For expecting moms, one of the many big adjustments is a pretty sudden change in their relationships to food and drink. Sushi and soft, gooey cheese? Out. Anything with an ABV? Out (obviously). Though there’s not much you can do to quell the craving for raw fish and camembert, cocktail-loving moms-to-be can still enjoy complex, three-plus ingredient drinks in a coupe glass. Taking booze out of your life while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding (or for any other reason) only means that you have to get a little more creative with your drink making.
“It’s kind of like learning to cook vegan for the first time,” says Christy Pope, co-creator of Dallas, Texas, bar Midnight Rambler and mother to a two-year-old daughter. “If you look at alcohol as the meat of your cocktail, how do you take that out and still make something interesting?”