Try this mocktail recipe from Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be. Photograph by Douglas Merriam.
WITH THE DAWN OF A NEW YEAR, many may feel compelled to consider cutting out the drink for a while (or forever), but tasty booze-free beverages—above and beyond the realm of Pellegrino and iced tea—can still make for an interesting happy hour. Santa Fe’s “Liquid Muse,” Natalie Bovis, a cocktail event planner, wrote Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be as she was planning a family and creating cocktails for girlfriends’ baby showers. The recipes will delight anyone wanting a tasty toast in 2021, even if the stork isn’t on the way. Become a believer by mastering this recipe.
Natalie Bovis has three cocktail books, including the alcohol-free Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be, on her website. We promise: You won’t miss the hooch.
Sparkling Pomegranate Snowflake
2 tablespoons plus ½ teaspoon sugar, divided
1 slice lemon or lime
Dash blood orange bitters
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
¾ cup non-alcoholic sparkling wine (or club soda)
1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds
Pour two tablespoons of granulated sugar onto a small plate. Rub a piece of lemon or lime around the rim of a champagne flute. Dip the wet rim of the glass into the sugar and set it aside until dry.
Place ½ teaspoon sugar into the bottom of the champagne flute. Soak sugar with bitters. Add pomegranate juice and non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Drop in pomegranate seeds.