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San Diego Maternity Photographer shares her Best Summer Mocktails for Pregnant Moms

Best Summer Mocktails for Pregnant Moms

At first, I was so excited about a summer pregnancy! Until the heat started to catch up to me and I realized I no longer could enjoy a refreshing, summer cocktail by the pool. Or when we go out to eat being stuck with just a glass of water. But instead of being let down, I started experimenting with some exciting and tasty mocktails. I wanted to put them together into a post for you to reference when you’re looking for some yummy Summer Mocktails for Pregnant Moms.

Not only are these mocktails perfect if you’re pregnant in the San Diego heat, but they’re perfect for kids as well who want something special to drink. When we had family in town, my 12-year-old niece wanted to feel like she was part of the crowd instead of with her younger siblings. So she and I had some fun with these summer mocktails and it was so refreshing and good. One thing I’ve learned is that Lemon and Sparkling water can take any drink and make it feel fancy. Pour it into a cocktail glass and you’ve got great recipes for summer mocktails for pregnant moms that everyone can enjoy!

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

Honestly though, is there anything more refreshing than a daiquiri filled with your favorite fruits? I make them with any kind of frozen fruit. Strawberries, Peach, Mango, Mixed Berries! My only thing is, if you use berries I would use a sif to try to remove as many seeds as possibly to make it less grainy. Any way you make them they’re great as Summer Mocktails for Pregnant Moms.

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Daiquiris

  • 4 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries washed and hulled
  • ½ to ¾ cup fresh lime juice to taste
  • 1 cup 7up or Sprite

Visit House of Nash Eats for full recipe.

Moscow Mule Mocktail

I had my very first Moscow Mule right before Covid hit. And it became a summer hit for us to enjoy in the heat as we spent more time at home. There’s something so refreshing with the ginger beer and the lime and I knew I would miss it while going through my summer pregnancy. This is definitely part of my list of Summer Mocktails for Pregnant Moms as it’s refreshing, light, and perfect for all-day pool lounging.

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
    • 1 cup Reed’s ginger beer*
    • juice of 2 medium limes (about 4 tablespoons)
    • 1/3 cup club soda or sparkling water
    • fresh mint, for garnish
    • 2 lime wedges, for garnish
Visit Yummy Mummy Kitchen for full recipe.

Cosmopolitan Mocktail

Sex and the City anyone? What feels more classy and refined than a Cosmopolitan while out eating at a nice restaurant? This is one of my go-to recipes for summer mocktails for pregnant moms and probably the easiest one to make. It’s perfectly tart and refreshing for a summer evening. Picture yourself dressed in a cute flowy dress, caressing your little bump while sitting on the patio sipping away on this delicious mocktail. Life can’t get much better than that! The best part is, that any bartender should be able to make one. I’ve had them both here in San Diego and in Boston and they’re equally delicious.

Ingredients

  • cup cranberry juice

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • ½ cup sparkling water

  • 2 Tbsp orange juice

  • Fresh cranberries

  • Fresh orange slices

Visit Mocktail.net for full recipe.

Peach Bellini Mocktail

Since moving to San Diego, going to brunch has become my favorite thing to do on the weekends. Whether we go out to brunch or make a big brunch at home it’s become a tradition. My sister-in-law and I love serving up brunch and we go all out. Delicious foods and delicious drinks. But being pregnant, the standard mimosa isn’t going to cut it anymore. Enter the Peach Bellini Mocktail – perfect for a Summer Mocktails for Pregnant Moms list and the perfect brunch accessory that everyone can enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 cups peach juice
  • 2 cups sparkling apple cider
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • Ice
  • Mint for garnish

Visit Mocktail.net for full recipe.

Non-Alcoholic Bubbly Rose

Every once in a while you want something bubbly to pour into a champagne glass and celebrate with. While a lot of non-alcoholic wines can be super sweet, I found that this non-alcoholic bubbly rose by Fre is actually pretty decent. You can’t drink too much of it, but this pack of four cans is perfect. One can is the perfect serving size without being too much. I bought a bottle the first time but couldn’t finish it myself and the rest went to waste. So these cans are perfect! Drink it by itself, or mix it in with some berries and juice for great options for Summer Mocktails for Pregnant Moms. Get yours today at BevMo!

I am a San Diego Maternity, Newborn and Family Photographer with a photography studio located in central La Mesa. I am currently pregnant with my first child and loves to sip on a coctail every once in a while. I put together this list of Summer Mocktails for Pregnant Moms because I got so sick of just drinking water all the time. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to share your favorite mocktail recipes in the comments below! And if you’re looking for maternity, newborn and family photography services don’t hesitate to contact the studio today!