New Year’s Mocktails Recipes for Mommies-to-Be
The countdown has begun! The New Year is almost here. And just because some of us are pregnant (ahem, three-fourths of the Baby Chick staff), doesn’t mean we want to be left out of the festivities. Can I be honest for just a second? This is my third pregnancy, and I have never craved alcohol (mostly wine and champagne) like I do this time around. (Maybe it has something to do with the two busy toddlers I am constantly chasing out of trouble, but who’s pointing fingers?) Don’t worry, I haven’t given into any of these desires. But I have gotten creative in the “mommy mocktail” department. Which is perfect, because New Year’s just wouldn’t be the same without a signature (non- alcoholic) beverage. And these are safe for the entire family! Here are three recipes to try. Let us know what you think in the comments. Cheers to a fabulous New Year!
Pomegranate Blackberry Mocktail
Recipe adapted from tassedamour.com
Pomegranate + blackberry = a match made in mocktail heaven! For this mocktail, you will need:
- 3/4 cup sparkling water
- 1/3 cup pomegranate juice
- fresh blackberries
- a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary
Drop the blackberries (about a handful or less) into the bottom of a pretty cocktail glass. Pour in the pomegranate juice. Then add as many ice cubes as you’d like. Top with more fruit and the rosemary.
“We’re Growing a Baby” Bellini
Adapted from themerrythought.com
Bellinis were a brunch-time favorite of mine (and my roommates) when I lived in New York City for a summer during college. For this delicious mocktail, you’ll need:
- 3 ounces of peach nectar
- 3+ ounces of sparkling apple cider
- some fresh berries for garnish
Pour the peach nectar into a champagne flute. Then slowly add sparkling apple cider, until the glass is full. If desired, top with a few berries for garnish.
Rock Candy + Ginger Ale Mocktail
Adapted from modernparentsmessykids.com
These are pretty (and delicious) enough to serve to both the adults and the littles! For this super sweet mocktail, you will need:
- sparkling juice of your choice (grape or apple)
- some old-fashioned rock candy
Simply pour the juice into a champagne flute, and garnish with a stick of colorful rock candy. We’d recommend using plastic champagne flutes if you’re going to involve the kiddos. You can also skip the rock candy, and add gummy bears if you’d like. So fun! We love a recipe that works for everyone.