I recently read the hysterically funny book Reasons Mommy Drinks by Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson. I laughed out loud from the very first sentence of the introduction.
I even tweeted that.
Reasons Mommy Drinks chronicles a new mother’s journey from the baby shower, “a painful rite of passage, cleverly disguised with adorable pink or blue ribbons that later become an embarrassing hat,” through 18 months postpartum and drinking the Mommy Kool-Aid.
This pint-sized book includes 100 chapters (if you call a hysterical, one-page vignette a chapter) accompanied by 100 drink recipes — that’s 100 drinks to snarf through your nose for every belly busting chapter about the first 18 months of motherhood.
The drink recipes are just as funny to read as the vignettes. The instructions for “One-Hit Wonder” suggest listening to Vanilla Ice with a shot of Irish cream to drown out all the questions about baby number two when baby number one isn’t even one yet.
And the drinks have creative names, like “Insta-Graham Shot” or s’mores in a shot glass to ease the pain of editing and organizing “198,736 high-res photos” of baby and “Nap Thyme,” for the best part of Mommy’s day…in theory.
With permission from the authors, here’s the recipe for “Nap Thyme.” Enjoy!
1 ounce gin*
3 ounces club soda
Sprig of fresh thyme
Rim a glass with lemon juice and then sugar. Fill the glass with ice. Pour in the gin, club soda, a splash of lemon juice, and sugar to taste. Stir gently. Garnish with thyme.
*Try Cold River Gin if you’re gluten-free. Its distilled from potatoes rather than grains. — Shannon.
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