Archive for the ‘Mummy Yummies’ Category

Food Channel Presents: Preggatinis / Fre Alcohol Removed Wine

June 7, 2010

“The Insider” TV Host Victoria Recano’s Preggatini Party™

February 16, 2009

I was honored to serve Preggatinis(TM) at Victoria Recano‘s fancy schmancy Hollywood baby shower at Ketchup, organized by the Hot Moms Club, last Saturday. Not only is Victoria a lovely and glowing mom-to-be but she loved the drinks. (Yay!)

In this photo she is toasting the cameras with the Yankee Doodle Candy mocktail. This drink has freshly juiced pineapple (I juiced them that morning!) as well as mango juice, a squeeze of lime and Fre(R) alcohol-removed sparkling wine. A swirl of grenadine gives the drink a layered effect… and in case you’re wondering… the glass is rimmed with Pop Rocks(R) candy, which snap, crackle and pop with every sip.

Other Preggatinis(TM) Victoria loved were the Kingston Krush made with ONE coconut water and acai juice (found in the CelebriBaby chapter of the book) and the Preggie Provence featuring a homemade lavender syrup, organic lemonade and DRY lavender soda.

Guests were also treated to single serving sized samples of ONE coconut water in their goodie bags as well as a copy of “Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be” and a jigger from The Liquid Muse. I’m including all three recipes here so you can make your baby shower a Preggatini Party(TM) too!

Kingston Krush (Martini Glass)
As featured in “Preggatinis: Mixology for the mom-to-be” by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse
2 1/2 ounces ONE coconut water
1 1/2 ounces ONE açai juice
1/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce red fruit simple syrup
1/2 teaspoon coconut flakes

Rim glass with coconut flakes. Pour all liquid ingredients into a mixing glass, shake with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass. Sprinkle with coconut flakes.

Yankee Doodle Candy Cocktail (champagne flute)
1 package pop rocks
1 1/2 ounces mango juice
1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce grenadine
1 ounce Fre® Alcohol-Removed Brut sparkling wine

Rim the champagne flute with pop rocks. Set aside. Pour juices into an ice-filled cocktail shaker, shake vigorously, then gently strain into the champagne flute. Slowly add the Fre Brut so it doesn’t fizz up over the rim of the glass. Last, slowly pour in the grenadine, allowing it to settle at the bottom of the glass, creating a layered effect.

Preggie Provençe (Rocks or Wine Glass)
As featured in “Preggatinis: Mixology for the mom-to-be” by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse
2-3 white grapes, halved
3/4 ounce homemade lavender-rosemary syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces lemonade
1 1/2 ounces DRY Soda® Lavender
1 lemon wheel
1 sprig of rosemary

Muddle cut grapes in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add lemon juice, lemonade and lavender-rosemary syrup then shake well, with ice. Strain into an ice filled glass. Top with lavender soda and garnish with a lemon wheel and sprig of rosemary.

©2008. All recipes are property of Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, of The Liquid Muse, LLC. They may not be printed, sold, or otherwise used without written permission from Natalie Bovis-Nelsen.

Valentine’s Day Preggatini™: The Love Triangle

February 14, 2009

You may never have considered celebrating Valentine’s Day as a threesome, until now. “You + me + baby makes three” gives a whole new interpretation to a love triangle.

1 1/2 ounces white cranberry juice
3/4 ounce strawberry flavored syrup
3 ounces Fre(R) alcohol-removed sparkling wine
2-3 drops Fee’s grapefruit bitters* (optional)
heart-shaped lollipop

Pour white cranberry juice, strawberry syrup and bitters into a champagne flute. Top with alcohol-removed sparkling wine (or club soda). Garnish with a heart-shaped lollipop.

The Family Man(R) Serves Dads Preggatinis™!

February 9, 2009

Gregory Keer aka: The Family Man invited me to share some Valentine’s Day advice with dads-to-be. I was excited to give his readers some pointers on “tending” to their wives needs’ in the name of romance… Every preggie party girl needs her own Preggatini-tender, after all.

If your guy could use a few pointers, get him to sign up for the Family Man newsletter. After all, even the best of men can use a little friendly advice from time to time.

Preggie Provençe(C) Satisfies Reviewer – Try It Yourself!

January 16, 2009

When you throw a party, you spend time making drinks you hope your guests will love. When you write a drink book, you are really crossing your fingers! So, today’s post on hailing the Preggie Provence nonalcohlic cocktail from my book “Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be” made my day! See why they liked it … and here’s the recipe for you to try!

Preggie Provençe

  • 5-6 rosemary leaves
  • 3-4 white grapes, halved
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp fresh lavender flower petals
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • 3 oz DRY Soda Co. Lavender soda
  • 1 lemon wheel
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  1. Muddle rosemary leaves with the cut grapes, simple syrup, lavender flower petals, and grated lemon peel in the bottom of a mixing glass.
  2. Add lemonade, then shake well with ice.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Top with lavender soda, and garnish with a lemon wheel and a sprig of rosemary. recommends Preggatinis™…

December 2, 2008

Got another great recommendation on‘s gift guide!!

Planning to Get Pregnant?

June 15, 2008

Well, then be prepared to keep on enjoying your cocktails with Preggatinis! You can already pre-orderPreggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be” on Amazon.

My baby (the book) is due in December!

Nine Months, and Counting…

December 5, 2007

A Special Delivery!

Oh, don’t be crazy – I’m not pregnant (yet, anyway).

I just closed a two-book deal! And, the first of those long-awaited twins is my baby, Preggatinis (TM).

Yes, finally, after much chitter-chatter, crossed fingers and hopeful thoughts, Preggatinis (TM) sold two days before Thanksgiving – and is due Fall 2008. (which just happens to be a bit over 9 months away…)

I’ll soon be nesting in my kitchen, whipping up “non-alcoholic cocktails for the stylish mom-to-be.” I’ll also be locked down in front of my computer, typing up the recipes like a mad woman. So, if you don’t see me on my usual boozy circuit, its because I’m incubating an intoxicatingly fun new project!


Hawaiian Highball

April 23, 2007

1 oz pineapple juice
Dash blood orange bitters
Ginger beer
Pineapple wedge

Pour juice and bitters into a mixing glass, over ice. Stir well. Strain into tall Collins Glass filled with ice cubes. Top with ginger beer. Garish with pineapple wedge.

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Pamper Me Preggatini ™

April 23, 2007

1/2 oz. Freshly squeezed mandarin orange juice
2 oz. Guava nectar
Orange-flavored mineral water
2 tsp. fine sugar
sprig mint

Pour a small amount of grenadine onto a small plate. Pour sugar onto another small plate. Take a champagne flute and dip the rim into the grenadine first, and then the sugar. Let it dry for a few seconds. Pour mandarin juice and guava nectar into the flute. Slowly add the orange-flavored mineral water until glass is full. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

*All rights reserved by The Liquid Muse, LLC. Direct inquiries to