Now that you're pregnant, chances are you'll have to lay off more than a few of your favorite things this holiday season. But no fancy party is complete without a fancy drink, right? Don't sweat it. Natalie Bovis-Nelsen — renowned mixologist and author of Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be — has not only put together a book jam-packed with great alcohol-free drinks, but she's also designed one especially for us! Say hello to The Bumptini — a delicious blend of pomegranate, ginger, and lemon flavors. Check out the yummy recipe below and give it a whirl at your next holiday party.
3 ounces pomegranate juice
2 teaspoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce lime-flavored club soda
1 tablespoon raw brown sugar (garnish)
*1 lemon twirl (optional garnish)
Rim a martini glass with raw brown sugar by rubbing the rim of the glass with a lime wedge while holding it upside down, then dipping it into a small plate of sugar. Set aside.
Muddle the ginger and white sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the juices and ginger and ice, then shake vigorously. Gently strain into the sugar-rimmed glass, then top with club soda or ginger beer.
*Lay a lemon twirl across the surface of the drink.
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