5 Mother’s Day Cocktails That Taste Like Sunshine in a Glass

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, which means it’s the time when we all take a moment to say thank you to the wonderful woman who brought us into the world, kissed our boo-boos, and always had our backs, even when we knew we didn’t deserve it (we won’t talk specifics, but you know perfectly well, that thing you did.) Here are five ways to pour Mom some gratitude as a before- or after-meal treat, or as accompaniment to the fabulous feast you’re surely preparing for her to enjoy, right? Right?

Aperol Spritz

Aperol_SpritzAvailable at Dante (New York, NY)

  • 3 Parts Cinzano Prosecco
  • 2 Parts Aperol
  • 1 Splash of Soda

Method: Pour the Prosecco, Aperol and a dash of soda into an ice-filled wine glass and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

The Bouquet


  • 1 ½ parts elit by Stolichnaya
  • 1 ½ parts Lavender Infused Water

Method: Combine ingredients in an ice-filled rocks glass and stir gently. Garnish with 1 spray of atomized rose water.

La Nueva York

La Nueva York

  • 2 oz. Roca Patrón Añejo
  • ¾ Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz. red wine
  • Lemon wheel

Method: Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a Rocks glass and gently float red wine on surface of drink. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

The Crooner

The CroonerCreated by Pamela Wiznitzer, Trademark (NYC)

  • 0.75 oz. Frangelico
  • 1.5 oz. Rum (Appleton)
  • 1 tbsp. Cherry jam
  • .75 oz. Lime
  • 3 dashes Tiki Bitters
  • 1 egg white (optional)

Method: Dry shake, then shake once more with ice. Strain up in a coupe. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

Jägermeister Paloma

Jagermeister Paloma 1

Created by Willy Shine, Jägermeister Brand Meister

  • 1.5 oz. Jägermeister
  • 1 oz. Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 0.5oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5oz. Agave Nectar
  • Fill w/ Izze grapefruit soda

Method: Combine all ingredients except the grapefruit soda in the small tin add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice fill with grapefruit soda, stir, garnish with a grapefruit peel and serve in a Highball glass.

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