Friday, May 9, 2014

Skinny Pregnant Girl Mimosa

Obviously when you're pregnant you're not supposed to drink alcohol, and I haven't.  However, there are days when I'd just really like a cocktail or a glass of wine.  I look forward to having my Ono Mai Tais occasionally after the baby arrives.  In the meantime, what's a girl to do?

Well, I looked up non-alcoholic wine, and there's a brand called Fre that makes wine and then removes the alcohol from it.  Kinda cool and kinda perfect for me.  I tried their Moscato a couple months ago and wasn't impressed.  My husband actually ended up finishing the bottle thinking of it as grape juice.  Basically, that's what it is without alcohol, right?  Aged grape juice in a pretty glass bottle.

Last week, my husband and I were walking around Total Wine.  I thought it'd be torture.  It was on the weekend, and they do 10 cent wine tastings every weekend.  He did a wine tasting, but I obviously didn't.  We bought a few bottles (including one he tasted) to save for after the baby's here, but I also ventured over to the non-alcoholic section and looked at the Fre wine again.  I decided to pick up a bottle of Fre Brut sparkling wine and try making Mimosas with it.

Oh happy day.  Yes, the Fre Brut sparkling wine mixed with orange juice (or, my favorite Trop50) tastes exactly like a real Mimosa.  I hear angels singing.  Finally, a mocktail I actually like!  I mean, I've had Shirley Temples a couple times, but this is something I'd drink anyway (a real Mimosa, that is).

The best part is that this is a super low-cal mocktail too, only 30 calories per 4-ounce glass (champagne flute).  It's time for some guilt-free indulgence!

Skinny Pregnant Girl Mimosas
(makes 1 serving)

2 ounces Trop50 No Pulp Calcium + Vitamin D
2 ounces Fre Brut

Pour the Trop50 in a champagne flute and top with Fre Brut.  Cheers!

If you like this mocktail, you should also try my Skinny Pregnant (or Breastfeeding) Girl Pina Colada recipe.

Happy drinking!

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