Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate and honor all the incredible mothers out there. What better way to show your appreciation with a delicious brunch and some tasty cocktails? Brunch is a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day because it combines two of the most important things in life: family and food. There are many different types of brunch cocktails that you can make for your mom. Here are some cocktail ideas to add some fun and flavor to your Mother’s Day celebration.
A classic mimosa is always a popular choice for brunch. Simply mix together orange juice and champagne and serve in a champagne flute. For an extra twist, try using different types of juice, like mango or pineapple.
4 ounces prosecco / champagne
2 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
It’s officially strawberry season! Eat them plain, eat them with whipped cream, and use them in this simple fizzy drink, made with tart lime juice, fresh, bright mint, and a splash of vodka. Once it’s mixed with club soda, the cocktail transforms from jolting sweet and sour into a light, effervescent brunch-friendly drink.
2 1/2 ounces sliced fresh strawberries from approximately 5 medium berries
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lime
10 mint leaves
2 ounces vodka
2 1/2 ounces club soda
For a savory cocktail option, try serving up a classic Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary is one of those mutable recipes that has a thousand variations, each tailored to a different specific taste. It’s a very simple thing to prepare, and you can make a large batch of it that will last for weeks. Mix together tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and lemon juice, then garnish with celery, olives, or even a piece of bacon.
1 lemon wedge
1 lime wedge
2 ounces vodka
4 ounces tomato juice
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch smoked paprika
Garnish: parsley sprig
Garnish: green olives
Garnish: lime wedge
Garnish: celery stalk
Raspberry Lemonade Vodka Spritzer
Light and refreshing with just a little kiss of sweetness, this pink lemonade vodka cocktail is going to be a hit! For a non-alcoholic option, try making a refreshing raspberry lemonade spritzer. Mix together fresh raspberries, lemonade, and club soda, and serve over ice. Add a splash of vodka for a boozy twist.
4 ounces raspberry vodka
6 ounces prosecco
6 ounces Lemonade
3-4 tsp raspberry syrup
Garnish with fresh raspberry and lemon
Grapefruit Paloma is a refreshing cocktail made with grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water. This classic cocktail is a tasty alternative to most other tequila based cocktails that is super quick and easy to make.
2 ounces tequila
2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice, plus wedges for garnish
2 ounces sparkling water
½ ounce lime juice
¼ ounce agave nectar or simple syrup, or to taste
Coarse sea salt, for the rim of the glasses