Sneaky McMocktail


I knew I’d have to bluff about drinking when I decided to keep this pregnancy a secret for a while… but I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to fake it! After these excuses got tired…

  • “I’m not supposed to drink while I’m taking my fertility medication.”
  • “I’m SOOOO hungover from last night.”
  • “I need to start off with water before I head straight to the hard stuff.”

… I came up with a few fake drinks. So this is what I’m drinking now:

Mama Mojito

  • 1/2 lime, cut into a few pieces
  • 5 or 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 7-Up, Sprite, or club soda
  • ice

Fill a glass with ice, then add mint leaves and lime wedges (squeeze them into the glass first). Using a muddler (or if you’re like me, the back end of a wooden spoon), smash the mint and lime into the ice a few times (to release the flavor in the mint!). Pour soda over the mixture and enjoy!


Alcohol- “Fre” Wine/Champagne

Found this stuff at the liquor store for about $8 or $9 each. I’ve found it’s a little difficult to conceal the bottle, obviously, but at home it’s kinda nice. Tastes pretty good, for not having any booze. 🙂 Add a red juice (pomegranite, cranberry, etc) to the champagne and it looks just like pink champagne (a staple at any of my girlfriends’ parties).



  • 2tbsp lime juice
  • ice
  • water or soda water
  • cranberry juice
  • lime wedge for garnish

Fill glass with ice; pour cranberry juice to about 3/4 full (maybe a teeny more). Add lime juice and fill to top with water or soda; stir. Garnish with lime and enjoy! Note: I only add water or soda to make the drink less “red” when trying to hide my pregnancy, because most cranberry-vodka drinks are more pinkish when vodka is mixed in.

I’ve also read that pomegranite juice looks like red wine (not cold juice, or it will condensate and give you away!) and white grape juice will pass for white wine. I have yet to try these, but will probably add them into the mix soon enough. 🙂

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