The holidays are that time of the year when we’re encouraged to “Eat, Drink and be Merry”. Well, what if you’re pregnant? We’ve got some yummy holiday mocktails that are perfect for this special time of year and won’t have you as lit as the Christmas tree.
What You’ll Need: Basil Simple Syrup - (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup basil leaves) Stir for 15-20 minutes, Cool down for an hour.
• (3) 12 ounce can of Ginger Ale • Raspberry Sparkling Water
• Ice Cubes
Directions: Pour 1/4 Cup of Basil Simple Syrup in cocktail shaker (or cup).
• Then, pour (3) 12-ounce cans of Ginger Ale (or less, to your taste).
• Add ice, and shake!
• Pour mocktail mixture into your glass.
• Top off with a little Raspberry Sparkling Water.
• Add a little basil leaf to garnish
Red-Nosed Raspberry Martini
What You’ll Need: 1 tablespoon crushed Raspberries • 2 tablespoons fresh Lime Juice • 1/2 cup Raspberry Flavored Sparkling Water • Ice cubes • A martini glass Crush raspberries in a cocktail shaker (a wide cup works too).
Directions: Add the lime juice, the some ice cubes to chill. Shake up your mocktail mixture and pour into your martini glass. TIP: Add a little raspberry flavored sparking water for a little fizz.
Ho Ho Ho-Toddy
What You’ll Need: 1 - 2 Black Tea Bags (7 oz of tea) • A Lemon slice • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice • 1 teaspoon Ground Cloves and Nutmeg • 1 Cinnamon stick • 1 tablespoon Honey
Directions: Steep your tea bags in a separate cup. In your original mocktail mug, pour honey, lemon juice, ground cloves and nutmeg and mix. When your tea is ready, top it off and add your lemon stick and lemon slice. TIP: Add some whole cloves to your lemon slice for an extra holiday flare.
What You’ll Need: .5 oz Rosemary Simple Syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup rosemary) Stir for 15-20 minutes, Cool down for an hour • 1 oz of Chardonnay Vinegar • Sparkling Water
Directions: Pour Chardonnay Vinegar, Rosemary Simple Syrup, Sparking Water (to taste) over ice. TIP: Add a little Rosemary to garnish.