It’s takes about a month into pregnancy to realize the hard truth, it’s going to be a very, very long time until your next alcoholic drink. You’re okay with it, in fact, you actually love not being hungover.  But, every time you’re offered a sparkling soda at a party while your friends drink cocktails in pretty glasses, you wonder, can’t I have the same thing without the alcohol? And the answer is yes, yes you can! Bartender Michael Bocanegra created three Mocktails & Cocktails that have the same ingredients, plus or minus the alcohol.  So long fomo.

Spicy Agua Fresca

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Spicy Agua Fresca

Ingredients

12 oz. fresh watermelon juice

1 fresh jalapeno sliced

simple syrup

1 lime quartered

For alcoholic version we used a spiced rum.

Directions

Muddle two slices of fresh jalepeno with a dash of simple syrup in large glass or shaker. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add more simple syrup.

Add watermelon juice and squeeze of lime.

Mix together and strain over ice. Add watermelon chunk for garnish.

For Alcoholic Version

Add 1.25 ounces of spiced rum to glass with ice, pour watermelon mix over and stir

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Grapefruit 75

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Grapefruit 75

Ingredients

Lemon Juice

Simple Syrup

12 oz. fresh grapefruit juice (per drink)

Topo Chico or any type of mineral water

For alcoholic version, we used Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka.

Directions

Add dash of simple syrup, squeeze of lemon juice, ice and grapefruit juice in shaker and shake.

Pour over ice or neat, leaving room for mineral water. Fill remaining glass with mineral water.

Add grapefruit slice for garnish.

For Alcoholic Version

Add 1.25 ounces of grapefruit vodka in the shaker

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Peachy Keen & Tonic

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Peachy Keen & Tonic

Ingredients

Half a peach

Simple syrup

Tonic Water

Directions

Muddle half of one peach, squeeze of lime, and dash of simple syrup in shaker.

Add 5 oz. tonic water to shaker. Shake ingredients and strain into your glass of choice.

 

For Alcoholic Version

Add 1.25 ounces of your favorite vodka into shaker with other ingredients

 

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Photography by Katie Jameson