6 Festive Mocktails You Can Still Enjoy This Holiday Season

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I have been pregnant during two Christmas seasons, and for the other two pregnancies, I had just had a baby less than two weeks before Christmas day. That made for a long while I wasn't able to partake in the holiday cocktails due to a mix of trying to conceive, being pregnant, or doing some early breastfeeding, so I get the struggle.

The cocktails always look so delicious, and everyone seems to be having a wonderful time sipping and celebrating with their champagne, so being pregnant during the holiday season isn't always the most fun.

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The great news is there are so many options for alcohol-free cocktails (coined “mocktails”) that you can drink to your heart's content. They can all be dressed up with fancy glasses to help you feel right in the mood with the rest of the festivities. Bonus is they all taste absolutely delicious, so you won't even notice you're missing the extra buzz.

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Baby Bellini

This is a alcohol-free version of a very famous and favorite cocktail perfect for celebrating. Peaches and white grape juice make the most delicious combination!

Want to try out the recipe? You can get it from Let's Get Cooking at Home.

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Pina Colada

So there may be snow all around you, and it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate in style. Pina coladas taste just as good without the rum, and you won't feel like you're missing out on all the fun.

Want to try out the recipe? You can get it from Martha Stewart — just remember to omit the rum!

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Pomegranate Champagne Punch

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I know you probably want to stay away from the champagne this season while you're pregnant, but there is an easy swap that will make you feel like celebrating. All you need is some seltzer and a little extra pomegranate juice!

Want to try out the recipe? You can get it from Eating Well.

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Cherry Bomb

It's got an awesome name, a great look, and an even better taste. You'll find that even if guests don't need (or want) to drink alcohol free, they'll be reaching for this glass!

Want to try out the recipe? You can get it from Martha Stewart.

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Virgin Cucumber Mojito

I love mojitos because they're so tasty and quite refreshing, and you don't need the alcohol to enjoy it. Pick up a fancy glass and some fresh ingredients, and you'll be celebrating in great style this holiday!

Want to try out the recipe? You can get it from All Recipes.

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Sleigh Driver

You can't go wrong with the name of this super-festive punch, but once you put all the ingredients together and see the beauty of this punch, you and your guests will have an amazing evening with this alcohol-free punch in center stage.

Want to try out the recipe? You can get it from Eating Well.

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What is your favorite holiday mocktail you're hoping to enjoy this season? Share in the comments!

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6 Festive Mocktails You Can Still Enjoy This Holiday Season

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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