5 Mother’s Day cocktails: Cheers to the queen of the house


Mother’s Day celebrates mom and all she does for the family. Raise a toast to mom with these 5 Mother’s Day cocktails.

Although mom should be treated like a queen every day, Mother’s Day specifically celebrates mom. From the lavish brunches to the numerous gifts, mom is put on a pedestal. Since the day is about mom, why not fill her glass with a Mother’s Day-inspired cocktail.

Cocktails can vary depending on personal preferences. From the type of spirit used to the flavor profile, each and every cocktail can be customized to personal tastes.  Just because a recipe calls for cranberry juice it doesn’t mean that you can’t try pomegranate juice instead. Classic cocktails or a new twist on the classic could become a favorite libation.

A popular Mother’s Day cocktail is a mimosa. While the classic combination of sparkling wine and orange juice is always tasty, the traditional cocktail can use a little twist for a special celebration. Sparkling wine floaters can add a lightness to the traditional cocktail. Bubbles make any drink a celebratory one.

These Mother’s Day cocktails with sparkling wine are perfect for toasting mom.

Mother’s Day Cocktails, photo by EVINS Communications

Red Rose Sparkler by Menage a Trois

"1 part Ménage à Trois Triple Berry Vodka½ part Raspberry Puree½ part Lemon juice1 part Cranberry juiceFresh Thyme½ part sugar caneChampagne floatLemon peel twistDirections: Shaken and strained served up in champagne flute – champagne float; garnish with skewered raspberry and lemon peel."

Strawberry MOMosa by Sauza Tequila

"Ingredients ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila ¼ parts DeKuyper® Strawberry Liquor 2 ½ parts (chilled) Rose Champagne ½ parts limeade 2 strawberries 1 pinch of sugar Squeeze of limePreparation: Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead). Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim. Repeat until glass is prepared. Place 2 frozen strawberries in the bottom of the flute. Open champagne and pour glass approximately 2/3 of the way full. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liquor. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top glass with the cocktail and serve immediately."

Strawberry MOMosa photo by Sauza

Raspberry Peach Champagne Cocktail – Author Michelle – Giraffes Can Bake

"IngredientsFor the Raspberry Syrup (makes 1 1/4 cups/300ml) :1 cup (200g) white sugar1 cup (240ml) water10 dashes peach bitters (optional)1 cup (125g) raspberriesFor the Champagne Cocktail:1 oz peach vodka (see notes if you don’t have peach vodka)3/4 cup (180ml) raspberry syrup1 bottle of chilled champagneRaspberries to serveInstructions – To make the raspberry syrup:Put the sugar, water and raspberries in a small saucepan and bring to a boil on a medium heat.One boiling, reduce to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.Remove from the heat and add the bitters, stir. Transfer to a jar or bottle and leave to cool. Can be stored in a sealed jar/bottle for up to 2 weeks in the fridgeTo make the cocktail:Set out 4 champagne coupe glasses (if using flutes, please see note)Add 1/4 oz peach vodka to each glassAdd 1.5 oz/3 tbsp/45ml raspberry syrup to each glassTop up with champagneAdd fresh raspberries to each glassServe straight away"

If mom isn’t a fan of sparkling wine, don’t fret. Classic cocktails, like a margarita or screwdriver, can have a Mother’s Day twist. In addition to the mom-centric name, choose to serve the cocktail in a special glass. From a floral garnish to a crystal glass, mom can feel like she is queen for the day.

Cheers to mom with these classic cocktails.

Momma’s Day Off by Skinnygirl Cocktails

"Ingredients1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka6 parts orange juiceOrange slice for garnishPreparation: Add Skinnygirl® Tangerine Vodka over ice and top with orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice."

Cucumber Mamarita by Sauza Tequila

"Ingredients1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila½ parts JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur¼ of 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced1 ½ parts fresh lime juice½ parts simple syrupLime wedge for garnishPreparation: In a glass, muddle together sliced cucumber and Sauza® Blue Tequila. Let sit in the refrigerator for one hour. Strain the cucumber Tequila and combine with all ingredients in a glass. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with reserved cucumber slices and a wedge of lime."

Heart of Gold Mother’s Day Cocktail, photo by Sauza

Heart of Gold by Sauza Tequila

"Ingredients1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila1 ½ part club sodaJuice of 1 fresh grapefruit1 ½ parts raspberry ginger ale sodaOrchid for garnishPreparation: In a shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients. Shake well and pour into glass over ice. Garnish with an orchid."

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Raise Mother’s Day cocktails to mom, grandma and all the mother figures in your life.  Without them, our lives might not be quite as meaningful.