Hey there, Sweet Lips. Yes, I’m talking to you! When was the last time those lovely lips of yours felt the gorgeously, sweet; heart-melting bliss of a kiss? For me, it was this morning. My youngest daughter planted one on me, while I slept. It was meant to be the kiss of a princess and, well, I guess that made me the queen or perhaps I was supposed to be the prince?
Who knows what the intentions were. But, for that simple moment in time (the moment before we succumbed to our usual morning routine), I was the queen; a smiling, happy queen.
And then, at the breakfast table, we argued about why Nutella, in a bowl, is not an acceptable meal choice and why putting your foot on your sister’s plate is not a cool thing to do. (Even under the guise of Table Yoga). And, just like that, the sweetness of our morning’s start got overshadowed by the battles-at-hand.
Yet, the power of the kiss was still there! It was still emanating its simple message–though hard to see through the angry growls and furrowed brows.
Besides, a new kiss would surely take its place again sometime soon.
Because even if hugs, kisses, smiles, and moments of connection are followed by a toddler meltdown, a sibling showdown, or a battle of wills; those sweet, little acts of affection have real power. They have the power to ground us, in the moment that we’re in, and remind us of what really matters.
And what really matters is: LOVE.
We are privileged to have it and to be able to share it with our kids and our partners, our family and our friends.
So, in honour of those sweet (and oh-so-powerful) kisses, I present: The Sweet Kisses Martini.
For moms who give and receive the sweetest of kisses.
What you’ll need:
- 2 oz. of vodka
- 1 oz. of passion fruit liqueur
- 1 oz. of cranberry juice
- 2 slices of lime (one for garnish)
- Fill a metal shaker with ice and add the above ingredients, including the juice of one large lime slice.
- Shake, shake, shake your booty and your shaker.
- Strain the beautiful mixture into your martini glass of choice.
- Garnish with a lime (and a kiss).
Toast: to sweet kisses, to hits and misses, and to love.
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