The "Babe-lini" Mocktail w/ FRE Alcohol-Removed Wine
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What is it about April and May that seems to be filled with activities, meetings, events, and all those things between? Even with that said I must say my favorite event so far has been attending my good friend's baby shower. It's such a joy to celebrate these women taking on that special role of Mom, and bonus, I was on cocktail duty!
With a guest list of not only the Mom-to-be but a lot of new Moms who would be passing on anything boozy. I knew I wanted to make something everyone good enjoy. You know because sometimes pregnant Mom's just miss a good cocktail! That's where this "Babe-lini" was born and it was a hit! Replacing champagne in this spin on a bellini with Fre Alcohol-Removed Brut Wine, allows this cocktail to be enjoyed by anyone who cannot or chooses not to consume alcohol. Plus with my amped up peach puree, this drink has a serious wow factor. I even froze the extra for Mom-to-be so she could enjoy a celebratory drink when they brought the baby home.
So what is in a "Babe-lini"? Since the theme is babies, a puree seemed like the way to go. Blending watermelon, strawberries, and peaches together make for a perfect balance of sweet and tart. You then top it with a little orange juice, and the Fre Alcohol-Removed Brut Wine for the bubbly fizz. This wine serves as a great base to making mocktails because it has these sweet notes of pears and crisp apples. With all these flavors combined in a flute or pitcher, you get the sweet bundle of joy, the "Babe-lini".
- 1 Bottle (750 mL) FRE Alcohol-Removed Brut Wine
- 1 cup Frozen Strawberries
- 1 cup Frozen Peaches
- 1/2 cup Watermelon (de-seeded)
- 2 TBS Water
- 2 TBS Sugar
- 1 TBS Lemon Juice
- 1 cup Orange Juice
In a blender add watermelon, peaches, strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar. Blend on high until it reaches a smoothie like consistency (thick but can be poured easily). If it's too thick slowly add in your water to thin it. Once you have your desired consistency, pour into a reusable glass.
In a champagne flute fill the glass with 2 ounces of the puree. On top of that 1 ounce of orange juice. Fill the rest of the glass, slowly, with FRE Alcohol Removed Brut Wine. The bubbly will foam quickly due to the fruit acid, so take your time topping this off. Stir with a straw and serve.
For large batches for parties. Into a pitcher add 16 ounces of puree, 8 ounces of orange juice, and the bottle of FRE Alcohol-Removed Brut Wine. Using the leftover frozen fruit as ice cubes dump them in your pitcher, and serve.
Wait so how does FRE remove the alcohol from their wine? Well the people who make wine over at FRE use a spinning cone column to remove the alcohol. All while still maintaining the delicate fragrance and flavor notes of the wine. This leaves the smell, taste, and it to seem just like wine but with less than 0.5% alcohol and half the calories of traditional wine. If you're concerned about that 0.5%, it's about the equal to leaving orange juice out overnight on the counter. You should consult with your health physician before consuming FRE Wine if you are pregnant or have concerns about the alcohol, to be safe.
Would you try FRE Wine as an alternative? I have been loving sharing a glass of wine with my girls who can not drink and so have they. Plus it's been great to have wine with my husband while I'm amping up my healthier living as a goal for 27! You know who doesn't have to count wine calories? Husband's named, Brad. C'est la vie!
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