Okay, so while I certainly don't advocate alcoholism, I know what it's like to have one of those days and want to unwind with a nice, fruity adult beverage. I have a teenager and 2 toddlers, and they definitely keep me on my toes and occasionally try my patience.
Since I have a house full of kiddos, my husband and I don't really get to go out too terribly often. And I am certainly not a bartender. As a matter of fact, I couldn't tell you what goes into any mixed drink, let alone attempt to make them myself.
So when I received a review copy of The Big Book Of Martinis for Moms by Rose Maura Lorre and Mavis Lamb, I was definitely curious. This book offers more than 150 drink recipes, and they're specifically made to celebrate different milestones and occasions that only a Mom could understand.
The book is even separated into easy to reference sections such as Bathroom Feats, Bedtime Feats, Kids Will Be Kids Feats, and many more. The best part? You don't have to be a master bartender to make these drinks. All you need is a shaker, some ice, the ingredients, and of course, a sense of humor. (This book is sure to make you chuckle!)
Here are just a few drink examples from this must-have book for Moms:
Aren't these fun?! I love all of the creative feats listed, and I love the fact that the authors are all about Moms celebrating every day events that often get overlooked. I will tell you, the first time Sophie pooped in her "Big Girl Potty", I definitely should have celebrated with the Pooh'tini! While there are tons of kid-related reasons to celebrate or de-stress, there are plenty of recipes with the sole purpose of Mom getting some much needed ME time as well.
Overall, I am really enjoying this book. The recipes are delicious, the pictures beautiful and eye-catching, and the writing is very colorful and amusing. This is a great read, and sure to make Mom smile. I think this would make the perfect gift for Mother's Day! Not only is it a very unique book, it's a gift that keeps on giving. Mom will find about a million ways to celebrate and if you're lucky, she may even mix up a martini for you, too! After all, Mom always taught us it's nice to share!
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You can purchase The Big Book Of Martinis for Moms HERE.
About the Authors:
Rose Maura Lorre blogtends at FiveOClockCocktails.com, a finalist for the Saveur 2012 Best Food Blog Awards, and is the food critic for St. Louis Magazine. She has tended bar at The Royale Food & Spirits in St. Louis and is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Mixology. Rose has been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, the New York Post, and Salon.com, amongst other publications. Follow her on twitter @5oclockcocktail.
Mavis Lamb coaches people on blogging for business, speaks on networking and word-of-mouth marketing, and writes books and plays. As director of Seattle Playwrights Studio, her latest play, “Serendipity by Design,” was inspired by a conversation with her boyfriend, Dave, a martini bar owner.
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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