Cocktails


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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“Featured Mom” Tori Spelling – A Moms Gone Zen Exclusive!

Tori Spelling Head Shot

Read below to see how you can win an autographed copy of her new book, “Spelling It Like It Is” !

In the 90’s, America fell in love with Tori Spelling when she played Donna Martin on Beverly Hills 90210 (“Free Donna Martin” Anyone?!).  Decades later, thousands of fans (including us) have fallen in love with her all over again in her new role as SUPERMOM and DIY-maven extraordinaire!  As an actress, author of 3 NY Times bestselling memoirs – sTORI Telling, Mommywood, and Uncharted terriTORI, the star of her popular reality show Tori & Dean, wife to Dean McDermott (since 2006), and mother of four (yes 4!) beautiful kids ages six and under, Tori is notorious for intimately revealing her everyday antics onscreen and in print.  We’re in awe of how she finds the time to do all this, keep it together, AND manage to update her blog EdiTORIal by Tori Spelling on a daily basis!

Tori & DeanTori is famously honest and self-deprecatingly funny when it comes to her personal life, and she’s the first to admit that the “reality” behind her popular television show, Tori & Dean, isn’t always real.  She’s always Spelling It Like It Iswhich is also the name of her fabulous new book, released October 22.  In it, Tori shares personal stories with her usual humor, candor, and down-to-earth charm. Spelling it like it is Tori Spelling

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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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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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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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