5 Summer Mocktails for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mamas!
If you’re expecting or breastfeeding, you have even more reason to stay hydrated, refreshed and HAPPY! It’s recommended that you drink 8-10 oz. of water. (A good tip is to take your weight, multiply it by .5, the total is how many ounces you should drink per day!) However, we think you should have more options than plain ole water! Did we hear someone say mocktail recipe?!
A mocktail is essentially a non-alcoholic drink of fruit juices and or soft drinks. Many mocktails mirror their alcoholic cousin (minus the alcohol), making it a safe and refreshing drink for pregnancy and breastfeeding. We scoured the internet so you don’t have to! Here are a few Bundle-recommended and Bundle-created mocktails to have you sipping in ease, style & comfort all summer long.
Mocktail recipe from Running to The Kitchen
Blackberry Lemon Mocktail
This mocktail may be your new favorite: simple, tangy, easy and if you have a few things like blackberries, lemons and mint laying around—it’s super quick to put together for your favorite Mom group hang out.
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup pre-made lemonade
juice of 1 lemon
1. Add the blackberries to a small sauce pan and mash them with a fork or potato masher until broken down into small bits.
2. Add the sugar, water and lemonade and bring to a simmer.
3. Simmer over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes.
4. Strain the mixture to remove the bits of blackberry, add the juice from the lemon and refrigerate the liquid until cooled.
5. Once cooled, pour the liquid evenly among 4 glasses filled with ice cubes.
6. Add seltzer until glass is full.
7. Garnish with lemon slices, mint and extra blackberries.
Apple Ginger Spritz
This Apple Ginger Mocktail is not only great for hydration, but also packs iron, calcium, folic acid, Vitamin D, and omega-3’s, which are all recommended in larger doses for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
1/4 cup Apple Juice
1/4 cup Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer
1/2 cup Lemon Seltzer
Handful of Ice
Candied Ginger or Thin Apple Slices to Garnish
1. In a glass of your choosing, fill with ice.
2. Pour the apple juice, ginger beer, lemon seltzer into the glass.
3. Gently stir.
4. Garnish with candied ginger or thin apple slices.
Mocktail recipe from Our Best Bites
Perfect for your copper mug! This twist on a classic drink will have you refreshed in no time. With ingredients like fresh ginger and mint, it may even calm that morning sickness (why do they even call it that when it lasts all day long!?)
6 oz. ginger beer (or ginger ale if you want it mild!)
Fresh mint sprigs
1.5 oz. sparkling water or lemonade
1. In the bottom of a copper mug (any glass you want, really—copper is just traditional!) combine 1 tbsp. lime juice with 3-4 torn mint leaves and, if desired, 1.5 oz. sparkling water or lemonade.
2. Add crushed ice, and top it off with ginger beer.
3. Garnish with a slice of lime and sprig of mint.
Mocktail recipe from The Kitchn
Because, seriously, if it’s one thing we’re craving during summer—it’s a tall glass of this juicy, fruity wine… with or without the wine! The best part about this drink is that it’s basically a snack since you get to eat all of the fruit at the end. Plus, this recipe serves 8 so invite over all your friends, or save so you can have a drinks for weeks!
2 black tea bags (or sub a Bundle Organics Tea of your choice!)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 orange, sliced into thin rounds
1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1 lime, sliced into thin rounds
1 apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
3 cups carbonated water
1. Boil 2 cups of water and pour over tea bags, cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve.
2. In a large jar or pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice and all the sliced fruits. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight).
3. Just before serving, stir in carbonated water. Serve in glasses over ice.
Mocktail recipe from Purely Katie
Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail
Sweet, savory, sour—delicious. What more could a Mom want? After a little prep work to make the rosemary simple syrup, you’ll be able to whip this up quick any day of the week. It’s the perfect day-sipper for an afternoon treat.
1/2 cup fresh, pink grapefruit
1 tbsp rosemary simple syrup
1 cup sparkling water
Rosemary Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 sprigs of rosemary
Rosemary Simple Syrup
1. In a small sauce pan on the stove, combine water and sugar over medium heat. Dissolve sugar for about 5 minutes, but don’t let any crystals form.
2. Pour the syrup into a heat safe container, add 3 sprigs of rosemary and let steep for at least one hour.
Pro Tip: The syrup will keep in the fridge for up to ten days.
For the Mocktail
1. Add fresh, pink grapefruit juice into a serving glass. Add rosemary simple syrup and stir. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling water.
2. Garnish with rosemary sprig, serve chilled.