Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite drinks, whether the occasion calls for it or you're just craving a cool, fruity fix. The good news is that although lots of bars and restaurants are able to cater to expectant mums, these mocktails are also super easy to make at home! It’ll be no problem for bartenders to whip up a virgin version of your favourite tipple, so don’t be afraid to ask! If you’re hankering for a delicious cocktail but are stuck in Tier 3, why try your hand at mixing your own? Anyone for a mid-week Virgin Margarita?
A delectable virgin margarita comes with all the same flavours, so you won’t be missing much. Orange, lime and a salted rim will still be offered, but grapefruit and almond juice will take the place of the usual spritz of tequila.
Peach Bellini Mocktail
Booze-free Bellini’s are so easy to make and will be the star of the next girls’ brunch or baby shower. Try to chill all the ingredients so the flavours won’t dilute after you’ve popped some ice in. Simply mix a 1/4 cup of peach nectar, 3/4 ginger ale and 1/4 fresh berries to complete this yummy option.
Paloma Fizz Mocktail
A refreshingly sweet drink with a twist of rosemary for savoury vibes; all you need is pink grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup, grapefruit soda, sugar, a squeeze of lime (optional) and water. Click here for the recipe!
Skip the rum for a non-alcoholic mojito option that’ll leave you wanting more. You’ll still have the initial minty flavours, don’t you worry! Just mix some fresh lime juice, caster sugar and fresh mint with soda water.
A very classy thing to sip, we advise you use ginger ale instead of the normal swash of Irish Whiskey to make it a non-alcoholic wonder! Simply add a little lemon syrup, grenadine, crushed ice, a slice of lemon and a cherry for garnish to a glass of ginger ale.
Raspberry Virgin Mojito
Raspberries, mint leaves, lime wedges and sparkling water. This totally fruit concoction is a delightful option for when the weather warms up.