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3 Simple Drink Recipes That Will Significantly Lower Your Chances of Giving a Shit

Updated: May 5



3 Simple Drink Recipes That Will Significantly Lower Your Chances of Giving a Shit

Long day? No sleep? Crazy week and it's only Monday? W.T.F even is my life right now? We've been there and we'll be there again! BUT, today we have 3 simple drink recipes that will significantly lower your chances of giving a shit and help you relax any day of the week! Even if it is only for a few minutes! I apologize now if you find potty-mouth language unnecessary or off-putting in any way. We believe there are no good or bad words, only appropriate times and places in which to use them! This is just how we roll!

Iced Berry & Earl Grey Tea

Blackberry pie anyone? No chewing, or baking required! This treat is perfect to share with your next-door-neighbor or a friend who stops by on a warm summer night. You could also enjoy this after flipping your sign to "mom off duty" in the early afternoon! You don't get "mom off duty" time? Take it! If you have a partner do NOT stand for no time off! It takes two baby!

Ingredients:

  • 8 bags of earl grey tea (if you don't keep this stocked Publix makes an excellent earl grey tea) or 4 tablespoons loose leaf earl grey tea

  • 4 cups cool water

  • 1 pint fresh berries of choice (blackberries are my favorite, but you can use any berry or combination of berries)

  • 1/4- 1/2 cup of honey

  • 4 cups ice

  • 1/2 cup cream or sweet cream coffee creamer


Let's get this party started!

  1. Freeze 1/2 pint of berries in a single layer on a plate or baking sheet.

  2. Bring 4 cups of cool water to a rolling boil (yes, cool water is better than warm to steep a great cup of tea and also for brewing coffee, you're welcome)

  3. Put remaining 1/2 pint of berries in a bowl with the honey. The amount of honey you use will be dependent on how sweet you like your tea. If you enjoy a non-sweet tea, feel free to skip honey completely. Smoosh until broken up!

  4. Add the loose earl grey tea to the crushed berry mixture or add tea bags

  5. Pour the boiling water over and berry mixture and let it steep for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes it can and most likely will become bitter so watch your time!

  6. While you wait for 5 minutes to pass, put 4 cups of ice in a large serving pitcher

  7. After 5 minutes strain the berry infused tea over the ice. The ice will melt and immediately cool the tea.

  8. Add frozen berries just before serving to keep the tea cold.

  9. Pour into a fancy glass and add your cream(er)

  10. Pinkies out bitches! Enjoy!

Monday Mimosas

Some say, "on Wednesdays we wear pink!" Well, on Mondays we drink mimosas! That's right, on Monday's we drink, in moderation of course! Citrus never tasted so yummy! We couldn't write a simple drink recipes blog and not include a mimosa recipe! What's the secret to a great mimosa? First, enjoy them very cold! Second, the base for mimosas is super simple, start basic and play later! It's 1-part orange juice to 1-part champagne or sparkling white wine and THAT-IS-IT! From there you can be as creative as you'd like. Also, I want to note that for mimosas you don't need to buy expensive champagne, Prosecco and Cava are also great! You can certainly enjoy a good mimosa and still save some money! A few good options are Zardetto Brut and Cupcake.

You can definitely opt to skip the alcohol if it's not your jam or you are in recovery!


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups O.J. (If you can get a hold of fresh blood orange juice this will add another layer of dramatic effect and widen the flavor complexity of this drink)

  • 1 cup pineapple juice

  • 1 bottle of Champagne or sparkling white wine

  • 2 tablespoons of Grenadine

  • Optional Garnishes: maraschino cherries, fresh rosemary sprig, fresh (or canned, nobody is judging you here) pineapple for garnish


Let's get Making

  1. Mix together the O.J., pineapple juice, and grenadine

  2. Add equal parts juice mixture and champagne/white wine in Champagne flute. As you're pouring the champagne be sure to tilt the glass to help preserve some of those beautiful bubbles.

  3. Optional Garnish: toss in 2-3 maraschino cherries to each glass, hang a slice of pineapple to the rim of the glass, top with a tiny sprig of rosemary


Caramel Iced Coffee

The perfect copycat version of the kickass Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks! If you love coffee as much as The Jax Baby Company team does then you'll love our version of this drink. This caramel iced coffee has definitely become a favorite of many the couples we work with! If you prefer a lighter version of this drink you can certainly sub out almond milk, cashew milk, or soy milk for the sweet cream!


Ingredients:

  • cold brew coffee (I use a mason jar and this type filter) OR just chilled coffee

  • 2 oz. sweet cream

  • caramel sauce (There is a single ingredient caramel sauce I make using a can of sweetened condensed milk that is perfection. Look up sweetened condensed milk caramel on Pinterest)

  • ice


Let's get Brewing!

  1. Brew your coffee in the fridge the night before

  2. Using a butter knife spread your caramel sauce around the inside of the glass

  3. Add ice to your glass, filling about 1/2 way

  4. Pour the sweet cream into the glass, it should fill your glass about 1/4-1/3 of the way

  5. Gently pour the cold brew over the ice until the glass is full

  6. Enjoy!

Not only will these simple drink recipes significantly lower your chances of giving a shit, but they'll also be a hit with your friends, family, and significant other! Foodies and drink connoisseurs alike love The Jax Baby Co. team. We cook, we concoct, (occasionally cuss) and we're the baby whisperers!


Happy Birth & Parenting,

~Elizabeth Luke

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