Decadent Pregnancy Mocktails

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As much as you may want to indulge in a delicious cocktail while pregnant, it’s not always the best idea. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun! Here are some incredible pregnancy mocktail recipes that will make you feel like you’re indulging, without any of the guilt.

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What are Pregnancy Mocktails?

Pregnancy is a wonderful and magical time. It is a time in life when what you eat, drink, and do bears more weight on someone else besides yourself. This is a miraculous thing, but it can also make you feel constricted and deprived at times. One of those times is when you want to close out your day with a relaxing cocktail. But I have the solution!

Pregnant women can now partake in a special drink treat of pregnancy — pregnancy mocktails! Mocktails are mock cocktails, no alcohol required. Another name for them is virgin drinks. Mocktails are delicious, flavorful, and far safer for mama-to-be and baby than a mixed drink.

While it may be ok to have a craft IPA or sauvignon blanc on rare occasions while pregnant, it really is best to stick to pregnancy mocktails and enjoy a beverage sans booze.

While it has been shown to be safe to have a drink or two while pregnant, we don’t know at what level of alcohol consumption the negative effects of FAS begin to take place. So instead as often as you’d like go ahead and have your pregnancy mocktails instead without feeling left out or deprived!

Tips for Making Pregnancy Mocktails

  1. Try making your mixed drinks bubbly. Drinks feel so much fancier when they are seltzer. Adding bubbles to your mocktails is a special trick that really helps you feel like you’re indulging during your pregnancy. Use setlzer water, club soda, or unsweetened bubbly water like La Croix.
  2. Another easy way to spruce up your drinks and make them even more delicious is by adding in some fresh fruit or herbs. From pineapple slices in your sparkling water to minty mojitos, the possibilities are nearly endless. Not only will these ingredients provide added flavor, but they also give your drinks a splash of much-needed color (let’s be real—why would you drink something boring when craving a cocktail?) and an extra vitamin boost too.
  3. Try adding a twist. Any pregnancy mocktail can be spruced up or made into something new by adding a twist of a citrus fruit. Plus a little vitamin C boost to boot!

No matter what type of drink you’re having, these additions can help transform it from meh to marvelous!

What to Avoid When Making Pregnancy Mocktails

If you’re well educated in prenatal nutrition you know that what you eat (and drink) while pregnant directly affects the genetic makeup of your child.


If you know what nutrients to eat and when, which foods to avoid, and more you can essentially “turn on” the good genes and “turn off” the bad genes in utero! The Perfect Pregnancy Plan is the most up-to-date prenatal nutrition and workout program on the market and teaches you exactly how to do that.

So if you’ve done some great reading, you know that things like alcohol aren’t all you should limit or remove from your diet. There are a lot of unhealthy ingredients in cocktails like sugary syrups and more that you should avoid too.

So, craving a mocktail but want to make sure it won’t turn your healthy prenatal lifestyle upside down? Then pay attention to the kind of mixers and juices you use.

Sure, it might be tempting to pour that sugary mixer into your makeshift drink, but don’t forget all the added empty caloric consequences that come with it. But don’t worry, every pregnancy mocktail recipe I created for the list below also omits unhealthy added sugars and uses healthier substitutes. Because spikes in blood sugar are detrimental to your growing baby (even if you don’t have gestational diabetes).

Also, when it comes to higher-calorie juices, keep in mind that sometimes opting for lighter or healthier juice options can make all the difference without taking away from that yummy taste. It’s easy to ignore the nutritional details while making mocktails, but being aware of them could really pay off in the long run.

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7 Delicious Pregnancy Mocktails to Try Today

When pregnant, indulging in a delicious non-alcoholic mocktail can be a great way to satisfy your drink cravings. You’re not going to get that relaxing buzz you miss, but you will feel like you are indulging a bit and less deprived.

While recipes for pregnancy mocktails vary greatly, these 7 recipes will give you a great place to start!

The Mocktail Mojito

prenatal virgin mojito recipe
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 tbsp stevia in the raw
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Start with muddled fresh mint leaves for a revitalizing scent Add in the lime juice and club soda for the perfect summer refreshment. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Pregnancy Mocktail

strawberry basil lemonade pregnancy mocktail recipe
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 6 strawberries
  • 6 basil leaves
  • lemon la Croix
  • (optional: stevia to taste)

The Strawbery Basil Lemonade abandons the traditional lemon-sugar formula and evokes feelings of joy with a mixture of fresh strawberries and basil leaves, it basically tastes like summer in a glass. Muddle the basil leaves then add the sliced strawberries and muddle those as well. Pour in the lemon juice and lightly mix then pour in the lemon bubbly drink and stir lightly again. Pour over ice and enjoy! If you don’t appreciate the tart bite sans sweetener, or if it unsettles your stomach, add a touch of stevia.

Virgin Pina Colada Mocktail

pregnancy mocktail pina colada
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 lime wedge

Start your mocktail journey with a classic! By combining frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and a squeeze of lime, this easy-to-make drink will transport you to the tropics in no time. Blend all ingredients together in a blender for a refreshing treat that is sure to cool you down on hot summer days. If you don’t have frozen pineapple you can make it without and serve over crushed ice instead.

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Healthy Moscow Mule Mocktail

pregnancy mocktail moscow mule
  • 1 cup of non-alcoholic ginger beer
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 c. club soda
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar

Take your mocktail game to the next level with this fun healthier twist on a Moscow mule! Simply mix half of a non-alcoholic ginger beer with club soda. Add in your splash of lime and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lime wedge if you’re feeling fancy.

Cherry Limeade Mocktail

pregnancy mocktail cherry limeade
  • 2 fresh cherries
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 can lime seltzer water
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup

This tart and sweet beverage is perfect for any time of year! Start by taking the pits and stems from the cherries and muddling them. Then mix with the lime juice and agave nectar. Pour in the lime setlzer water and give a light stir. Serve over ice. Garnish it with a lime wedge and you’re good to go!

Blueberry Lime Spritzer

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/8 cup monk fruit
  • 6 mint leaves
  • seltzer water

For a drink that’s both fruity and fizzy, try this blueberry spritzer! Start by blending half of the blueberries with half of the lime juice. Muddle the mint leaves and monk fruit well. Add the rest of the blueberries and muddle them too. Add the muddled mix to the blender and pulse for a quick blend. Pour into your glass over ice and top off with sparkling water. Enjoy – it’s the perfect summertime treat.

Healthy Watermelon Margarita Mocktail

watermelon margarita pregnancy mocktail
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1/8 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/8 cup fresh lime juice
  • lime wedge to garnish

Margaritas are typically super sweet and sugary to the point that you can drink a ton and barely realize you’re getting blitzed. But lots of sugar (and of course alcohol) is a no-go while pregnant. So try this refreshing twist on a margarita! Simply add all ingredients to a blender. You can add ice to the blender, mix with ice in a shaker, or serve over ice and stir.

BONUS RECIPE: Strawberry Margarita Mocktail

Bonus Recipe: My Newest Mango Mojito Mocktail

Wrapping Up The Best Pregnancy Mocktail Recipes

No matter which type of pregnancy mocktail you choose to indulge in, you’re sure to find something that will please your taste buds and satisfy your cravings! Enjoy!

So there you have it, expecting moms: seven delicious pregnancy mocktail recipes to help you indulge your cravings without risking your health or that of your little one. And if you want to know anything at all about the health benefits of your prenatal diet and exercise be sure to check out The Perfect Pregnancy Plan.

Be sure to avoid sugary mixers and high-calorie juices, and instead focus on fresh fruit and herbs, seltzer waters, and to enhance the flavor of these drinks.


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