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5 cocktails for Mother's Day

Cocktails Mum

Is there any better way of showing your mum just how much you care than by giving her the gift of a delicious cocktail? We've selected 5 cocktails below that we think Mums will adore and are perfect menu additions if you're laying on a boozy brunch or tipsy afternoon tea offering for Mothering Sunday and beyond.

Both boozy brunches and tipsy teas are great ways to benefit from the ‘experience’ gifting trend that's currently in-vogue. High margin food, with the addition of high margin cocktails and Champagne, all wrapped up in one package that can be pre-booked and gifted to mums.

Ketel One Bloody Mary

A classic Brunch cocktail thought to have been invented in the 1930s.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Ketel One Vodka
  • 120ml freshly pressed tomato juice
  • 8 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped yellow pepper
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch celery salt
  • 20ml cream sherry
  • 8 drops of hot sauce

Method

Rim your glass with grounded black pepper and celery salt before adding all ingredients to your glass, stir vigorously and fill with ice.

Absolut Cosmopolitan

Is there any cocktail that says 'ladies who lunch' more than the Cosmopolitan? Popularised in recent years by Sex and the City.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Absolut Citron
  • 25 ml Orange Liqueur
  • 25 ml Lime Juice
  • 5ml Cranberry Juice
  • Orange twist for garnish

Method

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.

Cuervo Classic Margarita

This perennially popular cocktail is actually the favourite of 51% of the American population!

Ingredients

  • 50ml Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila
  • 25ml fresh lime juice
  • 25ml triple sec
  • Agave syrup to taste
  • Lime for garnish
  • Salt for rim

Method

Rub the rim of the glass with a lime slice and press in salt. Shake the other ingredients with ice and then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cuervo Paloma

Sticking with Tequila, this cocktail is incredibly popular all over Mexico. Its name is Spanish for "dove".

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Jose Cuervo Silver
  • 50 ml grapefruit juice
  • 50 ml soda water
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Lime for garnish
  • Salt for rim

Method

Cut lime wheels. Run one lime wheel around the rim of glass then dip the glass into salt. In glass, add ice and remaining ingredients excluding the soda water. Stir and then top with soda then garnish the glass with a fresh lime wheel.

Absolut Mint Chocolate Martini

This cocktail is delicious, decadent and a real treat!

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Absolut Vodka
  • 25ml White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 Dash Crème de Menthe
  • Chocolate for garnish

Method

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece chocolate.

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