If you are a mother to boys, chances are most of your days of packed full of slaying zombies, building amazing lego creations (only to get knocked right over thirty seconds after completion), cleaning urine from the toilet seat, and making mud pies in the backyard. While most of this sounds like loads of fun, it also sounds like utter exhaustion! Well you are not alone, my friend! Boy moms all over the world find themselves ready to unwind at bedtime. What better way than a glass of your favorite alcohol beverage? to help you calm your nerves a bit? Here are some of the best alcohol drinks/concoctions to indulge on when you are a mom of boys.
Lemon Basil Strawberry Mimosa
Are you hosting a play date for the neighborhood boys? If so, be sure to whip up this concoction for you and all of the other moms, while the kiddos play. Combine ¾ cup fresh basil leaves, ½ lemon juice and ½ cup honey in a pitcher. Then stir in about 8 freshly sliced strawberries, one 750 mL bottle of Prosecco and chilled soda water. Voila! You and the other boy moms will be in heaven, while your little men are running around.
Once the pretend zombies are slain, it is time to tackle the real zombie. Recipes can vary for a Zombie drink, but this one is certainly worth a try, and will go down without a fight. Shake together 1 oz white rum, 1 oz golden rum, 1 oz dark rum, 1 oz apricot brandy, 1 oz pineapple juice, 1 oz papaya juice, and a dash of grenadine. Pour this concoction into whichever clean glass you come to first (even if it is the beloved Spider-Man tumbler) and then pour .5 oz of 151-proof rum on top.
Need a laugh? Has being a boy mom been a rough few days? Then what you need is a laugh. It’s like a supercharged pink lemonade.Grab some friends and whip up my favorite Giggle Juice. All you need is 1 bottle and yes I said bottle of Moscato (750ml), 3 cups of pink lemonade, 1 cup of whatever vodka you prefer, and 1 can of sprite. Mix it all in a pitcher with ice and add sliced strawberries and lemons for a little extra flavor and prettiness. Refrigerate until ready to serve. If you really want to go all out when serving slice a lemon in half and rub the lemon on the rim of the glass then dip the rim in some sugar. Absolute giggle happiness.
Are you a coffee lover? Do you need coffee to start your day, each morning? Do you need a cup to wind down at the end of the day? Well if so be sure to have a bottle of Kahlua on hand at all times! The tiny, delicious addition of Kahlua to your coffee will be sure to help you relax after a day filled with Legos and Minecraft. That’s it no special mixing. Just grab your bottle of Kahlua and add as little or as much as you like to your coffee.
Long Island Iced Tea
This bad boy of a drink should be saved for your most stressful, I mean, eventful days! Also, make sure this is saved for when another parent or adult is home, because with all of the liquor in this drink, you will be feeling mighty relaxed! Simply combine 1 part vodka, 1 part tequila, 1 part rum, 1 part gin, 1 part triple sec, 1.5 part sweet and sour mix, and a splash of Coca Cola, over ice.
Alcohol Infused Snacking
Lemon Drop Jello Wedges
Little bit sweet little bit sour but all the way delicious, Keep them up because as pretty as they are I have had a kiddo try to sneak a taste before. Mix instant lemon jello but use 1/2 vodka 1/2 lemon juice instead of water. Grab some lemons cut them in half and scoop out the flesh. Pour vodka lemon mix in the halves and refrigerate. When jello is solid cut into wedges and roll in sugar. Then sit back and enjoy your lemon drop jello wedges sure to make a stressful day seem way more chill.
Vodka Gummy Bears
These need to be eaten with caution. Make sure there is another parent present because as tasty as they are and as quick as they sneak up on you you are going to need someone awake. Simply grab your favorite gummy bears or gummy worms, put them in a bowl, and pour a bottle of your favorite vodka in. Let them set for a few hrs and enjoy.