Toast the season in high spirits with festive nonalcoholic drinks.
Even though you need to party smart while you’re expecting, you can still mingle, nibble and raise your glass to the holidays. To help, we’ve gathered some glamorous and tasty “mocktail” recipes from one of the country’s best mixologists; they’re so spirited, you’ll forget they’re made without spirits. Some even include good-for-you pregnancy nutrients such as calcium, fiber and folate.
Master beverage mixer Ryan Magarian and his team at Liquid Relations, who developed these recipes for Katsuya by Starck restaurants in California, offers this tip for the perfect mocktail: “When you’re replacing alcohol with water, tea or juice, you still want a perfect balance of all ingredients,” he says. “Just like a real cocktail, a mocktail should never be too sweet or too syrupy.” And make them in batches, Magarian recommends. “Pick a recipe, make it in quantity and serve it in a beautiful pitcher.”