12 Marvelous Mother's Day Cocktails

Published February 16, 2022
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There's an important phrase, "If you love someone, let them sleep." Mother's Day is more than prodding mom to get out of bed and to a restaurant early in the morning, just to be fighting for elbow room at a crowded restaurant. Let her sleep and have a nice lunch at home with Mother's Day cocktails. Then, watch her face light up when you even remember to wipe down her kitchen counters.

Mother's Day Cocktails With Celebratory Flair

What better way to celebrate mom than with bubbles? These fizzy Mother's Day drinks featuring sparkling wines allow you to celebrate mom in style.

Mom's Mimosa

Mom's Mimosa Cocktail

Step up your mimosa game in honor of your mom with a little tropical flare. You might even call it a "momosa."

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In chilled glass, add coconut vodka and pineapple juice.
  3. Top off with prosecco.
  4. Garnish with orange ribbon, if desired.

Peach French 75

Peach French 75

Show mom you think she's peachy and give your French 75 a little extra flair by adding a splash of peach liqueur. It's a great alternative to the ultra-peachy Classic Italian cocktail, the bellini.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce peach liqueur
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, and peach liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Pretty Mixed Drinks Just for Mom

Drinks with pretty colors and garnishes will show mom just how much you care. Try these Mother's Day drinks, which are as lovely to look at as they are to sip.

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Go ahead and cheers to Mother's Day and the warm weather with a boozy glass of lemonade scented with the inviting aroma of lavender.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces botanical gin or vanilla vodka
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ¼ ounce honey liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemonade to top off
  • Lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, elderflower liqueur, and honey liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with lemonade.
  5. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Aviation

Aviation Cocktail

Highlight the bouquet of flowers on the table with this purple-hued cocktail that's as attractive as it is delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ¼ ounce crème de violette
  • Ice
  • Cocktail cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and crème de violette.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cocktail cherry.

Rosé Spritzer

Rosé Spritzer

Rosé wine is an underappreciated base for spritzers. It's dry citrus notes really shine in this pretty pink sparkler.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces rosé
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a wine or rocks glass, add ice, rosé, elderflower liqueur, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice.

Blood Orange Mojito

Blood Orange Mojito

Give your refreshing mojito an updated and fruity spin with tart blood orange notes.

Ingredients

  • 5-7 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce blood orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Blood orange slice, strawberry slice, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves with a splash of simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, rum, lime juice, blood orange liqueur, and remaining simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with blood orange slice, strawberry slice, and mint sprig.

Mom's Negroni

Mom's Negroni

You may not understand why she loves Negronis so much, but this will leave an impression on her heart. And the sunset hue makes for a gorgeous drink that's worthy of your mom.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 2-3 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, raspberry liquor, and chocolate bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into chilled glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Mother's Day Drinks for Yummy Mummies

What makes a cocktail the perfect Mother's Day mixed drink? It's something that mom loves. So make your mom say "yum!" with these beauties.

Cherry Old-Fashioned

Cherry Old-Fashioned

For your bourbon-loving mom, surprise her with this juicy old-fashioned. It's a beautiful balance of sweet and strong.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce cherry liqueur
  • 2-3 dashes cinnamon cocktail bitters
  • 4-5 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Cocktails cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, bourbon, cherry liqueur, cinnamon bitters, and aromatic bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cocktail cherries.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Whether your mom appreciates the art of a well-built bloody Mary or she finds a particular thrill in the spooky, make a bloody Mary that'll sweep her off her feet--bonus points for making a Bloody Mary garnish tray.

Ingredients

  • 2½ ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • ¾ ounce pickle juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce horseradish
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • Ice
  • Olive, tomato, pickle, lemon wheel, and celery stalk for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cucumber vodka, tomato juice, pickle juice, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, and seasoning.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with olive, tomato, pickle, lemon wheel, and celery stalk.

Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees

Let your mom know you think she's the bee's knees year-round, but you can start today.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce honey liqueur
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, honey liqueur, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon twist, if desired.

Classic Vodka Martini

Classic Vodka Martini

Show your mom you know that the old school is the best school by stirring up a classic vodka martini, including orange bitters.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Olive for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, vodka, dry vermouth, and orange bitters.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with olive.

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

Whip up a luscious margarita for your mom, and you can even muddle in some fresh watermelon.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces watermelon juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, watermelon juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig.

Not Just Your Average Mother's Day Mixed Drinks

Skip the typical mimosas and margaritas on Mother's Day, and liven up your cocktail selection. Whether your mom likes gin, tequila, or bourbon, you have plenty of options for your Mother's Day drink selection. Better yet, consider a flight!

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