Go above and beyond this Mother’s Day by pairing your brunch dishes with deliciously fruity, festive and bubbly libations.
These refreshing cocktails from Drambuie, Reyka Vodka, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Ruffino Prosecco, Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky and Hudson Whiskey are perfect for midday sipping and are sure to impress your deserving mothers.
2 parts Grapefruit Juice
1 part Drambuie
½ part Hendrick’s Gin or Milagro Silver Tequila
Shaken and served over fresh ice. Top with soda. Mint sprig and Grapefruit slice garnish.
Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices.
REYKA SPRING SHOWERS
1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka
1 part Fresh watermelon Juice
¾ part Fresh lemon juice
¾ part Lavender syrup egg whites cucumber slices
In shake #1, add egg whites. In shaker #2, muddle cucumber slices then add remaining ingredients. Combine shakers and dry shake. Add ice and wet shake. Serve strained into Coupe glass and garnish with lavender seeds on cucumber slices.
Reyka Vodka is an Icelandic born vodka and provides a smooth and crisp base for both complex and simple cocktails.
SAILOR JERRY CHERRY
1 ¼ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
½ parts Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
½ parts Black Cherry Shrub
3 dashes of Cherry Bitters
2 large Sage leaves
Add all ingredients (except Champagne) into a ice filled shaker. Shake vigorously over ice. Double strain into a Champagne Flute. Top with dry champagne. Garnish with sage and black cherry. Sip w/ Pinky out!
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is a Caribbean Rum blended with 100% natural spices and flavors.
4 parts Chilled Ruffino Prosecco
1 Lime wedge
Peel cucumber and puree in blender. Strain cucumber juice into glass. Top off with Ruffino Prosecco. Finish with a dash of hot sauce and a pinch of salt. Gently stir to combine. Garnish with lime.
MONKEY SHOULDER SHOW ME THE MONKEY
1½ parts Monkey Shoulder
1 part Drambuie
3 parts Apple juice
4 fresh Mint leaves
Shake all the ingredients together and double strain into an ice-filled highball glass. To garnish add a banana slice and mint leaf.
Monkey Shoulder, the mischievous malt whisky, is made for mixing in great cocktails like Show Me The Monkey.
HUDSON WHISKEY WHITE MANHATTAN
2 parts Hudson NY Corn Whiskey
1 part Lillet Blanc
3 dashes orange bitters
Stir ingredients 50 times with chunk ice to chill and dilute properly. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Hudson Whiskey, the first legal pot-stilled whiskey distilled in New York state since prohibition, sources 90% of its grains from within 40 miles of the distillery.