Sudden dietary changes are one of the biggest adjustments that moms-to-be go through. However, while you need to give up alcohol drinks, that doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge in refreshing beverages that taste just as delicious, but contain zero alcohol. Luckily, you can find a whole spectrum of virgin cocktails you can easily mix up, that will offer you refreshment just as fabulous as any regular cocktail.
You wouldn’t believe how delicious and refreshing a mix of soothing lavender and sour citrus can taste. You’ll need four lemons, ½ cup of dried lavender, and ½ cup of raw honey. For mixing this lively brew, you’ll need to remove zest from two lemons, leaving white pith behind. Squeeze all of the lemons to get 2/3 cup of juice. Boil 5 ½ cups of water and zest in a large pot, and stir in lavender once the water is at boiling point. Then lower the heat and simmer for ten minutes in a partially covered pot. After the tea is done, strain it through a damp paper towel into another pot, stir in the lemon juice, and honey until dissolved. When it’s completely cool, fill tall glasses with ice cubes and pour the brew over it.
If you’re craving some margaritas during your pregnancy days, Mamaritas will be the perfect substitute. In order to make this tasty cocktail, you’ll need 1 ounce agave nectar, ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 ounce of orange juice, 3 ounces of organic limeade, 1 lime wheel, and rimming salt. First, you’ll want to rim a margarita glass and leave it aside. Then, stir lemon juice and agave nectar at the bottom of a mixing glass until it’s fully mixed together. Pour in limeade, ice, orange juice and shake. Pour it into the margarita glass and add a lime wheel on the rim for decoration.
Sparkling Cran-Lime Spritzer
When you want to get some refreshment and an extra dose of vitamin C, antioxidants, and manganese, a sparkling cran-line spritzer is the perfect choice. Just mix 1 part 100-percent cranberry juice with four parts Polar Cranberry-Lime Seltzer, pour it in a glass filled with ice, stir to mix it properly, and garnish the rim with a wedge of lime. Try pairing food bites with cocktails and follow the trend of a renowned experts in mixology from NYC and the concept where cocktail catering service is just as important as the food. Also a great way to have some snacks while you indulge in a sparkling cocktail.
For this sparkly drink, you’ll need 1 ½ pints raspberries or blackberries, and some more for garnish. 1 1/3 cups of sugar, 2 cups of lemon juice (from 8 lemons), ice, Seltzer, and mint sprigs for garnish. Use a medium bowl to mash the 1 ½ pints raspberries or blackberries with sugar and leave it for 10 minutes. Add ½ cup of water and strain into a large pitcher. Stir in 2 ½ cups of water and the lemon juice. Pour ¾ cup berry-lemon brew into a pint glass that you’ve previously filled halfway with ice. Top the berry-lemon mix with a splash of seltzer and stir. Garnish with a mint spring and some more berries.
Virgin Bloody Mary
To mix up the delicious virgin Bloody Mary, you’ll have to take a mixing glass and combine lemon juice, tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings in it. Add ice, shake and strain into a glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a celery stalk and a wedge of lime.
Just because you’re expecting, it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge as much as you did before you were pregnant. Pick some of the virgin cocktails from the list and enjoy drinks as delicious as the ones you had before your pregnancy.