By peoplestaff225
Updated July 05, 2009 04:00 PM
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One thing is for sure, you don’t have to be pregnant to enjoy a “Preggatini.” Natalie Bovis-Nelsen’s liquor-free creations — including the Cosmo-Not, Merry Berry Basil Mojito and Sparkling Sangria Cooler — neither taste non-alcoholic, nor disappoint. And, now, the drinks, which have sated celebrity moms and their guests alike are catalogued in Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be so you too can host a sophisticated baby shower!

“When I was writing the book, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani were pregnant. I created Preggatinis in their honor and those recipes are in the “Preggatini Party” (baby shower) chapter,” Natalie told us.

For the mom-to-be, this “bar book” contains 75 recipes made from 100% fresh or organic fruit juices, syrups and herbs. Not to mention the hard-to-tell-the-alcohol-was-removed Fre wines — a sampling of the Brut revealed it’s a dry and refreshing champagne alternative.

Recently the author fêted mom-to-twins Brooke Mueller Sheen, at a private baby shower in Los Angeles. The event was completely alcohol-free and even notorious party girl Paris Hilton and Brooke’s hubby Charlie Sheen enjoyed the drinks!

Next up for the mixologist is creating a signature Preggatini for the Bel Bambini store on L.A.’s Robertson Boulevard set to launch July 17.

— Kristin

Click for a recipe of a sample recipe that Kristin, who is not pregnant, loved!

Sparkling Pomegranate Snowflake

  • Fre Brut alcohol-removed sparkling wine
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds
  • Dash Stirrings blood orange bitters (optional)
  • 1 ½ ounce of pomegranate juice
  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • ½ ounce lemon juice

Rim champagne flute with sugar. Place ½ teaspoon of simple syrup into the bottom of a cocktail flute. Soak sugar with bitters. Add pomegranate juice and top with alcohol-removed sparkling wine. Drop in pomegranate seeds. Then, time to tipple – trust me, you’ll want more than one!

(c) 2008 Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, TheLiquidMuse.com, Author of “Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be.” Used with permission.