06 Jun Fabulous Mocktails to Try This Summer
Nothing says summertime more than sunshine, a body of water, and fun drinks with those little umbrellas, right? Not so fast. If you’re trying to conceive (TTC), pregnant, or breastfeeding, you’re better off keeping some non-alcoholic ingredients on hand.
And while you may miss some of your favorite cocktails, we promise these mocktails are delicious alternatives that other friends and family will enjoy.
7 Fantastic Summertime Mocktail Recipes
Here are seven fantastic summertime mocktail recipes to inspire your upcoming get-togethers and vacations.
1. Blueberry Ginger Cooler
This refreshing Blueberry Ginger Cooler goes beyond the non-alcoholic attributes. The combination of ginger (a proven morning sickness tummy tamer) and blueberries (high in antioxidants) make it a great go-to at any time of day – whether you’re socializing or not. In addition, we recommend using frozen blueberries, which minimizes the amount of ice you need to prevent dilution of its delicious flavor.
2. Grapefruit Kombucha Agua Fresca
Some of our staff like this drink so much they keep a pitcher of it in their fridge as an alternative to soda. The Grapefruit Kombucha Agua Fresca is loaded with vitamin C and probiotics, which support digestion. Plus, the grapefruit’s sour/bitter taste appeals to women who get the first-trimester queasies. Finally, the sprig of fresh rosemary makes it look like a professional cocktail made by a professional mixologist.
3. Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler
Hibiscus is another tangy palate pleaser and is often used by naturopaths to help patients naturally treat high blood pressure, a risk for patients with PCOS. All you need to make a Hibiscus Ice Tea Sparkler is hibiscus tea, your favorite sweetener, mint leaves, and sparkling water. Yum!
4. Mango Meyer Lemon Margaritas
We have to admit there is a distinct satisfaction associated with fresh-made margaritas, chips, salsa, and guacamole. However, when tequila is a “no-no,” these Mango Meyer Lemon Margaritas are just the thing. They are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, and whether or not you add salt is up to you. If you’re trying to lower your blood pressure, look for low-sodium salt options in your grocery store. If you can’t find Meyer lemons in the produce aisle, this recipe works equally well with regular lemons (you may opt to use more sweetener) or fresh limes.
As long as we’re talking about crowd-pleasing favorites like margaritas, let’s not forget the delicious mojito. Originating from Havana, Cuba, mojitos combine freshly muddled limes and mint with clear rum and sparkling water. In this case, we eliminate the rum and replace it with additional fruit (raspberry or kiwi) for extra flavor.
6. Frozen Peach Bellini
Are you taking a prenatal yoga class or enjoying water exercise classes at your local swim center? If so, treat your fellow students to a post-class Frozen Peach Bellini. What a decadent way to spend a little time in the sun, taking a moment to relax before stepping back into your busy calendar. And, of course, these also make a perfect complement to any brunchtime get-together.
7. Rhubarb and Citrus Mocktail
Are you a member of a local CSA? Do you regularly attend area Farmer’s Markets to buy seasonal veggies and fruit? If so, odds are you’ve seen rhubarb in the box or on the tables. This extremely tart veggie is typically used to make pies or jam. However, it’s absolutely loaded with vitamin C and is medicinally known to treat nausea, diarrhea, and cramps – symptoms fertility patients are all-too-familiar with. We love this Rhubarb Citrus Mocktail, which uses underappreciated rhubarb, along with oranges and grapefruit to create a very refreshing drink.
These mocktails are so tasty and refreshing that you won’t even miss the alcohol, and we bet your guests will be clamoring for the recipes.
Take Control of Your Fertility
Are you feeling that it’s time to seek extra fertility support? If so, schedule an appointment with the Fertility Center of Dallas. We’ll help you learn more about how to prepare your body for pregnancy this summer as we determine the best fertility treatment course for you.