New Mother Mocktail (Juice Blend)

This New Mother Mocktail is a delicious blend of juices perfect for recovering moms, baby showers, or any occasion that calls for a fruity drink!

No one likes hospital food: Except for me.

Especially after I have a baby.

After 9 months of nausea and sickness, food aversions, and the risk of overextending my increasingly limited gastrointestinal real estate, nothing makes me happier than studying the hospital menu in my recovery suite and ordering everything on it.

This New Mother Mocktail is a delicious blend of juices perfect for recovering moms, baby showers, or any occasion that calls for a fruity drink!

Last time around, my nurses introduced me to “The Cocktail” which they serve generously to each recovering mother. This simple blend of juices, renamed by me as the “New Mother Mocktail,” is sweet, fruity, and incredibly refreshing.

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And today, I’m drinking it up!

I remember the hospital version having a color that was much more pink or purple than my version pictured here. I think it’s because they use cranberry juice cocktail while I favor the 100% Juice version. But it really won’t make much difference in terms of the taste; it’s scary how simple it is to chug glass after glass of this addictive juice blend.

In addition to aiding in recovery after a new baby, the New Mother Mocktail is a lovely choice for baby showers, parties, brunches, or any occasion where a fruity beverage fits the bill. It is as easy as opening bottles and mixing equal parts of juice in a pitcher or punch bowl.

This New Mother Mocktail is a delicious blend of juices perfect for recovering moms, baby showers, or any occasion that calls for a fruity drink!

For the full experience, be sure to use crushed ice (not cubed) and serve in an over-sized foam cup. Just like the ones you get in a hospital.

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This New Mother Mocktail is a delicious blend of juices perfect for recovering moms, baby showers, or any occasion that calls for a fruity drink!
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New Mother Mocktail

This New Mother Mocktail is a delicious blend of juices perfect for recovering moms, baby showers, or any occasion that calls for a fruity drink!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces apple juice
  • 32 ounces cranberry juice
  • 32 ounces orange juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Orange slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add juice and stir to combine. If your pitcher or bowl is smaller than 96 ounces, combine the juices in equal parts in a smaller amount and refill as necessary.
  2. Serve over ice and garnish with orange slices if desired.

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23 comments

  1. This sounds so refreshing, I would drink this everyday. Can’t wait to see those IG updates :)

  2. Cheers to you Meggan! By now you’ve had a gorgeous girl – CONGRATULATIONS! Can’t wait to see pics!! N xx

  3. Love this mocktail Meggan! By now you probably have your little girl! Hope you are doing well!

  4. Big Congratulations, Meggan! This drink sound wonderfully refreshing. I particularly enjoy your serving recommendation of a large foam cup :P

    • Thank you, Kathleen! :) The hospital didn’t actually have the foam cups this time, but the plastic cups they have for The Cocktail were even bigger than the old foam ones. So that’s just great. All the new moms on the floor chug this stuff like crazy. I’m just happy Charlotte is here and I’m not pregnant anymore!!! :)

  5. This is gorgeous and such a good idea! Congrats on your new little girl – so exciting!

    • Thank you, Jessica! It’s all very exciting. And exhausting. I love every second of having a newborn in the house again! :) And the New Mommy Mocktail definitely gets me through those times of thirst/dehydration/madness.

  6. Oh Meggan … MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so happy that everything went well and you now have your beautiful daughter! This drink is a perfect way to celebrate, too.

    • Thank you, Helen! People tell me the pregnancy seems like it went fast, but I’m just thinking… I’ve been pregnant since last April! So glad it’s over. ;) And of course I love HER, she’s amazing!

  7. Congratulations Meggan! Already saw the picture of your little girl! So happy for you :)
    The drink looks so refreshing and delicious. Cheers!

  8. Congratulations Meggan! Oh my goodness I am so happy for you, that little bundle is just too precious! Love this drink too- my hospital never gave me anything as delicious as this when I had mine!

    • Thank you so much, Allie! One of my favorite parts about this drink is how the staff visits your hospital room and nonchalantly calls out “do you need a Cocktail?” So then whoever is visiting (or on FaceTime) is shocked and confused. So fun!!! :)

  9. Congratulations on the newest member of your family. Such a happy time in your life and such a beautiful drink to reward yourself with.

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    • Thank you, Lynn! It was even better enjoying this drink at the hospital (they still have it, of course), but I like keeping it “on tap” at my house for all my post-partum recovery needs. Heh heh.

  10. Meggan, you are just too cool for school with your oh hey follow me on IG to see what I’m talking about. OH MY GOSH. CONGRATS. What a beauty! XOXOXO.

    • Ha ha, thanks Liz! ;) I’m not really one of those people who gets into sharing all personal details via my blog. It feels more natural posting a picture on IG. Charlotte sure is a lot of fun, even though I may never sleep again. :)

  11. Love it! Right after delivery, the nurses gave me a celebratory sparkling drink that was amazing. I guzzled it down and then guzzled down my husband’s cup, too! I called it “the sugar drink” and I went crazy for it. I’ve been craving something sweet to drink while nursing recently and this looks perfect.

    • Such a great story Sarah! We got a sparkling drink with our “celebratory dinner” which was a “fancy” hospital meal that I got right before they let me out. It was some kind of heavy ravioli dish with the richest cream sauce I’ve ever had in my life, but I LOVED it. I ordered the same thing with both babies! My favorite part about having babies is sitting in the hospital room with a menu and ordering all.the.food. :) I nursed both my babies until about 16 months, glad to hear it’s working for you too.

  12. So funny! I just saw this scrolling through FB and it reminded me of when I had my daughter 4 years ago when we lived in Valencia. I’m thinking we might have used the same hospital. I had SO much of this juice. It is so good! Saving this to try it :)

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