If you are planning a Mother’s Day brunch for your mum or if you plan on inviting a number of the important ladies in your life, then you need something extra special. Yes, the food and décor needs to be just right but, you can also make your brunch memorable and unique by serving delicious cocktails. Here are some cocktails for celebrating Mother’s Day.
Peach and Thyme Mimosa

  • ½ cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs thyme (fresh)
  • 2 peaches (pitted, peeled and quartered)
  • Champagne

Combine the water, sugar and thyme to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir and allow to cool in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Remove the sprigs of thyme and pour the syrup in a blender. Add the peaches and puree until smooth. Divide this mixture between four glasses and fill the glasses with champagne.
Coconut Coffee Cocktail

  • ½ cup cold coffee
  • 1 ounce rum
  • 1 ounce Licor 43
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A splash of agave syrup
  • ¾ ounce of heavy cream
  • 1 ½ Tbsp coconut cream
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sugar to decorate the rim of the cocktail glass (optional)

Prepare your glass by dipping the rim in some water and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Add ice cubes to your cocktail shaker. Add the cold coffee, rum and licor 43 to the shaker. Now add the cinnamon, coconut cream and heavy cream with agave syrup. Cover the shaker and shake well. Pour the cocktail into the glass and add extra ice if desired.
Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

  • 1 ½ onuces gin
  • 2 ounces blood orange juice (fresh)
  • 4 ounces tonic water
  • A couple of dashes of orange bitters

Use a highball glass for this cocktail. Fill it with ice before adding the gin, orange bitters and blood orange juice. Top with tonic water, stir gently and garnish with a slice of blood orange.
These are some of the most delicious and refreshing cocktails perfect for Mother’s Day. Some are lighter than others but, if you know that mum prefers very light cocktails, you can always adjust the recipes accordingly. In other words, you can either lower the alcohol content of the recipe or double up on the non-alcoholic ingredients.