Be the Favorite Son with these Mother’s Day Cocktails

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You can give your mom chocolates or a gift certificate to a nail salon or even the peace of mind knowing that you have a job with benefits and two weeks paid vacation a year, but let’s face it, we all know what’ll really make mom happy this Mother’s Day—booze! If you’re in the group that was shaking their head at what we just said, then maybe think about making doubles of these Mother’s Day cocktails, just in case. Or, better yet, make your mom the drinks, then give her a gift, too. She did give you life, after all. So there’s that.

We’ve started out our cocktail list with the classic spritz, the Aperol spritz, then moved on to some other variations and iterations. Need to really impress mom this year because a brother or sister went and did something like had a kid or got a brand new job? Make her a couple of these Mother’s Day cocktails. It’ll put you well on your way to being the favorite (again).

Aperol Spritz

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  • 3 Parts Cinzano Prosecco
  • 2 Parts Aperol
  • 1 Dash Soda
  • Ice and a slice of Orange

Method: Add ice and a slice of orange, pour in the Prosecco, the Aperol and add a dash of soda. This avoids the Aperol settling at the bottom.

Mother Lover
(Created by Jade Sotack)

  • 1 oz Novo Fogo Silver Cachaca
  • .5 oz Fernet-Branca
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .75 oz honey
  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 orange slice

Method: Muddle strawberry and orange slice in tin. Add remaining ingredients to tin. Shake. Strain into coupe and top with prosecco. Garnish with a flower.

Menta Fresca Spritz

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  • 1.5 oz Amaro Don Ferne’
  • .75 oz C3 Carciofo
  • Prosecco
  • Orange slice
  • Mint

Method: Add all ingredients to a wine glass with several cubes of ice. Stir quickly with a bar spoon. Serve immediately.

Lavender Collins

  • 1.5 oz elit Vodka
  • .75 oz Lavender Honey Syrup
  • 0 oz Sparkling water
  • 2 drops Butterfly Pea Extract
  • .75 oz of Fresh Lemon Juice

Method: Build all ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Slowly add 0.75 oz of fresh lemon juice and watch the color change. Garnish with lavender sprigs.

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

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Method: Combine sugar and juice in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon rind and ½ cup of mashed raspberries. Combine mixture and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore in pitcher. Sprinkle remaining lemon rind raspberries among the glasses

Belvedere Spritz 

  • 1 oz Belvedere Vodka
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 2 Grapefruit slices
  • 1 Sprig of thyme

Method: Combine all ingredients in a Belvedere spritz glass, over ice. Top with equal parts of sparkling water and Fever Tree tonic water. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and a sprig of thyme.