Mothers day is fast approaching and chocolates, handwritten cards and flowers are all lovely, but let’s get real…what mums really want for Mother’s Day is a cocktail – preferably one that someone else has made for her and that she can sip, undisturbed, while putting her feet up. So we’re here to give you a helping hand on some simple delicious cocktails that mums just seem to love!
This Gin based classic is fruity, easy to make and tastes delicious.
- 2 shots (50ml) London Dry Gin (or Minus 33!)
- 1 shot (25ml) Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 shot Sugar syrup
- 1/2 shot Creme de Mure
Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into your shaker, half-fill with ice, and shake until ice cold. Strain into an old fashioned rock glass filled with crushed ice. Drizzle the Creme de Mure over the top so it trickles through the ice. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a slice of lemon.
2. Mother’s blush
- 2 Fresh strawberries, cut in half
- 80ml Lillet Rosé
- 25ml Sparkling wine
- Garnish: Orange twist
- Glass: Tall
In a tall glass, gently muddle the strawberries. Add the Lillet Rose, fill with ice and top with the sparkling wine. Stir, and garnish with an orange twist.
- 50ml Tequila
- 20ml lime juice
- 20ml grapefruit syrup (Make in advance with 1 white grapefruit, if you can find it)
- Sugar (for syrup – use equal volume to the grapefruit juice from one grapefruit)
- Top with soda water
- Salt rim garnish (optional)
First make the grapefruit syrup buy zesting the grapefruit, then juice it, adding the juice to the zest. Then add an equal volume of sugar, and shake to dissolve. Once fully incorporated, let it rest for a few hours (overnight if you have time) before straining it off into a clean jar.
Method for cocktail: Combine your tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit syrup in a shaker, and give everything a quick shake before straining over fresh ice and topping with soda water. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
4. White Lady
A more gentile, mother like variation of the Sidecar, the White Lady can make a simple, stunning appearance on Mother’s Day. With only three common ingredients, this is a great last minute cocktail creation.
- 50ml Gin
- 25ml Cointreau (or other triple sec)
- 15ml Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Fresh Egg White (optional)
If using egg white, combine all ingredients in a shaker without ice. Shake to create a thick foam. (Shaking without ice is known as a “Dry Shake”) Add ice, and shake again to chill. Fine-strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel twist.
You can grab a TASTE White Lady Kit – £5 off for Mothers Day gift!
5. Cranberry Orange Fizz
- 30 ml cranberry juice
- 5ml orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- 75 ml (approx) Champagne
- 75 ml ginger ale, chilled
Combine the juice and liqueur then top with equal parts Champagne and ginger ale.