Forget crying into your beer. When calamity strikes there's a perfect cocktail to ease your woes.
During their bartending years, Leanne Shear and Tracey Toomey were often witness to all kinds of personal crises. And while others may take refuge with their therapist or on the racquetball court, Leanne and Tracey concluded that the quickest way to beat the blues is with a delicious drink (or two).
That hot guy from last week still hasn't called? Try a Pomegranate Martini—bold, tasty, but not so lethal that you'll be tempted to drunk dial him. Gain a few pounds? Indulge in a (nearly) guiltless Sugar-Free Mojito. Credit card bill contains a few nasty surprises? A decadent Bourbon Bee Sting will leave you feeling like a million dollars.
As dependable as a good friend and guaranteed not to utter a single "I told you so," Cocktail Therapy proves that when life hands you lemons, the best thing to do is make a rum-soaked Tropical Lemonade.
Leanne Shear is a writer and co-author of the two books, The Perfect Manhattan and Cocktail Therapy. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, New York magazine, Glamour, and more. She lives in New York City.
Tracey Toomey is a writer, yogi, and co-author of The Perfect Manhattan and Cocktail Therapy. Her writing has also appeared in numerous publications, including Glamour, Marie Claire, and Gotham. She lives in New York City and Amagansett.