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Holiday cocktails for Mommies and Mommies-to-be

Drink and be merry seems to be the Christmas holiday theme for everyone except mothers who are nursing their little one. However, there are non-alcoholic options perfect for nursing and pregnant mothers to indulge in during holiday celebrations. Below is a guide on how to convert your favorite cocktails into mommy mock-tails:

Mock Champagne
Ingredients (20 4-ounce servings)
1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
1/2 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice, chilled
1/2 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white grape juice, chilled

In a large punch bowl, combine 1 bottle ginger ale, pineapple juice and white grape juice.

Virgin Piña Colada
Ingredients (2 servings)
1 cup ice
1 1/4 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons white sugar

In an electric blender, blend ice, pineapple juice, milk, cream, and sugar. Blend until smooth.

Cranberry Calypso
Ingredients (8 servings)
2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 (12 fluid ounce) can
ginger ale (to taste)
2 limes, sliced in rounds

In a large pitcher combine cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and lemon juice. Just before serving, add ginger ale; stir to blend. Serve over ice in sugar-rimmed martini glasses. Garnish with lime slices.

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