4 Mocktails To Keep You Cool This Summer

Pregnancy often compels you to make adjustments in your day-to-day life, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on all the fun summer drinks! Summer mocktails are a great way to stay cool, keep hydrated, and enjoy the sweet flavors of summertime!

Summer Mocktail Recipes

At Kernodle OB/GYN, we want to help you stay hydrated this summer while providing your body with the essentials for a healthy mom and healthy baby. Here are four summer mocktails to keep you cool this summer while providing vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients:

Non-Alcoholic Sangria

A non-alcoholic sangria is a summer staple. With most fruits being in season, it is sure to pack in all the flavor. Additionally, fruits provide vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber that can help to keep you and your growing baby healthy and protected against chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancers. Check out one of our favorite summer mocktail recipes for non-alcoholic sangrias:  


  • Fresh lemon slices
  • Fresh lime slices
  • Fresh orange slices
  • Cranberries
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups grape juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups San Pellegrino sparkling mineral water 


If you prefer your mock-sangria on the sweeter side, you can opt to use lemon-lime soda in place of sparkling mineral water. 

Virgin Bloody Mary

Among one of our healthiest mocktails is a virgin bloody mary. Bloody Mary’s deliver electrolytes, water, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. Tomatoes also contain lycopene, which is high in antioxidants. To recreate your very own virgin bloody mary, try out this recipe:


  • 2 cups prepared tomato juice, preferably the low sodium option
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice OR olive brine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Franks
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Don’t be afraid to try out some fun bloody mary accompaniments, including celery, olives, pickles, peppers, and more! 

Strawberry Frozen Mock-A-Rita

Do you miss summertime margaritas? Have no fear— we have a great mock-a-rita recipe that will kick your cravings to the curb. Strawberries are also known to protect your heart, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer. Here are the ingredients for your frozen summertime strawberry mock-a-rita:


  • 1lb strawberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime for garnish (cut into wheels)


If you don’t have a blender to make this a frozen margarita, you can use a cocktail shaker and put the mock-a-rita on the rocks!

Blackberry Ginger Mocktail

This summer mocktail is not only delicious but beautiful, too! Additionally, it is great for moms in their first trimester, as the ginger, honey, and lemon may help settle morning sickness, and the blackberries add plenty of antioxidants. 


  • ​​5 whole blackberries
  • ½ lemon – thinly sliced
  • 1 handful of ice cubes
  • 1 mini can (5 ounces) ginger ale
  • 1 teaspoon honey


This drink will be a hit wherever you go, pregnant or not! If you want to turn this recipe from vegetarian to vegan, substitute maple syrup for honey. 

Whether you are an expecting mom-to-be, hosting a baby shower, or are in the mood to drink something light and refreshing, these recipes are for you! Take advantage of fresh ingredients this summer by trying out one of these summer mocktails. These drink recipes have so much variety and room to explore, so you can find what you like best. For more ways to get essential nutrients and vitamins into your diet, contact us at Kernodle OB/GYN today.

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