Mother’s Day Brunch Cocktails

By Fabiana Santana

A proper Mother’s Day Brunch is not complete without a variety of cocktails to liven things up. It’s a day to celebration moms everywhere and what better way than pampering her with leisurely meal featuring all her favorite foods and drinks!

Campari is a delicious Italian aperitivo that some might consider and acquired taste. When mixed into a cocktail, it adds the perfect notes of bitter, sweet and citrus at the same time.

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Makes 2 or more cocktails

Champagne or other white sparkling wine
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce citrus gin

Mix Campari, Grand Marnier and gin in a shaker and lightly mix. Pour into a champagne flute and top with champagne or sparkling wine.

Olive Rosemary Martini

md102772_sip_fd08_martini_xlWhat mom doesn’t love a martini? A classic one gets a festive makeover when garnished with oil-cured olives on a skewer of fragrant rosemary.

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 teaspoons dry vermouth
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • Pitted olives

To make, shake 2 ounces gin and 2 teaspoons dry vermouth with crushed ice; strain into a stemmed glass. Strip leaves from bottom 2 inches of a rosemary sprig, skewer through pitted olives, and add to the drink.

TV’s favorite daytime mom, Bethenny Frankel, has created a brand that celebrates women everywhere. As a single mom herself, she knows the importance of down time. These SkinnyGirl recipes are easy to make and will make your mom  – or you – feel like a queen for a day.

Mama-jito

Mama-jito
•             1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
•             1 part Light Rum
•             1 tsp. agave nectar
•             3 parts lime juice
•             Splash of lime flavored sparkling water
•             3 sprigs of mint

Preparation: Shake rum, lemon juice and agave nectar in cocktail shaker with ice. Top with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco and pour into tall Collins glass. Muddle in mint leaves and enjoy!

 

Mom more of the Bloody Mary type? Skinny Girl has a light and refreshing recipe that’s perfect for the purist in her.

Brunch Time Bloody MaryBrunch Time Bloody Mary

•             2 parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka

•             2 parts low-sodium tomato juice
•             Splash of fresh lemon juice
•             Squeeze of fresh lime juice
•             Dash of Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
•             Dash of hot sauce
•             Sprinkle of celery salt
•             Cucumber for garnish

Preparation: Shake ingredients well in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass. Garnish with cucumber wheel.

Sunday SipperSunday Sipper

This is one of my favorite SkinnyGirl cocktails! The Tangerine Vodka features subtle hints of ripe tangerine – which is a more robust flavor than traditional citrus vodkas, that tend to be more sweet than anything. Sub orange juice with tangerine juice if you have it for a truly unique tasting cocktail!
•             1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka
•             6 parts orange juice
•             Orange slice for garnish
Preparation: Add Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka in ice-filled glass and top with orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice.

Blissful BelliniBlissful Bellini

I was so excited to learn that SkinnyGirl added a prosecco to their portfolio. This is the perfect sparkling sipper. Light and dry and when served chilled, the perfect refresher on a hot summer night. I love it mixed with peach puree for the ultimate Italian brunch cocktail, the bellini.
3 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
2 parts peach puree

Preparation: Place ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a flute glass and

 

 

This Mother’s Day, treat your mom like gold with a cocktail made with Courvoisier’s newest offering, Courvoisier Gold. It’s a unique blend of Moscato wine from the South of France and the brand’s signature cognac. The spirit boasts a flavor profile featuring notes of Moscato grapes, pear, peach, florals and orange blossom, and is the perfect gift for a mom who is finer than gold.

The Golden Bellini Cocktail RecipeThe Golden Bellini Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Courvoisier® Gold
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Peachtree Schnapps
  • 1 part Champagne

Directions:

Shake the Courvoisier and Peachtree with ice and strain into a chilled flute, then top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

Mom prefers a day that is full of diamonds and Rosé? Then Courvosier Rosé is for her. Courvoisier Rosé is a flirty, fun and refreshing cognac drink. A smooth blend of cognac and premium French red wine grapes, it can be enjoyed sipped neat, on the rocks, chilled or in a cocktail. With refreshing notes of blackberry, black currant and a touch of cherry, this versatile drink makes a great gift for the mom who likes to mix it up with crisp, refreshing cocktails.

 

 

Belle Rosé Cocktail RecipeBelle Rosé Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Courvoisier® Rosé
  • 2 parts Orange Juice
  • ½ part Lemon Lime Soda
  • Raspberry garnish

Directions:

Combine Courvoisier Rosé and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coup glass. Top with lemon lime soda and raspberry garnish.

 

 

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