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Whether you're pregnant, in that in-between stage of early pregnancy (but not wanting to tell a single soul just yet) or you prefer to not drink, skipping alcohol can often feel like you have to miss out on the social aspect of drinking—or maybe you're feeling a little left out.

That's why we crafted a list of plant-based mocktail recipes from Drinking for Two: Nutritious Mocktails for the Mom-To-Be, a new book authored by registered dietitians Diana Licalzi and Kerry Criss. The best part? The recipes feature ingredients that are healthy for mamas during and after pregnancy.


Whether you're a martini, rose or mojito mama, here are our favorite alcohol-free mocktail recipes:

1. Mock-jito

Mock-jito

Ingredients:

  • 20 mint leaves
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 tsp light agave syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2⁄3 cup coconut water
  • 13⁄4 cup seltzer
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Additional mint leaves for garnish

Instructions:

1. Muddle mint leaves and lime wedges with the agave syrup and apple cider vinegar in the bottom of the shaker.

2. Add coconut water and ice. Shake vigorously.

3. Fill glasses with ice and divide the shaken mixture, including the muddled mint and lime wedges, between the two glasses.

4. Top with seltzer and stir.

5. Garnish with mint sprigs.

2. Grapefruit + rosemary fizz

Grapefruit + rosemary fizz

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • 1 dash salt per serving
  • 2 rosemary sprigs for garnish

Instructions:

1. Blend the grapefruit juice, lime juice, salt and ginger.

2. Divide the mixture between two glasses filled with ice.

3. Top with seltzer and stir.

4. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, swirling in the glass to infuse flavor.

3. Smashing sage spritzer

Smashing sage spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries or cherries
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1⁄3 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • 4 sage leaves
  • Additional blackberries and sage leaves for garnish

Instructions:

1. Muddle blackberries with sage leaves and honey in the bottom of a shaker.

2. Add lime juice and coconut water; fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.

3. Divide the shaken mixture between two ice-filled lowball glasses.

4. Top with seltzer and stir.

5. Garnish with fresh sage and blackberries.


Psst: Low on fresh or frozen fruit? We are obsessed with Yes Cocktail Co. and their delicious cocktail mixers. Yes Cocktail Co. Blackberry Pomegranate Mixer? Yes, please!

4. No way rosé

No way ros\u00e9

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 cup white grape juice
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate juice
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions:

1. Add all ingredients (except seltzer) to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously.

2. Pour into two wine glasses. Top with seltzer and stir.

5. Piña col-nada

Pin\u0303a col-nada

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (carton) (use more if needed to facilitate blending)
  • 1⁄4 cup coconut milk (canned)
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen cauliflower or cauliflower rice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Pineapple or orange slices and sweet cherries for garnish

Instructions:

1. Add all ingredients to the blender.

2. Blend on high until smooth and frothy.

3. Garnish with pineapple, orange slices or maraschino cherries.

6. Pumpkin pie mock-tini

Pumpkin pie mock-tini

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3–4 pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Coconut whipped cream and ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions:

1. Soak dates in water for 10 minutes to help facilitate blending.

2. Meanwhile, rim glasses with maple syrup and then dip into chopped walnuts.

3. Add all ingredients to a blender.

4. Blend on high for a longer period of time to break up the dates for evenly distributed sweetness.

5. Pour into prepared martini glasses.

6. Garnish with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

7. Plant-based hot chocolate

Plant-based hot chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1–2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Coconut whipped cream for garnish
  • Optional: add a pinch of cayenne for a Mexican hot chocolate

Instructions:

1. Place the dark chocolate, coconut milk, non-dairy milk, desired syrup, vanilla bean and sea salt in a saucepan and slowly bring to a simmer as you stir. Don't allow the liquid to come to a boil, as this will impact the flavor of the chocolate and cocoa powder.

