Mother's Day is a special occasion that celebrates the role of mothers in our lives. It is a day to show our love and appreciation for all the sacrifices and hard work they put in to raise us.
As a bartender, I know that nothing makes a celebration more special than a good cocktail. Whether you are planning a brunch, lunch, or dinner for your mom, a delicious cocktail can set the mood and make the occasion more memorable.
But what makes a good Mother's Day cocktail? In my opinion, it should be refreshing, light, and easy to make. It should also have a special touch that makes it unique and memorable.
That's why I have put together a list of the best Mother's Day cocktail recipes that will surely impress your mom and make her feel loved.
From classic cocktails with a twist to refreshing mocktails, these recipes are perfect for any taste and occasion. Whether your mom prefers sweet or sour, fruity or herbal, there's a cocktail on this list that will make her taste buds sing.
So, without further ado, let's dive into the world of Mother's Day cocktails and discover the perfect drink for your mom.
1. Ginger Sage Cocktail
Looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to serve at your Mother's Day brunch? Look no further than the Ginger Sage Cocktail. This light and refreshing drink is perfect for a springtime celebration, with a delicate balance of ginger, sage, and pear flavors.
The cocktail is easy to make and can serve a crowd, making it a great option for hosting. Plus, it pairs perfectly with brunch dishes like quiches and pastries. If you're looking to mix up your Mother's Day beverage game, give the Ginger Sage Cocktail a try.
2. Blackberry Champagne Mule
The Blackberry Champagne Mule is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for Mother's Day brunch. It's a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, with blackberries, mint, lime, vodka, ginger beer, and champagne.
The blackberries are muddled with mint and lime to create a fruity and minty flavor, while the champagne adds a touch of elegance and bubbles. Overall, it's a fun and festive cocktail that's easy to make and customizable with different berries or sparkling wine.
3. Strawberry Red Wine Sangria
Looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail to celebrate Mother's Day? Look no further than the Strawberry Red Wine Sangria! This cocktail is the perfect blend of red wine, strawberry liqueur, and fresh fruit, making it a bright and flavorful addition to any Mother's Day brunch or celebration.
Served over ice, this cocktail is sure to cool you down on a warm spring day. So why not treat the special mother in your life to a delicious and refreshing Strawberry Red Wine Sangria this Mother's Day?
4. Sparkling Raspberry Lemon Mimosas
If you're looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail to celebrate Mother's Day, look no further than the Sparkling Raspberry Lemon Mimosas. This twist on the classic brunch beverage is made with raspberry lemonade and your favorite champagne, topped with fresh sugared raspberries for a pop of color and sweetness.
It's a simple and delicious cocktail that's perfect for a Mother's Day breakfast or brunch celebration. So why not impress your mom with this sweet and bubbly treat?
5. The Rosemary Grapefruit Refresher
Looking for a refreshing and light cocktail to serve your mom on Mother's Day? Look no further than "The Rosemary Grapefruit Refresher". This cocktail is a perfect blend of herbal notes of rosemary and citrusy burst of grapefruit and soda.
It's a great choice for brunch or dinner time sipping, and can even be served as a mocktail without the booze. The cocktail is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. So, if you're looking for a delicious and refreshing cocktail to serve your mom on Mother's Day, give "The Rosemary Grapefruit Refresher" a try.
6. Spanish Gin and Tonics
Looking for a refreshing and beautiful cocktail to serve at your Mother's Day brunch? Look no further than the Spanish Gin and Tonic! This cocktail originated in London but has been elevated to new heights with the addition of aromatic herbs and high-quality ingredients.
The key to a great Spanish Gin and Tonic is using a craft distillery gin and aromatic tonic water, with a ratio of 2 parts tonic water to 1 part gin. Garnish with herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary, or mint for a beautiful and herbaceous touch. Serve in a large wine glass with plenty of ice for the perfect warm-weather cocktail. Your guests will love sipping on this refreshing and elevated take on a classic cocktail.
7. Hawaiian Mimosas
Looking for a Mother's Day cocktail recipe that's easy to make and tastes like paradise? Look no further than the Hawaiian Mimosa! This cocktail combines the classic mimosa ingredients of champagne and fruit juice with a tropical twist: pineapple juice and Malibu rum.
The result is a refreshing and flavorful drink that will transport you to a beach in Hawaii. Whether you're sipping it solo or serving it up in a pitcher for a party, the Hawaiian Mimosa is sure to be a hit. So why not bring a little bit of the tropics to your Mother's Day celebration this year?
8. Strawberry Mimosas
Looking for a perfect cocktail to celebrate Mother's Day? Look no further than the Strawberry Mimosa! This bright and rosy cocktail is perfect for brunches, wedding showers, or any spring gathering. Made with pureed strawberries and a dry or semi-dry champagne, this sweet and bubbly drink is a match made in brunch heaven.
