Do you ever get the question, "You are not drinking?" My response: Yes, I'm expecting (as I rub my belly). 😂
Here are some delicious mocktail recipes. Do you remember when you were a kid and ate Marachino cherries by the handful? Well, I did! Now put a few in your drink. :)
Festive Mocktail Recipes
Pomegranate and Pear Party Punch
In a pitcher, stir together 1 ¼ cups pomegranate juice, 1 ¼ cups pear nectar, and ¼ cup orange juice. Pour into ice-filled glasses, filling halfway, and top with ginger ale.
Blackberry Sage Sparklers
Combine ½ cup honey and ½ cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Just before it comes to a boil, remove from heat and stir well. Add 5 sage leaves and 1 lb. fresh blackberries to the hot honey mixture and stir. Let cool completely. Remove the sage leaves and puree with an immersion blender. Pour the mixture through a sieve to strain. You should have 2 cups of thick syrup.
To make the drinks, fill a cup with ice and add a few tablespoons of syrup. Top with sparkling water and garnish with fresh berries and sage leaves.
Honey Vanilla Spritzer (adapted from Martha Stewart)
Combine 2/3 cup honey, ½ cup water, and 1 split and scraped vanilla bean in a small saucepan over medium heat. Just before it comes to a boil, remove from heat and stir well. Cool completely, and strain through a fine mesh sieve. Stir in ½ cup lime juice, cover, and chill.
To make a drink, pour ¼ of the honey syrup into an ice-filled glass and top with 1 cup of chilled club soda. Garnish with lime edges and serve.
Orange Juice Type Drink (with a splash of red juice)
Or this easy-peasy one: a little bit of pomegranate juice, some orange juice, topped up with mineral water, and voila, you can drink it!