Mocktail Hour: The 5 Best (Un)Watering Holes for Mamas-to-Be

Let’s be honest. Being pregnant is wonderful. It’s just a little less wonderful during the holiday season when an endless parade of cocktail parties and happy hours rate high on effort but low on satisfaction. In fact, there may be nothing that more warrants a nice adult beverage than the combination of maternity Spanx and heels—but don’t despair! Instead of forgoing your social calendar or drowning in water this season, head to one of the following swanky spots, each with its own signature mocktail for mamas-to-be.


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1 Kept‘s “The Apple”
Tucked away where Peachtree Creek and Peachtree Road meet, 1 Kept is 1-Great-New-Spot-to-Get-a-Drink (or divine dinner). Surprise your sweetheart with a pair of heels and a babysitter, and head to 1 Kept for The Apple, a sparkling salute to the season with pear, cinnamon, and apple cider undertones. You’ll both be thrilled by Atlanta’s newest dining destination and stylish bar.
2293 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-254-1973


Restaurant Eugene‘s “Thumb in a Biscuit”
This combination of sorghum syrup, peach and cranberry juices, sparkling water, and buttermilk powder created by one of Atlanta’s most intriguing mixologists is a tribute to  Bradford Tolleson’s mom, who would let him stick his thumb in his buttermilk biscuits to create a swimming hole for a pool of sourgum. You’ll feel downright normal sipping this concoction at Eugene’s elegant bar, and you can still treat your husband to a free ride home.
2277 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-355-0321


KR Steakbar‘s “Drinking for Two”
Nearly too pretty to drink, you can sip on one of these all night and know that the sparkling, citrus-y, and (let’s face it) very pink drink in your hand might not do what one with a little something-something in it would do, but will elevate your spirits, nonetheless.
349 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-841-8820


The St. Regis Bar‘s “Winter Breeze”
Since most of us will be spending an inordinate amount of time at the St. Regis this year  celebrating the season with the littles, why not carve out some grown up time one evening at the St. Regis Bar, where you can nurse a gingery, cinnamony, cranberry-y delight? There just might not be a better way to cure those pregnancy hot flashes than with a Winter Breeze!
The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-563-7900


Ormsby’s “Classic Cocktails”
The Westside’s most comfortable and elegant neighborhood bar is known for it’s diversions (bocce ball, pool, darts, etc.), its wide selection of craft beers, and it’s classic cocktails. Sounds like a happy place to us. Order a Virgin Manhattan and you’ll be sure to win the dart tournament! 1170 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30318, (404) 968.2033

Hey mama! Where do you get your drink on in Atlanta? Tell us about it below!

—Shelley Massey

Photos courtesy of 1Kept via Facebook, Restaurant Eugene, The St. Regis Atlanta, KR Steakbar, and Ormsby’s via Facebook


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