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.
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
- 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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, . 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.
- 1 part Courvoisier® Gold
- 1 part DeKuyper® Peachtree Schnapps
- 1 part Champagne
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.
- 1 part Courvoisier® Rosé
- 2 parts Orange Juice
- ½ part Lemon Lime Soda
- Raspberry garnish
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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