One of the toughest things about being pregnant during the holidays is having to pass on all the yummy cocktails. But who says you have to miss out on all the fun? Nine Naturals has put together a list of our favorite delicious holiday Mocktails:
Ingredients: 4 cups carbonated water (chilled), 4 cups ginger ale (chilled), 3 cups unsweetened white grape juice (chilled).
Directions: Chill club soda, ginger ale and grape juice overnight. In a large pitcher combine club soda, ginger ale and grape juice. Pour into a champagne flute and enjoy. (Source: Allrecipes.com)
Cranberry Thyme Sparkler
Ingredients: 2-3 Tbsp cranberry thyme simple syrup; 2 Tbsp cranberry juice; Ginger Ale, sparkling lemonade or soda water; cranberries & a sprig of thyme for garnish, optional.
Directions: Pour cranberry thyme simple syrup and cranberry juice in a highball glass (use 3 Tbsp syrup if mixing with soda water, 2 Tbsp if mixing with already sweetened soda). Fill the glass with ice. Top with soda. (Source: Babble.com)
Classic Mulled Cider
Ingredients: 2 quarts apple cider; 2 cinnamon sticks; 2 whole allspice berries; 2 whole cloves; 1 orange, thinly sliced.
Directions: Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer on the grates of the grill or over a burner. Divide among individual mugs and serve hot. (Source: FoodNetwork.com)
Almond Pear Mocktail
Ingredients: 2 cups pear nectar; 1 tablespoons lemon juice; pear slices; 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions: In a large pitcher, add pear nectar. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Serve over ice or at room temperature. (Source: Babble.com)