serves 4


    Garnish: Star Anise Pods, Lemon Twists 

    Glass: Rocks Glasses
    Sugar - ½ cup
    Fresh Lime Juice - ½ cup
    Club Soda - 8 to 12 oz
    Chai Tea Bags - 2
    Combine tea bags and 1 cup boiling water in a small bowl; cover and let sit 8–10 minutes. Add sugar; stir to dissolve. Discard tea bags and let cool. Stir chai syrup and lime juice in a pitcher to combine. Divide among 4 rocks glasses filled with ice and add 2–3 oz. club soda to each. Garnish with anise pods and lemon twists.


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