A preggy prerogative. Summer Mocktails!! If you can't indulge in a tipple of the alcohol variety you may as well pimp your refreshment of choice, right?
Picture this: A perfect summer arvo in Hobart, a balmy 28 degrees, hubby comes home from work for lunch and tells me he's taking me out. I've just made a pomegranate green tea but you you don't have to ask me twice. He suggests I whack it in the fridge for an iced tea later. I give him a weak, possibly slight hormonal addled "thats a crap idea but I'll play your game just cause I know you have the Grunchies* and I don't look a gift horse in the mouth" smile".
(*Grunchies - when a man gets grumpy because he is hungry, terrible affliction, happens ALOT in our house)
Off we waddle to a habourside cafe for an Asian salad and some calamari, nom.
Am gasping by the time I get home from said heat, serious chilli zingy dressing burning my mouth and the fact I'm carting a whole lot of baby around and a whole lot more "padding" shall we say.
I fling open fridge and revel in the cool air and spot a H2COCO with Acai & Pomegranate*, some fresh Pom I'd got in the shopping earlier and oh fancy that a now cold mug of Tetley's Decaffeinated Green Tea with Pomegranate.
Wheels turn, cogs grind, sparks fly and light bulbs flicker on and off in my overheated brain.
"I know lets have a Pomegranate, Lime & Mint Coconut Water Iced Tea on the balcony. Genius!"
- 1 mug of cooled, brewed tea (I used Tetley's Decaffeinated Green Tea with Pomegranate)
- 300 ml of coconut water (I used H2COCO with Acai and Pomegranate)
- Half a pomegranate, seeds and juice
- Half a lime sliced and muddled
- Handful of shredded fresh mint leaves
- Buckets of ice
- Serves two thirsty troops
Give it a little swizzle and do a little shake and a cocktail-jiggle dance.
Serve sheepishly on balcony to fabulously patient husband who has just figured out and installed an overly complicated babycam all while disguising fugly black wires as per your nursery decor demands and who constantly overlooks the yo-yo-ing unstable tetchy hormonal weapon of mass destruction that is his wife.
Slurp, refresh, enjoy & cool down.
Lament that it does nothing for your fat paddle feet.
Further lament how fabulous this iced tea would be with added vodka.
Show husband post by way of grovel and to get some brownie points under belt, one may need them soon when the extra nasty "labour" hybrid version of above wife comes out to "play".
I also imagine this would be an ace hangover cure, coconut water is so good when a little "dehydrated" and my hubby swears by Acai for recovery when overindulging.
Is there anything more refreshing than an iced tea?
(Yes don't even say it - I know there is , a Long Island Iced Tea...but I'm choosing to ignore that)
Coconut water - you dig? I'm so addicted
*H2COCO with Acai & Pomegranate was provided for consideration, hormones, paddle feet and hipster up-cycled milk bottle my own