Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Why PR%F

We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.

Why Alliance?

We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.

What's Next?

Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.

Four Quick Mocktails

4 quick mocktails

By: Alexa McIndoe, alexa@mofas.org

4 Quick Mocktails

Here’s a list of four quick mocktails that are “Pinterest Fail” foolproof. First, you’ll need to make blackberry simple syrup. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring two cups of water to a boil, add fresh blackberries, organic sugar, and fresh lime zest to a boil. Let simmer for exactly 20 minutes, remove pan from heat and strain mixture using a wire mesh strainer…

JUST KIDDING!

You’ve probably seen those fancy mocktails on Pinterest and in Tasty videos that look and sound delicious. But who has time to make ’em? If you’re looking for quick and easy mocktails, we’ve got you covered.

We know women feel pressured when it comes to things they should or should not consume while pregnant. We’ve heard things like: does this mocktail have aspartame? Is there red dye 40 in that punch? How much caffeine is in this? The list of stuff pregnant women try to avoid seems endless. But the most important ingredient to avoid in those fancy drinks is alcohol. Remember 049:  zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy.

That’s why we here at MOFAS like to share delicious, non-alcoholic options for pregnant women and non-drinkers alike that are quick and easy to make. (No homemade blackberry syrup required!)

For more fun mocktail recipes follow MOFAS on Pinterest. Do you have your own tasty mocktail recipe and want to be one of our mocktail recommendations, email alexa@mofas.org with your suggestions.

Cucumber Mint Cooler

Cucumber Mint Cooler

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 sprigs of mint leaves, stems removed
  • 1 lime
  • 1 bottle (33.8 fl oz/1 liter) club soda, seltzer, or water

Directions:

  1. Slice cucumber length wise in thin slices (optional to use a mandolin)
  2. Cut lime in half
  3. Cut one of the halves into thin slices
  4. Squeeze a few drops of lime juice into the glass
  5. Fill glass with club soda, seltzer or water
Cherry Lime Spritzer

Cherry Lime Spritzer

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • 8 oz club soda or sparkling water
  • 2 tbsp Grenadine Syrup
  • 1 tsp Lime Syrup
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill the glass with ice cubes
  2. Pour all the club soda or sparkling water in the glass
  3. Add Grenadine to your taste
  4. Add Lime syrup to your taste
  5. Top off with maraschino cherry
Cranberry Cutie

Cranberry Cutie

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Sierra Mist Natural
  • 3 oz cranberry Juice
  • Juice from 1 clementine/Cutie orange
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • *optional, cranberry sugar for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a shaker filled with ice, mix cranberry juice, Cutie juice, and lime juice
  2. Add Sierra Mist Natural and stir
  3. *Optional, wet rim of glass and dip in cranberry sugar for garnish
  4. Pour into two glasses and garnish with a Cutie slice
Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade

Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade

Serves 10

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart lemonade
  • 1 quart pineapple juice
  • 1/2 quart sparkling grape juice

Directions:

  1. In a large plastic container, mix 1 quart of lemonade and 1 quart of pineapple juice
  2. Add 1/2 quart sparkling white grape juice
  3. If you want extra fizz, add some extra grape juice
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