Just because you’re pregnant, it doesn’t mean you can’t have enjoy a delicious party drink. Pick up a copy of Preggatinis: Mixology For The Mom-To-Be for your New Year’s Eve bash or baby shower! As moms like Kendra Wilkinson know, these mocktails are yummy!
The party doesn’t have to end just because your pregnant! Sure, you aren’t going to go out all night, dance until dawn anymore or sip on champagne or Cosmos. But you can still enjoy a tasty mocktail that will have your friends saying, “I’ll have what she’s having.” Preggatinis: Mixology For The Mom-to-Be features 75 original recipes using fresh juices, herbs and garnishes — all safe for your growing baby bump! We’ve even got a festive holiday recipe for you to try!
“Welcome to one of the biggest decisions of your life . . . to give up cocktails for nine months,” says the author, beverage consultant and mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen. So how did the concept of preggatinis start? “As all of my friends were starting to get pregnant, they would ask me to create non-alcoholic cocktails for them and I would serve them at the baby showers. I started calling them preggatinis,” she says.
Natalie’s preggatinis are a hit with celebs and they were even served at showers, including Kendra Wilkinson’s. Her favorite drink was the Bel Bambini Bellini Preggatini.
“Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you don’t want to have fun,” says Natalie. “It’s a wonderful way for pregnant women to still feel like they are part of the party.” Well, that’s great news for expectant moms who want to keep having fun for the next 9 months! The book is available at A Pea in the Pod for $16.95.
And here’s a festive recipe for your holiday party:
Pumpkin Pie Preggatini
2 graham crackers
1 ounce Fees Brothers Spiced Cordial Syrup
2 ounces milk
1½ ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 heaping tablespoon canned pumpkin
Grind graham crackers into fine crumbs in a food processor. Pour onto a small plate.
On a separate plate, pour a small amount of spiced cordial syrup. Dip the rim of the martini glass into the syrup, then into the graham cracker crumbs, set aside.
Vigorously shake milk, sweetened condensed milk, remaining spiced cordial syrup, and pumpkin into mixing glass, with ice.
Slowly strain into a rimmed martini glass. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.