Enjoy Cinco de Mayo And All The Holidays With These Yummy DIY Mocktails
There are many ways to mix-it-up. Play around and have fun!
- 1 package (10 oz) frozen, sweetened strawberries, thawed
Substitute any frozen, fresh berries or fruit depending on what you’re craving. For fresh berries or fruit just add sugar (to taste) to give them that sweet to contrast with the sour.
- 1 cup lime concentrate
For a healthier option substitute lime concentrate for fresh squeezed limes. You can get a bundle pretty inexpensively and squeezing limes is a great little workout.
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 bottle (20 oz) lemon-lime soda
If you’re worried about avoiding high fructose corn syrup and additives try substituting the soda with chilled sparkling water + fresh 100% pomegranate juice
- 3 cups of crushed ice or small cubes
Blend it up or serve it on the rocks, the choice is yours!
- Twist of orange, lemon or lime
Lemon and lime can give you heartburn sometimes, so you can always use a twist of lime to tickle your palate and enhance the sweetness of the drink.
- Fresh strawberries and oranges for garnish (optional)
- Powdered Sugar (optional)
Who needs salt? How about a yummy sugar rimmed glass. Don’t forget to use your citrus to rim the glass prior to dipping in sugar.
Simply combine all your sweetened fresh (or frozen) fruits or berries and fresh squeezed lime (or concentrate) into your blender and cover. Blend until the mixture is nice and smooth. If you’re using fresh ingredients this is a good time to test the sweetness. Add more sugar if needed and blend.
Next, remove the cap from the center of the lid and replace the lid. With the blender on, add the ice in small batches through the hole in the top of the blender. Blend until desired consistency, it should still be “slushy”.
Pour strawberry slushy mix into a pitcher and add chilled sparkling water and/or pomegranate juice (or lemon-lime soda). Rim your chilled glasses with lemon then powdered sugar and garnish with fresh strawberry, if desired.
- Add whipped cream after you blend your berries or fruit and make your Momma-rita into a delightful creamy daiquiri
- Add a sorbet or sherbet in place of frozen concentrates
Beer for Bumps
Instead of a Corona or Pacifico, try these two beer-stitutes for Expecting Mom:
- Apple Juice + Sparkling Water + Ice = YUM
This actually calms cravings too, and if you are anything like I was, I always wanted a nice cold glass of apple juice.
- Ginger Beer = DELIGHTFUL
These unique non-alcoholic beers are available at Trader Joes and are perfect for the party. Also, the strong Ginger can be very soothing for indigestion and help releave constipation.
Drink up, and cheers to your health!
Try pairing our yummy mocktails with a healthy snack of fresh crisp veggies, fruit and a simple DIY Avocado Pico de Gallo dip. Just chop up fresh avocados, tomatoes (not canned), garlic, cilantro, salt/pepper and a little leftover lime. Voila!! All of these ingredients are super healthy too, so eat up Momma. Side with pita chips, tortillas, or just eat it with a spoon like I used to. Smart eating, means you can eat more, feel better about what you eat, and stay fuller longer. Trust me your little growing baby in there will thank you too.
As we mentioned in our comment post back on March 8th, What to Wear When You’re Everywhere about Mocktails …here’s a fun way to enjoy your Cinco de Mayo while expecting.