Mother's Day is an excuse to treat our moms with all sorts of lovely gifts and that can include an elegant drink or two. A fabulous, fresh, and fun mocktail is the perfect complement to that homemade Mother's Day brunch you're planning.
While some mothers may prefer a martini, many do not drink alcohol or want to drink in the morning. That is absolutely no reason why she cannot enjoy a flavorful made-from-scratch drink. Mocktails skip the alcohol but do not skimp on the taste and she's sure to appreciate the effort you put into making it. Let's look at a few easy recipes you can mix up that are sure to impress any mom.
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You will need: peach nectar, sparkling cider
You've heard of the Bellini, right? It's that fabulous Champagne cocktail that is simply peachy and has many adoring fans. The Baby Bellini is everything that's great about its popular predecessor, it simply skips the alcohol.
This sparkling peach drink is almost as popular absolutely ideal for brunch and pairs perfectly with almost any food. It's the perfect fancy treat for Mother's Day and she's sure to love it.
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You will need: limeade, coconut milk and flakes, powdered sugar, key lime juice, vanilla extract
Maybe your mother would enjoy a mocktail with a tropical flare. The Coconut Key Lime Momtini fits the bill perfectly. This is another of Bovis' original creations and it's just as much fun.
This "Momtini" is best described as a key lime pie in a glass. It's tempting, semi-sweet, and is filled with delicious coconut. You'll also be delighted to know that it's rather easy to make. It's definitely a dessert drink that any mother will love.
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You will need: mango juice, milk, vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, sugar
The beauty of this blended drink is that it's both familiar and unique. The mango gives this simple recipe an entirely new flavor and a decidedly tropical flair. It's the little things that make the difference and this is a fabulous way to make your mother feel very special.
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You will need: lemonade, lavender soda, fresh lavender and rosemary, lemon, grapes, simple syrup
The refreshing taste of floral herbs takes on a new life in the Preggie Provençe mocktail. It's one of the featured drinks from Natalie Bovis' hit book, "Preggatinis" and it's one that any woman will love.
The combination of lavender and rosemary is simply divine and they're fabulous in drinks. This recipe adds them to a fresh lemonade, then tops it all off with our favorite lavender soda from Dry Sparkling. If you're seeking a mocktail that mom will rave about for days (or weeks), serve her this one.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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What you need: white grape juice, sparkling water, fresh mint
Simple, sophisticated, and delicately flavored, the Sundowner is just a sweet little mocktail. This has a lighter profile than the Baby Bellini and it's also a perfect candidate for Mother's Day brunch.
The white grape juice is similar to a brisk white wine and the touch of sparkle gives it new life. It's almost like making your own grape soda, but a light and airy one with the sweetness of fresh fruit.
This refreshing drink is not complete without the mint garnish. Not only does it add a touch of sophistication, it slowly infuses its flavor into the drink, adding another dimension of intrigue.
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What you need: orange juice, grenadine
Essentially, the Sweet Sunrise is a Tequila Sunrise without the tequila. It's a quick and easy mocktail to mix up and one that kids of any age can create. Besides, they'll love the layered effect that comes along with it.
To make this simple drink just a little bit better, squeeze fresh orange juice. It will only take a few minutes and the Sweet Sunrise will be ten times better. If you'd like to take that one step further, make your own grenadine as well.
Few drinks can be as "homemade" as this if you want it to be and mom will surely appreciate the extra effort.