Whether you’re celebrating mom, grandma or your spouse, chances are the women in your life are overdue for a good, stiff drink.
Bahama Mama– A fitting name for a Mother’s Day cocktail, this sweet drink packs a tropical punch. Ingredients: 1/2 ounce rum, 1/2 ounce coconut rum, 1 ounce fresh pineapple juice, one ounce fresh orange juice, 1/2 ounce grenadine and one cup of ice. Mix ingredients, add crushed ice (half-a-cup) lightly shake in a cocktail shaker for around 10-15 seconds and strain and pour over ice and garnish with an orange slice.
Bellini– This refreshing take on a mimosa is simple with a nice presentation. You will need 4-5 ounces of Prosecco and 2-3 ounces of fresh peach puree’. Pour Prosecco first into a champagne glass, add the fresh peach puree’ to the top of glass and garnish with a slice of fresh peach. Refreshing, easy and sure to bring a smile to her face.
Mimosa– You can’t get any easier than this drink. 4-5 ounces of champagne, sparkling white wine or processo. Serve in a champagne glass with a splash of freshly-squeezed orange juice (approximately 2-3 ounces).
The Cosmopolitan or “Cosmo”– This drink has experienced a surge in popularity because of the hit show, Sex and the City. Thankfully, it’s less complicated than the women on the TV series. You will need 1/2 fresh lime juice, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1/2 ounce Cointreau and 2 ounces citron vodka. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and all ingredients. Shake for approximately 15-20 seconds and strain over ice into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel but you can simply add a lemon slice.
Rosé Wine Spritzer– A new twist on an 80s classic drink and outside of cracking open a beer, you can’t get any easier that this cocktail. You will need 4-6 ounces of chilled rosé wine. This is not to be confused with white zinfadel. Add a splash or approximately 2 ounces of ice cold seltzer water and garnish with a slice of lime. Simply serve in a chilled wine glass.
Too much work? Can’t track down a glass or booze in the house? Here is a link for an app called Ibotta offering free mimosas on Mother’s Day.
Cheers! Happy Mother’s Day!