The sweetness of fresh strawberries combined with the bite of the champagne makes for a unique and refreshing twist on the classic mimosa. Serve alongside classic mimosas or other colorful cocktails for a fun and festive mimosa bar. Trust us, your mom will love this delicious and pretty cocktail!
9. Hummingbird Cocktail
The Hummingbird Cocktail is a light, fruity, and refreshing drink that is perfect for Mother's Day celebrations. This elegant cocktail is named after the hummingbird, a bird that represents joy, love, and luck. The cocktail is made with elderflower liqueur, which has subtle floral notes and is not too overpowering.
The liqueur complements the dry champagne or sparkling wine beautifully, resulting in a well-balanced, bubbly, and botanical beverage. The Hummingbird Cocktail is perfect for brunch or afternoon happy hour, and it pairs well with citrus fruits, soft cheeses, and seafood. If you're looking for a feminine and floral cocktail to celebrate Mother's Day, the Hummingbird Cocktail is a great choice.
10. Tequila Breakfast Mimosa
The Tequila Breakfast Mimosa is a unique and delicious cocktail that is perfect for Mother's Day brunch. This cocktail is made with fresh grapefruit juice, tequila, and Prosecco, and is sure to impress your guests. The addition of tequila gives this classic brunch drink a fun twist, and the combination of flavors is truly memorable.
The recipe is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making it a stress-free addition to your menu. If you're looking for a way to spice up your Mother's Day brunch, the Tequila Breakfast Mimosa is a must-try.
11. Sparkling Rosé French 75
The Sparkling Rosé French 75 is a perfect cocktail to celebrate Mother's Day. This elegant and fancy cocktail is made with sparkling rosé, gin, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice. The cocktail is topped with a lemon twist, which adds a delightful, delicate oil and scent to the drink. This bubbly cocktail is perfect for any special occasion, and it couldn't be easier to make.
The fruity notes of the cocktail go well with salmon, the bright lemon is a natural match with seafood, and those lively bubbles will cut through the fatty fish and cheese. The Sparkling Rosé French 75 is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to impress their mother on her special day.
12. Lilac Bee's Knees Cocktail
The Lilac Bee's Knees Cocktail is a perfect addition to any Mother's Day celebration. This cocktail is a twist on the classic Bee's Knees cocktail, with the addition of lilac infused gin and lilac syrup. The floral essence of the lilacs adds a refreshing and unique flavor to the cocktail.
The garnish of lilac blossoms is a beautiful touch that adds to the overall presentation of the drink. This cocktail is perfect for a springtime brunch or a cool evening on the patio. If you're looking for a cocktail that's both delicious and visually stunning, the Lilac Bee's Knees Cocktail is a must-try.
13. Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz
The Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz is a perfect cocktail for Mother's Day. This refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail is made with homemade pear and vanilla simple syrup, gin, and soda water. The pear and vanilla combination gives the cocktail a sweet and delightful taste that is perfect for any occasion.
The cocktail is garnished with a thinly sliced pear and a vanilla sugar rim, which adds an extra touch of elegance to the drink. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to impress their mothers with a unique and delicious cocktail.
14. Heavenly Lemonade
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail for Mother's Day, look no further than the Heavenly Lemonade. This simple yet delicious cocktail is essentially a mimosa made with lemonade instead of orange juice. The recipe calls for two-thirds sparkling water and one-third lemonade, and can be made with any kind of lemonade you prefer.
The cocktail is topped off with cheap champagne, which adds a dry and unrefined flavor to the drink. The Heavenly Lemonade is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day, and can be garnished with fresh berries for an extra touch of sweetness. So, if you want to impress your mom with a tasty and refreshing cocktail this Mother's Day, give the Heavenly Lemonade a try!
15. The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur Cocktail
The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur Cocktail is a perfect drink for Mother's Day. It's made with Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and Gin Lane Victoria Pink Gin 1751, creating a lightly sweet and citrusy flavor with a subtle hint of cherry.
The drink is garnished with a Luxardo maraschino cherry and a few cherry blossoms, making it a truly beautiful and feminine drink.
16. Classic Mimosa
If you're looking for a light and refreshing cocktail to celebrate Mother's Day, the Classic Mimosa is a perfect choice. Made with just two ingredients – champagne and orange juice – this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for brunch. The champagne adds a touch of elegance, while the orange juice provides a sweet and tangy flavor.
You can adjust the ratio of champagne to orange juice to suit your taste, and even make a non-alcoholic version by using sparkling grape juice instead of champagne. Whether you're hosting a brunch or just want to treat your mom to a special drink, the Classic Mimosa is a classic choice that's sure to impress.
