When you are pregnant at Christmas time, sometimes you can feel like you are missing out on festive fun. Especially as your family sips mulled wine and Christmas cocktails to celebrate the festive season. However, just because you are avoiding alcohol, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun!
We have gathered these 3 non-alcoholic drinks recipes to help you feel more included in the festivities this year
Non-alcoholic mulled wine
You can still enjoy everyone’s timeless festive favourite with this recipe for a non-alcoholic variation of mulled wine we collected:
- 500ml pomegranate juice
- 25g golden caster sugar
- handful of frozen blackberries
- 250ml apple juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
- 4 cloves
- 3 black peppercorns
- 1 orange, quartered
You can follow the directions for this Christmas concoction on the BBC Good Food website.
Why not recreate a more comforting Christmas beverage, with this non-alcoholic version of a Snowball to bring back festive memories.
- 300ml of vanilla ice cream
- 100ml of lemon juice
- 500ml of diet lemonade
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 60g of redcurrants
To Make the Syrup…
- 10g of mincemeat
- 25g of sugar
- 25ml of water
Get the recipe here.
And finally, a modern Christmas would not be complete without a recipe to help you recreate the popular Gingerbread Latte from the comfort of your own home!
- 1½ tsp ground ginger , plus extra to serve
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg plus extra to serve
- 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 600ml whole milk
- 2 shots hot espresso (optional)
- whipped cream and mini gingerbread men, to serve
Get this winter-warmer recipe here.
That’s 3 easy recipes to add some non-alcoholic sparkle into your Christmas! If you make any of these festive treats, make sure to tag us on Instagram.
If you’re looking to keep your pregnancy a secret over the festive period, check out our 10 useful tips for hiding your bump in the first trimester.
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