Alyssa Gusenoff, originally from San Francisco, now lives in Newton, Massachusetts. When not concocting tasty beverages, she works as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. Alyssa and her husband welcomed their first child, Zachary in 2007. Click here to contact her by email.

Tired of skipping cocktails with the girls just because you're pregnant? Feel more like your old self again with Margarita Mama: Mocktails for Moms-to-Be® , by Alyssa Gusenoff (Quirk Books, March 2008). These pregnancy-appropriate, alcohol-free cocktails will soon have you knocking ‘em back with the best of them.

Divided into three chapters “Frozen Delights,” “On the Rocks,” and “Martinis & More,” Margarita Mama offers more than 60 delicious mocktails specifically designed for the mom-to-be. Every drink is 100 percent alcohol free, and they not only taste great, they also provide a healthful treat for both mom and baby! Recipes include twists on old favorites, such as Mudslides, Mojitos, Cosmopolitans, and Mimosas, as well as yummy new concoctions like the Materni-tini, Rock-a-bye Bellini, and Dazed Dad.

Decorated with cute illustrations throughout, Margarita Mama makes the perfect gift for every fun-loving mom-to-be in your life.

Available wherever books are sold and online at and

  • October 18, 2009 - Baby 101. Wellesley, MA
  • August 31, 2009 - Destination Maternity Baby Fair. Natick, MA
  • April 26, 2009 - Baby 101. Wellesley, MA.
  • March 28, 2009 - Destination Maternity. New York, NY.
  • February 13, 2009 - Destination Maternity. Natick, MA.
  • November 1, 2008 - Mamas Move. Norwell, MA.
  • October 31, 2008 - Isis Maternity Grand Opening. Boston, MA. (photo)
  • October 1, 2008 - Tulip Grove. Oakland, CA.
  • April 14, 2008 - Method Party. Boston, MA.
  • May 14, 2008 - Magic Beans. Brookline, MA.
  • June 17, 2008 - Big City Moms. New York, NY. (photo)
  • June 19, 2008 - Magic Beans. Hingham, MA.
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