Watch Carey on Food Network’s The Kitchen! Back To School Cocktails for MOMS!

As seen on The Food Network's, The Kitchen. Photo By Todd Plitt BSTV

It’s that time of year again when the kids go back to school and start shaking up their cocktails!

Please check out my appearance on Food Network’s The Kitchen premiering  this Saturday, August 20th at 11am – “Kitchen Academy” on the Food Network. Tune in to see it again August 28th and August 29th.

As seen on The Food Network's, The Kitchen. Photo By Todd Plitt BSTV
As seen on The Food Network’s, The Kitchen.
Photo By Todd Plitt BSTV

The Kitchen Academy is back in session with Sunny’s easy as 1-2-3 Pizza, banana bread recipes from Marcela and Katie, and tips on how to make kids’ lunch box foods into crafts. Then, Geoffrey teaches Jungle Book star Neel Sethi how to make Burrata Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Parmigianino and Basil and Food Network’s Justin Warner stops by with easy food science projects for your kids. Finally, comedian Carey Reilly shares “Lunch Box Cocktail” ideas using foods your children bring home from school.


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Lunch Box Item: Juice Box

Juice Box Cosmo
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Triple Sec
1/2 fresh squeezed lime
1 1/2 oz Tropical Punch or Cranberry juice



Lunch Box Item: Tortilla ChipsIMG_8755



I had something like this at the Las Ventanas Resort in Los Cabo, Mexico. This is a typical Margarita but instead of Tequila it’s with smokey Mezcal.

Pour ingredients over a shaker filled with ice…
1 oz lime juice
1oz simple syrup
2 oz Mezcal
Crush and bake nacho tortilla chips until dark, add sea salt and coat the rim of the glass
Garnish with a chip

IMG_8756Lunch Box Item: Lemonade and Raspberries
Raspberry Lemon Drop

Ingredients 2oz. Grey Goose Vodka
2 TBSP of instant lemonade
6 raspberries
A splash of lemon lime soda
Preparation: Muddle raspberries and lemonade in a shaker.
Add vodka, lemon lime soda and ice.
Shake and serve in a instant lemonade sugar-rimmed glass.


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Carey Reilly is TV Host, Travel and Lifestyle Writer, Comedian and Mom to two children. Carey is a regular contributor to NBC's Today Show,, HLN, CNN, VH-1, Cooking Channel and Food Network. Carey's lifestyle brand keeps people posted on the latest food, cocktails travel and entertainment news.


  1. You go girl, you are amazing! Don’t know where we’ll see you next, maybe at Fish Tale Cove on beautiful Cayuga lake?

  2. So creative!! Want the “formulary” of your lunch box cocktails!! Enjoyed seeing you in the Kitchen 🙂

  3. Absolutely loved you on the kitchen! Awesome ideas about the left over! As a mom of three very close in age toddlers/baby’s they have tons of messed up leftovers they come home with

  4. cartierlovejesduas Liked them a lot.Easy to put together. I put almond in ice cube tray before adding coconut. Then dipped bottom. Let set up then dipped just the upper part. They look great. Not as much chocolate, but I didn’t miss it.
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