Mother's Day Cocktails


Why not raise your glass this Sunday to the Mother who's gone above and beyond raising you. Teaching you what's right, what's wrong, always there to hold your hand, guide your way in life, lifting you up when you feel down and always making you better with her special concoction. So why not celebrate her with a concoction of your own! Mimosas are the perfect Mother's Day cocktail. But why not try a few alternatives:

1. Pink Party Punch: Delicious and refreshing, this Sparkling Party Punch made with lemonade, pomegranate juice and sparkling water is perfect for most any occasion.

Ingredients: For making a large pitcher or just a glass of this refreshing drink

Lemonade (or raspberry lemonade)

Pomegranate juice (100% juice)

sparkling water (and/or) light rum

ice

fresh raspberries (for garnish)

lemon slices (for garnish)

Directions:

3 parts lemonade (or raspberry lemonade) 1 part pure pomegranate juice 3 parts sparkling water (or 2 parts sparkling water PLUS one part light rum)

add a few cubes of ice and garnish with a couple fresh raspberries and a slice of lemon

Courtesy of www.glorioustreats.com

2. Pineapple Margaritas: A super simple recipe that you can mix up in a pitcher and have ready for your guests to start sipping. Slightly sweet with a nice kick from the tequila. Courtesy of www.missinthekitchen.com

Ingredients: For making a large pitcher.

3 cups pineapple juice

1¾ cup orange juice

2 oz fresh lime juice

1 cup triple sec

1 cup tequila

ice

salt for rim of glass

fresh pineapple and lime slices for garnish

Directions:

Mix juices, triple sec and tequila together until well combined. Rub rim of glass with a lime slice and dip in salt. Serve over ice and garnish with pineapple and limes.

3. Strawberry Wine Punch: Okay it's not the summer yet, but it is Mother's Day, so why not go for a refreshing summery drink just like this one along with your strawberries and cream?

Ingredients: For making a large pitcher.

1 bottle Gewürztraminer (750 ml), chilled (Moscato would be wonderful too)

1 10 oz can frozen Bacardi Strawberry daiquiri mix, thawed

½ liter lemon-lime soda, chilled

fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions:

Mix wine and daiquiri mix together in a half gallon container, fill with soda and mix well. Serve with ice if you wish and garnish with a fresh strawberry.

Courtesy of www.missinthekitchen.com

4. Lemon Prosecco Float: The crisp, sweet Prosecco melds with the tart lemon sorbet creating a cocktail that would be a beautiful addition to any celebration. This lemon cocktail’s proper name is Sgroppino but you would also add Vodka.

Ingredients: Yields 6 servings.

1 pint lemon sorbet

2 cups Prosecco

Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Directions:

Evenly divide the sorbet among 6 wine glasses. Pour 1/3 cup Prosecco over sorbet and garnish with mint sprigs. Serve immediately.

Courtesy of www.foodbabbles.com

5. Coconut Mojito: As 'Nutmeg Nanny" says "This coconut mojito is made with fresh mint, lime and coconut rum. It’s the type of drink that makes you feel like you are in a tropical paradise…."

Ingredients: Yields 1 drink so at least double the ingredients ;-)

6 mint leaves

1 lime, cut in half

1-1/2 teaspoons Truvia Spoonable (more if desired)

2 ounces coconut rum

Ice

Seltzer water

Directions:

In a tall (12 ounce) glass add mint leaves, juice of half a lime and Truvia.

Using a wooden muddle muddle the mint into the bottom of the glass. This will release the mint flavor and help dissolve the Truvia. The mint will tear, this is totally normal.

Pour in coconut rum and stir to combine. Your Truvia should be dissolved at this point.

Fill the glass to the top with ice and pour in seltzer water. Serve with an extra wedge of lime and enjoy!

Courtesy of www.nutmegnanny.com

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