Pom Pom Pow // Wit & Vinegar

So I guess the best way to start this off is by announcing to the world that I. AM. WRITING. A. COOKBOOK.

Writing/photographing/designing because I want to have my grubby hands in all of it?

I’ve known about this whole shebang since February, when I got an email from Hardie Grant (Izy and I will be book sisters, heyyy) asking if I was interested in doing a book and I ramona eyed the email for about 5 minutes before replying back with a yes let’s talk (hidden excitement and heavy breathing).

Fast forward a few months and a contract and this journey known as birthing a cookbook had begun. I think there’s still a part of my brain that grasps that it’s actually happening, even though shit’s definitely getting real and there’s still work to be done. Maybe it’s because I haven’t had a meltdown, maybe it’s because I haven’t written this post.

Hardie Grant’s been beyond great to work with and supportive of my crazy brain/use of colors/maybe glitter and acrylic nails. I’ve still got some recipes to finish up, but my goal is to have a piece of work that gets people excited about cooking. Fun and easy food for fun not so easy people. I don’t want to give too much away but there’s definitely a taco night road map situation, alcohol, ice cream, and a dog section because I think we all know how I feel about dogs.

Until I get a full frontal for you I’ve compiled a basic super professional mood board for your eyes to get what I’m going for:The book’s due out in July, just in time for a summer party with all the ice cream, and I’ve only got a few more months to finish up. I’ve been helping Adrianna with her book, which has been super helpful for me to see, and I’m super excited to have Jon helping out with the shooting of the book/wrangling the crazy. Teamwork!

Before we move on from the ramblefest I just wanted to give a huge thank you to all of you that read and give me the good vibez and all the feels. Also keep your eyes peeled for #wvcookbook over on instagram. It’s like keeping up with the Kardashians but instead of Kris Jenner’s dominance it’s just my book.

Now we can get to drinking.

This cocktail is great because there’s only a few ingredients. I’m not a fan of cocktails that take too many steps for me to get from zero to tipsy, and this one delivers with pomegranate juice, tequila, sparkling water, and pomegranate seeds that kind of act like crunchy boba.

Here’s to not exploding over the next few months!

The Pom Pom Pow

Makes 1 drink

2 oz pomegranate or cranberry juice

1-2 oz tequila

2 T pomegranate seeds

sparkling water


In a tall glass add pom juice, tequila, and half the pom seeds. Fill glass with ice and top with sparkling water and the rest of the seeds. Clink Clink!


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  • adrian @ the food gays

    so freaking awesome. this book will be so much fun, no doubt. huge congrats to you!!!!!

  • YAY!!!!! This is the first thing I’ve read on the internet today that I haven’t ramona eyed at. I absolutely can not wait to see the baby you give birth to! I know it’s going to be the smartest, greatest, and most talented baby ever!

  • AHHHH! I am just beyond thrilled for you…

  • Nik@ABrownTable

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to check it out, I am sure it will be spectacular 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough


  • HalfBakedHarvest

    WHOA!! I cannot wait for your book!! YES!! Plus um, Hardie Grant is awesome!! GO YOU!!
    And this drink. Pom poms for life! 🙂

  • what, what!!! this is amazing news…mega congrats!

  • Exciting!!! July release for Australia too???

  • Awesome!!!! A big congratulations Billy!

  • Congrats!!!! So excited to get my butter-covered fingers on your book (and drink all the boozy recipes inside). Too exciting!!

  • billy i can tell this cookbook is going to be so hilarious and brilliant and loads of fun – that mood board has given me a LOT to think about. CONGRATS CONGRATS !! xo

  • Meg @ Beard and Bonnet

    Congratulations!! I adore your mood board;) I know the book will be amazing.


  • CONGRATSSSSSSS!!! I know it`s gonna be fabulous. Love that you`re doing the designing for it too!

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  • Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    Your mood board is EVERYTHING! So major (said in a posh spice accent)! Congratulations, I cannot wait to see the finished product!!!!

  • I can’t wait!! Also — I love that you ramona-eyed the email (I knew exactly what you meant). Hooray!

  • LOL “birthing a cookbook” is such a weird and hilarious phrase. I can’t wait to read updates and ultimate get the book for myself!

  • Excited for you! I need to podcast w you before your ilfe turns upside down!

  • thanks you guyyss!!

  • thank you Christina!!

  • thanks Jade!

  • thank youuu Nik!

  • I’m flattered that you put me above your baby.

  • haha yes! thank you!

  • I hope so! It might be a little sooner of a release!

  • Thank You Brandon!

  • all the hearts back to you!

  • hahaha yes! thank you Stefanie!

  • It’s really a lifestyle.

  • yes yes! shoot me an email with details when you get them!

  • Autumn Makes & Does

    Umm… How did I miss this?!?! Major congrats! I also love the “1-2 ounces” of tequila… depending on what kind of party you’re having… and I hope you’re having a BIG one 😉

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  • Emily

    Wow wow wow Billy!!! Congratulations! I cannot wait to read. I’m sure it will be faaaaaabbbuuuuloouussss!

  • BAZINGAPOWPOW! I’m ridiculously late to this party, but I’m still blowing on one of those paper tooty-horn blower things my absolute hardest. You’re gonna kill this book dead and then cook it and photograph it in front of some graphically interesting background and we’re all gonna go bananas. I can’t wait!!!! Congrats, Billy. <3

  • WoHoOoO So exciting!!! bets of luck, if you need any guest posters whilst you’re slaving away over a book, let me know 😉

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