The holidays are officially upon us. 'Tis the season for family, celebrating old traditions and starting new ones, and giving as much as our hearts, and wallets, will allow. With all the stress that comes with the holiday season, there's no better way to end a busy shopping day than with a refreshing drink. If you're pregnant, you might wonder how you can enjoy a similar beverage, sans alcohol. The good news? There are absolutely delicious holiday mocktails for pregnant women that taste just as good as the real alcoholic deal, and take little-to-no time to throw together.
Creating mocktails — mock, alcohol-free cocktails — that replicate a traditional cocktail isn't all that difficult or time-consuming. And, because of the fresh fruits and herbs, or the addition of warm spices like ginger and cinnamon, it'll feel like drinking the comfort of the holidays in a glass. And trust me: when you're pregnant during arguably the busiest, most stress-filled time of the year, you're going to want to find any way to relax.
You absolutely don't have to stick to "lame" water during the holiday season, just because you're pregnant. Sure, you might need to avoid high-mercury fish, cold-cuts, unpasteurized cheeses, sushi, and sunny-side-up eggs, but you really don't have to give up your right to party (in a safe way, of course). So with that in mind, here are some creative ways to fill your holiday glass — guilt-free — with the most festive mocktails imaginable.