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Winter Break Fun for Mom: Cocktails, Mocktails & Coloring

December 22, 2016 2472 Views

Having your children home for winter break can be overwhelming. Between the holiday madness, running them to events, and keeping them entertained, it can be really draining for a mom!

Have your spouse watch your kids for an hour or so and give yourself some much-needed (and much-deserved!) alone time to relax and unwind with an adult coloring book and a delicious cocktail or mocktail – recipes below.

No one available to watch your kids? Turn it into a family party with alcohol-free mocktails for all and a personalized coloring book for you to share, like Let's Color Together, or a personalized coloring book for kids, like our Hello Kitty coloring books!

Some of our favorite personalized adult coloring books include:

Raspberry Prosecco Punch Cocktail

Via TheTastyBite.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raspberries, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Frozen raspberries or ice
  • 1 bottle (750-mL) Prosecco, chilled
  • Mint, for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan, combine raspberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice and simmer on low heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
  • To make individual cocktails, add a handful of frozen raspberries and 2 tablespoons of raspberry syrup to a wine glass. Top with prosecco and garnish with mint if using.

Not drinking? Make it an alcohol-free mocktail with this recipe:

Sparkling Raspberry Mocktail

Via PoofyCheeks.com

INGREDIENTS

  • Frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate
  • 3 cups of cold water
  • Frozen raspberries (or fresh)
  • Sparkling white grape juice

DIRECTIONS

  • In a small pitcher mix frozen lemonade and three cups of water
  • For ice-cubes sprinkle raspberries into an ice cube tray and then slowly pour the raspberry lemonade mix over them. Set the remaining drink mix aside until later. **(If you are using deep ice cube trays I recommend only filling 1/2 way high so they will fit in champagne flutes).
  • When ready to serve add ice cubes to each glass and pour about one tablespoon of the raspberry lemonade in the bottom of each glass.
  • Top off the glass with sparkling grape juice and toast!

Enjoy!