Virgin Drinks For A Summer Pregnancy

When women find out they are pregnant, they immediately stop drinking alcohol. Some do so when trying to conceive. As such, the options for cool, refreshing summer drinks feel limited. This is because when relaxing by the pool or going to summer parties, the frosty drinks contain one form of alcohol or another. But, being pregnant does not mean festive drinks are off limits. It just means the right virgin drinks need to be found to cool down when pregnant in the summer.

While winter pregnancies make women crave beverages that warm from the inside out, summer pregnancies means anything icy and cold makes for a refreshing drink. But, with the “fun” beverages that are made for summer staples generally including alcohol, they have to be shelved for the following summer. Or do they? Because by eliminating the alcohol from these beverages, many are just as good as the original. And just like that, “fun” beverages are back on the menu.

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Here are some virgin drinks to cool down with while pregnant in summer.


10 Cranberry Ginger Ale

For those who enjoy vodka and cranberry juice on the rocks, a quick substitution of ginger ale for vodka makes for a delicious and refreshing summer drink.

The best part about this drink is that ginger ale can calm any upset stomach while cranberry juice contains antioxidants and vitamins that are necessary during pregnancy. Just make sure to drink juice that is lower in sugar to not spike the blood sugar too high.

9 Virgin Grapefruit Jalapeño Martini

Craving a bit of spice during pregnancy? Make a virgin grapefruit jalapeño martini and kick up the feet to relax.

While the original version of the drink calls for tequila, gin, or vodka, the virgin version contains none of that.

According to Skinny Tastethe ingredients needed for a virgin grapefruit jalapeño martini include:

  • Agave syrup

  • Red or pink grapefruit juice

  • Sparkling water

  • Jalapeño

Very simple ingredients but very satisfying at the same time. Just be careful if heartburn or acid reflux are occurring. The drink could flare up the issues more.

8 Strawberry Mojito Mocktail

With their fresh flavors that dance on the tongue, strawberry mojitos are a must for the summer. Fortunately, there is an easy way to enjoy them while pregnant. And that is to just eliminate the rum with a substitution of 7-Up for a drink those pregnant and not pregnant alike will enjoy.

According to Simply Recipesthe ingredients needed for a virgin strawberry mojito include:

  • Strawberries

  • Mint

  • 7-Up

  • Limes

A delicious and easy mocktail to make to cool off and be refreshed when expecting this summer.

7 Moscow Mule Mocktail

Part of the fun of drinking Moscow Mules is the copper mug that they come in. As such, the vodka may not even be missed when making the virgin variety in the mugs this summer.

According to Yummy Mummy Kitchenthe ingredients necessary for a virgin Moscow Mule include:

  • Crushed ice

  • Ginger beer

  • Lime juice

Literally, the only thing that is omitted from the drink is the vodka. The virgin Moscow Mule is just as delicious and refreshing as the original, making for a simple virgin cocktail this summer.

6 Virgin Margarita

While part of what makes a margarita is tequila, a virgin margarita can be just as delicious as well.

According to Isabel Eatsthe ingredients that are needed for a virgin margarita include:

  • Lime juice

  • Orange juice

  • Lemon juice

  • Agave nectar

  • Sparkling water

It is up to those drinking it if they want it blended or on the rocks. Either way, it will be a drink to relax with when the temperatures heat up with the summer sun.

5 Non-Alcoholic Sangria

A drink that is as pretty to look at as it is delicious to drink is sangria. But given that the base of the drink is wine, it is a no-no for pregnant women. That is unless the wine is removed.

According to Love Bakes Good Cakesthe ingredients for a non-alcoholic sangria include:

  • Lemon slices

  • Lime slices

  • Orange slices

  • Cranberries

  • Cranberry juice

  • Grape juice

  • Orange juice

  • Lemon juice

  • Sparkling water or lemon-lime soda

For those who find this to be a bit too sweet with the soda, the sparkling water will cut down on the sweetness in no time flat. Serve over some ice cubes and enjoy a fruity refreshing drink as beautiful as the original.

4 Virgin Piña Colada

When the craving for a sweet and creamy cold drink calls, consider a virgin piña colada this summer!

According to House of Nash Eatsthe ingredients for a virgin piña colada include:

  • Pineapple juice

  • Cream of coconut

  • Ice

Blend all the ingredients together and garnish with some fruit wedges. Suddenly, the summer is less hot and visions of tropical islands come to mind all with a simple mocktail.

3 Virgin Pineapple Daiquiri

For those suffering from acid reflux, eating pineapple is a great way to combat it. As such, a virgin pineapple daiquiri makes for a great summer drink for those expecting this summer.

According to KeyIngredientthe ingredients for a virgin pineapple daiquiri include:

  • Pineapple chunks in juice

  • Frozen strawberries

  • Cream of coconut

  • Sugar

  • Lime juice

Blend all the ingredients together and one of the most delicious summer drinks, alcohol or not, has been created to relax with to beat the summer heat.

2 Virgin Bloody Mary

With an explosion of flavor that can be spicy, tangy, or somewhere in between, a virgin bloody Mary makes for a refreshing summer drink.

According to The Spruce Eatsthe ingredients in a virgin bloody Mary include:

  • Tomato juice

  • Lemon juice

  • Worcestershire sauce

  • Celery salt

  • Pepper

  • Hot sauce

  • Vegetables for garnish

Because all of these flavors blend so well together, the vodka will not even be missed. And if the vegetables are eaten with the beverage, it becomes a healthier option still.

1 Lavender Lemonade

A beverage that was never alcoholic, to begin with, lavender lemonade is a refreshing take on lemonade for the summer months.

According to The Cookie Rookiethe ingredients in lavender lemonade include:

  • Water

  • Sugar

  • Honey

  • Lemon juice

  • Dried lavender

  • Lemon slices

Mix all the ingredients together and pour over ice. Viola! Lavender lemonade is made for those hot summer days outside.

Source: Skinny Taste, Simply Recipes, Yummy Mummy Kitchen, Isabel Eats, Love Bakes Good Cakes, House of Nash Eats, KeyIngredient, The Spruce Eats,The Cookie Rookie

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