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Best Pregnancy Mocktails

Delicious pregnancy mocktails are a perfect way to be a part of the celebration—without the alcohol. Here are some of the best mocktails for pregnancy that even provide some nutritional and hydration benefits.

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Pregnancy itself is a cause for celebration. However, throughout those nine months, you will likely find yourself in situations where drinks are being served at events or social gatherings.

Just because you’re expecting, doesn’t mean you have to feel left out of the festivities – we’ve got several pregnancy-safe mocktails throughout this post to help you feel included.

Plus, a bonus is that these mocktails are some of the best hydration drinks for breastfeeding, too!

woman holding pregnant belly

Today, we’ve got some tips on how to make easy mocktails for pregnancy.

Along with the fun they’ll add to your celebration, these easy pregnancy mocktails will also provide nutrients for you and your little one.

Why Drink Pregnancy Mocktails?

There are several reasons someone may choose to make and drink a pregnancy mocktail.

Here are just a few.


For the safety of your baby, recommendations are to avoid alcohol during pregnancy. It’s one of the most widely known guidelines for a healthy pregnancy, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Mocktails are a safe way to avoid alcohol and enjoy a tasty drink with friends. Alcohol should be avoided during pregnancy due to a number of adverse outcomes.

Alcohol use during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, growth issues, premature birth, and fetal alcohol disorders.

It sounds scary, but no need to worry. Yes, alcohol is often associated with gatherings and social events.

But with mocktails, pregnant party-goers can celebrate and feel connected while enjoying tasty, non-alcoholic drinks.

Social Gatherings

Whatever the function, whether it’s a wedding, retirement party, birthday celebration, or neighborhood barbecue, non-alcoholic mocktails allow you to safely sip and socialize with the crowd.

Sometimes, even just having a fun drink sans alcohol can help you let loose (especially if served in a fancy glass!) and feel part of the occasion at hand.

Warm tea with fruit to stay hydrated


Hydration is extra important during pregnancy, especially during the hot summer months.

Like these pregnancy smoothies, drinking a mocktail is an opportunity to get in those much-needed fluids and electrolytes for pregnancy.

Your body has increased fluid needs during pregnancy. There is greater blood volume to support your baby’s growth and development.

In addition, there’s the amniotic fluid that cushions and protects your baby.

homemade pregnancy electrolyte drink in mason jar

Electrolytes, like sodium, potassium, and magnesium, aid in maintaining fluid levels.

In other words, they help your body absorb and maintain water.

You can get electrolytes from the foods in your diet. However, sometimes we fall short of certain vitamin and mineral requirements.

Furthermore, making your own electrolyte drink is an excellent way to up your intake of them. Pair them with these great healthy breakfasts for pregnancy to optimize your meal.

And believe me, I didn’t always make my own electrolyte drink. I love this electrolyte drink mix!

Nutrients for Pregnancy

In addition to hydrating electrolytes, pregnancy mocktails can also provide other nourishing ingredients to support a healthy pregnancy.

For instance, natural lemonade or orange juice is packed with antioxidants and immune-boosting vitamin C.

Adding cranberry juice to your mocktail may prevent urinary tract infections, which can be an issue during pregnancy.

Fresh ginger root on wooden table

Or you could include ginger, which may help ease nausea that is common with pregnancy and morning sickness – even at 25 weeks pregnant!

You can tailor your mocktail to meet your specific needs or flavor preferences.

Be sure to keep food safety in mind, though. Make sure to skip the raw or unpasteurized juice to limit exposure to potentially harmful bacteria.

You’ll also want to be mindful of how much caffeine is in your drink. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends sticking with less than 200 mg of caffeine daily.

Pregnancy Mocktails to Order at a Bar

Can you drink mocktails when pregnant?

Yes, of course!

While you’re home, making a fun virgin drink for pregnancy may be simpler, if you head out to a bar, you may be able to get a fancier option.

You have a lot of drink options for pregnancy mocktails to order at a bar or restaurant. In fact, almost anything you would normally order with alcohol can be made into a virgin drink.

pregnancy mocktails in glasses

Even if you keep it simple, beverages usually look dressier at a bar. Fancy glasses, ice, and garnishes all add to the aesthetic.

Make sure you stress that you want it without alcohol.

If you’re looking for something other than water or soda, here are some mocktails to order while pregnant, or even simple drink ideas:

  • Juice and soda water
  • Arnold Palmer (iced tea and lemonade)
  • Virgin Mojito
  • Virgin Bloody Mary
  • Shirley Temple (ginger ale or lemon-lime soda with grenadine)
  • Virgin Moscow Mule

Pregnancy-Safe Mocktails to Make at Home

Not all celebrations are out on the town. You can make your own non-alcoholic drinks at home, to pair with a well balanced meal that is also nourishing.

