There are many upsides to being pregnant over the holiday season.

Sitting back and letting everyone else do the running around being one of them, oh and don’t forget all the food!

Remember those maternity pants also double up as “Maturkey” pants too.

BUT being the designated driver over the holiday period when all those around you are knocking back the drinks can be a tad annoying, or maybe being surrounded by so much raucousness when you’re sober is what’s annoying, hey who knows.

(maybe its just those hormones combined with the stresses of an insane year)

However; either way these super tasty mocktails are the perfect choice for when you’re with friends and family for the holiday season and everyone but you is enjoying the bubbly.

The beauty of these mocktails is that even without the added booze – the sweet flavours come together perfectly to create the perfect blend of holiday fizz.

Plus when all those around you are nursing sore heads in the morning you’ll be feeling just that little bit smug ( sans hangover) and ready to enjoy the festivities all over again, plus of course; all the leftover food.

Cheers Ladies

Enjoy and happy holidays!!

The Best Mocktails for the Holiday’s

Blossoming Blackberry Spice

The Best Mocktails for the Holiday’s

Blossoming Blackberry Spice

  • 6oz of fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 150ml Apple Juice (not from concentrate)
  • Pinch of Ground Mixed Spice
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 150ml tonic water

1.

Place the frozen blackberries in your smoothie maker with apple juice and mixed spice and honey.

2.

Place 2 tbsp of coulis into a tall glass.

3.

Make up with tonic water and stir and top with a sprig of mint and ice.

Raspberry and Ginger Ale Cooler

The Best Mocktails for the Holiday’s

Raspberry and Ginger Ale Cooler

This refreshing tasty drink is the perfect mock-tail for when you’re with friends and family for the holidays and everyone but you is enjoying the bubbly. Raspberries offer a good supply of Vitamin C and are rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. They’re an excellent addition if you need to cleanse your digestive tract.

1.

To make about four servings you’ll need to heat a punnet of raspberries in a saucepan with a tsp of honey until softened and then blend up until smooth.

2.

Next push the mixture through a sieve to remove the seeds. You’ll be left with a smooth coulis.

3.

Mix one part diet lemonade with three parts ginger ale and spoon a tablespoon of raspberry coulis in and stir.

Enjoy poured over crushed ice with slice of lemon!

Cutie Cranberry Crush

The Best Mocktails for the Holiday’s

Cutie Cranberry Crush

  • 4 oz frozen cranberries
  • 10 lychees fresh( peeled and stones removed)
  • 5 hulled strawberries
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 2 tablespoons of grenadine or sugar syrup
  • Mint leaves to garnish
  • crushed ice

1.

Place the frozen cranberries , prepared lychees, lime juice and strawberries in your blender with the sugar syrup

2.

Add the crushed ice and mixture to your shaker and give a good mix and pour evenly into two glasses.

3.

Top with mint leaves and a slice of lime and serve.

Free From Eggnog

The Best Mocktails for the Holiday’s

Free From Eggnog

  • 4 cups of almond milk
  • 6 yolks from medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of cloves
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp of cocoa powder or drinking chocolate for sprinkling on top

Serves 6

1.

In a large blender add the milk, egg yolks and honey and blend on high until completely combined

2.

Pour the mixture into a large heavy based saucepan and heat and add the cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon and heat on medium for about 20 minutes ( you want to make sure the eggs are cooked ) Continue whisking so as not to curdle. It’ll thicken as the eggs cook, do not boil.

3.

Strain the mixture into a container with an air lock lid and leave in the fridge overnight.

Kicking Kiwi Daiquiri

The Best Mocktails for the Holiday’s

Kicking Kiwi Daiquiri

  • 2 kiwi fruits peeled
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp of sugar syrup
  • 130ml of pressed apple juice or the juice from 2 medium desert apples
  • 250g crushed ice

1.

Slice your kiwi and banana and add to your blender with the juice of the lime and apple juice.

2

Blend on high until smooth. Add to your cocktail shaker with the crushed ice and strain into two large glasses or flutes, if you’re okay with the seeds from the kiwi you can pour straight into your glasses.

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The Best Mocktails for the Holiday’s

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