Food & Drink · Time for Mommy

Mommy’s Juice Friday

While working out the other day (I can usually squeeze in 20 minutes of cardio before I pick up my baby, but 20 min is 20 min!) I caught an episode of Giada. You may be asking me: Why would you watch the Food Network while you workout? 🙂 One, I like to be entertained while I attempt to sweat, I simply can’t stare off into the gym. Two: I love to cook so the Food Network entertains and gets my creative juices flowing.

This week she was preparing a few cocktails (Yum!), and needless to say, Giada knows how to make a killer pretty drink. So I’m sharing her recipe with you below. Hope you’ll try it! I’m definitely putting the ingredients on my shopping list! This one is too easy, promise. 

Lemon Champagne Cocktail

Prep time: 5 minutes! GH0438H_Lemon-Champagne-Cocktail_s4x3.jpg.rend.sni12col.landscape

One 12-ounce container frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed (1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups vanilla-flavored or plain vodka
One 750 ml bottle rose champagne, chilled (*I’m going to use Barefoot Pink Moscato)
Fresh mint sprigs

In a pitcher, combine the lemonade and vodka. Slowly stir in the champagne. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.

*Cook’s Note: To make vanilla-flavored vodka, place 3 whole vanilla beans in a 750 ml bottle of plain vodka. Place the bottle in a cool dark place for at least 10 days to allow the vanilla to infuse the vodka. Open the bottle occasionally during the infusion time.
(Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis)

*Try it in mason jars if you have some. That will bring out the rustic chic in this pretty pink drink!

Happy weekend and let me know what mommy juice you enjoyed in the comments below! I always love a new cocktail ❤

 Pretty entertaining set!

Make an amazing Mojito! 

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