Summer is here with in all it’s hot, sun-blazing, glory. Now that the temperatures are on the rise we’re reaching for these cool and refreshing summer mommy mocktails!
Danielle of Forage and Fodder is a top-notch cocktail maker who, during her pregnancy, developed some mocktail recipes that could put any regular cocktail to the test. Not only that – they’re packed full of ingredients positively perfect for you in pregnancy.
Complex yet easy to make – scroll down for the video recipes and get shakin’!
Cucumber Mint Collins
2 oz fresh cucumber juice
1/2 oz mint simple syrup (recipe below)
juice of 1/2 a lime
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2-3 fresh mint leavesBring sugar & water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add mint leaves, allow to cool. The longer the mint sits in the syrup, the stronger the flavor. We recommend waiting at least 20 minutes before removing the mint leaves. Pour into a mason jar and cover. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Turmeric Citrus Twist
This cocktail sounds almost savory, but it’s actually quite balanced. It features turmeric spice, which has anti-inflammatory properties and has been known to help with digestion, and just enough of a hint of pepper to leave a tingle on your tongue.
1 oz turmeric syrup (recipe below)
1 oz water
5 shakes of course ground black pepper
splash of lemon
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup water
– 3/4 ts ground turmericBring all ingredients to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain into a mason jar and cover. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
5 mint leaves
3/4 oz mint simple syrup
juice of 1/2 lime