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 this week’s drink.  Yes, perhaps I become too intimately involved...


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 I had a dollar for every time I’ve written that.)  Here is the...


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 yesterday, thereby forcing me to play hooky and spend the entire day with her...


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 this particular recipe myself, so drink at your own risk. THE PEAR...


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 from the site for being deemed “too cheesy.” (Don’t feel...


Candy’s TGIF Cosmopolitan

I’m going to see “Sex and the City” with the girls tonight and, based on the reviews, I’m going to need A LOT of these beforehand.  Yikes.  Oh, how I hate that they’ve tarnished the legacy of one of my favorite...


Candy’s TGIF Piña Colada

Is this post too late for a proper TGIF toast?  You betcha!  My apologies… how ’bout we just call it a TGINT (Thank God It’s Not Thursday) drink then, because yesterday really bit the big one for me.


Candy’s TGIF Captain’s Punch

In celebration of my new recliner, I’ve chosen a Southern COMFORT-based drink this week.  (See what I did there?)  This one’s got a kick (especially if you’re liberal with the suggested quantities as I tend to be) —...


Candy’s TGIF Peach Margarita

I’m not going to be able to properly celebrate Cinco de Mayo this week, what with Mr. Candy having the audacity to WORK on that holiest of party days — sacrilege! — so we are going to raise a glass in honor of it tonight...