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Festive Fall Mocktail Recipes

Smoky apple cider fall cocktail with cinnamon, rosemary and star anise.

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The holiday season is upon us! From now until just after the New Year, we are entering the season of family gatherings and boozy frivolity. As a pregnant mama, sometimes it can feel like you’re being left out of all the fall festivities when you don’t get to imbibe as you might have before you got pregnant. But don’t worry, mamas! We’ve got some deliciously festive fall mocktail recipes just for you. Thanks to Diana Licalzi Maldonado and Kerry Jane Criss on their book Drinking for Two, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on a thing this season! Festive Fall Mocktail Recipes Pumpkin Pie Mock-tini… Read More

The holiday season is upon us! From now until just after the New Year, we are entering the season of family gatherings and boozy frivolity. As a pregnant mama, sometimes it can feel like you’re being left out of all the fall festivities when you don’t get to imbibe as you might have before you got pregnant. But don’t worry, mamas! We’ve got some deliciously festive fall mocktail recipes just for you. Thanks to Diana Licalzi Maldonado and Kerry Jane Criss on their book Drinking for Two, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on a thing this season!

Festive Fall Mocktail Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Mocktini Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Mock-tini

Serves 2

Ingredients

Pumpkin Pie Rim
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
Drink
  • 1 ½ cups non-dairy milk
  • 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3–4 pitted dates
  • 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Coconut whipped cream and ground cinnamon for garnish

Preparation

  1. Soak dates in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, rim glasses with maple syrup and then dip into chopped walnuts.
  3. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  4. Blend on high for a longer period of time to break up the dates for evenly distributed sweetness.
  5. Pour into prepared martini glasses.
  6. Garnish with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Apple Pie Mocktini Recipe

Apple Pie Mocktini

Serves 2

Ingredients

Rim
  • 1 tbsp chopped nuts or ground graham crackers
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
 Drink
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (or about 2 standard single-serve containers) – You can also swap for 100% apple juice.
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 shakes ground nutmeg
  • 1 shake ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Apple slices or cinnamon stick for garnish

Preparation

  1. Soak dates in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, rim glasses with maple syrup or honey and then dip into ground nuts or graham crackers.
  3. Add the dates and applesauce to a blender.
  4. Blend on high for a longer period of time to break up the dates for evenly distributed sweetness.
  5. Add the mixture and remaining ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
  6. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with a slice of fresh apple or a cinnamon stick.

Festive Fizz Mocktail Recipe

Festive Fizz

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp ginger, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • Ice
  • Additional thyme and fresh cranberries for garnish

Preparation

  1. Muddle ginger and thyme in the bottom of a shaker.
  2. Add the cranberry and orange juice; fill the shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
  3. Divide the shaken mixture between two ice-filled lowball glasses.
  4. Top with seltzer and stir.
  5. Garnish with thyme sprigs and fresh cranberries, if desired.

Instant Cider Fall Mocktail Recipe
Instant Cider

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 cups 100% apple juice
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, or apple slices for garnish

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients (except cinnamon sticks) to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Strain out any residual ginger bits, if desired.
  4. Heat the blended mixture along with the cinnamon sticks on the stovetop.
  5. Serve in mugs.
  6. Garnish with cinnamon sticks or whole cloves.

Not Toddy Fall Mocktail

Not-Toddy

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1½  tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Cinnamon sticks and lemon slices for  garnish
  • Boil half of an apple with the water to make an apple not-toddy

Preparation

  1. Divide lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and honey between two mugs.
  2. Pour hot water into the mugs.
  3. Serve with a cinnamon stick and a slice of lemon.