Festive Mocktails

Festive Mocktails
December 1, 2017 Nicola Barnes

You’ll love our festive alcohol-free pregnancy mocktails

When it’s cold outside and the kitchen is filled with the smell of spices and mulled wine a refreshing glass of water can somewhat lose its appeal.  We’ve come up with some alternatives to ensure your commitment to a healthy pregnancy doesn’t mean you miss out on Christmas treats.

Our warming alcohol-free mulled drinks and festive pregnancy mocktails are perfect for anyone who prefers not to drink.

Mulled Why-Not

 

 

Our non-alcoholic mulled wine has the rich red colour you expect from the usual mulled wine offering.  It’s a delicious alcohol-free alternative for guilt-free Christmas drinking whilst you’re pregnant!

  • 2 Red Berry Fruit Infusion Teabags (experiment to see which one works best for you)
  • 2 cups of orange juice (‘not from concentrate’)
  • Juice from 2 clementines
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 4 teaspoons soft light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons runny honey
  • ½ teaspoon powdered ginger or a fresh root ginger finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves

Make the tea infusion with a pint of water in a small pan on the stove.  Add all the other ingredients and warm gently.  Remove the teabags.

Adjust the spices and sweetness to taste –  our pregnant taster preferred to leave out the cloves.  You might prefer to add a little more lemon juice.

Enjoy!

Fruity Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

 

 

As part of your healthy pregnancy diet, this recipe could almost feature as one of your five a day!

  • ½ pint of apple juice (preferably ‘not from concentrate’)
  • ½ pint of orange juice (preferably ‘not from concentrate’)
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 sachet of mulled wine spice
  • 2 heaped teaspoons brown sugar

Place all the ingredients in a small pan.  Bring to the boil and reduce the heat to simmer gently for 8-10 minutes.

Remove the spice sachets and adjust the sweetness to taste.  Add a squeeze of lemon juice if preferred.

Serve and sip.

Sparkly Pear

 

 

It looks like a cocktail. It tastes like a cocktail.  But you can sip and enjoy this delicious alcohol-free pregnancy mocktail without a qualm.

  • ½ cup of pear juice
  • ½ cup of good quality ginger ale
  • ½ knob stem ginger in syrup
  • Generous squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Sliced of lime to decorate

Crush the stem ginger to a pulp.  Measure the pear juice into a jug and mix the ginger thoroughly into the juice.

Half fill your glass with crushed ice.

Add the pear and ginger mixture.

Top up with ginger ale and squeeze in the lime juice.

Decorate with the slice of lime and maybe a festive sprig of fresh mint.

 

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