Did the title get your attention? Thinking about quenching your thirst with something icy, fruity and non-alcoholic? This low FODMAP Frozen Cosmo is from the book ZERO PROOF drinks & more 100 Recipes for Mocktails & Low-Alcohol Cocktails by Maureen Petrosky. That’s right! You don’t have to add alcohol to have fun and this book proves the point – with style.
Maureen is an old friend of mine – and we then further bonded by becoming Moms of twins. She is an expert mixologist, and she takes her drink creation creativity to the max in this beautiful book.
Fresh Orange Juice Contains No FODMAPs
While it is not on the smartphone app, we have had correspondence with Monash University and they have told us that freshly squeezed orange juice contains no FODMAPs! This is a great tip to know when you are creating drinks for yourself.
Monash has lab tested cranberry juice and 200 ml is low FODMAP. Read more about this versatile sweet/tart fruit in our Explore An Ingredient: Cranberries.
Monash has lab tested lime juice and it has a very generous low FODMAP serving size of 1 cup (250 g).
Plain seltzer, which is carbonated water, is low FODMAP. Carbonation can be an IBS trigger for some, so know your tolerances. Flavored seltzers are sometimes flavored artificially, which is never a FODMAP issue. If they are naturally flavored it is the opinion of our RDs that this amount of flavoring – if it were from a high FODMAP food, like mango – is usually not enough to trigger IBS symptoms. With a no FODMAP food like orange, we do not have to call manufacturers for any additional info.
You might be interested in our article, How To Decipher Natural Flavors & Spices on Food Labels For The Low FODMAP Diet.
Cocktails & Mocktails Can Be Low FODMAP
If you have been hanging around FODMAP Everyday® for a while you already know that we have dozens of cocktails & mocktails available for you. No matter what kind of drink you are looking for, we have recipes for you to try. Check out our main hub article on Low FODMAP Cocktails & Mocktails for recipes, info on mixers, and more.
Courtesy of ZERO PROOF drinks & more 100 Recipes for Mocktails & Low-Alcohol Cocktails by Maureen Petrosky © 2021 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. Available where books are sold. Image credit: Photographs by Levi Miller
From Maureen: The Cosmo was the quintessential cocktail of the 1990s. This version still looks posh and tastes just as yummy, but it can be enjoyed sans the hangover. It’s an easy recipe and can be made in advance. This gives you enough for two drinks — perfect for clinking with your bestie.
More Zero Proof Drinks
For another Zero Proof drink from Maureen, check out her Strawberry Ginger Fizz.
Low FODMAP Frozen Cosmo
Did the title get your attention? Thinking about quenching your thirst with something icy, fruity and non-alcoholic? This low FODMAP Frozen Cosmo is from the book ZERO PROOF drinks & more 100 Recipes for Mocktails & Low-Alcohol Cocktails by Maureen Petrosky. That’s right! You don’t have to add alcohol to have fun and this book proves the point with style.
- 2/3 cup (150 ml) orange seltzer water
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) cranberry juice
- 2- ounces (60 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice, without pulp
- 2- ounces (60 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice, strained
- 2 lime wedges
- Freezer-safe container
In a freezer-safe container, combine seltzer water, cranberry juice, orange juice and lime juice, stirring well. Place in the freezer for about 1 hour, until slushy but not fully frozen (see Notes).
Remove from freezer and stir with a fork. (Using a fork won’t interfere with the slushy, easy-to-sip consistency.)
Using a spoon, scoop into glasses.
Cut a small slit in each lime wedge and place 1 wedge on the rim of each glass for garnish.
• If your Cosmo gets fully frozen by mistake, all is not lost! Let it stand on the counter for 20 to 30 minutes and then stir with a fork.
• This drink looks especially glam in a martini glass.
Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.
- Lime Juice: Monash University has lab tested lime juice and it is low FODMAP in 1 cup (250 g) amounts (double that of lemon juice, as an interesting fact).
- Orange Juice: Monash has told us in private correspondence that freshly squeezed orange juice contains no FODMAPs, per their lab testing. Any kind of processed orange juice, whether bottled, canned or in cardboard packaging, even if it says 100% juice, does contain FODMAPs. The processing affects the FODMAPs. For commercially prepared, try ½ cup (120 ml) and test your tolerance.
Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.