Five Easy & Healthy Mocktail Recipes

Now that I’m over the nausea and into my second trimester, I certainly miss my Friday night glass of wine! I cannot WAIT for a cool crisp glass of rosé as soon as this little bebe is born 😉 I’m going to be honest with y’all, I got REALLY tired of just drinking water after only about a month into my pregnancy! Water is great, but it just tastes so *plain* and can be pretty boring at times. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with some different mocktail recipes! So far I’ve found five super easy and delicious drinks – no alcohol needed – that really satisfy your taste buds when water just won’t do. Trust me, I made a lot of BAD mocktails to find five good ones. And in addition to making your taste buds dance, the best part is that all of these are surprisingly HEALTHY! Most of these are made with real fruit, and if they do have sugar it’s in the form of a natural sugar: honey! (I just love honey!)

This first one tastes JUST like a mimosa, I almost couldn’t believe it the first time I tried it! The Topo Chico Lime is essential here, because it’s what gives this drink the fizzy, mimosa-like taste. Oh and did I mention it’s super easy?

Mimosa Mocktail

Serves One



  1. Pour 1/2 cup of orange juice and 1/2 cup of Topo Chico into the same glass, stir.
  2. Enjoy!

Before making this next drink, I didn’t realize how easy it was to create your own watermelon juice. When you throw watermelon chunks into the blender, they blend SO EASY because of their high water content. This one is super refreshing on a hot summer day!

Watermelon Mock-Tini

Serves One


  • 1 and 1/4 cups fresh watermelon, cut into pieces
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place the watermelon and lime juice in a high-powered blender and blend well, until there are no solid pieces left.
  2. Pour your watermelon and lime mix into a cocktail shaker. Add a few ice cubes and the fresh mint leaves and close the lid tightly. Shake for 15 seconds.
  3. Bring out a martini glass and pour in your watermelon mocktail using either the built-in strainer or a separate strainer. Garnish with more fresh mint.
  4. I like to rim the glass with a tiny bit of sugar but that’s completely optional 🙂 Enjoy!

This next one tastes like a TRUE cocktail… I feel like I should be paying $10 a glass at some fancy bar!! It requires a few more ingredients to make, that’s why I make four at a time 😉 You can drink them all yourself like I do… or serve it in a group setting!

Honey Blackberry Mint Mocktail

Serves Four


  • 8 fresh blackberries (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 10 fresh mint leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups seltzer


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the blackberries, honey, and mint until very well mixed.
  2. Add the lemon juice and water, cover, and shake to mix.
  3. Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice.
  4. Top each glass with 1 cup of seltzer.
  5. Garnish with blackberries and mint leaves.

This one is really nice if you like kombucha! It’s a *healthy* version of the classic Shirley Temple, but instead of cherry syrup you have refreshing pomegranate juice, and instead of Sprite you have kombucha. Kombucha is a great source of probiotics since it’s fermented… and it’s also chock full of antioxidants. Side note, if you don’t like kombucha then you might not enjoy this drink. I happen to love it!

Kombucha Shirley Temple

Serves Two


  • 8 fl oz lemon & ginger flavored kombucha (we use this kind)
  • 1/2 cup 100% pomegranate juice
  • 2-3 maraschino cherries


  1. Stir together the kombucha and pomegranate juice
  2. Serve over ice, and add maraschino cherries for garnish

You really think I would write an entire post on mocktails and not include an alcohol-free version of my Jalapeño Margaritas? How well do you guys really know me? Instead of tequila in this recipe, I used my ever-faithful Topo Chico Lime. It’s just as delicious and refreshing as the tequila-filled version, without the hangover. 🙂

Jalapeño Mock-arita

Serves One


  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, sliced
  • 3 TBSP Topo Chico Lime
  • 3 TBSP lime juice
  • 2 TBSP freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1.5 tsp honey
  • Ice


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into a glass. Add a few jalapeño slices for garnish. Enjoy!

Whether you are pregnant or not, if you have any delicious mocktail recipes please let us all know in the comments!!

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  1. Joan

    Not pregnant but for when I want a spicy margarita during the week but not drinking because of kid activities, alcohol affects my sleep, etc:
    Topo Chico lime or lime Waterloo (BPA free can + filtered water), a bit of watermelon muddled or watermelon juice, and two thin slices of jalapeño. You could even still do the glass rim salty or sweet!

  2. Heather

    May I suggest another…12 oz sparkling water, 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, a sprig of rosemary leaves & 1/2 of a juiced lemon or lime; muddle raspberries & rosemary, add sparkling water + lemon or lime, strain…great mix of flavours!

  3. mary

    This has been a terrible week in America. I need a strong drink to get through the next four weeks, four days, four minutes. We definitely can’t take four more years of this. Sorry to vent here of all places, but I just want to go back to having fun with my family and buying cute clothes and being excited about sales and fall instead of this sadness and dread in pandemic America. You are actually lucky to have the distraction of sweet baby-on-the-way and I am very happy for you and your cute mom.

    I love a sparkling water with a bit of fruit juice, btw. When I’m stressed and can’t drink alcohol, a cozy cup of chamomile tea is great too.

  4. Jenn

    You may want to consider doing some research on drinking Kombucha during pregnancy. While there isn’t a ton of data on this, there is some evidence that the small amount of alcohol and bacteria present in Kombucha could be harmful while pregnant or breastfeeding.

    • I have done a lot of research, and a nutritionist that I REALLY trust and love, Lily Nichols RDN, recommends it as long as the kombucha you choose is low in sugar. I highly recommend her book, “Real Food for Pregnancy.” Of course everyone has to do their own research and make that decision for themselves though!

  5. Nancy

    I’ve been obsessed with putting a ton of frozen berries into a wine glass and simply pouring San pellegrino momenti (lemon & raspberry) on top! It’s a gorgeous color and the frozen berries thaw and absorb the fizzy juice so it’s like an extra treat after 😊

  6. Nessa

    Fun post!
    Love the watermelon recipe

  7. Kaitlin

    What brand of kombucha? I think the link didn’t embed. 🙂

    I love the Guava kind from GT and their seasonal ones (“spring” etc- they tend to use floral flavors which is kind of weird).

    Kombucha is so divisive! I love vinegar and I think that helps someone like it.

  8. All of these sound so yummy!!

    Make Life Marvelous

  9. Carolyn C

    These sound so yummy, especially the watermelon one ! Love your dress too💕

  10. Sarah

    Love this post!! I’ve been passing along tried and true mocktail recipes to my pregnant mama and non-drinking friends. It’s just so fun to have something fancy after dinner or at brunch at home.

  11. Yum! I’m not even pregnant and these sound pretty amazing! Thanks so much for sharing these recipes!