Summer Bevs for Cool Moms
I don't have a sweet tooth.
I'm into salty, vinegary flavors, which are best paired with my other favorite flavor... beer. It's just that sometimes a mom wants to feel classy and order a cocktail. I've never made good cocktail choices- everything is too sweet. And I can't just order straight liquor. I'm too much of a wimp for whiskey, vodka and gin taste like college hangovers, and tequila gives me a rumbly tumbly. My main man, Jimbo, is always making new concoctions and waiting for a breakthrough. Boy, oh, boy did he hit the jackpot last week, with an Aperol Spritz. Oh I know some of you supercool moms will say, "That's so two years ago." And you're actually right... my "research" shows that these were all the rage in 2014. I think I even maybe had one... or two... back then but, a mom forgets these things when she's pregnant and nursing and wiping butts all day. So, here's a reminder! Drink this. It's good.
Aperol Spritz- Recipe from Food 52
Serves 1 (YAS! And blast this, whilst you celebrate your hot bod for getting you thru the day)
- A few large cubes of ice
- 1 1/2ounces Aperol
- Prosecco (I usually grab a bottle between $10 and $15) (white wine and La Croix works too)
- Orange wedge or twist, for garnish
- Pour your Aperol over ice in a large wine glass, tumbler, or whatever vessel you like. (Mason jar? Sure.) Top with Prosecco, about 3 ounces, or until the mixture is a color that makes you happy.
- Garnish with orange, and serve. Be sure to have extra orange slices on hand -- you're going to want a second.
Ok so a little background on this cool drank. Aperol is the creation of the people who brought us Campari. Both are considered "bitters."
What about an "active mom"? A mom who "actively" heals herself with a nightly drink? Let's reclaim this "tonic" for our world-weary selves, moms!
Maybe mixing up a cocktail is too much for your evening wind-down. If you need things to be simple and you're into this bitter flavor thing...
Or just maybe go full bore and do as Argentinian moms do: spike your litre (cause, the metric system) of Coke with a whole bunch of Fernet and chug.