Instead of a dozen roses this Sunday, opt for a few of these dozen cocktails we’ve sourced for dear old mum. Bin the slippers and tacky ornaments. Take her out, or sit her down, but get some cocktails in her because, after all, she drinks because of you.
For the sweet-toothed matriarch in your family, or the tequila-loving connoisseur, here are the Top 12 Mother’s Day Cocktails for 2019.
The French Tart
“Celebrate Mother’s Day with The French Tart, available at The Pub at Empire City Casino. The sweetness and slight floral elements of St. Germain pairs elegantly with the tartness of the grapefruit, creating an invigorating but delicate flavor mom, sister, or grandma will enjoy,” says Craig Schoettler, MGM Resorts International’s Executive Director of Beverage and Corporate Mixologist.
The French Tart is available at The Pub Inside of Empire City Casino, Yonkers, New York for only $13.
The French Tart Recipe + Instructions
- Vodka – 2 oz. (Grey Goose)
- Line juice – 0.75 oz.
- St. Germain – 0.5 oz.
- Simple syrup – 0.75 oz.
- Grapefruit juice – 1 oz.
Method: In a shaker tin, add ice and all ingredients. Shake until mixed. Strain over fresh ice in a mason jar. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.
Paloma-mosa + Tacos,
La Comida, located in Downtown Las Vegas, will celebrate Mother’s Day by offering a special dish and libation on Sunday, May 12. In honor of the holiday, La Comida will offer a holiday-exclusive dish: birria tacos, topped with onions, cilantro and house salsa, paired with a cup of consommé stew, priced at $16. La Comida will also offer a specialty libation that moms will love, the Paloma-mosa, a mix of silver tequila and grapefruit juice topped with a splash of champagne.
Paloma-mosa Recipe + Instructions
- 0.5 ounces of silver tequila
- 1 ounce of grapefruit juice
- Topped off with champagne
- Garnished with a fresh grapefruit slice
Brenne Old Fashioned
Brenne French Single Malt Whisky is the first single malt in the world to be aged exclusively in both new French Limousin Oak barrels and Cognac casks. Founded in 2012 by former professional ballerina-turned-whisky entrepreneur Allison Parc, Brenne is crafted from seed-to-spirit in the heart of Cognac, France. The award-winning whisky embodies the elegant nature of the French terroir in which it is produced and brings a completely new style of French single malt whisky to the rapidly emerging world whisky segment.
Brenne Old Fashioned Recipe + Instructions:
- 2oz Brenne Estate Cask
- Sugar cube
- Place 1 small raw sugar cube in a rocks glass
- Break cube into a few pieces and then add 3-4 dashes each of aromatic bitters with less than 1 teaspoon of water
- Muddle until sugar is dissolved. Add 2.5oz Brenne Estate Cask, stir, add a large ice cube
- Optional: Garnish with orange and lemon peel
April in Paris
Yes, we know! It’s May but we love this cocktail so much, we want it for Mother’s Day too! Lavender infused helix vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, hibiscus syrup, ipa syrup, rosewater, egg white.
April in Paris Recipe + Instructions:
- 2 oz lavender infused vodka . 5oz elderflower liqueur
- . 5oz lemon juice
- .5ox hibiscus syrup
- .25oz IPA syrup
- 3 drops rosewater
- 1 oz egg white
Method: wet shake ice/ dry shake / strain/ martini / flower
No. 1 Cool
You can purchase 1800 Silver Tequila @ TheReserveBar.com
For more than two hundred years, 1800 has never wavered from its original formula and distillation process — producing a 100% agave, quality liquid each and every time. The bottles that end up on the shelves contain the same quality tequila as every bottle that has left the distillery for centuries.
No.1 Cool Recipe + Instructions:
- 1 oz 1800® Silver Tequila
- .5 oz Cucumber Juice
- .5 oz Lemon Juice
- .25 oz Simple Syrup
Method: In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients. Add ice, shake hard for 10 seconds. Pour into flute glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a long cucumber peel, swirled.
Made from 100% blue agave, 1800 Silver is double distilled, and a special selection of white tequilas is blended together for added complexity and character. The result is a super-premium tequila with a smoother, more interesting flavor than most on the market.
1800 Margarita Recipe + Instructions:
- 2 oz. 1800 Silver
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- ½ oz. Agave Syrup
- ½ oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake and strain into salted rocks glass. Garnish with Lime Wedge.
Blood Orange Recipe + Instructions:
- 1.25oz DeLeón Platinum Tequila
- 1oz Blood Orange Juice
- .5oz Lime Juice
- .25oz Agave
- Top with club soda
Watermelon Spritzer Recipe + Instructions:
- 2 oz CÎROC Watermelon
- 2 oz Club Soda
- Glass: Highball
- Garnish: Lemon wheel/ mint
Basic Beach Recipe + Instructions:
- 1oz Espolòn Tequila
- 1oz Rose
- 1/2oz Agave syrup
- Splash Aquafaba
- 1/2oz lemon juice
- 1/2oz grapefruit
Method: Hard shake, strain into coup with grapefruit salt line
Smash the Patriarchy
$1 dollar from proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood!
Smash The Patriarchy Recipe + Instructions:
- 1.5 oz Espolòn Añejo
- .5 oz Ancho Reyes Verde
- 1 oz honey syrup*
- ½ lemon in wedges
- 5 sage leaves
Method: Muddle sage & lemon, measure in other ingredients, shake, strain over cracked ice in rocks glass. Garnish with a sage leaf.
- *To make the honey syrup combine
- 2 parts honey to 1 part hot water, stir to combine.
- Smash The Patriarchy, an herbaceous tequila smash with an Ancho Reyes Verde chile liqueur kick.
- You can watch bartenders vent their rage as they crack the ice and slap that sage!
Bloomers Frosé is a vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher ready-to-use, non-alcoholic mixer that enables anyone to whip up an icy-smooth version of their favorite beverage in minutes. Bloomers Frosé makes it simple to take Rosé, Prosecco, Sparkling Wine, Sauvignon Blanc and spirits to the next level with frozen concoctions that are sure to please both intimate groups and large crowds. Bloomers Frosé Mix is available at stores throughout the country, on Amazon, or at www.BloomersFrose.com.
Frosé Recipe + Instructions:
- 2 oz Bloomers Frosé Mix
- 6 oz rosé wine
- 1 cup of ice
Method: Blend thoroughly
Bloomers Frosé Mix is available at stores throughout the country, on Amazon, or at www.BloomersFrose.com.
Mules Frosé Recipe + Instructions:
- 2 oz Bloomers Frosé Mix
- 2 oz vodka flavor of choice
- 2 oz ginger beer
- .5 oz lime juice
- 1.5 cups of ice
Method: Blend thoroughly