throwback thirsty thursday

I’m a fan of throwbacks. #longlivethe90s

I’m also a fan of adult beverages. #stereotypicalWisconsinite

And I used to do this little thing called Thirsty Thursday here on the blog, so I thought today I would throw it back to the olden days when I both blogged, and imbibed, regularly.

These days I really like the idea of drinking. I mean, I went seven months without a drink. I have two five week old babies.I had my appendix out two weeks after they were born. I sleep like, three hours each night. I think you could even say that I deserve a drink or two. But mom guilt sinks in the moment I take one sip of beer, booze, wine, what have you. So I either hand my drink of choice off to my hubby, or it goes to waste. And since I already feel an immense amount of Earth guilt for the diaper, take out food, and water waste we’ve created in this household over the past few weeks, I’m all about minimizing waste where I can.

Enter… this refreshing cocktail that’s practically guiltless, in every sense of the word.

Using white wine as the base allows you control the amount of alcohol you include, then toss the bottle back in the fridge until you’re ready for more. Frozen fruit is something you probably already have on hand so no need to go out and spend money on fancy garnish. And using sparkling water in lieu of calorie-laden juice (okay, well just a splash won’t hurt) or soda saves calories too! See? No guilt here!

Just load up your favorite glass (or mason jar- aka the ultimate cocktail vessel) with a combination of ice and frozen fruit. Any type of fruit will work. Other than bananas. That might be gross. Add your white wine of choice. I’m finally working through this bottle I received as a gift just weeks before discovering I was pregnant.

Be liberal with the wine if it’s been a rough day. Or if it’s been a rough day but you have nursing mom guilt like me, don’t go so heavy handed. You can even omit it completely if you prefer a mocktail. Add a splash of OJ. Or pineapple juice. Or cranberry juice. This is customizable, people. Use what you have, you can’t go wrong. Top it all off with something fizzy like club soda or sparkling water. Flavored, if you please.

Straws are wasteful. But I continue to use them. And I promise your drink will taste better with a cute paper straw so you should probably add one of those too.

Then sit back, relax, and sip down that guiltless cocktail you’ve created. Or if you’re like me and only have a few minutes until you have to change a diaper, feed a baby, or have a date with your breast pump, chug that drink.

The boys are down there, napping, and I’m up here. Day drinking.

Click over to ALOHA if you need some inspiration for a healthy cocktail or mocktail idea of your own! And while you’re there, check out some of their other recipes, too. I’m drooling over this stack of Berry Banana Pancakes!


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