Dec 16, 2011 | Filed Under: Mama Needs a Drink (Recipes) | Tags: Damn You Gingerbead Syrup, 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 refrigerator and freezer overflowing with enough breast milk to feed a small nation, I decided it was time to start treating myself to TGI(INSERT DAY[S] OF CHOICE HERE) drinks again. Because if anybody needs a drink, it’s a mom with two small kids. Or a mom with one kid. Or somebody who knows a mom with one or more kids.
Yes. We all deserve a drink.
So I dropped the kids off at daycare this morning and, as any respectable mother would do, I drove off in desperate search of a ton of liquor. You see, I’ve been researching holiday cocktails for myself and this here column — tough work, but somebody’s gotta do it — and have become obsessed with a gingerbread martini recipe I came across:
1/2 ounce Monin Gingerbread Syrup
1 ounce Vodka
1/2 ounce Kahlúa
1/2 ounce Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
1 ounce vanilla milk
Graham crust for rim of glass
As Skye would say while rubbing her rounded toddler belly, yummy in my tummy.