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Summer Mocktails for Mommies to Be

If you are pregnant and looking for more than just a sip of your husband’s beer this summer (fess up – I do it too), then look no further. 

I have spent a few summers unable to enjoy the margaritas.  I am happy to report that baby #4 was a March baby.  So I missed out on red wine season (which is my least favorite anyway!), but I’ll be enjoying my summer vacations with an adult beverage this year!  However, a little bird just let me know that there will need to be some non-alcoholic drinks available for her this summer!  Eeeeeeeek!!  I am so excited! 

The great friend that I am, of course I have my menu planned for all of our gatherings.  Instead of setting out water glasses or lemonade, I want her to feel completely included (and will not judge her at all if she secretly has a sip of mine!).

Here's What I Have Planned:

The Virgin Mojito: You may not be a virgin anymore (hence the expanding belly)...   but this drink is yummy enough to make you happy!

 

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RECORD YOUR BABY'S HEARTBEAT IN AN ADORABLE STUFFED ANIMAL!

Punchless Frozen Margarita: The slushy texture will meet your craving.

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A Sangria Sans Alcohol:  Oh sangria is pretty.  All the delicious fruits soaking up the flavor of a delicious combination of liquids. No summer BBQ is perfect without one.  This one will quench your thirst and have you snacking on all the fruit left in your glass.

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Lemon Berry Slushy:  Can you tell that I enjoy the slushies? I don't know if I really like them, or if it's just that I have so many kids that slushies have become a summer staple in my home! Either way, this is delicious!

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The Blueberry Faux-jito: Mint, lime, blueberries, and sugar.  You seriously cannot go wrong here.

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Pink Bubbly:  Thiis may not be champagne, but the bubbles will still tickle your tongue!

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Mama's Mocktail:  While sex on the beach may have landed you unable to drink a true 'sex on the beach,'  don't fret.  This liquid concoction will leave you smiling.

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The Red Sangria: A completely different taste than the white sangria listed above.  This joyful drink has hints of citrus and cinnamon.  Cheers!

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Mango Mamarita:  Oh Mama -- sit back and enjoy the mango love poured into this faux-margarita.

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I guess I don't need to add "Drink Responsibly" here, right? (Oh, I'm cracking myself up with all the wit I've used in this post!)

On another note, you are growing a tiny human being - a precious little miracle.  Go ahead and sip your partner's beer, even enjoy a small glass of something 'real' (I don't judge), but know that there are so many mouth-watering non-alcoholic options out there!  You don't have to drink unflavored water at your BBQ - spice things up with one of these mocktails!

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