I enjoy a nice, refreshing cocktail every now and then but since I’ve become pregnant, I’ve had to say buh-bye to the Bellini’s (for now).

This doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice my cocktail-cravings though.  Say hello to one of the greatest concoctions known to Preggos: The Mocktail. *cue heavenly music*

They look delicious, don’t they? I’m loving the star anise, lavender, pineapple spear and mint garnishes. Yum! Now, if only I could find a great “mocktail” recipe incorporating passion fruit puree, I’d have a nice little collection of inventive drink recipes. If you want to discover mocktail recipes beyond this edited list, you can look here and here.

Blushing Pink Crush

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup sugar
lime wedges
3/4 cup cranberry juice
3/4 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
extra mint + lime wedges for garnish (optional)

To sugar the glasses:

Process mint leaves and sugar in a small foot processor until combined. Place the mixture on a flat plate. Rub lime wedges around the rims of 4 glasses and dip into the mint sugar.

To make the drink:

Place cranberry juice, grapefruit juice and orange juice in a pitcher and stir to combine. Fill the sugared glasses with crushed ice and then add the juice mixture. Garnish with extra mint leaves.

Salud!

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