"The Help" Inspired Cocktails

I’m sure most have you read the book “The Help”, if not stop what your doing and read it NOW! It’s so great and so was the movie. I’ve only read a hand full of novels since my babies were born and this was on of them.

I was lucky enough to attend a screening while at Blogher 2011 in San Diego last weekend. My friend Laurie from The Momccupation and I had a wonderful time. Here’s us with our paper fans before the movie.

The casting in the movie was perfect! Emma Stone was an excellent “Skeeter”. In fact all the actors did a wonderful job and did the book justice!

After the movie there was a little cocktail and dessert party. They featured yummy drinks inspired by the movie, along with some mini bite sized peach cobbler, and upsidown pinapple cake bites. I thought this would be the cutest theme for a card club or mom’s group get together.

My favorite drink was the “Minny” pictured below….the vanilla syrup made it fantastic.


Sweet, strong, and a little spicy

1 oz. tequila

1 oz. triple sec

½ oz. cranberry

Finish w/ jalapeño orange foam


Sour & Chilled, with a sharp twang

1.5 oz. triple sec

½ oz. lemon juice

Fill with dry hard cider


Sugary, sweet, a true Southern Treat

1 oz. bourbon

½ oz. peach liquor

½ oz. triple sec

½ oz lime juice

½ oz pomegranate juice


Subtle, smooth, and strong

1.5 oz coffee liquor

½ oz. bourbon

¼ oz amaretto

1 oz cream

1 dash coco nib bitters


Strong, with a kick

1.5 oz vodka

½ oz. triple sec

½ oz lemon juice

½ oz house made Tahitian vanilla syrup

I wish I would have taken more pictures…I guess I was too busy tasting all these lovelies 🙂


Happy Weekend!


Linking To:


Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

4 thoughts on “"The Help" Inspired Cocktails

  1. Read the book and can't wait to see the movie. And I haven't been to a movie theater is over 2 years! Thanks for the cocktail recipes.

  2. My book just arrived in the mail yesterday! I can't wait to read it, and I'll make sure to read it before I see the movie 😉

  3. What a fabulous idea for a party! I love all of the drinks you shared. I am so going to do this, maybe when it comes out on video. Thanks for linking it up to Inspiration Friday.


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