Brunch and cocktails are delightful … and so’s your mom! So I’ve decided that this year, you’re celebrating Mother’s Day by bringing these three elements together. The brunch food is up to you, but here are some suggestions for Mother’s Day brunch cocktails. (Just in case you want me to boss you more, why don’t you serve Eggs Benedict with asparagus? That sounds good.)
Ramos Gin Fizz ~ This cocktail is a light, airy, rich, and creamy all at once. Use a floral gin, such as Hendrick’s or Nolet’s, and you’ll have a drink that is just right for day drinking.
Raspberry Rose Fizz ~ Speaking of gin fizzes, you can add a lovely fruit and floral touch by adding some rosewater and raspberry. Bonus if you’re mom loves pink, although you don’t have to like the color to love the taste.
Improved Mendota ~ Maybe your mama is more of a no-fuss type. (Let’s face it, as delicious as fizzes are, they truly are a fuss.) This simple twist on a Mimosa combines beer and grapefruit juice for a unique kicky flavor that doesn’t have as much alcohol.
Stormy Morning ~ It wouldn’t be a brunch cocktail list without a champagne cocktail! Creme de violette, elderflower liqueur, lime, and sparkling wine make for a beautiful and delicate cocktail that would go great with crepes and fruit or another sweet menu.
Milk Punch ~ Like the Ramos Gin Fizz, Milk Punch is a New Orleans brunch cocktail that won’t disappoint. This recipe uses bourbon—along with milk, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg—which is my favorite spirit for this cocktail. However, you could also make it with brandy or Cognac.