While we know that mothers are special every day of the year, Mother’s Day is a chance to pull out all the stops and show your mum (or mums) how special they really are. For those mothers/stepmothers/grandmothers that prefer a glass of something juniper based, we’e rounded up a selection of cocktails to add a bit of sparkle to the day.
If you’re able to spend the day together this year, why not whip one up for her as a special treat? And if you can’t celebrate in person just yet, why not share the recipe with your mum, then sip them together over a video call? However you’re spending the day, here’s to all the excellent mothers out there who deserve time to put their feet up and enjoy a glass of something nice this Mother’s Day.
Cotton Gin – Mother’s Day Martini
This recipe from Yorkshire’s Cotton Gin has been created in collaboration with TV producer and food and drink writer Andy Clarke.
Ingredients (serves two)
- 150ml Cotton Gin
- 100ml Londinio Rosé Vermouth
- 50ml pomegranate juice
- 20 pomegranate seeds and 2 sprigs of tarragon, to garnish
Chill two Martini glasses. Put a large handful of ice in a cocktail shaker and add the gin, vermouth and pomegranate juice. Shake for 20 seconds or until the shaker condensates and is extremely cold to touch. Pour into the glasses and decorate with the pomegranate seeds and tarragon leaves.
The Botanist – Elderflower and Mint Martini
Put a refreshing spring twist on a classic with this recipe from Scottish gin brand The Botanist.
- 50ml The Botanist Gin
- 10ml dry vermouth
- 5ml (1tsp) elderflower liqueur, such as St Germain
- Fresh mint, to garnish
Stir the ingredients with plenty of ice in a mixing jug. Strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass and garnish with fresh mint.
Whitley Neill – The Matriarch
A gin cocktail with power, sophistication and delicacy, for the matriarch in your life.
- 20ml Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin
- 10ml lemon juice
- 10ml grenadine
- Rosé Prosecco
Add the gin, lemon juice and grenadine to a flute glass and top up with Prosecco. Garnish with a curl of lemon peel and a sprig of lavender.
Slingsby Gin – Marmalade Fizz
To celebrate the release of the Slingsby Marmalade Gin Mother’s Day Bundle, we have a cocktail recipe using the featured spirit.
- 25ml Slingsby Marmalade Gin
- 50ml orange juice
- 1 tsp marmalade
Combine the gin, orange juice and marmalade in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass. Top with Prosecco and garnish with dried orange or an orange peel curl.
Looking for more drinks inspiration? Find more cocktail recipes here.