Mummy Buzz


A Cocktail for Every Calamity

Mommy Mixes it Up with a Dash of Humour

Surviving motherhood requires a good sense of humor—and strong cocktails. Lucky for you, Janet Frongillo has been blessed with a hefty dose of both, as evidenced by her book “Mommy Mixology”—part barmaid, part mom rants. 

With more than 60 playful recipes, Frongillo takes you through the catastrophes and triumphs of raising her three sons, with a cocktail every step of the way, from conception to year five. 

Of course, a few big disclaimers from the off. Booze and behind-the-wheel don't mix. And be sure to put away that boob before bringing out the shaker. (Albeit Frongillo also features a few tried and true teetotaller recipes for the expecting and nursing contingent, although you may be sorely tempted to become a raging alcoholic.) 

Basically: a really fun book for your BFF and by all means pick one up for your own larder, because you must be your own BFF because (and I quote) "a good attitude and a fully stocked bar can keep any mom smiling through the worst and best of times." 

Such as, but not limited to: 

  • When your toddler digs in his heels and comes back with “NO!” 367 times, shake it off with a refreshing NO!Jito.
  • When your little darling starts to pick up on—and repeat!—every word you say, clean up your language with a Son of a Beach.
  • When your 3-year-old pushes down his Pull-Ups and learns the difference between boys and girls, sit back and laugh with a Penis Colada.

So what are you waiting for? Go and get your booze on... 


(makes 1 serving)

  • 8 to 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 lime wedges or 4 ounces (1⁄2 cup) fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white superfine sugar
  • 11⁄2 ounces white rum
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces (1⁄2 cup) chilled club soda Lime wheel, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the mint leaves, lime wedges or juice, sugar, and rum. Add a cup of ice, pour in the club soda, and shake. Strain into a tall Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.