There are some traditions, like making your mum breakfast in bed or buying flowers that we all associate with Mother’s Day. But seriously, you’ve done it a hundred times. So why not switch it up and celebrate all she means to you with a few specially concocted cocktails.
After all, shooting the breeze with your mum and a few chilled cocktails is a far more valuable than a bunch of yellow daisies.
So here are five drinks options that we believe will truly show your mum how much you love her. So full out the cocktail shaker and get going because they are all too tempting to not be dunk with your mum right now.
Ruby Red Grapefruit & Honey Paloma
A sweet little riff on the classic Spanish Paloma, this is a truly refreshing cocktail.
INGREDIENTS – 2 oz Tequila, 2 oz fresh squeezed Grapefruit Juice, 1 teaspoon honey, top with Soda Water & Lime wedge
INSTRUCTIONS – Add Tequila, Grapefruit Juice, and Honey to a rocks glass. Ensure Honey is completely mixed in, before filling the glass with ice, a squeeze of Lime and top with Soda Water.
A wonderfully light and pretty cocktail but beware it packs a punch. (Created by: @CharityKJohnston)
INGREDIENTS – 1 ½ oz. Vodka, ¼ oz. Rose Water, ¾ oz. Elderflower Liqueur, ½ oz. Grapefruit Juice, 1 cucumber slice
INSTRUCTIONS – Muddle the cucumber slice in the base of a shaking glass. Add ice, liquors, and mixers. Shake well. Strain mix into serving glass and garnish with a rose petal. Garnish: Rose Petal
Spicy Mint Avocado Margarita
A spicy riff on the Margarita with all the heath benefits of the mighty Avocado
INGREDIENTS – 1 slice Avocado (approximately 2 tbsp), 3 slices Jalapeño pepper (seeds removed), 4 fresh Mint leaves, 1 oz fresh Lime Juice, 2 oz Blanco Tequila, 1 oz Orange Liqueur, ½ oz Simple Syrup, 1 pinch Salt
INSTRUCTIONS – Rim a double rocks glass with salt and set aside. Add the avocado, jalapeño, mint and lime juice into a mixing glass and muddle until the avocado is mashed. Add the Tequila, Liqueur, Syrup and Salt. Fill the glass with ice, and shake until well-chilled. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a Mint sprig.
A wonderful bitter cocktail that adds a balance of flavour with citrus.
INGREDIENTS – 2 oz Aperol, 1 oz Orange Juice, 1 oz Grapefruit Juice, Prosecco, to top
INSTRUCTIONS – Add gin, rosemary-infused sugar syrup, lemon juice, and ice to a shaker. Shake, and then strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with an Orange wheel.
A refreshing fruity cocktail with tons of peach flavour.
INGREDIENTS – 2 cups fresh or frozen Peach slices, 1/4 cup Sugar, 3/4 cup Vodka, 3 tablespoons Peach Schnapps & ice cubes Garnish: fresh mint sprigs
INSTRUCTIONS – Process first 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add ice cubes to mixture in blender to 5-cup level; process until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh Mint sprigs