2. Add the cocoa powder and cinnamon to the saucepan. Whisk until the mixture is combined.

3. Simmer for 3–5 minutes.

4. Taste hot chocolate and add more syrup or nectar if you desire a sweeter drink.

5. Pour into mugs and top with coconut whipped cream.

Our babies come out as beautiful, soft and natural as can be—shouldn't their clothes follow suit?

Here are nine of our favorite organic kids clothing brands that prove safe fabrics + stylish designs are a natural fit.

Estella

A brick and mortar store in Manhattan that opened in 2002, Estella is NYC's go-to shop for luxury baby gifts—from sweet-as-pie organic clothing to eco-friendly toys.

L'ovedbaby

@lovedbaby

We l'oved this collection from the moment we laid eyes on it. (See what we did there 🤣) Free of things harsh added chemicals, dangerous flame retardants, and harmful dyes, this collection is 100% organic and 100% gorgeous. We especially adore their soft, footed rompers, comfy cotton joggers, and newborn-friendly kimono bodysuits.

Looking to stock up? Don't miss Big-Find Thursday every week on their site—a 24-hour flash sale that happens Thursdays at 9 a.m. PST and features a different body style, collection, and discount every week!

Hanna Andersson

@happyhannas

One of our all-time favorite brands for durability, style, + customer service, Hanna Andersson doesn't disappoint in the organic department, either. From an aww-inducing organic baby layette collection all the way to their iconic pajamas, there are so many organic styles to swoon over from this beloved brand. And we swear their pajamas are magic—they seem to grow with your little one, fitting season after season!

Monica + Andy

@monicaandandy

The fabric you first snuggle your baby in matters. Monica + Andy's (gorgeous) collection is designed for moms and babies by moms with babies, and we love it all because it's made of super-soft GOTS-certified organic cotton that's free of chemicals, lead, and phthalates. Newborn pieces feature thoughtful details like fold-over mittens and feet.

Finn + Emma

@finnandemma

"Here boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past while modern colors, fresh prints and heirloom quality construction are abundant." We couldn't agree more. Made from 100% organic cotton, eco friendly dyes, and in fair trade settings, we love this modern collection's mix of style + sustainability.

We especially love the Basics Collection, an assortment of incredibly soft, beautiful apparel + accessories including bodysuits, zip footies, pants, hats, and bibs, all available in a gender-neutral color palette that can work together to create multiple outfit combinations. The pieces are perfect for monochrome looks or for mixing with prints for a more modern style.

SoftBaby

@littleaddigrey for @softbaby_clothes

You'll come for SoftBaby's organic fabrics, but you'll stay for their adorable assortment of prints. From woodland foxes to urban pugs, there's no limit to their assortment (meaning you'll even be able to find something for the new mama who's hard to shop for). Plus, the name says it all--these suckers are soft. Get ready for some serious cuddle time.

Gap Baby

@gapkids

Organic may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Gap, but this popular brand actually carries a wide variety of organic (and adorable) baby + toddler clothes. From newborn layette basics to toddler sleepwear—and more—there's something for everyone in this collection. Everything is 100% cotton, super soft + cozy, and perfect for eco-conscious mamas.

Winter Water Factory

@winterwaterfactory

Certified organic cotton with Brooklyn-based swagger? Be still our hearts. Winter Water Factory features screen-printed textiles in bold designs you'll want to show off (get ready for some major Instagram likes). And the husband-and-wife co-founders keep sustainability at the forefront of their brand, meaning you can feel good about your purchase--and what you're putting on your baby.

The company makes everything from kids' clothes to crib sheets (all made in the USA). For even more cuteness, pair their signature rompers with a hat or bonnet.

Under the Nile

@underthenile

Under the Nile has been making organic baby clothes since before it was cool. Seriously, they were the first baby clothing company in the USA to be certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard. They've kept up that legacy of high standards by growing their Egyptian cotton on a biodynamic farm without the use of pesticides or insecticides, and all of their prints are made with metal-free colors and no chemical finishes.

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