We’re continuing our series on help for the biggest New Year’s Resolutions with one that we’re seeing a lot of from our readers this year: Cutting back on the booze.
Whether you’re trimming the budget, slimming down, or maybe even popping out (!) with a bun in the oven, I’ve put together a few thirst-quenching mocktails that are heavy on flavor and light on liquor.
I have a feeling with this great list of drinks, you’ll hardly remember what you’re missing.-Molly
Halloween is long gone, this dark mulled brew is the perfect beverage for
warming from the inside out, all winter long.
is the queen of party drinks and her sparkling cranberry version with a
little mint for garnish is elegant but simple. This would be great for a baby shower any time of year.
know what to do with that basil plant wilting on my kitchen windowsill. This recipe from Cheeky Kitchen looks absolutely, unexpectedly delicious.
blogging friend Alyson shares an adorable illustrated version of her
four favorite drinks to sip on while expecting, from Pina Ginger “Beer” to these awesome Virgin Mary’s. I’d just recommend adding fresh grated horseradish, for the kick without the vodka.
This colada concoction
is not only gluten-free, it will also let you check off a box for that
“eat healthier” resolution, too–the main ingredients are cucumber, pineapple, and natural Stevia for sweetness without all the calories.
more ideas and inspiration, check out the 50 mocktail recipes in The Newly Non-Drinking Girl’s Guide to Pregnancy. Pinterest is also a great place to start. And
here’s a handy list of non-alcoholic substitutions at Gourmet Sleuth for almost any
alcoholic ingredient. Cheers!