Ring In The New Year With A Fun Mocktail
You might feel like an under-ager purchasing non-alcoholic sparkling ciders on New Year's Eve but just think of it as part of your maternity mocktail. With a sparkling cider as a base, you can add cranberry juice, orange juice or pineapple juice, some fruit wedges and a cherry to make your drink look (and feel) all grown up.
Summon the feel of an exotic vacation with a mocktail inspired from enviable travel hot spots. Mix up a virgin mojito by muddling a few sprigs of fresh mint and two tablespoons sugar in a cocktail glass, then adding ice, club soda, a few dashes of bitters and a heavy spritz of lemon juice.
For a taste of Hawaii, mix up a mai tai mocktail with equal parts orange juice, lime juice, almond syrup and sweet and sour mix, a few dashes of bitters and some cherries for garnish.
Warm it up
Cozy up with a warm mocktail like an Irish Coffee (using non-alcoholic Irish cream flavored creamer added to your decaf coffee instead of Bailey's) and adding a bit of brown sugar and real homemade whipped cream to dress it up. Or indulge in a peppermint decaf mocha instead of those peppermint martinis that are oh-so-popular this winter. Add a mini candy candy to your mug for fun.
Indulge... a little
If you just can't stand the thought of ringing in the New Year without a sip of champagne, talk to your doctor beforehand to get his approval. Chances are, your doctor may okay a few sips or even a glass or champagne or wine on New Year's Eve.
Ditch the drink for a different indulgence
Normally, we wouldn't suggest you satiate your craving for a cocktail (or anything for that matter) with food. But in this one case, treating yourself to a special New Year's Eve dessert may make you forget all about your desire for a stiff drink. Just make sure it's a small indulgence.