Mother’s Day cocktails: 5 festive cocktails to toast mom


Raise a toast to mom with these festive Mother’s Day cocktails. Forget the flowers and candy, mom cocktails make her day off a perfect celebration.

Mother’s Day is always a special occasion. Why not mark this holiday with some Mother’s Day cocktails. Mom cocktails have a wide variety of flavors. While some moms might just like a glass of chilled wine, a celebratory cocktail can be very festive. Luckily cocktails are making a comeback.

When choosing a cocktail for mom, focus on flavors that she enjoys. From fruity libations to sweet after dinner drinks, there is a cocktail for everyone. Focus on a few flavors and mom will surely love whatever you shake up.

As cocktails have become more popular, at home mixologists are becoming more confident behind the bar. Today, the home bar has a wide variety of liquors, glasses and gadgets. Still, the home bar doesn’t have to be as stocked as a restaurant. A few versatile tools and liquors can be the basis for many creative cocktails.

Here are FoodSided’s top choices for Mother’s Day cocktails.

Mother’s Day cocktails: 5 festive cocktails to toast mom, photo provided by Martini & Rossi


For a simple, yet visually pretty cocktail, this cocktail is a lovely aperitif. The cocktail has just the right amount of sweetness to open the palate before either brunch or dinner. Definitely a cocktail that mom will enjoy sipping on her special day.

"Metropolitan• 30ml Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Ambrato• 30ml Grey Goose Vodka• 5ml Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale BitterMethod: Pour all the ingredients in a mixing glass, stir gently, double strain in a coupette, garnish with a small lemon peel."

Charged Iced Coffee, photo provided by Martini & Rossi

Charged Iced Coffee

Mom and coffee are a winning pair. While her favorite coffee shop brew is great on a regular day, Mother’s Day deserves a more celebratory cocktail. This coffee cocktail blends cold brew coffee with a slightly sweet taste. The smooth cold brew coffee makes this cocktail quite sippaable.

"Charged Iced Coffee• 1.5 oz. Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Rubino• ½ oz. Frangelico• ½ oz. spiced agave syrup• 4 oz. cold brew coffeeMethod: Pour over ice, float cardamom whipped cream on top, Garnish with grated matcha powder"

Jasmine’s Punch, photo provided by D’USSE VSOP Cognac

Jasmine’s Punch

With all the talk about the Royal Wedding, why not make mom a cocktail using Elderflower. The flavor of Harry & Meghan’s wedding cake is predominate in this lovely cocktail. The flavors of Elderflower and jasmine tea will have mom thinking that she is queen of the house.

"Jasmine’s Punch• 5 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac• 1 part ST-GERMAIN Elderflower Liqueur• 1 ½ parts pear liqueur• 2 parts lemon juice• 1 part simple syrup• 3 parts chilled jasmine tea (recipe below)Method: Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl and add a large block of ice.Garnish: Edible flowers, lemon wheelsJasmine tea: Add 1 cup loose-leaf jasmine tea to 2 quarts hot water. Allow to steep for 6 minutes, then strain."

Martini & Rossi Rosé Spritz, photo provided by Martini & Rossi

Martini & Rossi Rosé Spritz

Rosé all day is a lifestyle for some. Sometimes that rosé needs a little boost. This Rosé cocktail adds a robust flavor from the bitter. Combining those flavors with the grapefruit soda creates a bright, tart combination that is perfect on a Spring day.

"Martini & Rossi Rosé Spritz• 1 oz Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Bitter• 4 oz Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé• 2 oz IZZE Grapefruit SodaMethod: Build directly in large wine glass over cubed ice.Garnish: Ruby Grapefruit Slice Garnish"

Bergamot Negroni, photo provided by Martini & Rossi

Bergamot Negroni

A Negroni is a classic cocktail. Usually made with gin, this cocktail is a perfect any time of year. Mom will appreciate it on her celebration, too. If you don’t like gin, I would recommend substituting pisco. The other flavors will stand up to the Peruvian spirit.

"Bergamot Negroni• 1 oz. Bombay Sapphire• ¾ oz. Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Bitter• ¾ oz. Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Ambrato• ¼ oz. Italicus• 3 dashes earl grey tincture• 3 dashes TBT lemon bittersMethod: Stir & strain on fresh iceGarnish: Lemon leaf sprayed with bergamot oil"

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Will you be serving any Mother’s Day cocktails this weekend? What mom cocktails are your favorite to make or drink?