I know, I know. Put down the torch and pitch-fork. Quit yelling blasphemy at me darn it! There’s a good reason why I made this one. I have a lot of pregnant friends right now (Boring Winter, right?) so when I’m all, “Yay wine!” they’re all, “Shut up, I’m making a baby over here.” and then I feel bad (kind of) for my large glass of wine and mojitos. Especially when I’m talking to Cristina and the rest of my slightly-crazy blogging friends and we’re going, “Yay cocktail and wine party… oh, after the baby gets here.”
There are a lot of recipes on the web for a non-alcoholic Cosmo, but they really make it harder than it needs to be or include pre-made “mocktail” mixes that are more expensive than they deserve to be. Here’s a easy alternative to my beloved Cosmo. (Oh and here’s the recipe for the real thing.)
- 1/3 Cup Club Soda
- 1/2 tsp Lime Juice
- 1 Tbsp Cranberry Juice
- 1 tsp Orange Drink Mix (I used Crystal Light, but Kool-Aid would probably work if you used 1/2 tsp)
Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice and mix it like you mean it. You can make it fancy with a slice of lime on the edge of your glass. Enjoy!
Image © Crimson27 | Stock Free Images &Dreamstime Stock Photos because the picture I took looked horrible and I drank the rest of it before I had a chance to take another one. I think this one looks a hundred times better than what I could take, don’t you? I wish I could take good photos. Oh well, that’s why there’s the internet.