Pregnancy and health concerns can have a way of taking the festivity out of holiday events, but partygoers do not have to forgo their favorite provisions just because there’s a baby on the way.
Non-alcoholic mocktails let pregnant women and teetotalers enjoy the flavor of the holidays; and the good news is staying sober does not have to be boring.
A simple online search can reveal delicious and some nutritious virgin drink recipes, however, it may take asking a friendly bartender (and unfortunately, sometimes this can be a challenge). Thankfully, Canadians are friendly and a recent trip to Toronto led to discovering a new drink recipe.
Courtesy of Café Boulud
Best served in a Moscow mule mug
8 oz. ginger beer
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1-cup blueberry juice
1-cup grapefruit juice infused with cinnamon*
Sprig of mint
Place cinnamon sticks in a carafe of grapefruit juice (1:1 cup works well). Infuse from 4 to 24 hours. Let sit out for 30 minutes before use, otherwise refrigerate when not in use.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add blueberry and grapefruit juices. Shake vigorously until well chilled.
Fill mugs or glasses with ice and pour the mixture over.
Top with ginger beer and stir.
Garnish with mint.
*Cinnamon is excellent for regulating blood sugar and improving alertness and concentration.