Juggling a full-time job and a relationship is hard enough; throw kids into the mix and you’re in for a wild ride! Whether a power woman at the office or a full-time mother of three, time is your most valuable asset, and sometimes the best remedy for a crazy day is a solid cocktail to wash down your worries. Here are five easy cocktails for the busy mom...because cocktail hour should never be compromised. Cheers to a deliciously uncomplicated option.
1. Vacation in a Glass
The perfect occasion: poolside playdates
A mother that has gone above and beyond deserves a liquid ticket to paradise every once in awhile. Coconut water is packed with electrolytes and potassium, making it a key ingredient in Austin Cocktails’ pre-batched ‘Paradise Found’. Instead of hunting down a ripe coconut yourself (who has time for that, anyway?), this deliciously uncomplicated offering has it all. Who would have thought a cocktail with 11 ingredients, including 5x distilled vodka, natural citrus and stone fruits, basil and organic agave nectar could be so effortless? You’ll be sure to increase playdate attendance with this tropical summertime libation!
2. Wine and Dine Sangria
The perfect occasion: date night sans the kids.
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but wine is a close second. For busy moms on the go, white (or red) wine sangria is an effortless craft. Start by adding lemon slices to a pitcher or large container. Then, do the same with fresh strawberries or another fruit of your choice. Pour 1½ cups of rum, a ½ cup of sugar and a bottle of dry red or white wine over the top. Stir, cover and stick your pitcher in the refrigerator for roughly five hours. If you're on a time crunch or forgot to refrigerate beforehand, some ice cubes will do just fine.
3. Margarita Mama
The perfect occasion: moms’ mingle
When your day isn’t quite going your way, why not shake things up and call the ladies over for a margarita night? Be the hostess with the mostest and serve a margarita that is all about fresh crisp ingredients without all that sugar and triple sec. Austin Cocktail’s pre-batched ‘Bergamot Orange Margarita’ does all the work for you, combining premium tequila, natural bergamot orange, lime, and the perfect balance of custom made triple sec and organic agave nectar. This cocktail might just be the best work you’ve done (or not done) all week!
4. Easy Breezy Berry Lemonade
The perfect occasion: garden parties/socials.
Lemonade is a summer staple, and for good reason. Crisp, refreshing and effortless, it will instantly quench your thirst. Besides, is there anything better than lemonade on a hot summer day? Even Beyoncé is singing its praises. For this drink, you'll need vodka, blueberries (other berries like huckleberries or strawberries work, too) and, of course, lemonade. First, mix up sugar, lemon juice and water for the base. (For about 8 servings, you’ll need 10 lemons, 1½ cups of sugar and 6 cups of water.) Then, add berries and 2 ¼ cups of vodka. Stir and serve over ice. Ideal for garden parties and impromptu gatherings at home.
5. Mother’s Blush
The perfect occasion: well-mixed Sunday brunch
We all need a stiff drink every once in a while, and busy moms are no exception. So, while your kids are downing their Shirley Temples at the next neighborhood gathering, you'll be sitting pretty with your Fred's Ruby Red Cocktail by Austin Cocktails. The ingredients are simple yet smart: 5x-distilled vodka, natural grapefruit, natural lime, natural mint and organic agave nectar. Aromatic ruby red grapefruit paired with crisp mint and fresh lime feels like a party in your mouth. In short, it's a no fuss craft cocktail you savor with every sip. Pre-batched with six cocktails per bottle, there’s just enough to go around at the next get together. Bottoms up!