For example, something with lean protein and omega 3‘s (like this salmon recipe for pregnancy), and paired with fiber-rich veggies.

It can be really fun to craft delicious virgin drinks for pregnancy in every season.

Summer Mocktails

Summer mocktails for pregnancy happen to be my favorite.

The sun and long hours of daylight can definitely lift your spirits. But you may want a cool, summery drink while sitting poolside with friends or toasting a couple’s wedding vows.

Summer has its own refreshing flavors that remind us of warm days and sunshine.

Pineapple, melon, berries, citrus, and mango all conjure up visions of summer days.

berry lemonade pitcher with two glasses of strawberry lemon lemonade

Fruit is loaded with phytonutrients and antioxidants—perfect for pregnancy health.

Here are some summer mocktail drinks that combine sweet flavors and a variety of nutrients.

Sparkling Berry Lemonade

This super simple combo is refreshing and has the added bonus of vitamins C and potassium.

Just add the berries of your choice and a splash of sparkling water to freshly squeezed lemonade.

You can play around with different flavors of sparkling water. You’ll have an irresistible summer drink everyone will love.

I also love adding in this beautiful, light electrolyte mix.

Watermelon Cooler

We go through watermelon recipes like crazy during the summer.

Watermelon is hydrating and contains the phytonutrient citrulline, which may help lower your blood pressure.

To make a watermelon mocktail, place 4 cups of cubed watermelon in a blender with 2 cups ice cold water or sparkling water.

Add a splash of lemon or lime juice and blend away. Its’s a nice icy consistency!

watermelon icy drink on white counter with straw

The end result is a thirst-quenching beverage that won’t disappoint.

Non-Alcoholic Mango Mojito

You’ll feel like you’re on vacation while sipping on this sweet drink. Mango is loaded with vitamin C and potassium, along with other health-producing polyphenols.

For this drink, you’ll be using mango juice. If you have store-bought mango juice, you can skip the step of making it yourself.

It’s easy to make your own mango juice by blending diced mango and straining the pulp. You can leave the pulp if you desire a drink with a little texture.

Add water until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

mango and lime drink for pregnancy

Next, you’ll place a few fresh mint leaves and a dash of salt in your glass. Lightly crush them with a spoon to release the mint flavor.

Add 1/4 cup mango juice and ice.

Top off the glass with sparkling water and stir. Garnish with mint leaves.

Fall Mocktails

The leaves are turning and it’s got you craving comfort in a cup.

Hallmark fall flavors include apple, pumpkin, sweetpotato, caramel, and maple.

While they are good year-round, spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger may also remind you of the autumn flavors.

These virgin mocktail drinks include the warm and rich flavors of fall. Try one of these drinks at your next tailgate or Thanksgiving dinner.

Hot Cider

apple cider with cinnamon stick in clear glass

Nothing says fall like apple cider. Come autumn, my family and I love to pick apples together.

Of course, apple cider can be enjoyed cold, but hot apple cider takes it up a notch.

Drinks are always better in a nice glass or cup, don’t you think?

Dress up your cider with a cinnamon stick or apple slices to make it feel like a chic drink.

Virgin Sangria

Sangria is one of those drinks that just begs to be shared among friends. You can enjoy it all year, but non-alcoholic sangria is a delicious way to usher in fall.

sangria with fruit slices and oranges

Combine the following in a large pitcher for a deep purple drink that is sure to satisfy your cravings for sweets.

  • 16 oz cranberry juice
  • 16 oz grape juice
  • 8 oz orange juice
  • 4 oz lemon juice
  • 32 oz sparkling water or lemon-lime soda
  • Garnish with diced apple or orange slices.

Apple Mule

I love a good moscow mule, and it’s always one of my favorite pregnancy mocktails.

There’s just something about that copper mug that does it for me. Not to mention that the ginger comes in clutch when you are feeling nauseous.

Switch up the ingredients to make your mule a flavorful fall drink.

Combine 4 oz ginger beer with 8 oz apple cider and 2 oz of tonic water for a delightful autumn twist.

apple mule in copper mug

While the days of pregnancy sometimes feel long, I assure you they will soon be over.

After delivery, you’ll be cleared to enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage once again.

However, you may find these mocktail ideas are fitting even after the days of pregnancy, especially if you’re not a fan of alcohol to begin with.

Mocktails=no hangover. And nobody likes a hangover!

Wrap Up

In short, pregnancy safe mocktails can be a great way to get extra hydration and electrolytes during pregnancy, when your needs are much higher.

Whether you’re making mocktails at home, or ordering out at a bar, avoiding alcohol and blending up fresh juices, herbs, spices and mixers can create a fun, hydrating option for pregnancy.


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