Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas Mocktails

Christmas is a time for eating, drinking and being merry, and whilst most pregnant women enjoy the merriment of the season, you do have to watch what you eat and drink.  Out go too many glasses of fizz, the pate starter and most of the Christmas day cheese board, in comes the alcohol free drinks, the well-cooked end of the roast beef and a token piece of cheddar!

Don't worry though, gone are the days of standing around at a party with a boring glass of orange juice.  There are now loads of fantastic non alcoholic cocktails around.   Here are three we particularly like that don’t need lots of obscure ingredients:

Non alcoholic fizz

In equal measure:
·         Orange juice
·         Cranberry juice
·         Soda water

 Simply mix together

Nojito – all the taste of a Mojito but without the rum
·         1oz lime juice
·         4oz soda water or sprite
·         6 mint leaves
·         2 tsps of brown sugar

1.      Bruise a few mint leaves using a spoon so that their juice can get out
2.      Add the lime juice, brown sugar and mint leaves in a highball glass
3.      Fill the glass with ice and stir
4.      Top with soda
5.      Add a twig of mint for decoration

Gentle Sea Breeze
Equal measures of cranberry juice and pineapple juice, and simply mix together and add crushed ice.  Garnish with a few sprigs of mint.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Emma-Jane.