PS Smart Tip: The Pink Slip

We interrupt this month’s PS Smart Tip to honor the thousands of teachers and staff (11,700 to be exact) who just received their pink slips.
In honor of these men and women who spend their days surrounded with our kids, whose futures look shaky in this time of uncertainty, we offer you this libation. I know it’s not a job, but it’s sweet, it’s tart, it’s bitter and packs a deadly punch…
Here’s to you and to all you do. Clink.
The Pink Slip
1 1/2 oz premium vodka
1 1/2 oz fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
3 shakes of bitters (Peychaud’s)
1/4 oz of simple syrup (or to taste)
lemon twist garnish
Shake with ice and strain into sugar-rimmed martini glass.

Happy Nogalicious Holidays


.I’ll keep this short. Mainly I just wanted to extend warm greetings and best wishes for a very Happy Holiday season to all of you and yours.

In addition to launching our monthly GoMamaGuidance this past May, a myriad of speaking dates and client consultations, this has been the busiest season yet for me here at GoMamaGuide, and I couldn’t have done it without you. So for that I say thank you, and cheers! (This would be the place for a virtual clink.) I sincerely love what I do and feel lucky to get to meet and work with all of you. 

Many Blessings to you all. I hope you enjoy the downtime winter break provides, tuck in close with those you love, and May we all look forward to a Joyous and Abundant New Year!


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PS Smart Tip: The GoMama Basil Gingy Gimlet

End Of Summer Sipper

This is usually the spot where I share some useful smart tip on how to make your school experience great, but this one’s for you parents. With school just started or right around the corner, can we say, you made it! Congratulate yourselves for surviving the endless summer of, “Mom, I’m bored,” or “are we there yet?” or “what are we going to do today?”

Whether you’re eeking out the final dog days of summer, or celebrating the welcome relief of getting your kids out of the house and back-to-school, this cocktail will cheer you up and cool you down. While I love a tall cool gin and tonic with a double squeeze of lime on hot summer nights, I adore this Basil Gingy Gimlet which merges the spice of the gin and ginger with the tang of fresh lime and the fresh clean scent of just-picked basil leaves. This one’s a keeper. C’mon. You earned it! Clink.

The GoMama Basil Gingy Gimlet
(serves one)

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the following:
the juice of half a lime
3 fresh basil leaves, torn into little pieces

Fill shaker half-way with ice and add:
1+ oz good gin
1/2 oz ginger liqueur such as Canton’s

Shake, strain into martini glass, and sip!

Now that’s a smart cocktail.