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Todd English’s Delicious Mocktail Recipes

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

pomegranate aloe lime honey grapefruit lemon mixed drinksNo alcohol doesn’t have to mean no fun—or no flavor! Here are two refreshing mocktail recipes from celebrity chef Todd English’s New York City restaurant, Olives. Both mixed drinks were created by mixologist Tom Favorule, who says the pomegranate-aloe-lime and honey-grapefruit-lemon concoctions were originally designed with the Mediterranean hot spot’s lunch clients in mind.

According to chef Todd, he wanted tasty alcohol-free drinks on the menu that were as satisfying as cocktails but allowed his clientele to go back to work without being tipsy. Trust me, they taste as terrific as they look, and would be perfect for a purple and orange-themed shower (a hot color combo right now), a Carribean dinner party, Mocktail Mondays with your pregnant girlfriends, or just a plain ol’ Tuesday night in. Cheers!

Hallow Vera (Makes 1 cocktail)

1 oz. pomegranate juice

1 oz. Pomegranate Shrub (recipe below)

3 oz. aloe juice

pomegranate lime aloe mixed drink mocktail

2 oz. club soda

Squeeze of lime juice

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

Pomegranate Shrub

4 cups pomegranate seeds

1 cup sugar

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp. pomegranate molasses

In a quart container, mash pomegranate seeds with a muddler until juice forms. Add sugar to coat and pomegranate molasses coating completely, cover and let sit overnight or up to 8 hours in the refrigerator.  The following day, add vinegar and cook on stove over medium low heat until sugar is completely dissolved.  Remove from stove and strain out/remove seeds using a sifter.

grapefruit lemon chamonile mocktail mixed drinkKame-e-Meel Kool (Makes 1 cocktail)

2 oz. chamomile tea

2 oz. grapefruit juice

.5 oz. honey anise syrup

Splash of fresh lemon juice

2 drops of grapefruit bitters

Fill a shaker with ice cubes.  Add all ingredients.  Shake and strain into glass.  Garnish with grapefruit peel.

Tell us: Do you have a favorite mocktail recipe to share? Try these and let us know which you love the most.

Images courtesy of Ivan Martinez.

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Welcome to Everything Pregnancy!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Patty and Logan photo Hi,

My name is Patty Adams Martinez, and I’m excited to introduce you to the new blog, Everything Pregnancy, for As a mom of one adorable 9-month-old, what it feels like to be pregnant and the many ups (finding out the sex of the baby! feeling him kick for the first time!) and downs (morning sickness for 6 months straight! developing gestational diabetes!) are fresh in my mind.

Being pregnant is such a magical time, and I’m happy that I’ll be a part of your journey, filling you in on everything from which celebrities are pregnant along with you, to how to dress your ever-growing bump, entertain alcohol-free, plan a babymoon on a budget, and decode all of the important (and sometimes crazy) studies that come out about pregnancy.

I’m an entertainment junkie, who has had the pleasure of interviewing tons of stars over the years, so this pop culture-filled blog about pregnancy is the perfect pairing of my two passions. I’ll be blogging most weekdays with my postings going up around 1 pm ET (if I’m late—please cut me some slack due to my aforementioned cutie, who is currently crawling up a storm and getting into everything in sight).

Much like checking in with your BFF to get caught up on the latest in her life, my hope is that this blog will become a regular destination for mamas-in-the-making to find out the must-know pregnancy news of the moment. I want to hear your feedback too, so please keep me posted when I do something you like, or when I miss the mark. The important thing is to get a dialogue going, and to have a lot of fun along the way. I hope to hear from you soon! xoxo —Patty


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