May 23, 2008

Book Review: Margarita Mama - Mocktails for Moms-to-Be

A few months back, at X's urging, I seriously considered doing ads on this site. While I wish I could lay claim to having taken the Higher Road, in truth, I decided against doing ads because I am lazy. LAZY, I tell you. If I were to begin doing ads, I would feel the need to get all professional-like with this site and start doing a posting schedule and then before I would know it, I would be all serious about this here site. And truthfully? I want this site to be fun. Not serious. However, my lazy nature does not preclude me from accepting free books. As such, I am actively going in that direction. All books I review that have been sent to me by the publisher will be reviewed under the label "Queen of the Free Bees". I may accept other things to review, but rest assured, I will not be reviewing laundry detergent anytime soon.



Margarita Mama - Mocktails for the Mom-to-Be by Alyssa Gusenoff
This small, compact book of non-alcoholic drinks is fun to read and has whimsical illustrations. To boot, it has tidbits of helpful information related to pregnancy and drink-mixing throughout. The drinks have cute names like "Bulging Belly Button", "Materni-Tea", "Raging Hormone", and "Swollen Feet Fizz". Not only would this book be great for a mom-to-be or someone hosting a baby shower, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in making non-alcoholic drinks. There are recipes for sangria, martinis, mimosas, daiquiris, and of course, margaritas. My only regret was that there was no recipe for a gin and tonic - my very, VERY favorite of all "hard" drinks.

I am giving away my review copy of this Margarita Mama! Comment on this post by Midnight, May 28th (Wednesday) if you would like to be included in the drawing for this fun, little book.

8 comments:

CPA Mom said...

INCLUDE ME PLEASE!! IT DOES LOOK LIKE A FUN BOOK!

Dee said...

I wish I could have found that when I was pregnant. It could still be useful while I'm nursing though! Count me in!

Bethany said...

My husband is a recovering alcoholic (many years now) so I don't keep any booze in the house. This book would come in handy here.

When we go out and I have a drink it's a gin and tonic, twist of lime. Yum!

The Hunter's Prize said...

Oh, I don't really miss drinking alcohol, but there are meals that seem incomplete without a little something to drink.

flybunny said...

I so wish I had had this last year as I had to make do with my vodka/tonic's without the vodka and I missed them so!

Sounds like it has some yummy drinks and now I am wishing I had a big old pitchet of sangria from la bodega.....

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

Oooooh, how I love sangria! Please include me in the drawing.

amy said...

my sister in law and i are both pregnant and were just commiserating last night over the lack of margaritas in our life.

Haley said...

I would love that book. Please include me.