Category: Mama Needs a Drink (Recipes)


Candy’s Strawberry Shortcake Martini

Originally posted on August 20, 2010 If you heard a disturbingly loud moan coming from the Western part of the nation this afternoon, it was probably me after sampling...


Because What is a Royal Birth Without a Royal Baby Cocktail?

I’ve let my cocktail recipe column languish for way too long — and what better reason to re-launch it than the birth of PRINCE GEORGE?!  (And I say that...


Candy’s Gingerbread Martini Recipe

Yes.  I GOT THE GINGERBREAD SYRUP, PEOPLE.  A Christmas miracle. And I’m delighted to report this cocktail was so worth the effort and pained breasts.  (If only...


Sum-Sum-Summertime Watermelon Martini Recipe

It’s officially summer this week, people!  My favorite season, especially now that I live in a low-humidity city (meaning: my hair doesn’t expand...


Let’s Get This Winesday Started: Pinot Noir Shake

There is a burger bar in the neighborhood Mr. Candy and I enjoy going to, a place where we can feel like adults — A cocktail menu!  No Happy Meals! — but...


How My Breasts Destroyed My Quest for the Perfect Gingerbread Martini

This is a cautionary tale. By God, nursing moms, do NOT let this happen to you. With the light at the end of the two-kids-two-and-under-tunnel beginning to shine, and my...


Candy’s Party Sangria

The kids are in bed. The evenings are warm. Kick off the summer nights with Candy's "special" (read: strong) sangria recipe.


Candy’s TGIW Raspberry Mojito

TGIW:  Stands for Thank God It’s the Weekend.  Because, clearly, I’ve missed the TGIF deadline, thanks to a one-year-old who was being ridiculously cute...


Candy’s TGIF Pear Saketini

In celebration of summer lurking right around the corner, I selected a light and fruity (much like Glee) drink this week.  A longtime sake lush enthusiast, I concocted...


Candy’s TGIF Stork Club Cocktail

Today’s drink is in honor of Cartoon Stork, who graced The Laughing Stork’s header until his demise during the redesign last week, when he was cruelly axed...