Will you all hate me if I postpone the 15-week video post by one more day? I hope not! I recorded it this morning in all my post-shower (wet-haired) glory. Then I went to do a quick review and . . . NO SOUND! Made sure the volume was indeed on and again . . . NO SOUND! I'm still getting the hang of our new laptop, but I have no idea what happened.
Indeed, this to-be mom needs a cocktail! Not that I'm a big drinker, but I certainly tossed several back each week before getting pregnant. My last glass was sometime in late January -- a deep brown ale, if I'm remembering correctly -- and I'm missing beverages.
I've filled the void with ginger ale, lemonade, and chocolate almond milk. But nothing really satisfies me. Not the way my summer cocktails used to. I'd pluck fresh herbs from the garden, mash up or juice fruits, and craft all kinds of funky creations with whatever hard stuff we had in our freezer (that's where we
With the heat, I just HAD to come up with SOMETHING.
What's in the mix?
- 3 to 4 fresh mint leaves, put into the glass and smashed with pestle
- 1/2 glass lemonade (Simply Lemonade)
- 1/2 glass sparkling water, unflavored
- 1 inch fresh ginger, minced and squeezed into the glass
Nothing crazy fancy or exotic. And it was quite good! Way better than plain lemonade. Plus, this mocktail made me feel at least a bit adult. Refined.
Graduated from chocolate milk with dinner, at very least.
What's your favorite mocktail recipe? There are many more I want to guzzle down. And there are certainly all different opinions on drinking the real stuff while pregnant. So, I didn't think I'd go into that in this post. My personal choice is to stay away until the baby's birthday. Trust me, though. I'm already making lists of drinks I want to try (or be reunited with).
So, stay tuned for the video post TOMORROW. I promise! And if you're a drinks and desserts girl like me -- check out today's post on (never home)maker about the s'mores graham bars.
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