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Blue Barn Kitchen: Mommy Mocktail

Blue Barn Kitchen: Mommy Mocktail

Written by: Beth Nydick, Blue Barn Kitchen

On this Mother’s Day, I reflect on the kind of mom I am, I have great mommy moments and BAD ones too. PM me for those stories…..

Either way according to Wikipedia – “Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.”

Now that the kids are in the double digits, I am aware of the limited time I have left before they leave for college. The influence I have on them has not only to shape their lives but has shaped my own. I don’t know what kind of women I would be without those smelly kids. Yes! They make me crazy, the best is when the big one’s hormones are raging ( wow, I love teenagers) and I’m being yelled at while being laid on and asked to scratch his back with only my nails. 

I feel them trying to pull away while holding on tight. OMG, I’m getting choked up just writing this. I want to keep them young but at the same time, I know that they have to live and grow. Boy, it’s so hard to imagine what life will be like when they really are out on their own.

But for now, I will watch their (awful) TV shows and listen to every moment they want to share. No more handmade cards but still moments of love and admiration. I do have to say that I still have flashes of their toddler days, the days where they only wanted me and a baggie of goldfish. I am happy those days are over but still miss their little fat chubby hands holding mine. xoxo-B

Violet Beauregarde

FOR SIX TO EIGHT

  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 3 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 4-6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups organic, no sugar added blueberry juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • Seltzer, to taste
  • Fresh blueberries for garnish

Muddle mint in the bottom of a pitcher. Add lime juice, maple syrup, blueberry juice, and ice. Stir until well combined and strain into glasses. 

Top off each drink with seltzer and garnish with floating fresh blueberries.

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