Big news... I'm pregnant! Our little GarnishBaby is due in October. Don't worry, I haven't been drinking - everything I've posted for the last couple of months was made in advance or exclusively consumed by my husband. This is something we've wanted for a long time and we're really excited!
So what happens to a cocktail blog when the cocktail blogger can't drink? Now that my morning sickness and headaches have subsided (oh my gosh, guys, it's been like a two-month-long hangover, no joke), I'm planning to channel my cocktail creativity into mocktails. For the next six months, I'll be focusing on non-alcoholic recipes and maybe some food and snacks. I think this could be a really fun, educational few months - not being able to use any liquor means exploring a lot of new flavors, ingredients, and techniques, and I'm hoping it will improve my cocktail-making skills once I can drink again. I also think that having a few really good mocktail recipes up your sleeve is a must for any home bar enthusiast. After all, there are tons of reasons why someone might not be drinking, and it's fun to be able to offer your guests - or yourself - something just as exciting and carefully-crafted as a cocktail.
But so that I don't leave all of my dear readers completely sober during the next few months, I'm also hoping to host some guest posts from other bloggers and cocktail enthusiasts. So if you'd like to do a guest post for Garnish, please get in touch!
(Stuffed cobbler shaker rattle from Cocktail Kingdom; onesie from Fleurty Girl for Tales of the Cocktail, currently unavailable)