Zen Cocktails


Staying Hydrated! Coconut Water & Raspberry Cocktail

Staying hydrated.  It’s one of the biggest things we preach to ourselves and our girlfriends when we go out for a night on the town with them!  I can hear myself telling my friend right now… “Oh honey, go home and drink a BIG glass of water, take two Advil and you’ll feel awesome tomorrow! No hangover, I promise!!”

So being that I’m a good friend, I’d like to share a little secret to the “not feeling like sh*t the next day” drinking trick.  Coconut Water.

Ok, stop laughing.  I’m serious! It’s like the fountain of superior hydration low in calorie fat free juices!  It’s filled with magnesium, calcium and vitamin C.  It’s rad and tastes good!

Coconut water seems to be one of those things that you’re seeing everywhere in the super-market.  Every corner you turn you see those eco-friendly boxes that are filled with the stuff!  At first I resisted. I mean, I like coconut, but what’s all the fuss about?  Then I caved in… hated it at first… then found a brand that I just loved and now I can’t get enough of the stuff!!! What a love story, right?  It’s a really mild flavor of coconut.  It’s not in your face BAM! Don’t go for the sweetened ones, go for unsweetened, it’s so much better for you.
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Friday Night Master Cleanse. Moms Gone Zen Style

It’s Friday, you’ve earned it.  Try this great cocktail recipe for a Master Cleanse like no other.

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Sweet N Low Cosmo

Kinda loving this twist on the classic Cosmo recipe right now.  I stand behind any drink that’s half the calories, tastes just as good as the original and does the trick!

Sweet N Low Cosmo

  • 3 ounces seltzer water (or club soda)
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 packet Sweet’N Low® zero calorie sweetener
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 lemon slice or mint sprig, for garnish, optional

In a chilled shaker, mix the cranberry juice, vodka, Sweet’N Low, and seltzer water. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain and serve chilled. Garnish with lemon slice or mint sprig, if desired.

Moms Gone Zen Sweet N Low Cosmo

The Moms Gone Zen twist… serve over crushed ice.  It’s almost like a grown up cosmo-slurpee! We like.

 Recipe courtesy of Sweet N Low.

 

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4th of July Cocktail

 

Make no doubt about it mamas! Summer is here!
This means sun, fun and cocktails… and you’re drinking not because the kids are home (we kid!) but to keep cool of course!
So give this low calorie, delicious & refreshing Strawberry Citrus Cocktail a try this 4th of July!

Strawberry Citrus Vodka

3 Strawberries
A few sprigs of mint
1 Tablespoon light agave
1 shot Grey Goose Citron
Lemon Juice

Muddle the strawberries & mint together in a shaker with ice and shake shake shake! Add remaining ingredients and shake a bit more. Pour over ice, garnish with a strawberry & enjoy!

Happy 4th of July to all!

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Kiwi Capiroska Cocktail

It’s Friday and the weekends here!! You know how we do… time for a cocktail!  This one is clean, refreshing and will take the edge off!  So kick up your heels, let loose and enjoy! xo

Kiwi CapiroskaKiwi Capiroska

2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced
12 mint leaves, divided
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 limes, juiced
2 cups GreyGoose Vodka
2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water)

ice cubes
garnish:1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced
Directions:
1. Line six glasses up and fill each with 1/3 cup of diced kiwis, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ lime juiced.
2. Muddle together the contents of each glass until fully combined.
3. Fill each glass with ice and top off with 1/3 cup vodka and 1/3 cup tonic water.
4. Stir, finish each with a kiwi garnish and serve.
 
recipe & photo courtesy of The Poor Girl

 

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Strawberry Basil Margaritas

The weather is starting to warm up and with that comes my overwhelming desire to sit outside in my backyard on Saturday afternoons… watch the kids play with matches (I’m KIDDING) I mean on the swing set and sip on these delightful Strawberry Basil Margaritas while I soak in the sun! 

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Perfect for get togethers, make a pitcher in advance and enjoy! xo 

Strawberry Basil Margaritas

1 Cup of Fresh Lime Juice
1 Container of Fresh Strawberries cleaned & quartered
10 Basil Leaves Roughly Chopped
2 1/2 Cups Tequila
3/4 Cup Cointreau
2 Cups of Water
Pitcher full of ice

Combine all ingredients into the pitcher and give a good stir!

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail LUCKY LEPRECHAUN

kiss me I'm irishSt. Patrick’s Day!! Time for green beer?  Not feelin’ it?  Yeah, us too.  Kinda seems un-natural and icky really the thought of drinking a lime  green anything if you didn’t make it that color naturally?  RIGHT?

If you really feel like you can’t hold back and you MUST have a green cocktail… go for this one!  The Lucky Leprechaun.  It’s a Moms Gone Zen favorite! So do St. Patty’s day right this year and serve up this cocktail!  May you come home covered in kisses… Irish or not!

Lucky LeprechaunLucky Leprechaun

Boru Vodka

2 parts of Boru Irish Vodka (Vodka)

1 small cucumber, quartered

1 small cucumber (for garnish) 

10 fresh mint leaves

3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice

1 cup of ice

1 tablespoon agave nectar

Dash of sea salt

Put cucumbers, mint and lime juice in a blender on high until well blended. Put ice, vodka, agave, and a dash of salt in a shaker. Pour cucumber mixture through a fine mesh sieve into the shaker as well. Shake well to combine and chill. Serve over ice. Garnish with sliced cucumber & fresh mint.

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And The Academy Award Goes To… Oscar Cocktails!

If you’re having an Oscar party this weekend… do it up big!  Just like in Hollywood!

Here are 9 cocktail recipes inspired from all of  the films nominated for Best Motion Picture Oscar 2013…. along with a little description, and my own personal critique about them.  There’s a drink here for everyone!  Enjoy your Sunday night & may the best film win!

Amour:

Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers

“In the final months of her life, a retired music teacher and her husband of sixty years struggle with the debilitating effects of two strokes on both her health and her quality of life.  As Georges cares for the increasingly unhappy Anne, the pair finds the nature of their life together irrevocably changed.”

Amour Cocktail

1 Part Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 Dash Lemon Juice
1 Dash Cherry Brandy
1 Dash Grenadine
6 Mint Leaves

Fill a shaker with ice cubes.  Add all ingredients. Shake & strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a mint leaf. Read more »

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3 Steps to the Ultimate Valentine’s Day

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Everybody loves and needs a little romance today. Here are 3 sure-fire things that you can do to spice up the night and get things going in the right direction. Read more »

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Happy Heart Cocktail

Drink… to your HAPPY HEART COCKTAIL!

Here’s to heart healthy drinking! Yes, there is such a thing.  As most of us know, cranberries have many healing properties.  One of those happens to be a key part to helping alleviate cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.

Cranberries are filled with flavonoids.  No, you’re not going to hallucinate… but they do help with urinary tract infections, gastric ulcers, decrease gum disease and lower LDL cholesterol levels “bad”

So… drink to your health! Drink to your heart! A cranberry cocktail that’ll have you head over heels in LOVE!

HAPPY HEART COCKTAIL

Combine Cranberry Vodka, Cranberry Juice & Ice in a shaker.
Pour into a low ball glass.
Finish with a splash of club soda & a squeeze of lime. 

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