This is the time of year when we celebrate the holidays with friends, family and co-workers. If you’re pregnant, nursing or just don’t want to drink any alcohol – but you don’t want to be empty handed while socializing – here are some great mocktail recipes that will make you a happy mamma:

Chocolate Monkey

1. 2 cups ice

2. 1 cup skim milk

3. 1 cup frozen vanilla yogurt

4. 1/2 banana

5. Low-fat dessert topping

6. Chocolate syrup topping

Blend all ingredients until ice is chopped and mixture is smooth. Pour into a fancy glass. Top off with low-fat dessert topping and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Makes 1-2 servings.

Hot Spice Cider

1. 6 cups pasteurized cider

2. 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

3. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

4. 3 cinnamon sticks

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a 3L sauce pan over med-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer over 10 minutes. Strain mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon. Serve hot if desired. Makes approximately 6 servings.

Mock Champagne

1. 4 cups club soda

2. 4 cups ginger ale

3. 3 cups unsweetened white grape juice

4. Ice

Chill the club soda, ginger ale and grape juice over night. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and serve. Makes approximately 8-10 servings.

Cheers Ladies!

Adapted and reproduced with permission of Public Health, Region of Peel, Mocktail Guide Be safe: Have an alcohol-free pregnancy. For more information visit

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