Tia Mowry reveals the first alcoholic drink she ever made: 'I had my friends over and..."


Tia Mowry literally grew up on television with her twin sister, Tamera, on "Sister, Sister," but there's a couple things that happened off set that the camera never caught.

The sisters, who both attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, so they could be close to the Los Angeles set of their show definitely had some fun -- and Tia recalled a particularly fond memory back in college during a fun interview with AOL Entertainment.

"I've always been a huge fan of Baileys. It was actually the first ever cocktail that I made at home with friends. I had my friends over and my cousins over -- I thought I was doing something! When I was college, that was the thing. It is so nice and creamy and nice and sweet."

And even though it was years ago, Mowry, now 38, said she's still a fan of the adult beverage. In fact, she said she's planning on pouring the new Baileys Almande -- a new dairy free, gluten free and vegan spirit -- all summer long for her pals.

Mowry, who was the the host of the Cooking Channel's "Tia Mowry at Home," said that although she's out of the college dorms, she still likes to whip up a good spread with some alcoholic beverages, and this summer she's going all out for one special day. The return of "Game of Thrones."

"I am really excited for July 17. If you are a "Game of Thrones" fan, you'll know that's the premiere of the new show and I'm having a huge party. I'd love it if Kit Harrington, who plays John Snow, would come. I am going all out, I have my own crown, I am making crowns for everyone else. It's going to be great.

"I'm definitely going to make the Baileys Almande, banana smoothie and lots of great cocktails. I'm also going to be making making brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes -- it's going to be amazing. If Kit showed up in costume, my life would be made."

Sounds like quite the party!

Check out Tia whipping up her new signature cocktail and the recipe below:

Beach Bound Cocktail


1 3/4 oz Baileys Almande

1 oz Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka 3/4 oz Honey

3 inch Slice of Banana

1 cup Ice

Banana Slices for Garnish


1. Combine Baileys Almande, Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, honey, banana, and ice into a blender. Blend until smooth.

2. Pour content into chilled footed glass. Garnish with banana slices.

Ideal Serving Glass:

Chilled Footed Glass