Post # 1
I am planning a bit of a cocktail party and there will be several people there who are pregnant, breastfeeding or don’t drink. I would like to provide one or two nice virgin cocktails/punch/mixed drink type selections.
Do you know of any delicious and nice-looking ideas??
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I’m not a big fan of non-alcoholic mixed drinks, plus there is some confusion about whether it is or is not alcoholic (assuming you wanted to do something more complicated than lemonade or tea, whiich are more summery than winter-y I think). If I were you I’d get a selection of fun pops in vintage bottles. Like Stewart’s orange, Virgil’s root beer, etc. with fun straws
Post # 4
I’m not sure what is all included on the do not consume list for pregnant/nursing mothers since I don’t have my own babies, but I would imagine you could substitute champagne cocktails with sparkling cider or something similar.
Post # 5
Thanks for the suggestion – it is an industry wine and cheese though, so I think I have to rule out pop. They sound delicious, though! I am now craving good root beer 🙂
Everything is going to have placards, so that will at least rule out any confusion.
Post # 6
@pigzfly: Commenting to follow. None of FI’s family drinks, so I want some fun drinks for them.
What about sherbet punch? Or get some regular lemonaide and mix it with store bought blue punch.
Post # 7
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Lemonade and sprite, arnold palmers (lemonade and iced tea), sparkling cider for any champagne toast?
Post # 8
My MIL makes one that has frozen strawberries blended into it a bit and it’s delicious. I’ll see if I can find the recipe.
Mrs_G: The champagne substitute idea is a great one!
Post # 9
If you’re doing wine and cheese for the party, I’d suggest a nice tart cider or the San Pelligrino sparkling water (lemon). It’s appropriate for the party, and both can pair well with cheeses and snacks.
Post # 10
@MariContrary: Excellent idea! I love those lemon san pelligrinos, just wish they weren’t quite so expensive. Those would really work well in keeping with the cheese aspect, thank you.
Post # 11
When I was catering, one of the things we would do for the “cake and punch” receptions was a juice/tea/punch bar– there was a delicious strawberry lemonade, a fruit punch, sometimes one of those traditional sherbet punches (we are in Alabama, after all), and you can always do raspberry tea, “sweet” tea, etc.
I love the idea of the sparkling cider/juice substituted for champagne!
Post # 12
Just an FYI I’m a nursing mother and one drink will do no harm. But Im not saying shove some whiskey in a nursing mommas hand LOL
Post # 13
Anything with ginger ale in will probably be a good bet, keep that morning sickness at bay 😉
Post # 14
I always like soda water and lime as a non alcoholic option.