Congrats Mama! Whether this is your first or fourth baby, all pregnancies come with some strange cravings. My second son was born this past September and I though he might come out looking a little green, since I drank so much lime juice when I was pregnant.
I even took my maternity photos in my dining room, at my little Margarita Bar. Offbeat? Ok, maybe. But it was just for fun. I should have done the racy, naked maternity pose like that one Kardashian. I am really regretting not having a 36″ x 48″ size canvas of my naked pregnant self above our living room mantle. I am sure my family would have really enjoyed that when visiting for Christmas. Shucks…
So yeah, I did drink plain, straight up Margarita mix… Not exactly sure why I had this strong hankering, but I am glad I came up with a few ways to satisfy this craving safely.
Don’t worry, this recipe is 100% alcohol-free.
- 4 oz Margarita Mix
- 4 oz Lime Italian Soda
- Squeeze quarter of a lime in shaker cup, along with Margarita Mix and Lime Soda, add ice and shake.
- Rim glass with salt, pour Margarita into glass
*You can also throw all the ingredients into a blender to make a frozen Margarita.
The two most common mixes I used were the Powell & Mahoney Mix and the Tres Agaves Margarita Mix. Both are free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients, plus they just taste pretty damn good.
This Italian soda works best that is sold at Whole Foods. Unfortunately at the moment it is sold out on Amazon. You could substitute another lime soda or even Sprite might work.
Lastly, I also tried these ready to drink Margartia Mocktails. They come in small 7 oz bottles and are about 80 calories. I had to spruce these up a bit. Just by adding lime juice and pouring in a glass with a salt rim made quite a difference.
I hope this help satisfy those crazy cravings! I know 9 months feels like a long time, but it’s really not. Here I am with an almost 4 month old already. My only other advice is go pamper the hell out of yourself! Make a virgin Marg, put on a face mask and have your significant other rub your feet.
Congrats again Mama!