Best Mother’s Day Cocktails

10 Best Cocktails to Enjoy with Mom this Mother’s Day

When it comes to drinking, Mother’s Day is one of the booziest days of the year. Not because everyone feels like they have to drink in order to deal with dear old Mom, but because there are fewer occasions more important than celebrating your Mother. The most popular way to enjoy Mother’s Day drinks is brunch. Fewer things in life are better than a shady patio on a warm may afternoon with the woman who made it all possible and a tasty refreshing cocktail. Here are 10 of the best Mother’s Day cocktails that you can enjoy with Mom on her special day.

Strawberry_Bubbles

MOM-OSA

Perfect for brunch or as an aperitif, this light and bubbly cocktail sill surely brighten Mom’s day! *Pro tip: omit the gin for a low abv version!

  • 4 oz Prosecco
  • 1 oz Strawberry Purée
  • 1 oz Gin

  • Fresh Strawberry for Garnish

Method: Mix gin and purée in champagne flute. Slowly pour in Prosecco. Stir gently and garnish with fresh strawberry.

Creme_de_violete_cocktail

LOVE YOU THE PURPLEST

Bring mum a bouquet of flowers in this gorgeous, foamy, floral cocktail!

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Creme de Violette
  •  .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Lavender Sage Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White

Method: Combine all ingredients into shaker and shake vigorously. Add ice and shake to chill. Double strain into coupe and garnish with lavender. Optional: sugar rim for a little more sweetness!

Lavender Sage Simple Syrup: Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in sauce pan. Add a handful of lavender and sage. Simmer for 30 min. Strain and chill.

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LOVE PUNCH FIZZ

This citrusy cocktail is a delight of the senses. The slightly bitter Aperol and grapefruit are perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the limoncello. It’s like sipping a summer day!

  • 1 oz Limoncello
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 3 oz Prosecco

Method: Combine Aperol, limoncello and grapefruit in shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glass. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with lemon wheel, pomegranate seeds and a sprig of mint.

​Hard Apple Cider Sangria

Hard Apple Cider Sangria

Extremely refreshing and light in alcohol, this sangria is perfect for day drinking!

  • 1 Bottle Dry White
  • 2 Bottles ​Redd’s Apple Ale
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Orange
  • 5 Cinnamon Sticks

Method: Slice apple, orange and lemon and put in a pitcher with the cinnamon sticks. Pour wine and cider on top of the fruit. Stir and serve over ice.

pineapple cocktail

Brunch Punch

So juicy, so delicious, so easy to make!

equal parts Vodka, Aperol, Pineapple juice, Orange juice, Pink lemonade, and Brute Champagne mixed in a large bowl with ice and garnished with fresh fruit

  • 1 Part Vodka
  • 1 Part Triple Sec
  • 1 Part Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Part Orange Juice
  • 1 Part Lemonade
  • 1 Part Sparkling Wine

Method: Combine all ingredients into pitcher and stir. Garnish with pineapple spears.

Grapefruit Margarita Salted Rim

MOM-A-RITA

The perfect way to celebrate the margarita-loving-mamma! This spicy, citrusy twist on the classic will definitely add some spunk to her day! 2oz Tequila, .5oz Grand Marnier, 2oz Grapefruit juice shaken with freshly sliced jalapeños and poured over fresh ice, garnished with a salt rim and a thick slice of grapefruit.

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 2 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • .5 oz Agave
  • Fresh Jalapeño

Method: Muddle jalapeño in shaker. Add ingredients and shake. Pour into glass and garnish with a thick slice of grapefruit!

Clamato_cocktail

MOMMY DEAREST

This is a lighter, brighter version of a Bloody Mary substituting Clamato for Tomato juice.

  • 4 oz Clamato Juice
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • Jalapeños
  • Olives & Cinnamon for Garnish

Method: Muddle jalapeños in shaker. Add vodka, Clamato juice and ice. Shake and pour into Collins glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Other optional garnishes: cracked black pepper, salt rim, celery stalks, lemon, lime, olives.

whiskey_cocktail

FOR SHE’S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW

The perfect after dinner drink to sip on after a long day of celebration. This is a big, boozy, smokey, sexy cocktail for that whiskey loving mama!

  • 2 oz Whiskey
  • .5 oz Laphroaig
  • 4 Dashes Sassafras Bitters
  • .5 oz Rosemary Sorghum Syrup
  • Orange Peel and Brandied Cherry

Method: Stir whiskey, scotch, bitters and syrup in mixing glass with ice. Strain into rocks glass with large cube. Garnish with expressed orange peel and cherry.

Rosemary Sorghum Syrup: Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sorghum sugar into saucepan over medium heat. Add 6 sprigs of fresh rosemary and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain rosemary and chill.

orange,thyme,cocktail

THYME FOR MUM

A bubbly, boozy, mimosa-style cocktail!

  • 2 oz Vodka oz
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  •  .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Thyme Syrup
  • Prosecco

Method: Combine all ingredients except bubbles in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glass. Top with Prosecco and garnish with orange wheels and fresh thyme sprig.

Thyme Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 10 thyme sprigs. Simmer all together for 20 minutes. Strain and chill.

watermelon, lime

PORCH SWING

A porch pounder for sure! This ultra refreshing low abv cocktail is one you and mom can sip on all day long!!

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth
  •  2 oz Watermelon Juice
  • 5 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Rosemary Simple Syrup

Method: Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glass. Garnish with lime wheels, frozen watermelon cubes and fresh rosemary sprig.

Rosemary Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 10 rosemary sprigs. Simmer all together for 20 minutes. Strain and chill.

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