4 Delicious Mocktail Recipes

FUTURE WOMAN cocktails

Controversial as it may seem, at FUTURE WOMAN we always encourage women to try and reduce or eliminate alcohol. 

That’s because research is pretty convincing on the negative impact alcohol has on women’s health in particular. 

  • Alcohol slows down detoxification (worsening PMS).
  • Alcohol contributes to weight gain and metabolic disorders.
  • Alcohol disrupts our sleep and circadian rhythm.
  • Alcohol damages the gut microbiome.
  • Alcohol has been shown to shrink the hippocampus region of the brain that regulates our HPA axis.
  • Alcohol can lead to nutrient depletion, such as zinc.

All of these factors can make your symptoms worse in perimenopause. And if you’re not in perimenopause but you have symptoms of high, unopposed estrogen or poor estrogen metabolism like PMS or heavy, painful periods you’re also more likely to feel alcohol’s negative effects.

So, ditch the alcohol this summer and enjoy these FOUR delicious, low sugar mocktail recipes instead.

1. Cherry Zinger

FUTURE WOMAN cherry zinger

What you will need:

Combine everything in a glass and serve with ice. 

2. VIRGIN nojito

What you will need:

Combine all ingredients in a glass, muddling the lime and fresh mint into the liquid slightly. Enjoy!

3. Beetberry cooler

FUTURE WOMAN Beetberry cooler

What you will need:

  • ¼ cup of frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp of beetroot juice
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • 1 cup of sparkling water
  • Ice
Muddle your blueberries, beetroot juice and lemon juice together with a spoon. Add ice and pour over your sparking water.

4. Ginger Sour

FUTURE WOMAN ginger sour

What you will need:

Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!

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