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Refreshing Summer Mocktail Recipes

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Being a pregnant mama in the heat of the summer can be brutal. It’s hot. You’re uncomfortable. Sometimes you would give your right arm for a refreshing cocktail. Fortunately, there is no lack of amazing, delicious, and refreshing non-alcoholic summer “mocktail” recipes that will keep you feeling cool by the pool (or under the AC vent) all summer long! Here are a few of our favorites from the book… Read More

Being a pregnant mama in the heat of the summer can be brutal. It’s hot. You’re uncomfortable. Sometimes you would give your right arm for a refreshing cocktail. Fortunately, there is no lack of amazing, delicious, and refreshing non-alcoholic summer “mocktail” recipes that will keep you feeling cool by the pool (or under the AC vent) all summer long! Here are a few of our favorites from the book Drinking for Two by Diana Licalzi Maldonado, MS, RDN, LDN.

Summer Mocktail Recipes

Refreshing Summer Mocktail Recipes

Summer Mocktail Recipes

Mock-jito

Ingredients

  • 20 mint leaves
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 tsp light agave syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2⁄3 cup coconut water
  • 3⁄4–1 cup seltzer
  •  2 cups of ice
  • Additional mint leaves for garnish

Preparation

  1. Muddle mint leaves and lime wedges with the agave syrup and apple cider vinegar in the bottom of the shaker.
  2. Add coconut water and ice. Shake vigorously.
  3. Fill glasses with ice and divide the shaken mixture, including the muddled mint and lime wedges, between the two glasses.
  4. Top with seltzer and stir.
  5. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Summer Mocktail Recipes

Piña Col-nada

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton) (use more if needed to facilitate blending)
  • 1⁄4 cup coconut milk (from a can)
  •  1⁄2 cup frozen cauliflower or cauliflower rice (We highly recommend using frozen cauliflower!)
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Pineapple or orange slices and sweet cherries for garnish

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to your blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and frothy.
  3. Garnish with pineapple, orange slices, or maraschino cherries.

Smashing Sage Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries or cherries
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1⁄3 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • 4 sage leaves
  • Additional blackberries and sage leaves for garnish

Preparation

  1. Muddle blackberries with sage leaves and honey in the bottom of a shaker.
  2. Add lime juice and coconut water; fill your 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 fresh sage and blackberries.

Summer Mocktail Recipes
Watermelon Mock-a-Rita

Ingredients

Salted Rim

  • Lime wedges
  • Sea salt

Drink

  • 1½  cups fresh watermelon, seeds removed
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 cups ice
  • Watermelon slices for garnish

Preparation

  1. Salt the rims of the serving glasses.
  2. Blend watermelon until it forms a juice.
  3. In a shaker, combine watermelon juice, lime juice, salt, and coconut water. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Serve in lowball glasses over ice.
  5. Garnish with watermelon slices.