Would you like a Momosa?

Mocktails aren’t just a mom thing, but they got my attention the most when I was pregnant and breastfeeding, and they just kind of stuck with me. One of my go-to mocktails was a Momosa — orange-flavored sparkling water with orange juice. Mocktails are refreshing without the headache, they make any time just a wee bit fancy, and some ingredients can come from your own yard. Here are a few books in our collection to get your mocktail on!

From Garden to Glass: 80 Botanical Beverages Made From the Finest Fruits, Cordials, and Infusions by David Hurst
I love how many options Hurst gives — things I never even imagined. In a lot of the recipes, simple syrup is going to be your best friend! He also offers ways to cocktail your mocktail by giving you the twist on what alcohol pairs best. You can choose when to mocktail or cocktail with this read.

Good Drinks: Alcohol-free Recipes for When You’re Not Drinking for Whatever Reason by Julia Bainbridge
Julia offers lots of variety and combinations of mocktail ideas, but this will take a little more work than just throwing a few ingredients together. If you want to up your mocktail game this book is a great read to learn new tricks and motivate you to shake things up!

 

Zero Proof Cocktails: 90 Non-alcoholic Recipes for Mindful Drinking by Elva Ramirez
|You’ll get a bit of a history lesson of the contemporary mindful drinking movement with this read. These recipes are tried and true from bars across the world – from New York to London, Mexico City and Paris. Another read that will take some effort, but totally worth it!

 

Mocktail Party: 75 Plant-based, Non-alcoholic Recipes for Every Occasion by Kerry Benson
With healthy alternatives to cocktails without overwhelming you with diet culture, this read is curated by two registered dietitians who focus on healthy ingredients and low sugar content. Make a mocktail without the sugar rush!

My kiddo’s recommendation: Straw by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

~posted by Kara P.

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