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Pregnancy is a miraculous period in every woman’s life. However, it usually comes with some sacrifices. When you’re expecting, you can’t engage in strenuous physical activities, you have to take care of your health more than ever, you can’t eat certain foods and you definitely can’t consume alcoholic beverages. That is tough! Too many can’t. The same principles apply to nursing mamas.
But let’s be honest, do you miss a happy hour as much I do? I certainly feel you. Ever since I became pregnant with our first child, alcohol became out of the question for me. Nine months of carrying a baby, then 2 years of breastfeeding and another pregnancy. Boozy drinks are something that I left in the past.
Not that, I’m a heavy drinker (mind you:)), but I love to have an occasional glass of wine with my husband during dinner.
Whenever we have a party, juice was the only drink I could have. Are you with me here?:)
Well, it wasn’t up until I discovered a very decent alternative to alcohol. It is called Fre Alcohol-Removed Wine. If for any reason you can’t consume alcohol, Fre Wine is the answer.
The moment I tried it, I was pleasantly surprised with its taste and flavors. You can hardly tell, that it isn’t an alcoholic beverage.
With an awesome mocktail recipe I’m going to show you today, no one can even guess that you’re drinking a non-alcoholic beverage. If you’re hosting a baby shower or meet the baby party, this Cotton Candy Raspberry Cream Mimosa would be a wonderful choice. The cocktail is very festive, with fresh berries and lots of bubbles.
One last thing I’d like to mention. Since we’re talking about wine, that went through a process of de-alcoholization, there is still a tiny amount of alcohol left, which is less than 0.5%. Just so you know, when you leave your orange juice out of the refrigerator overnight, it has approximately the same alcohol content as Fre Wines. Are you convinced yet?;)
To make this cocktail extra special, I decided to whip up a raspberry granita, which adds an extra creaminess and fruit flavor to a drink. I recommend making granita 3-4 hours in advance, since it needs some time to harden in a freezer.
Once granita has firmed, the rest of the cocktail making process is a breeze. Just scoop a couple tablespoons of raspberry granita into a glass, add fresh berries, cotton candy and finish with a sparkling Fre Alcohol-Removed Brut. Voila!
- 5 oz frozen raspberries + ¼ cup for garnish
- ½ cup half and half
- 1 oz bag cotton candy
- 1 bottle Fre Alcohol-Removed Brut
- fresh raspberries, blueberries for garnish
- Thaw the frozen raspberries in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Once the raspberries get soupy, take the pan off the heat and pour the sauce through a sieve to get rid of the seeds.
- Cool slightly and pour in half and half. Mix well.
- Pour the sauce (granita) in a shallow dish and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- In a prepared glass, spoon 2-3 heaping tablespoons of raspberry granita, add a few frozen raspberries, fresh blueberries, about half a cup of pink cotton candy.
- Pour Fre Alcohol-Removed Brut over cotton candy.
- If it gets too bubbly, remove the bubbles with a spoon.
- Garnish with a piece of cotton candy and fresh raspberry pierced through a cocktail pick or skewer.
I hope you’ll enjoy this fun and tasty Cotton Candy Raspberry Cream Mimosa mocktail.