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Friday Cocktail: Wonderland Green Mint Teani

At One With Mom Martini

The Feat: Achieved Zen State of Calm

As a mom, your world is often frantic, chaotic, and loud (very loud). You keep going from one thing to another, doing your best to keep it all together. Sometimes all you want, or crave, is a moment or two of silence where you can actually hear yourself think. In that moment you imagine you will find calm. A Zen state of calm. What a dreamlike feeling that would be, right? Yet every time you thought you were close, something came along and disrupted the quiet. From a phone call to a child's shout, something or someone kept demanding your attention. Not so this time. Today, you found a bubble of nirvana where your nerves were soothed and your mind was peaceful. You owned the cool, calm and collected atmosphere surrounding you. That serene setting deserves to be sealed with a drink. A nice, tranquil cocktail that holds the power to keep you composed. Enter, the Wonderland Green Mint Teani. Sweetened with simple syrup and kicked up a notch with light rum, this warm beverage is sure to help you keep your cool. Remember it anytime you need to reclaim your Zen.

The Reward: Wonderland Green Mint Teani

  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • Hot green tea, to fill
  • 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
  1. Muddle the mint in simple syrup with the lime wedges.
  2. Add the rum.
  3. Pour into a room-temperature or warmed martini glass and top with steaming green tea.
  4. Sweeten with honey to taste.

Makes 1 martini

Excerpted from The Big Book of Martinis for Moms (F+W Media, March 2013) By Rose Maure Lorre (FiveOClockCocktails.com) and Mavis Lamb

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