5 Festive Mocktails To Ring In The New Year

We don’t know how it happened but it’s already New Year’s Eve and we’re getting ready to ring in a new decade. Here at Baby2Body, we’re really excited about what 2020 has in store and we can’t wait to share it all with you very soon.

We hope you’re looking forward to a fresh year and a new decade, too, but right now we get it if the focus is on having a good time at your New Year’s Eve parties (we’re with you on that!). Of course, many NYE parties go hand in hand with significant amounts of alcohol… and if you’re pregnant (or trying to conceive), it can be tough to come up with excuses for why you’re not tipping back the drinks with everyone else, especially if you’re not ready to share that news with everyone just yet.

As always, mocktails are our go-to solution. Not only will it take some of the pressure off and keep questioning minds at bay, but it will also keep you in the festive spirit too!

We’ve got 5 festive mocktail recipes to get you through the new decade parties to come (and honestly they’re great for any party at any time of year when you’re looking to avoid alcohol). We promise they’ll taste so good you won’t even care. You can easily whip these recipes up at home, or ask the bartender to discreetly mix one up for you. Without further ado, here they are and happy New Year to you and yours!


5 Festive Mocktails to Ring in the New Year

Instead of a Gin & Tonic, try: Basil and Lime Refresher

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What you’ll need: 

  • 1 TBSP agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 5 basil leaves
  • Handful of ice

Here’s how to make it:

Add the agave syrup and lime juice to your glass. Stir to combine and then add 3 basil leaves and muddle lightly. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of lime and a 1-2 basil leaves.

 

Instead of a Mojito, try: Raspberry and Lemon Zinger

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  • 20 mint leaves
  • 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup of sparkling water
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut sugar
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries – 1/2 for blending, 1/2 for garnish
  • 1/2 lemon wedge

Here’s how to make it: 

Add mint, lemon juice, sparkling water, coconut sugar, and frozen raspberries to a food processor with 2 cups of ice. Blend roughly, add crushed ice to a tall glass, and garnish with whole frozen raspberries and lemon wedges. Add extra coconut sugar to the rim if desired.

 

Instead of Champagne, try: Virgin Mango Bellini

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Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 heaping TBSP mango sorbet
  • 6 ounces sparkling white grape juice, chilled

Here’s how to make it:

Drop the sorbet into a Champagne flute, and top with sparkling white grape juice.

 

 

 

Instead of Party Punch, try: The Simple Sipper daniel-horvath-joaNTMyVSTc-unsplash.jpg

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Splash of soda water
  • 1-2 Maraschino cherries
  • 1-2 slices dried orange
  • 1-2 mint leaves

Here’s how to make it:

Mix all ingredients except the sparkling water in a shaker. Pour the mixture over ice in a glass with a sugared rim. Top it off with a splash of soda or sparkling water and garnish with cherries, dried orange, and mint.

 

A Baby2Body Favorite: Fizzy Fig & Thyme Mocktail

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Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 2 TBSP cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 cup sparkling grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup soda water
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Fresh thyme sprig
  • Fresh (or dried) figs

Here’s how to make it: 

Muddle 1 sprig of fresh thyme with half a fig in the bottom of the glass. Add grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and stir well. Pour over ice and top with a generous splash of soda water. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and the other half of your fig.

 

 


Let us know your favorite recipe from our selection of festive mocktails!  Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2020. See you in the New Year!

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