So here's the rub...

I'm in the second trimester of my first pregnancy, and I am deeply craving a cocktail. I've never been a huge drinker, but something about not getting to have one is making me crave it all the more. Something bubbly and fruity and delicious. And I can't be the only one!

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Whether you are a pregnant person, a sober person, an underage person, or just a person who doesn't feel like drinking alcohol at the moment, there's got to be something out there for us, right? That's when I discovered the beauty of a mocktail.

Mocktails

No, I'm not saying I discovered mocktails by any means. But, I did discover for myself how much they really hit the spot when you can't imbibe alcohol at the moment.

I was at brunch with my husband and some friends when I saw that the restaurant we were at offered mocktails alongside their mimosas and spiked coffee drinks. When I ordered one, the bartender asked what I liked, if I like citrus and if I liked sweet drinks, to which I confirmed I did. And within five minutes, I had the most beautiful pink, bubbly drink sitting in front of me. It came in a cute glass with a lime garnish and everything!

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It was this delicious combination of triple berry syrup with lime juice, soda, ginger beer, and a hint of cinnamon. I was a little skeptical about the cinnamon, but boy was I wrong because I had to keep myself from drinking it down in two gulps.

So, just because a restaurant or bar serves alcohol, doesn't mean they can't create a mocktail for you. Maybe set aside your usual lemonade or iced tea sometimes, and try something new?

Lansing Area Restaurants and Bars That Serve Mocktails

Here are some restaurants and bars in and around Lansing that serve up amazing mocktails.

Lansing Area Bars and Restaurants That Serve Amazing Mocktails

Whether you are a pregnant person, a sober person, an underage person, or just a person who doesn't feel like drinking alcohol at the moment, there's got to be something out there for us, right? That's when I discovered the beauty of a mocktail. If you don't drink alcohol, for whatever reason, there are some fantastic restaurants and bars in Lansing that serve up more than pop and lemonade. Check out these spots that have amazing mocktails. 

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