Check out these ideas for delicious -- and safe -- nonalcoholic drinks. Cheers!


Just because you can't drink alcohol doesn't mean you have to walk around with a glass of tap water at your next party. Make your own nonalcoholic party drinks by blending fruits, fruit juices, or vegetable juices with mixers. These drinks do double duty, delighting your taste buds and providing important nutrition for you and your baby. Here are some simple ideas:

  • Virgin Mary. Combine low-salt vegetable juice with a squeeze of lemon juice, a shake of pepper, a dash of celery seed, and a splash of Worcestershire and/or Tabasco sauce. Serve over ice with a stalk of celery.
  • Party punch. Mix equal amounts of orange juice, pineapple juice, and seltzer. Garnish with a slice of orange or fresh pineapple.
  • Margarita. Combine orange juice, a splash of fresh lime juice, and a sprinkle of margarita mix.
  • Pina colada. Blend 1 part coconut cream with 3 parts pineapple juice and crushed ice.
  • Strawberry daiquiri. Blend fresh or frozen strawberries with a splash of lime juice and crushed ice.
  • Tahitian punch. Blend fresh strawberries, papaya, banana, and pineapple with orange juice and seltzer.
  • Mimosa. Combine equal amounts of orange juice and seltzer.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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