Drinking an Orange Sherbert Mimosa is delicious and smooth.
This Orange Sherbert Mimosa is so smooth. You can’t drink just one.
Have I told you guys that I have a book coming out this year? No? Well, let me tell you now, “I HAVE A BOOK COMING OUT!!! YIPPY!” Yes, this is an actual book that will be released through The Countryman Press who has also worked with blogger, Christina Lane of Desserts for Two. My book is called “BABY PROOF: A Collection of Mocktails for the Expectant Mother”. I am super excited about it! Why this book? Well, when I was pregnant with my sweet baby boy, I actually craved alcohol. I don’t mean a glass of wine, I wanted some vodka, a beer, or a cocktail a bit on the stronger side. I wanted a drink my entire pregnancy and although I came close to just enjoying a glass a wine here and there, I respected my husband wishes and did not consume any alcohol. At one of our doctor’s visits, I even had the doctor mention how drinking a glass of wine would not hurt the baby, but he didn’t care.
SIDE NOTE: It’s crazy how when you’re pregnant that you body just doesn’t belong to you because of the baby, but your husband actually has somewhat of a say so as well. Super annoying.
The book came after having several conversations with my editor (that’s kind of cool to say) about a book that was true to me but would also do well in terms of marketing and sales. With much research, we determined doing a book in this way would be awesome because it’s unique and a lot of women could relate to this book and may find it fun! The mocktails in this book have recipes from some of your classic cocktails like Cosmopolitan, Strawberry Daiquiri, Amaretto Sour, “Sex on the Beach”, and few other. But, there are also some mocktails that I came up with on my own! I know, look at me being the little mixologists! Some of my specialty drinks are Passion Fruit Julep, Blackberry Mojito, and Spicy Chocolate Martini. Yep, so get your baby showers ready to “turn-up” with some of these amazing cocktails (we really need to retire “turn-up”). Now, this Orange Sherbert Mimosa Cocktail is not a mocktail, this definitely contains some alcohol.
In the process of testing and trying different mocktail recipes for the book, I actually was going to come up with a recipe using Orange sherbert but couldn’t really figure it out. I think I was going for something like an Orange-sicle type of drink, but I wasn’t really feeling it. I kept thinking, this drink needs some alcohol. Some of the drinks in my book I use alcohol flavorings, such as rum flavoring, so it can provide the illusion that there is alcohol in the drink when it’s not or I used heavily steeped tea as my “alcohol”, but the direction I was trying to go with my Orange-sicle drink, I just kept thinking that it needed some alcohol. Therefore, that drink did not make the cut for the book. But it did for the blog though!!!!
What makes an Orange Sherbert Mimosa has an awesome and smooth finish that you get from the sherbert. Not only that, they are kind of fun to drink. So fun in fact that you can’t drink just one. As a matter of fact, I had all four (that might explain why I was laughing through the entire movie of Forrest Gump the other day. Listen, that movie is actually a comedy depending on how you look it.) You only need two ingredients: orange sherbert and a bottle of your favorite sparkling wine. I used a Moscato Sparkling wine such as Moscato d’Asti or you can use a Moscato Barefoot Sparkling Wine if you are a Moscato lover. Just add two scoops of sherbert, about the size of a melon ball, and fill your glass halfway with wine! It is that simple!
- 4 c. Orange Sherbert
- 1 bottle Sparkling Wine
- In 4 champagne flutes, add two scoops of Orange Sherbert, about the size of a melon ball, using a small cookie scoop to the glasses. Pour sparkling wine into the glasses about ⅔ full and serve!