A Recipe from ‘The Big Book of Martinis for Moms’ to Kick Off the Holiday Weekend
Are your kids off from school tomorrow? Mine are. *drink* Does the Easter weekend mean you’re getting together with family? *drink* Have you bought the Easter basket and all of its stuffing yet? *drink*
Author Rose Maura Lorre has the perfect solution to the many conundrums of parenthood–and adult life in general. She just wrote a luscious book–the recipes and photos require the use of this adjective–called The Big Book of Martinis for Moms. This chick knows what she’s talking about. Full disclosure: Rose was my summer house mate on Fire Island for a few years in our twenties (way before kids) drinking days. Her recipes were delicious–and they still are on her blog, The Five O’Clock Cocktail.
So make yourself and others happy. Buy the book for yourself and give one to a friend.
I asked Rose a few quick questions, and below those, check out her recipe for Mom Must Read–the Hemingway Daiquir-tini:
KK: Why do moms need your book?
RML: Since becoming a mom, I’ve found that a) I need a cocktail more than ever, but b) it needs to be just the right one, properly made and well chosen for my mood. The days of just indiscriminately having a few drinks at the end of the day are long gone, as I’m far too exhausted to tolerate more than one drink per evening. So what I like about the book is that it gives moms lots of worthwhile options, including plenty of classic cocktails, no matter what their cocktail-making skill level and whether they prefer their cocktails sweet, bitter, fruity, etc.
KK: How did you *drink* do your research?
RML: That would be where my years of pre-parenthood having a few drinks on most nights came in! I also write my own cocktail blog Five O’clock Cocktails where I do a lot of cocktail experimentation.
KK: Are cocktails a yes or a no at a playdate?
RML: A no, for several reasons. Firstly, playdates are usually during the day, and while I’m a firm believer in “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” (hence the name of my blog), I personally would find getting through the rest of the day a drag if I’m a little tipsy when it’s, say, 2 in the afternoon. Second, there’s no way I can foresee getting through a playdate without a spilled cocktail (martini glasses do not come with snap-on, spillproof lids!), and while I don’t cry over spilled milk, a martini’s a different story. Basically, I just think a cocktail tastes best when it’s a reward well deserved at the end of a long day and able to be enjoyed in relative quiet, with non-Wiggles music playing softly in the background if Mom so chooses.
KK: Which drink should Mom Must Read readers try first?
RML: Definitely the Hemingway Daiquir-tini
- 1 ounce light rum
- 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
- 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
- Garnish: lime wheel, 1 cherry
Pour everything but the garnish into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and cherry.Add a Comment