Sipping on endless glasses of water at parties can be tedious if you're pregnant, breastfeeding or just not drinking alcohol, so we thought we'd show you some yummy non-alcoholic mocktail recipes to help make the festive season more fun.
Charlotte Kurta, general manager of Mishmosh Bar in Wellington had a few suggestions for some fun cocktails- or mumtails if you would prefer:
A Mummy Mule ( a twist on the Virgin Moscow Mule)
1tsp palm sugar
1 whole lime cut into wedges
Method:Mix sugar and lime into a glass, add a handful of mint, ice, and top with ginger beer. stir all together in the glass and enjoy!
Mummy Rosebud ( a twist on the Virgin Rosebud)
2 lime wedges
1 tsp of passionfruit palp
Method:Squeeze lime into a glass, add the passionfruit pulp, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and vanilla (optional) top with ice, stir & enjoy
Apple Shortcake (a little bit fancy & desserty)
2 tsp apple and cinnamon compote (we make in house, like we are making stewed apples with cinnamon and vanilla pods)
Method:Add all the ingredients together and top with ice, stir and strain into a martini glass.
Some other cool drink ideas for preggy mums:
Arnold Palmer: Mix equal parts of lemonade and ice tea in a glass of ice for a fresh, fizzy refreshment.
Beach blanket bingo: Mix equal part s of grapfruit, cranberry juice together, top with soda water and garnish with a lime wedge for a fruity, fun momtail.
Cardinal punch:Mix 60ml cranberry juice with15ml lemon juice and 30ml of orange juice in a glass, then top with 60ml gingerale, garnish the glass with orange and lemon slices for a mom fruit punch.
Pilgrim's punch: Mix equal parts of grape juice and cranberry juice, top glass with sparkling water, add a lemon twist for garnish.
- Essential Mums
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