17. Rhubarb and Honey Pisco Sour
The Rhubarb and Honey Pisco Sour is a refreshing and summery twist on the classic Peruvian cocktail. Made with Peruvian Pisco, lime juice, egg white, and a homemade rhubarb and honey simple syrup, this cocktail is both sweet and tangy with a beautiful blush hue. The addition of egg white gives the cocktail a frothy texture and a beautiful foam top.
Although some may be hesitant about the use of raw egg whites, the combination of citrus and alcohol act as sterilizers. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to impress your mom on Mother's Day, the Rhubarb and Honey Pisco Sour is definitely worth a try.
18. Watermelon Vodka Cocktail With Cucumber and Basil
Looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to impress your mom on Mother's Day? Look no further than the Watermelon Vodka Cocktail with Cucumber and Basil. This summery drink is bursting with the flavors of ripe watermelon, cool cucumber, and fresh basil, all brought together with a premium vodka that adds just the right amount of bite.
The cocktail is garnished with elegant cucumber ribbons or cute watermelon balls, making it as visually appealing as it is delicious. Plus, with the option to skip the vodka and make a non-alcoholic version, it's a drink that can be enjoyed by everyone. So, whether you're celebrating with your mom or just looking for a refreshing summer cocktail, give the Watermelon Vodka Cocktail with Cucumber and Basil a try.
19. Empress Gin French 75
The Empress Gin French 75 is a unique and visually stunning cocktail that is sure to impress at any Mother's Day celebration. Made with Empress 1908 gin, sparkling wine, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup, this cocktail has color-changing abilities that make for a fun and exciting conversation starter. The butterfly pea blossom in the gin gives it an eye-catching indigo color that changes to pinkish-purple when citrus is added.
The combination of gin and sparkling wine gives the cocktail a bubbly effervescence and a complex flavor profile. It's the perfect drink for any occasion, whether it's a brunch with friends or a special Mother's Day celebration. The Empress Gin French 75 is a must-try cocktail for gin and bubbly drinkers alike.
20. Mango Mimosas
Looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail to serve on Mother's Day? Look no further than the Mango Mimosa! This delicious twist on the classic mimosa is made with fresh mango juice and champagne, making it the perfect drink for a springtime brunch or outdoor gathering.
The combination of sweet mango and bubbly champagne is sure to impress your guests and make for a memorable celebration. Don't forget to pair it with some delicious brunch recipes like chili rellenos casserole, bacon hash browns, or breakfast tacos for the ultimate Mother's Day spread. So, raise a glass and toast to all the amazing moms out there with a delicious Mango Mimosa in hand!
21. Strawberry Shortcake Martini
The Strawberry Shortcake Martini is a perfect cocktail to serve on Mother's Day or any other special occasion. This beautiful pink-hued drink is made with cake-flavored vodka, Bailey's Strawberries and Cream, and a homemade fresh strawberry simple syrup. The combination of sweet strawberry and cake notes in each sip creates a delicious dessert-like flavor.
The cocktail is strong and packed full of flavor, making it an ideal drink to enjoy with friends and family. The strawberry simple syrup can be used for other foodie creations as well, such as strawberry lemonade or poured over ice cream. Overall, the Strawberry Shortcake Martini is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves sweet and fruity drinks.
22. French 76
The French 76 is a refreshing and bubbly cocktail that is perfect for celebrating Mother's Day. This cocktail is a twist on the classic French 75, but with a vodka base instead of gin. It features a bright pop of lemon and a crisp finish, thanks to the addition of Champagne or other white sparkling wine.
The French 76 is a simple yet elegant cocktail that is perfect for sipping at brunch or as a pre-dinner drink. It's also easy to make in batches, making it a great option for hosting. If you're looking for a delicious and sophisticated cocktail to impress your mom, the French 76 is definitely worth a try.
23. Strawberry Sangria
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail to celebrate Mother's Day? Look no further than the Strawberry Sangria! Made with fresh strawberries, white wine, and sparkling water, this cocktail is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day. The sweetness of the strawberries is perfectly balanced with the dryness of the wine, making for a delicious and refreshing drink.
Plus, it can be prepped ahead of time and stored for up to five days, making it a great option for entertaining. So, whether you're enjoying a brunch with family or having a relaxing afternoon in the backyard, the Strawberry Sangria is sure to be a hit.
24. French 75 Cocktail
The French 75 Cocktail is a classic and elegant drink that is perfect for celebrating Mother's Day. Made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne, this cocktail is crisp, citrusy, and effervescent. It is slightly sweet from the simple syrup, which balances the lemon and gin, making it a refreshing and celebratory drink.
The origins of the French 75 date back to World War I in France, and it has since become a beloved cocktail around the world. Whether you are toasting to your mom or enjoying a brunch with friends, the French 75 Cocktail is sure to impress.