As Mother’s Day weekend is now here, it’s the perfect time to get the dinner plans and gifts in order. To assist with making Mom’s special day even, better, we’ve compiled a list of cocktails, drinks, and more for Mother’s Day.
We won’t waste your time and if you’ve read any of our roundups before, you know the drill. Please sound off in the comments if we missed anything or posted a favorite.
Hendrick’s Flora Adora Spritz on the Ritz (Created by Vance Henderson, Hendrick’s Gin US National Ambassador).
1-1/2 Parts Flora Adora
1/2 Part Pineapple Juice
1/2 Part Lemon Juice
1/2 Part Aperol
1/4 Part Simple Syrup
Splash Sparkling Water
Method: In a punchbowl over a large block of ice, combine liquid ingredients and stir well. Garnish with cucumber wheels, pineapple wedges & edible flowers. Serve in punch cups.
Kahlúa Espresso Martini Affogato
1 Part Kahlúa
0.5 Part Absolut Vodka
1 Part Espresso (feel free to try instant espresso or cold brew!)
1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
How to mix:
Add Kahlúa, vodka and your favorite espresso into a shaker with ice. Shake for 15 – 20 seconds (this part’s very important), for that velvety foam. Strain into a martini or cocktail glass. Finish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent brunch treat!
Mezcal UNIÓN Passionfruit Paloma
1 oz Mezcal UNIÓN Uno
1 oz Red Verjus or APEROL
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
Top with Fever Tree Sparkling Grapefruit
Add ingredients into a highball or large rocks glass, add ice and top with cold fever tree sparkling grapefruit.
Glassware: Highball/Large Rocks
Garnish: Passion Fruit Half
62nd Street Manhattan
2oz Papa’s Pilar Rye Finished Rum
.5oz Sweet Vermouth
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Stir to chill and dilute
Serve up or over rock
Dirty cherry or orange peel garnish
Picante Margarita (Created by West Coast Ambassador, Luis Lopez)
2 parts Milagro Silver
1 part Fresh lime juice
¾ part Agave nectar
¼ part Tabasco hot sauce (3-4 dashes)
3 slices of cucumber
First muddle 2 cucumber slices in shaker before adding any other ingredients. Then add the rest of ingredients with fresh ice and give it a shake for 5-10 seconds next strain and pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with the remaining cucumber wheel and enjoy the brighter side of
Raspberry Smash (Created by Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador Gillian Murphy)
2 Parts Tullamore D.E.W. XO Rum Cask
1/2 Part Lemon Juice
1/2 Part Simple Syrup
2 Parts Elderflower Tonic Water
Method: Combine ingredients and shake over ice. Top off with Elderflower Tonic Water and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries on a cocktail stick.
Malibu Peach Rum Punch
2 Parts Malibu Peach
4 Parts Orange Juice
1/2 Part Lime Juice
Splash of Grenadine (optional)
Peach Wedges for Garnish
How to mix:
Mix all ingredients together in a glass over ice. Top off with a peach wedge slice and enjoy!
Absolut Queen Cole
3/4 Parts Absolut Grapefruit
1 1/4 Parts Feta Washed Absolut
1/4 Parts Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Oregano to taste
3 Parts Bloody Mary Mix
Celery and lemon wedge for garnish
How to mix:
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into tumbler glass. Garnish with
celery and lemon wedge.
Mezcal UNIÓN Yoko
1 oz Mezcal UNIÓN Uno
2 oz Sparkling Wine
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 oz Bitter Apéritif
0.25 oz Simple Syrup
0.25 oz Orange Juice
Mix Mezcal UNIÓN Uno, both juices, simple syrup and bitter aperitif then pour into a wine glass over ice. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with orange slices and rosemary sprigs.
Glassware: Wine Glass
Garnish: Orange Slice & Rosemary Sprig
2 oz Volcan Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
3/4 Oz Agave Syrup
A pinch of salt
Method: Combine Volcan Blanco, fresh lime and grapefruit juice, salt and agave syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
1/2 Bottle Betty Buzz Sparkling Grapefruit
1.5 oz Rum (optional)
Fresh Pomegranate & Juice
METHOD: Combine the rum (if desired) and pomegranate juice into a shaker. Pour into a glass over ice, and top with Betty Buzz Sparkling Grapefruit. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and fresh sage.
BELVEDERE CITRUS SPRITZ
1 oz Belvedere Vodka
1 oz Dry Vermouth
3 Lemon Slices
2 Lime Slices
Fever-Tree Sparkling Water
Fever-Tree Tonic Water
Method: Combine all ingredients in a spritz glass over ice. Top with equal parts of sparkling water and tonic water.
