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Bottoms Up! 12 Mocktails Perfect For Summer Sipping

Jul 29 2014 - 3:16am

If one of the things that you're missing most during your pregnancy is kicking back with an icy cold Summer cocktail at the end of a long day, you're in luck. We've rounded up 12 delicious, nonalcoholic drink recipes for moms-to-be, or anyone looking to cut back on their liquor intake. There's no reason to hit your next backyard barbecue empty-handed anymore. Cheers!

Strawberry Balsamic Basil Spritzer

For a refreshing, light Summer drink, strawberry balsamic basil spritzers [1] are sure to do the trick.

Source: A Cozy Kitchen [2]

Cucumber Limeade

Perfect for a Summer garden party, this cucumber limeade (available through Martha Stewart Cocktails [3]) is superrefreshing without being as fruity and sweet as other nonalcoholic cocktails. Drink your veggies!

Source: Copyright 2005, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Originally published in the July/August issue of Everyday Food [4]

Lavender Lemonade

Lemons, lavender, and honey blend for the unexpected flavor combination in lavender lemonade [5].

Source: Copyright 2006, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Originally published in the July/August issue of Whole Living [6]

Peach Limeade

Pureeing fresh peaches is the key to tangy, fruity peach limeade [7] — just delicious!

Source: A Cozy Kitchen [8]

The Elixir

The mixologists at The Kitchn were lucky enough to score NYC hot spot Eleven Madison Park's secret formula for the elixir [9], a light, ginger-lime mocktail.

Source: Flickr user Jing a Ling [10]

Apple Cider, Cranberry, and Ginger Punch

Apple cider, cranberry, and ginger punch [11] is perfect for an Indian Summer evening when there's a slight chill in the air.

Source: Copyright 2009, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Originally published in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine [12]

Sparkling Cran-Lime Spritzer

This Sparkling Cran-Lime Spritzer [13] isn't just refreshingly delicious, it's also packed with vitamin C, manganese, and antioxidants, perfect for expectant mamas.

Source: Flickr user Stuart Webster [14]

Berry-Lemon Sparklers

Easy to make berry-lemon sparklers [15] can be garnished with sprigs of mint and fresh berries for a festive look.

Source: Every Day With Rachael Ray [16]

Sparkling Mint Refresher

Fight off nausea and morning (err, all-day) sickness with an icy Sparkling Mint Refresher [17]. So good, you'll crave it even after your pregnancy is over!

Agua Frescas

A trio of fruity agua frescas [18] in strawberry lemon, citrus peach, and coconut raspberry lemon make a nonalcoholic substitute for sangria. Choose your favorite or offer up all three.

Source: Healthy.Happy.Life. [19]

Mamarita

Missing out on those classic margaritas? The combination of agave nectar and citrus juices in mamaritas [20] is so delicious, you won't even miss the tequila!

Source: Preggatinis: Mixology For the Mom-to-Be [21]

Flavored Waters

Pregnant or not, Summer partygoers will appreciate a seasonal setup of flavored waters. Infused with fruits, vegetables, and herbs, the combination of options are endless. Try cucumber rosemary or strawberry basil!


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