non alcoholic drinks for pregnancy

These five fun non-alcoholic cocktails for pregnancy mean you can still party without the alcohol and keep everything safe for your body and your baby. With alcohol being strictly off limits when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, we sought out these delicious non-alcoholic cocktails, which each contain lots of vitamin C for a healthy pregnancy. Plus, these pregnancy-safe drinks are far more interesting than your usual sparkling water or orange juice; the perfect way to keep in with the party spirit.

Author: Vicky Warr, Pregnancy and Postnatal Fitness Specialist and Founder of Bump and Beyond.

Top Three Non-Alcoholic Cocktails For Pregnancy

1. Juice On The Loose

The cranberry juice in this mocktail provides a vitamin C boost for you and your growing baby and may also help prevent urinary tract infections, which are more prevalent in pregnancy and very uncomfortable.

Serves one

1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of cranberry juice
Small splash of grapefruit juice (or pineapple juice)
Dash of grenadine.

How to make:
Blend all ingredients add ice and decorate with orange slices.

Recipe Source: The Confident Mother

2. The Sleigh Driver

Always end up driving because you’re pregnant? This one is otherwise known as the ‘designated driver’ and is packed with anti-oxidants provided by the cranberries. Coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to normal sugar.

Serves one

1 cup cranberries (fresh)
1/2 inch piece of ginger (finely grated)
1 lemon
3 pears
1 tablespoon of allspice
1 tsp coconut sugar
2 tbsps of vanilla extract
3.5 or 4 pints of apple cider
1 cup water

How to make it:

  1. Place the water, sugar, ginger and 1 pear in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
    Sieve to strain out the solids and return the mixture to the pan.
  2. Add the other 2 pears, apple cider, lemon and allspice and heat over medium-high heat, regularly stirring, for 15 minutes.
  3. Finally, add the cranberries and vanilla and reduce the heat to medium-low so the liquid simmers for 10 minutes (not boils). Serve warm in heat-safe mugs.

Recipe source: Eating Well

3. Non-Alcoholic Pregnancy Friendly Sangria

The good old sangria has to appear at a party! Try this take for the pregnancy friendly version of sangria without the wine.

Serves 8 (so make it for the whole family)

2 cups boiling water
2 black tea bags (decaffeinated tea is best in pregnancy and for kids)
2 cinnamon sticks
2tsp honey
3 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 medium orange, sliced into thin rounds
1 medium lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1 medium lime, sliced into thin rounds
1 medium apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
3 cups sparkling water

How to make it:

  1. Pour the boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and soak for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in the honey to dissolve.
  2. Combine the tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, lemon, lime, and apple in a large jug or pitcher.
  3. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or preferably overnight.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the sparkling water. Serve in glasses over ice.

Recipe source: The Kitchn

Another Two Non-Alcoholic Pregnancy Drinks: The Popular Virgin Mary and Martini

4. Virgin Mary

I love this one – the tomato juice will give your body a great dose of vitamin C to boost the immune system to ward off colds and flu, which may prevent you from going to the party!

Serves one

120ml (4 fl oz) of tomato juice
A dash of fresh lemon juice
A dash of Worcestershire sauce
Two drops of tabasco sauce

How to make it:

Blend all the ingredients and then strain into a tall glass over a good helping of ice cubes.

Recipe source: Sherry Bevan, The Confident Mother

5. The Preggatini

My favourite mocktail because of the name! Another vitamin C booster from the orange juice to improve your skin and gums (which can become sensitive during pregnancy.

Serves one

1 cup of orange juice
Dash of grenadine
1 cup of sparkling cider

How to make it:

Blend the juice and cider with the grenadine and add a cherry for garnish.

Recipe source: The Culinary Cellar

Check out our other related posts:
Delicious Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe Safe For Pregnancy
Healthier Cocktails That Won’t Break The Calorie Bank

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