When you have children, you make certain sacrifices. And of course when you look into those smiling faces, it is all worthwhile. But when you watch others sipping cosmos at a cocktail party or mint julips on Derby Day, perhaps you feel the slightest bit jealous? And very thirsty…parched even?
When I was pregnant with my first, a couple of other expecting friends and I downed sparkling cider and wished there was a fun recipe book of mocktails for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just don’t want to overdo the alcohol.
Margarita Mama: Mocktails for Moms-to-Be gives you plenty of options for staying hydrated (very important while pregnant or breastfeeding) even during the hot summer months.
Even better, this book provides a clear answer to the question, “What can I do for you?” Men especially seem to be at a loss as to how to help out their pregnant wives. Here’s something straightforward and concrete that he can do to make you feel special and instantly ease the less pleasant pregnancy symptoms: place you in a comfortable chair, put your feet up, and mix you any of these delicious mocktails.
My husband purchased a few simple ingredients and then disappeared into the kitchen, emerging first with The Stroller: a refreshing and sophisticated mix of limeade and basil. He also made a Rock-a-Bye Bellini that was so good, it left me feeling a little tipsy.
Whether you are craving something warm during the winter months, a blended tropical drink for the summer, or something with sweet, sour, or minty, Margarita Mama has a recipe for you. Recipes include twists on old favorites such as Mudslides, Mojitos, Cosmopolitans, and Mimosas, plus yummy new libations like the Materni-Tini, the Raging Hormone, and the Chocolate Crave. So relax, stay cool, and indulge with these alcohol-free treats.
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