Strawberry Daiquiri, But #MakeItMonkey (By Anna Mains, Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador)
2 Parts Monkey Shoulder
3/4 Part Simple Syrup
3/4 Part Fresh Lime Juice
1-2 Strawberries (sliced)
Method: Muddle strawberries in shaker, add ice, Monkey, lime, and simple. Shake. Double strain into cup.
Black Eyed Susan
1oz Bulleit Bourbon
1oz Ketel One Vodka
2oz Fresh Orange Juice
2oz Sour Mix
Orange slice for garnish
Cherry for garnish
Spicy Espresso Martini
2 parts SKYY Vodka
1/2 part Simple syrup
1/2 part Coffee Liqueur
1 part Freshly brewed espresso
a splash of Anchos Reyes Original liqueur
Garnish: 3 Coffee beans
Method: Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans.
PEACH SMASH (Created by Chef Jerlynn Torres)
8oz (2 cups) blended peaches
8oz of Crown Royal Peach
8oz elderflower liqueur
1/4 cup simple syrup
2-12 oz Mineral Water
Catalina Wine Mixer
2 Parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
2 Parts Red Wine
1/2 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
Top With Lemon-Lime Soda
Method: Build Sailor Jerry, wine and juice in a rocks-filled mixing glass. Shake vigorously. Pour into a wine glass. Top with soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.
1 Part Ancho Reyes Verde
1 Part Espolon Tequila Blanco
1/2 Part lime juice
3 Parts grapefruit soda
Pinch of sea salt
Garnish: grapefruit wheel.
Put all ingredients into a martini or highball glass on the rocks and top with grapefruit soda.
PEACH MULE (Created by Jaymee Sire)
3 oz Crown Royal Peach
1/2 oz ginger syrup (optional, see recipe)
juice from 1 lime
ginger beer, to top
Crystalized ginger & lime wheels (for garnish)
Build Method: Pour Bepi Tosolini Fragola Strawberry Liqueur into a champagne flute and top with Prosecco.
50 ml (2oz) Glenmorangie Original
1/2 an Orange
50 ml (2oz) Tonic water
50 ml (2 oz) Soda water
Orange Wedges, to garnish
METHOD: Juice half an orange. Then fill a highball glass with ice cubes and thick wedges of orange. Finally, pour all your ingredients over the top, and prepare a suitably long toast!
PEACH ELDERFLOWER HIGHBALL (Created by Meg Quinn)
1 1/2 oz. Crown Royal Peach
1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
5 oz. Tonic Water
Berry Fiddich Fizz (By David Allardice, Glenfiddich West Coast Ambassador)
1-1/2 parts Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
1 part Blueberry Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
3 Parts Italian Lemon Soda
Serve in highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon twist.
Only in NY
1-1/2 Parts Hudson Whiskey Bright Lights, Big Bourbon
1 Part Fresh Pineapple Juice
1/2 Part Dry Vermouth
1/2 Part Simple Syrup
1/2 Part Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
Method: Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice & shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into a chilled coupe cocktail glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Balvenie in Bloom (By Naomi Leslie, The Balvenie Ambassador)
1-1/2 Parts The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14-Year-Old
1 Part Fino Sherry
1/2 Part Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 Part Rhubarb Liqueur
1 Part Fresh Lemon
1 Egg White
Add all ingredients to a cocktail tin and shake briefly. Then add ice and shake once more. Strain into a coupe glass.
Wines & More
Cucumber and Tonic
3oz Fresh Victor Cucumber & Lime
1.5oz Filibuster Dual Cask gin
1-2oz tonic water
In a tall glass, build all ingredients and top with ice. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge and a cucumber wheel.
(For a Cucumber Collins substitute Soda for Tonic)
For mocktails, omit the gin, use more mix, and top with fizzy water over ice to taste.
Grapefruit & Rosemary Gin & Tonic
1 oz Fresh Victor Grapefruit & Sea Salt
1.5 oz gin
4 oz tonic water
2 rosemary sprigs
1-2 grapefruit wheels / half wheels (whatever fits your glass)
Easier (less rosemary flavor): Build all ingredients over ice in a large goblet glass (red wine) and garnish.
Optional (more rosemary flavor): In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle one rosemary sprig, cover with Fresh Victor, gin and ice, shake lightly and strain over ice in a large goblet glass (red wine), top with tonic water and garnish with the grapefruit wheel and other rosemary sprig.
Add an ounce (or more) of vodka to a glass and top with one of Clearly Canadian’s many delicious fruit flavors or opt for the original sparkling water flavor.
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