Whether you’re planning a Mother’s Day brunch or just want to enjoy some cocktails with the woman who gave you life, a boozy treat is just the thing to cap off a day of celebration, family, and probably some gossip about Aunt Karen’s new husband. We’ve compiled some must-try cocktail recipes that are sweet, a little spicy, and sure to be a good time for moms everywhere. Cheers!
This sweet cocktail is made with jalapeños and one part champagne. It’s basically Mother’s Day in a glass!
- 1.25 oz lemon-flavored vodka, like Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
- .75 oz elderflower liqueur
- 3/4 inch de-seeded jalapeño slice
- 1 strawberry
- 1/2 oz champagne
Muddle jalapeño and strawberry, then add the spirits. Shake over ice and strain, then top with the champagne.
Pretty in Pink
This spring-fresh cocktail is the perfect Mother/Daughter drink. Since you’ll be with Mom all day, we thought you might need some El Jimador tequila. To make it Mom-friendly, there’s also lemon juice, muddled strawberries and, of course, a splash of champagne.
- 1oz el Jimador or your favorite tequila
- 1/2 oz each of aperol and vermouth
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz agave nectar
- 1 oz grapefruit juice
- Splash of champagne
- 6-8 strawberries
Crush strawberries with a muddler in the base of a shaker, add ice and remaining ingredients and shake hard. Strain through a fine sieve and garnish with lemon and a strawberry.
Has any mother ever turned down a wine spritzer? Turn your favorite bottle of vino into a festive cocktail with this recipe custom-made for us by Noble Vines.
- 4 oz red wine
- 2 oz sparkling grapefruit soda
- slice of lime for garnish
Pour wine over ice in a stemless wine glass. Top with sparkling grapefruit soda and gently stir. Garnish with a lime wheel. Add a squeeze of lime for an extra kick.
Choose your favorite and get stirring, just like your mom taught ya!