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Sophisticated Lady Mocktail

Mocktails during pregnancy

Happy Valentine’s Day! Well, almost. I thought I’d share a pink mocktail recipe to celebrate.

Almost seven months into this pregnancy, I’m craving a cocktail! I’ve ordered virgin drinks quite a few times during my three pregnancies. I usually ask for the bartender’s recommendation, and they tend to come out super sweet or super tangy.

But a bartender/friend of my husband’s hit the mark with this refreshing cranberry-cucumber with lime drink, and it is my by far my favorite. It’s the perfect combination sweet, fresh, and tangy. Delicious!

Cucumber and cranberry mocktail


3 ounces cranberry juice (6 tablespoons)
1 ounce lime juice (2 tablespoons)
1 ounce simple syrup (2 tablespoons of equal parts sugar and water)
3 cucumber wheels
pinch of salt
(I like to add 2 ounces of water to mine)


  • Muddle two cucumber wheels and salt in a mixer.
  • Add liquids and ice.
  • Shake and strain into cocktail glass.
  • Add cucumber wheel to garnish.

Pink cucumber and cranberry mocktail

Sophisticated Lady Mocktail


Adapted from Food & Wine

2 thoughts on “Sophisticated Lady Mocktail

  1. That sounds delicious! I discovered your blog recently (via Pinterest), and I’ve loved reading your entries and have got some great ideas. Thanks for your work, and all the best for your little girl on the way :)

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