4 Healthy & Delicious Mocktails You’ll Love

The holidays are fast approaching–and even though we may not be attending many in-person holiday parties this year, we have plenty of Zoom gatherings and cozy nights at home planned.

But social gatherings most often go hand in hand with alcohol, but if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive, it’s best to steer clear of alcoholic beverages. The alternative? Mocktails, of course! Swap sugary sodas and fizzy drinks for these healthier versions of delicious mocktails that you and your friends will love. Here are a few of our favorites to enjoy this holiday season.

5 Secretly-Healthy Mocktails

Basil & Lime Refresher

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.

Virgin Berry Mojito

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 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.

Fizzy Fig Mocktail

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.

Blood Orange Spice

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 cup blood orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 1 cup soda water
  • 6 mint leaves

Here’s how to make it: 

Whisk together orange juice and spices. Pour into a glass with ice, top with equal parts soda water, and garnish with mint leaves.

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