o.k., this is not exactly the sort of drinks book that AlcoholReviews.com would usually mention.
But rules may be broken for a good reason, and the reason here is straightforward: Reasons Mommy Drinks (Three Rivers Press, 2013) is very funny.
Just look at the cover—a cocktail with Lego ice cubes, a depiction of the intrusion of children upon cocktail hour. Authors Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson have put together an amusing volume of one-page maternal rants paired with cocktail lessons. So, to pick one of the 100 or so, here is a snippet of “Swim Class”:
Mommy was punch drunk from labor when she signed you up for Infant Swim at the local public pool. She had visions of you flowing peacefully in the water, an extension of the womb, but failed to consider this would mean pouring herself in postpartum swimwear. Visual reference: sausage bursting on a BBQ. All Mommy owns are neon string bikinis from a previous life, but she can’t bear to buy a sensible one from the I’ve Given Up Line at Sears…
This entry is followed by a recipe for the Pool Party, a tasty mixture of blue curacao, lemonade, and soda. other entries address all-too-real post-childbirth topics like “the car seat,” “sex,” “the babysitter,” etc.
You can order a paperback or e-copy of Reasons Mommy Drinks here . No doubt it would make a laugh-inducing gift for the soon-to-be-mother or new mom.