Mother’s Day Brunch Cocktails
By Fabiana Santana
Mom will love brunch. But she will love it even more with a cocktail in hand. Try these flavorful and fun cocktails to make the day that much more special for the woman who has had sleepless nights, cold meals, stressful talks and fights with strangers all in the name of her little baby (that’s you).
Here are our five favorite cocktail recipes to celebrate Mother’s Day with.
Olive Rosemary Martini
- 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.
Campari is a favorite in Italy for moms everywhere. It’s produces a light and traditional cocktail that has orange essence, ideal for the citrus lover’s brunch.
- vermouth Cinzano rosso
Build in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.
Heart of Gold
Grapefruit and ginger ale add tart freshness to this revamped tequila cocktail perfect for watching the sun go by.
· 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
· 1 ½ part club soda
· Juice of 1 fresh grapefruit
· 1 ½ parts raspberry ginger ale soda
· Orchid for garnish
Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients. Shake well and pour into glass over ice. Garnish with an orchid.
Signature St. Germain Cocktail
Flowers are nice. But a cocktail with elderflower liquor is even better.
- 1 1/2 part St. Germain
- 2 part brut champagne or dry sparkling wine
- 2 part club soda
Stir ingredients in a tall, ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Garnish with a lemon twist or flower.
< Sure you can opt for a regular mimosa. And she will love you for it. But if you’ve heard your mother ask for Calgon more than she has asked you to pass the salt, then she needs something stronger. Tequila. And everyone knows tequila in the daytime is just fine when strawberries are involved.
· 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 lime
Preparation: 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 2frozen 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.
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