Mocktails for Mom

The safest choice for you and your baby is not to drink any alcohol during your pregnancy. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Here are recipes for delicious non-alcoholic drinks, also called mocktails. Perfect for baby showers, holiday gatherings or any classy celebration, these mocktails are as pretty as they are delicious.


Serves 1

6 to 10 fresh mint leaves, torn
2 oz fresh lime juice
1 tsp powdered sugar
4 oz club soda
Lime wedges for garnish

Muddle mint leaves, lime juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved and mint is fragrant (using a pestle and mortar, or use a small bowl and the end of a rolling pin). Add ice. Pour in club soda. Garnish with lime.

Mock Champagne Punch

2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale*, chilled
1 (46 oz) can pineapple juice, chilled
1 (64 oz) bottle white grape juice, chilled
Optional: raspberries or other fruit

*For a pinkish tint and added ‘punch,’ use cranberry ginger ale

To make ice ring: Fill a ring-shaped cake pan to 1/2 with ginger ale. Freeze until partially frozen. At this stage, place pieces of fruit around the ring. Fill pan with ginger ale and freeze until solid. Place in punch bowl just before serving. In a large punch bowl, combine 1 bottle ginger ale, pineapple juice and white grape juice.

Candy Cane Crush

Serves 1

1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
2 oz strawberry soda or punch
4 dashes white non-alcoholic crème de menthe
2 ½ oz cranberry juice
Ice cubes

Rim a martini glass with crushed bits of candy cane. Combine soda, crème de menthe, cranberry juice and ice in a cocktail shaker; shake until well mixed. Strain into rimmed martini glass.

Choco Mocktail

Serves 1

2 oz of your favorite chocolate or chocolate and mint ice cream
1 ozof coconut cream
Large handful of crushed ice
2 oz Half & Half
2 tsp of chocolate syrup

Rim a glass with chocolate syrup. Combine the rest of the ingredients and stir until smooth. Serve immediately.