Summer barbecues, parties, weddings – all great times to relax and maybe enjoy a cocktail or two, but if you’re pregnant you’ll want a delicious alcohol free version.  Here are three delicious mocktail recipes that will not only taste amazing, but may also help with some of your pregnancy ailments!

Recipe: Ginger Slinger

Pregnancy Mocktail - Ginger Slinger

Ginger is renowned for alleviating pregnancy heartburn.  This sparkling drink not only tastes good, it makes you feel good too!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsps of good quality ginger cordial
  • Juice of ½ orange freshly squeezed
  • Generous squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Sparkling mineral water
  • Crushed ice
  • Sprig of mint and a slice of lime

Method:

  1. Half fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour over the ginger cordial, orange juice and squeeze of lime.
  3. Top up with sparkling mineral water.
  4. Decorate with a sprig of mint and the slice of lime

Recipe: Fruity Pregnancy Mocktail

Pregancy Mocktail Fruity

With a generous slug of pineapple juice (full of prenatal vitamins) it makes a positive contribution to your healthy pregnancy diet but best of all it’s a deliciously quaffable summer evening drink, redolent of tropical holidays in the sun!

Ingredients

  • 3 measures of pineapple juice
  • 3 measures of dry ginger ale
  • ½ measure of grenadine
  • Juice from ½ freshly squeezed lime
  • Crushed ice

Method

  1. Half fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and pour in the pineapple juice, grenadine and lime juice.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled glass.
  3. Top up with dry ginger ale and garnish with a slice of lime and a fresh flower

 

Recipe: Pink Flamingo

Pregnancy Mocktail - Pink Flamingo

A refreshing ‘Mocktail’ that you can happily enjoy as celebratory pregnancy appropriate drink!  Watermelon is packed with essential prenatal vitamins and can be soothing for pregnancy heartburn too – but best of all it’s a great non-alcoholic alternative to enjoy on a warm summer’s day.

Ingredients

  • 1 measure of grape juice
  • Slice of watermelon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Crushed ice
  • Sparkling mineral water

Method

  1. Blend the watermelon with the grape juice and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  2. Half fill a tall glass with crushed ice.
  3. Pour over the fruit juices and top up with sparkling water.
  4. Serve with a slice of lemon

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