Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mocktail Recipe Roundup

Now that our little peanut is no longer residing in my womb, I can indulge in an adult beverage whenever I choose. Well, not exactly whenever I choose... I still have to balance it with every 3 hour feedings or pumpings so I have to do a complex new mommy calculus to figure out the exact right moment to indulge. You better believe I have sat on our back patio breastfeeding and balancing a beer on my My Brest Friend pillow simultaneously.

In my first mocktail article, I did a roundup of my experiences out at restaurants in Atlanta. Since it's raging hot and humid here in Atlanta, I am feeling for my prego friends who can't kick back with a nice cool cocktail. So here's a roundup of some delicious booze free beverages you can make at home.

Booze Free Bee's Knees (the boozy version is one of my faves)

2 oz tonic water

¾ oz fresh lemon juice

½ oz Clover honey syrup (mix 2 parts honey with 1 part water)

In a mixing glass, add ingredients. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon disc or twist.

Mock Bellini

2 oz nectar of your choice (peach for a classic belllini, I also like pear)
enough sparkling cider to fill the rest of your glass

Virgin Dark & Stormy (another Adventurous Tastes fave)

8 ounces ginger beer (it's not alcoholic)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp molasses
crushed ice

Directions: Combine all ingredients over crushed ice in glass. Stir and garnish with lime wedge.

Virgin Grapefruit Mojito 

Frozen Mango Mockolada

Virgin Pimm's Cup

Virgin Mary's (A bloody mary is one of those drinks that honestly tastes the same sans alcohol. I like mine extra spicy)

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