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- Best premixed mocktails: Mingle Mocktails
- Best for bubble lovers: TÖST, DRY Botanical Bubbly
- Best nonalcoholic spirit: Seedlip, Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative
- Best for morning sickness: Reed’s Craft Ginger Beer
Being pregnant is undoubtedly one of the most exciting experiences, but it does come with a hefty amount of don’ts — you can’t eat certain foods, play certain contact sports, overdo it on caffeine, change your cat’s litter box, or drink alcohol, to name a few.
It is easy to feel left out if everyone around you is drinking, even though the last one is to protect you and baby during pregnancy.
While you do have to pass up on alcohol for the safety of your growing baby, you shouldn’t have to miss out on the flavor of some of your favorite boozy drinks. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of companies launching nonalcoholic drinks that taste just like the real thing.
Non alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed throughout your pregnancy.
And, although it’s universally accepted for a beverage containing less than .05 percent to be labeled “nonalcoholic,” the only way to completely avoid trace amounts of alcohol is to abstain from any beverage containing it.
That being said, even
It is up to you if you would like to drink a non alcoholic beverage during your pregnancy, but you can discuss it with your healthcare provider.
We reached out to several expecting mamas and new mothers to find out what they were drinking. We relied on customer reviews and tasted many of the beverages firsthand to feel confident in recommending them.
It was important to choose beverages with safe and healthy ingredients, as well as what a mom-to-be drinks will be for their baby.
It’s important to note that some of these contain added sugar. While the occasional sweet mocktail is perfectly healthy for you and your baby (treat yourself, mama!) it’s best to limit your overall sugar intake for optimal health.
A note on price
The current price for each of these beverages was listed when we published them. Click the link under each product description to find the most current price.
Best premixed mocktail
Price: around $13.95 for one bottle
With Mingle Mocktails, you can enjoy the taste of your favorite cocktails — including cosmos, mojitos, and Moscow mules — in a zero-proof (nonalcoholic) beverage. Each batch is crafted with a unique blend of natural botanicals and organic cane sugar.
They’re also low calorie, clocking in at just 120 in each bottle, and come ready to drink.
You can purchase Mingle’s flavors individually, or in variety packs, which come with four or five different drinks, depending on which option you go for.
Best for bubble lovers
Price: around $27 for a 3-pack
TÖST alcohol-free sparkling beverage is a mixture of white tea, blue agave, natural ginger extract, white cranberry concentrate, and carbonated water. It’s light and refreshing, and only 45 calories per serving. Plus, when poured in the right glass, gives off that sparkly feeling you get when drinking a glass of champagne.
Worth noting: Although there’s white tea in the ingredient list, it only contains about 3.5 milligrams (mg) of caffeine — that’s less than in a decaf cup of coffee.
Price: around $39.99 for a 4-pack
When Sharelle Klaus was pregnant with her first child, she wanted a beverage that was zero-proof to replace the celebratory drinks her peers were drinking.
DRY is a non-GMO project verified, caffeine-free, kosher, and sodium-free beverage, but it also contains half the sugar and calories of your average soda or juice.
You can choose from a variety of botanical flavors.
Best nonalcoholic spirit
Price: around $32 for one bottle
“If you love to work in the bar and craft cocktails but you’re pregnant, Seedlip is for you. These spirits use a blend of herbs, peels, spices, and garden peas to create a delicious drink.”
“You won’t find a nonalcoholic gin here, Seedlip comes in three different varieties. They are intended to be used with mixers, not neat, and with a lemon or a sprig of Rosemary depending on the flavor.”
Price: around $29.99 for a bottle
“You are rejoicing, lovers of tHerero. You don’t have to give up or forgo the unique flavor of your favorite spirit, because this nonalcoholic tequila alternative can be enjoyed during pregnancy.”
The drink is made with the smoky, grassy flavors of regular tequila without the alcohol or calories that come with the real deal. The blue Agave, Mexican lime, and tropical guava are some of the flavors that are included in the notes.
Reviewers say that it is close to an alcohol-free alternative.
Best for morning sickness
Price: around $5.89 for a 4-pack
If you’re dealing with bouts of morning sickness, one way to ease your queasy stomach in a social setting is an ice-cold glass of ginger beer. Ginger is one of the oldest morning sickness remedies in the book, since it may help relieve nausea.
“Reed’s is a favorite among pregnant women because it is crisp, tasty, and made with fresh ingredients like ginger root, natural fruit juices, spices, and honey. They also have a cult classic ginger beer, and now have an all-natural version with zero sugar and zero calories.”
|Drink or product||Type||Flavor||Highlights|
|Mingle Mocktails||mocktail||various, including Moscow mule and cosmo||• multiple flavors available
• relatively low calorie
|TÖST||champagne||various, including a rosé-inspired bottle||• light and refreshing
• low calorie
|DRY Botanical Bubbly||champagne||various botanical flavors such as lavender and ginger||• amplifies flavor, not sweetness
• low sugar
|Seedlip||mixers||various, ranging from citrusy options to herbal ones||• good selection
• made to be used as mixers
|Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative||tequila||one flavor||• surprisingly close taste to tequila|
|Reed’s||ginger ale||one flavor||• may help morning sickness
• fresh ingredients
When selecting a non alcoholic beverage during pregnancy, you will use a different set of judgement than you would if you were drinking an alcoholic beverage.
There are a few things to look out for.
- Sugar content: As with any beverage, it’s important to keep a close eye on the sugar content of nonalcoholic beverages. While most tend to be lower in calories than their alcoholic counterparts, they can be higher in sugar to make up for the lost flavor. You’ll want to make sure that whatever you’re drinking contains less than 10 grams of sugar per serving so you’re not overdoing it.
- Flavor: Whether you’re pregnant or not, it’s important that what you’re drinking meets your flavor preferences. Consider trying out a few nonalcoholic beverages before you start buying one in bulk to make sure you actually enjoy drinking it. While you might be a tequila lover who craves tequila during your pregnancy, it’s also possible that your preferences will change when you’re pregnant. Don’t be afraid to try something new if your go-tos no longer sound appealing.
- Alcohol by volume (ABV): ABV stands for alcohol by volume. This is the measure used to determine what percentage of the beverage is pure alcohol. When you’re expecting, you should be consuming beverages that contain zero alcohol. According to the
CDC: “there is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant.” If you still want to indulge in your favorite fermented drinks like kombucha, consult your healthcare professional.
What nonalcoholic drinks can I order at the bar?
“Non alcoholic options are limited at a bar or restaurant. If they have a non alcoholic beverage, consider taking the route. If you can’t find something you like, you can always order a tonic or seltzer water with a splash of juice to get that cocktail-like feel.”
When should you order a drink without alcohol?
If you are pregnant or taking certain medications that could affect your health, it is best to avoid drinking any drinks that contain alcohol. Non alcoholic beverages are better.
What is the best drink without alcohol?
“The answer to this question is up to you. Non alcoholic drinks are similar to their alcohol-containing counterparts, but they don’t contain actual alcohol. Beer, wine, and sparkling wines are included.”
For people who enjoy an occasional alcoholic beverage, it can be hard to cut alcohol out during the entire 9+ months of pregnancy (or longer, if you choose to breastfeed). However, the
“You can still drink and participate in a friend’s toast, but you won’t be drinking as much.”