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Want to celebrate this Christmas without the alcohol?

recipes Dec 05, 2016

Christmas is synonymous with alcohol and celebrations! So if you are bored of sparkling water and fancy something a little different and don't want to feel like you are missing out, check out these great recipes below:

Virgin Mojito
Ingredients:

3 Limes
Soda water
Small bunch of mint leaves
1 tsp sugar
2 glasses
Method:

Crush the mint leaves together with the sugar in a separate bowl. Squeeze the limes. Add some ice to each glass and split the lime juice evenly between the two glasses. Add the mint leaves into the glasses and top up with soda water. Stir and enjoy!

If you want to go crazy altogether, some alternatives are to add your favourite puree in like passion fruit or raspberry!

Berry Fizz
Ingredients:

100ml of cidona or ginger ale
100ml of cranberry & apple juice (if you can’t find the mix use 50ml of each)
splash of lemon or lime juice
1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Method:

Rub a lemon or lime around the rim of your champagne glass and then dip into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Add ice, cranberry & apple juice, and a splash of fresh juice of lemon or lime.Top off with cidona or ginger ale. Garnish with some cranberries.

Mulled Apple Juice:

Ingredients:
1L apple juice
strips of orange peel
1 cinnamon stick, plus extra to garnish, if you like
3 cloves
sugar or honey, to taste
Method:


Simmer the apple juice with the strips of orange peel, cinnamon stick and cloves for about 5-10 mins until all the flavours have infused. Sweeten to taste. Serve each drink with a little orange peel and a piece of cinnamon stick, if you like.

Recipes thanks to C&G Babyclub; BBC Goodfood

Helen Plass works with women and their birthing partners to achieve a comfortable, healthy & happy journey into Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood. She has built a successful business in Dublin, Ireland, as a Yoga Instructor, specializing in Pre- & Post-natal health and fitness, Active Birthing workshops, Baby Massage and Mama & Baby Yoga classes. She is known for her very practical & non-judgmental approach to pregnancy and the crazy times of motherhood! Helen has trained in the UK and Ireland, and is mega proud of coming first in her Yoga Teacher Training (she’s a bit of a swot) at the gorgeous Samadhi Studios in Dublin. She’s a proud wife, mama to two energetic little boys, former corporate marketing professional, keen runner and lover of all things related to sport…and is an avid supporter of Irish Rugby.

When she’s not becoming all teary and emotional with messages from her clients about their gorgeous births, you can find her walking along the rocks and beach with her boys, cheering on the sidelines of football and rugby pitches, experimenting with essential oils, baking and preparing meals for the non-stop-eating men in her life…and in general just trying to keep it all together. Check out all her communication at NurtureMamas.com, and if you are in Ireland, her local business Mumandbaby.ie