In social situations with friends and family, a glass of wine or a cocktail - quite normal for most. As a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, can you only reach for water or juices? No! There are super delicious non- alcoholic beverage alternatives for cocktails and long drinks.
The so-called “mocktails” are reminiscent of alcoholic drinks in terms of taste, but have no or only a very low alcohol content of up to 0.5 percent by volume. Mixed with juices or soda and tonic water, the alcohol content per glass is reduced again.
Alcohol-free cocktail alternatives - harmless in small quantities
There are many non-alcoholic cocktails based on well-known alcoholic drinks. However, the term “alcohol -free ” does not necessarily mean that the alcohol content of the product is zero.
However, most alcohol-free alternatives still contain0.02 percent to 0.5 percentalcohol. The level ofresidual alcoholin non-alcoholic drinks varies from drink to drink.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not toast with such non-alcoholic cocktails every day, but they are allowed to do so occasionally.
The amount is consideredtolerableas long as several glasses of alcohol-free alternatives with little residual alcohol are not drunk immediately or the consumption becomes a habit.
Now and then to toast a glass has so far no demonstrable damage . The Berlin Charité also confirms that no danger to the child is to be expected.
Alcohol-free spirits alternatives compared to other products
Our non-alcoholic spirits alternatives from POLLY have a residual alcohol content of 0.3%. Comparedto a non-alcoholic beerwith 0.5% per 500ml, a mixed drink with POLLY has significantly less alcohol content for the same amount.
This is because for an alcohol-free cocktail with our products, only about 2-5cl are mixed with various juices, tonics or sodas.
Foods with hidden alcohol
What many people do not know is that alcohol is also hidden in many other foods. For example, mostfruit juicescontain a small amount (up to 0.4 percent) of alcoholdue to thenatural fermentation process . In apple or grape juice it can even reach 1%.
A small amount of alcohol has also been detected in naturally fermented foods, very ripe bananas or raw sauerkraut.
Cocktail recipes with non-alcoholic spirits alternative
Step 1: First mix the peach nectar, cranberry juice and POLLY Italian Aperitif together. Step 2: Pour into 4 glasses with ice cubes. Step 3: Then fill up with mineral water. Step 4: Add the cranberries and rosemary to decorate and enjoy.
Alcohol-free cocktail recipes
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and want to do without the non-alcoholic alternatives in drinks, you can of course mix and enjoy cocktails without them.
9cl ginger ale
2cl elderflower syrup
Juice from a lime
Step 1: In a glass with ice cubes, pour the ginger ale, elderflower syrup and lime juice. Step 2: Add lemon and/or lime wedges and a sprig of mint. Step 3: Fill up with mineral water.
2 teaspoons brown cane sugar
soda water or lemonade
Step 1: Put the juice of half a lime and quartered the rest of the lime in a glass. Step 2: Add mint leaves and cane sugar and crush with pestle. Step 3: Add crushed ice. Step 4: Top up with soda water or lemonade.