10 Mocktail Recipes to Enjoy During Pregnancy

There must be something in the water. I say this because a handful of my gal pals are pregnant right now with their first baby. Hitting the ripe age of late twenties, early thirties is an interesting chapter in womanhood filled with deep personal reflections like: When will we have kids? Are we capable of conceiving? How many kids can we accommodate with our desired lifestyle? Will we be able to financially afford raising little ones? How will our work-life balance change with children? All the answers to these questions make my head explode with equal parts curiosity, panic, and glee—and I’d venture to guess that these conundrums make your head spin in similar way.

Lately I’ve been getting vicarious glimpses into the delicate intricacies of motherhood by watching some of my dear friends navigate miscarriages, pregnancies, and births.

So to all of your brave ladies out there, I raise my glass to you. I’d like to make a toast to all the trying-to-become-mothers, to those already with a bun in the oven, and to all those who are nursing beautiful newborns—these mocktails (cocktails sans alcohol) are for tailored for you. Cheers, mamas!

1. Rose Lemon Spritzer

Source: Half Baked Harvest 

2. Classic Bloody Mary Mocktail 

 Source: A Beautiful Mess

3. Peach Shrub Mocktail

Source: Set the Table

4. Blackberry Lemon Mocktail

Source: Running to the Kitchen

5. Non-Alcoholic Juicy Juleps

Source: Completely Delicious

6. Grapefruit and Rosemary Mocktail

Source: The Casual Craftlete

7. Moscow Mule Mocktail

Source: The Merrythought

8. Blueberry Mojito Mocktail

Source: The Merrythought

9. Jalapeño Watermelon Agua Fresca

Source: The Pig + Quill

10. Non-Alcoholic Sangria

Source: The Kitchn

What are your favorite non-alcoholic libations for the summer? Share them in the comments below!

  • So delicious! Could have used these when I was pregnant. Or maybe I’ll just use them now and add alcohol haha

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Hahah atta girl, Karen!

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • These all look so yummy. Im definitely not pregnant but Im not a big alcohol fan so mocktails are always my go-to

    http://www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Awesome, I hope you enjoy these non-alcoholic beverages!

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • Mary Dowling

    I don’t drink alcohol so these mocktails would be perfect!

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Hi Mary,

      Enjoy! *virtual cheers*

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • Erin Alexander

    I’ve decided to not drink while I’m in training, cannot wait to try the sangria and moscow mule!

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Good luck during your training, hope you enjoy these mocktails!

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • Shannon Elizabeth

    I think perhaps you should strike the “During Pregnancy” part of this article’s headline.

    • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

      Agreed. I choose not to drink and am not now, have never been, and will never be pregnant!

      • Emily H

        Wanted to comment on that as well. While I have no issues with articles about motherhood and pregnancy, I think mocktail recipes can be used by a variety of women for a variety of reasons, not just for pregnant women.

        • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

          Hi Shannon + Becca + Emily, you all make an excellent point! Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I appreciate it!

          xo,
          Kendra Aronson
          kendraaronson.com

  • Cara

    The only trick with these: a lot of women can’t stand the smell of roses when they’re pregnant and some of the spicier and extra acidic drinks (bloody mary, jalepeno watermelon, grapefruit and rosemary) are bad for heartburn. If you’re pregnant, go for the drinks with mint, lemon/lime, or berries, and skip the jalepeno in the agua fresca. Tread carefully with herbs like rosemary and sage — some pregnant noses can’t stand them!

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Hi Cara,

      Thank you very much for the warning! I’ll definitely keep this in mind when I’m serving my pregnancy friends 🙂

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com