7 Cocktails for Mother’s Day

BY ANASTASIA CHOO

Aside from flowers and breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, impress the Mama in your life with one of these easy cocktails:

Tea Tini

Tea Tini –  It’s tea time and Mum will sure enjoy this light short drink on a Spring afternoon.

Ingredients:

  • 50ml vodka
  • 30ml iced tea (sweet)
  • 10ml lemon juice (fresh)
  • Garnish: ​lemon wedge
  • Garnish: sugar for glass rim

Method:

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with sugar.
  • Garnish with the lemon wedge.

 

Pink Lady

Pink Lady – A classy feel as the egg white forms a foam that sits on top, not unlike Mum wearing a hat.

Ingredients:

  • 50l gin
  • 25ml apple brandy
  • 7.5ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes grenadine
  • 1 egg white
  • Garnish: Maraschino cherry

Method:

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the cherry.

 

Glamour Girl MartiniGlamour Girl – Girls night out for Mum.

Ingredients:

  • 90ml Rose Pinot Grigio
  • 30ml peach schnapps
  • 15ml cranberry juice
  • 1 rose petal or maraschino cherry (for Garnish)

Method:

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Drop a rose petal or cherry in the drink for a garnish.

 

White Lady CocktailWhite Lady Cocktail – A gentle, mother- like variation of the Sidecar

Ingredients:

  • 50ml gin
  • 25ml orange liqueur
  • 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

Method:

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

Porn StarPorn Star Cocktail – Do not be put off by the name, it’s classy, refined and just a little wild.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml vodka, vanilla if you have it, if not add a tiny splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 fresh passionfruit, reserve the spare half for the garnish
  • 15ml passionfruit liqueur
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • 60ml Champagne or Prosecco
  • Half a fresh passionfruit to garnish

Method:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and add a good handful of ice.
  • Scoop out the seeds and pulp from 1 and a half passionfruit, reserving the final half for the garnish, into the shaker.
  • Add the vodka, vanilla flavoured if you have it followed by the Passion fruit liqueur, sugar syrup and fresh lime juice.
  • Shake this fragrant mix until super chilled then pour into your cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the reserved half of passionfruit.
  • Serve alongside the shot glass filled with Champagne or Prosecco.  Sip the cocktail alongside a sip of the fizz and marvel at this wonderful drink.

 

Blushing LadyBlushing Lady –  A medley of sweet, sour and tart.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml vodka
  • 30ml pomegranate Liqueur
  • 30ml pink grapefruit juice
  • Garnish: strawberry
  • Garnish: coarse sugar for rimming

Method:

  • Rub a wedge of lemon around the rim of a cocktail glass and dip the glass into a plate of coarse sugar. Set it aside.
  • Pour the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into the prepared glass.
  • Garnish with a strawberry.

 

Lemon Drop MartiniIn and Out Lemontini – Enjoy the Springtime freshness for dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 100ml vodka
  • 1 splash of limoncello

Method:

  • Pour a splash of limoncello into a frozen cocktail glass.
  • Swirl the liqueur around in the glass until all surfaces are coated.
  • Shake the vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Throw away any excess limoncello in the glass.
  • Strain the shaken vodka into the coated cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

 

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