Last year we hosted Rox from @glassofglam for a photoshoot in our Wicker Park Inn kitchen. Rox was expecting her first baby, and like many moms-to-be, she was missing her cocktails! Not to worry. She found a way to still have her cocktail (minus the alcohol) and drink it too! Here are four easy mocktails recipes that she shared in her blog.
And if you must insist, just add alcohol for that extra kick!
I miss cocktails because I have a fear of missing out. I don’t want to miss being invited to a wine tasting, or feel like I’m not enjoying a delicious cocktail while everyone else is. But having a cute mocktail in my hand makes me feel like I’m still imbibing in the fun!
So here are some delicious and easy mocktail recipes that I’ve been loving the past 6 months. I’m not a very complicated person in the kitchen, so I included ingredients you are most likely to have at home. For the ingredients that are a little bit more exotic, they aren’t so rare that you wouldn’t be able to find them at your local grocery store.
For my entire pregnancy I’ve been really loving fruit. This fruity and refreshing alcohol-free paloma is pretty and delicious! I used one of my grandmother’s vintage depression-glass champagne glasses to make it fancy.
lemon-lime soda (you can also use sparkling water)
grapefruit slice (for garnish)
This one is SO pretty! If you make it for your girlfriends, they’ll love the instagrammable colors when you first pour it. It would be a hit with the kids, too.
orange-pineapple juice (I used orange pineapple banana juice from Whole Foods because it looked amazing at the store)
dash of grenadine
ginger beer (or sparkling water)
orange slice (for garnish)
Virgin Moscow Mule
One of my favorite summer drinks! This one is so easy so I make it all the time at home.
Most bartenders know what a cape cod is, so this easy mocktail is one I like to get when I’m out with friends.
lemon-lime soda (I used 7up) or sparkling water
squeeze of lime
lime wedge for garnish
See, I promised these easy mocktail recipes would be simple! Citrusy, refreshing, and perfect for summer entertaining! Don’t forget to have fun with it! Slice your fruits into different shapes, pick out some fun paper straws, and bust out your crystal. And if you do decide to make one, tag me (@glassofglam) in your Instagram stories!
If you’re still imbibing – go ahead and add your alcohol of choice in there. And check out this ancient post to make my absolute favorite summer drink that, sadly, can’t be made non-alcoholic.
Thanks to @glassofglam for sharing her blog with us and Michelle Cox for her amazing photography!