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Delicious Mocktail Recipes To Try!

Delicious Mocktail Recipes To Try!

Our family LOVES to entertain. It’s not a new thing for us but I am trying to up my game a bit this year. I’m looking around my house to see what all I need to clean or replace before the holiday season hits. I’m also trying to improve my repertoire of drinks for holiday entertaining. In the past, we’ve done a great job of having wine on hand but what about people who don’t drink? Or what about my friends who are expecting little ones soon? Should they be stuck drinking water or pop? Heck no! Instead try these great mocktail recipes!

Mocktails are fun and tasty like traditional cocktails without the alcohol that is dangerous during pregnancy. Studies have shown that any alcohol at any stage of pregnancy can lead to FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). FASD includes a range of physical, mental and behavioural effects and learning disabilities, including difficulties with language, poor impulse control, and attention or judgment problems. Unlike the effects of many other illicit drugs, the effects of in utero alcohol exposure are lifelong. Thankfully FASD is 100% preventable.

Mocktail Recipes to Try

The Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission has put together a website full of great mocktail recipes. It’s a great resource to use for yourself or your friends. Plus, it’s a great way to spruce up your parties so that EVERYONE has a festive drink….even kids and expectant mothers. Fun! Plus they are giving away an iPad Air 2 on DrinkSenseAB.ca.

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Rock-a-Bye Slushy

Rock-a-Bye Slushy

I decided to try a couple of mocktail recipes myself and test them out on the family. First up is the Rock-a-Bye Slushy! Dewey gave this one a try and it was his favourite. I see many more of these in my future. I love the little bits of cherry in the slushy mixture. Two YUMS up for sure!

Marvelous Mocktails for Expectant Mothers

Rock-a-Bye Slushy and Cravin' Watermelon Cooler

Yield: 3 -4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Two great and refreshing mocktail!

Ingredients

Rock A Bye Mocktail

  • 3 cups finely crushed ice
  • 16 maraschino cherries
  • 2 oz cherry syrup, from the jar of maraschino cherries
  • Cola to fill glasses, ~1 can should do 4

Cravin' Watermelon Cooler

  • 4 cups cubed, seedless watermelon, chilled
  • 2-3 cups crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk, or substitute your favourite milk for a calcium-rich version
  • 1 tbsp Agave Syrup, optional depending on the sweetness of your watermelon

Instructions

Rock A Bye Mocktail

  1. In a blender, mix the crushed ice, 16 of the cherries and the cherry syrup.
  2. Divide the mixture among 4 chilled highball glasses.
  3. Top up each glass with cola and watch the cherry mixture rise to the top!
  4. Garnish each glass with a whole cherry for a sweet and safe slushy.

Cravin' Watermelon Cooler

  1. In a blender, mix all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Rim glasses with granulated sugar and garnish with a lime wedge or small watermelon slice and kiss those cravings goodbye! For now, anyway.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1993mgCarbohydrates: 35gSugar: 32gProtein: 27g

Which do you think you would prefer? Don’t forget to head over to DrinkSenseAB.ca/Mocktail to try them all!

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by the Alberta Gaming and Liquour Commission (AGLC). As always, all opinions are my own.

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