Fabulous Cocktails For Your Fabulous Mum
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and you may be wondering what you can get her to show her how special she is. Of course, when you ask her, she will say she doesn’t want anything. However, we know what she really wants. What you mum really wants is some quality time with you. After all, she spent all those months pregnant with you, and those hours in labour – surely that deserves a stiff drink or two!
There are loads of cute teddies, boxes of chocolates and lovely flowers you could get her. But quality time with you is what she would enjoy so much more. She kept all the gifts you have got her in the past, every handmade ornament from school, every vase and cute teddy – now it’s time for something different.
If you have kids at home, then get them out. If you’re going to your mum’s house, get your dad out the house. This is a chance for just the two of you to sprawl out on the couch and have a good old natter. Talk about old times, favourite memories and the dramas at work. Gossip about family members, your favourite TV programs and dreams for the future.
This is mums’ chance to sit back and relax, with a cocktail to hand, made by her favourite child. At least you will be her favourite child when she has had a few of these delicious cocktails! We have put together a section of fabulous cocktails for your fabulous mum this Mother’s Day. Take a look through the flavours and chose the one (or ones) you think she will like the most.
Recipes In This Blog
Christmas was not long ago, and chances are you got a bottle of port as a Christmas present. Maybe you had friends’ round for a party over the festive season and someone bought port that nobody drank? Well, this Port Punch will give you a use for it. If you’re not into drinking port straight, then this is the solution – and a little treat for your mum too.
How to make it
Take the port, rum and apple juice and place them into a large jug and mix. Then add the lemonade, before topping with your orange slices and cinnamon. Place the jug in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. Stir through with crushed ice and serve immediately. This is a great drink to place on the table and enjoy with some nibbles or an afternoon tea.
Rose Spritz is more popularly known and seen as the new drink of spring. It’s a fresh and fizzy number that goes perfectly with the warmer weather of spring. This cocktail comes all the way from the team at Level Seven, a rooftop bar at the Primus Hotel in Sydney. If your mum deserves the VIP treatment, then this is the perfect drink for her.
How To Make It
Place a large ice ball into a glass. Pour the rosé and sparkling wine over the ice ball. Then add the Aperol. Take your rose mist and fresh orange zest oil and spray over the cocktail in the glass. Carefully swirl your glass so the flavours mix, then add your orange peel as a glamorous and sophisticated garnish. This cocktail can be enjoyed as an arrival drink. When your mum arrives, take her out to the garden and just sit and relax. It will be the perfect start to an afternoon of relaxation for her.
Orange and Basil Pimm’s
This is a super easy cocktail to make and is an ideal drink to serve with a light lunch of salad for example. There are very few mums out there that don’t love a glass of Pimm’s. This is a fabulous cocktail that is a slight spin on the traditional Pimm’s your mum might be used to, but we know she will love it.
How To Make It
Take your orange and cut it into halves and slices. Put some of the slices to the side for serving. Combine your gin, vermouth and orange liqueur in a large jog. Gently stir to mix. Add most of your orange slices and ginger. Place the jug into the fridge to chill until you are ready to serve. At the right time, strain the drink into glasses that have been filled with ice. Pour your chosen mixer of tonic or lemonade over the top. When serving, add basil leaves and the remaining orange slices. This cocktail can be made in advance and left in the fridge until you are ready to eat with your mum.
If you liked the idea of the last Pimm’s as your mum enjoys a glass of Pimm’s, you could serve this Pimm’s cocktail too. It’s a much more subtle flavour and just as easy to make. You may choose to make the Pomegranate Pimm’s cocktail instead of the orange and basil Pimm’s. It’s a really refreshing drink and super easy to make in advance, then serve when you’re ready. Why not enjoy with your mums’ favourite film?
How To Make It
Take your cucumber and cut in half and then in long, thin strips. Cut your orange into thin slices. Then place your Pimm’s and pomegranate juice into a large jug with ice cubes. Top the cocktail with your soda water and lemonade. Gently stir in the cucumber, orange and mint. If you are using borage flowers, then serve these as a garnish with each drink as it is poured out of the jug. Now, sit back, relax and enjoy the film.
Earl Grey Tea Cocktail
If you’re looking for a ‘healthier’ cocktail, then our Earl Grey Tea cocktail could be perfect for you. It has a mild flavour, similar to tea with a dash of lemon, a touch of lavender and some sweet honey. This ‘tea flavour’ makes it the perfect addition to a little afternoon tea. You can lay the table beautifully and have this cocktail in teacups if you would prefer.
How To Make It
The first thing you need to do is make your simple honey syrup. This is done by mixing one cup of honey and 5 cups of water over a light heat. Leave to gently heat until honey is dissolved and mixed into the water. This can then be left in the fridge to store. Brew around 4 cups of Earl Grey Tea. These can then be stored in the fridge to keep them cold. They can be used to make a few more cocktails after the first ones are finished.
Place 6oz of cold earl grey tea in a cocktail shaker with 1.25oz of gin, 1.25oz of honey simple syrup, 0.25oz of lemon juice and ice. Shake the cocktail ingredients several times until well mixed. Strain the cocktail mixture into your chosen cup or glass, over one large ice cube. Add the lavender sprig to the cocktail as a garnish to serve beautifully.
Peach Iced Tea Cocktail
If you fancy a fruitier tea-based cocktail for your Mother’s Day afternoon tea, then you might like to try this peach iced tea cocktail. It’s a really refreshing cocktail and simple to make with just three ingredients. This receipt only serves one person, so please up the ingredients dependent on how many servings you are making. This cocktail can be made in advance and left in the fridge until it is required.
How To Make It
Take your peach tea, peach vodka and mint syrup and place them in a cocktail shaker. Mix the ingredients well. When you serve the peach iced tea cocktail serve it over ice with a spring of mint and peach slices. These can be mixed in or used as a garnish if you would prefer. This cocktail goes beautifully with some finger fruit kebabs, a fruit scone or some slices of cake perhaps
Mums are special to us all. However, we often forget to tell our mums how special they are to us. Show your mum how much she means to you with an afternoon of cocktails just for her. A special day that you will both remember for years to come.