No matter what you’ve got planned this year, take the time to make a special toast to mom with one of these eleven Mother’s Day cocktail ideas.
1. Azzurre Lavender Collins:
Directions: Squeeze lemon into a Collins glass to release juice and oils. Add lavender syrup and Azzurre gin. Stir and fill with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge and lavender sprig.
2. Rumspresso: (Created by Tad Carducci)
Directions: Shake all but ginger beer and strain over ice fresh ice in a tall glass. Fill with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel.
3. Mom’s Honey Tea Cooler:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
4. Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Cooler: (Created by Cruzan Mixologist Jesse Card)
Directions: Combine rum, grapefruit juice and salt over ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Double strain into a glass over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
5. New Amsterdam Mango Sunrise:
Directions: Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Strain into a rocks or highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mango wedge and mint leaf.
6. She’s the Boss Bloody Mary:
Directions: Mix ingredients and pour over ice. Garnish with lime and cucumber.
7. An Afternoon in France:
Directions: Shake and strain into a rocks glass over one big ice cube. Garnish with a grapefruit and lemon twist.
8. Q Rise & Shine:
Directions: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add mescal and liqueur. Top with Ginger Beer and stir gently. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.
9. Persephone: (Created by Great Performances)
Directions: Muddle the jalapeno and mint. Build the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. Strain mixture over fresh ice in high ball. Do not double strain.
10. Sugar Plum Fizz: (Created by Nicole Trzaska of The Liberty in New York City)
Directions: In a cocktail shaker add vodka and cheering herring shake and strain over ice. In a separate shaker prepare egg white sour mixture. Pour over top and dash with Plum bitters; garnish with three Luxardo cherries.
11. Knob Creek Big Brunch:
Directions: In a shaker, mix together Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon, blood orange liqueur, orange juice and mint leaves. Shake and pour over ice in a low glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and an orange slice.