Mother’s Day is Sunday May 9, and like most people this year, Mom probably needs a drink. Something refreshing, fruity and pretty would fit the bill; here are seven cocktail recipe ideas to celebrate mothers and special women everywhere.
Rosé French Fashioned
4 oz. Maison Marcel rosé
1 oz. Ultra-premium bourbon
2 dashes Rhubarb bitters
1 Sugar cube (or ½ oz. substitute sweetener)
Strawberry-infused ice cubes (sliced and frozen with cubes, larger cube the better)
Place sugar cube in Old Fashioned glass and saturate with bitters, add a dash of plain water. Muddle until dissolved. Fill the glass with strawberry ice cubes and add wine andbourbon. Garnish with brandied cherry and grapefruit peel.
The mixologists at Maison Marcel created this recipe.
1 ½ oz. Juniper Grove Atrium Gin
¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
½ oz. Elderflower syrup
¼ oz. Passion fruit liqueur
1 pinch Salt
Add all components to a shaking tin and shake with ice. Double strain into stemmed glass with rose crystal rim. Garnish with edible flowers, lemon twist, and enjoy!
The mixologists at Juniper Grove created this recipe.
1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka
1 part Chardonnay
8-10 seedless red grapes
¾ part Lemon juice
¾ part Simple syrup
Place 8-10 seedless red grapes into the Collins glass and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Garnish with a few whole grapes.
Mixologist Aisha Sharpe created this recipe.
Ginger Spiced Watermelon Mojito
1 ½ oz. White rum
3 oz. Fresh-pressed watermelon juice
Splash of simple syrup
Muddle the lime and mint together. Add in the white rum and a splash of simple syrup. Strain over a glass of fresh ice. Top with a splash of ginger beer. Garnish with a watermelon slice, fresh mint sprig, and a lime wedge
The mixologists at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa created this recipe.
1 ½ oz. Recuerdo Mezcal Joven
1 ½ oz. Mixed berry puree (puree frozen strawberry/blueberry/raspberry medley with water to ensure a thick but mixable consistency)
½ oz. Cardamom syrup*
½ oz. Orange juice
Shake all ingredients over ice and serve in a chilled Martini glass, garnish with cardamom powder.
*For Cardamom syrup:
Bring 16 oz. of water to a low boil, add 16 oz. of sugar, and 6-8 cardamom pods and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool for 1-2 hours, strain.
The mixologists at Recuerdo created this recipe.
1 ½ oz. Nolet’s Silver sin
5-6 Muddled cherries
½ oz. Lime juice
2 oz. Coconut water
¼ oz. Simple syrup (optional)
Muddle cherries with lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add coconut water and simple syrup (if coconut water isn’t sweet enough) and shake with ice. Pour over ice in a highball glass and garnish with a cherry, jalapeno and a dash of salt.
The mixologists at Nolet’s created this recipe.
Mama’s Pink Paloma
3 oz. YaVe Blanco tequila
½ oz. Fresh lime juice
2 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
2 oz. Club soda
Muddle raspberries in a cup. Once muddled, add lime juice, grapefruit and tequila. Shake for 10 seconds then add ice. Strain the cocktail into a separate glass and top with soda.
The mixologists at YaVe created this recipe.
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