15 Gorgeous Cocktails That Will Make Mom Feel Extra Special

Toast the No. 1 lady in your life — and all that she does.

April 12, 2022

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Here’s to Mom

We couldn’t be more grateful for the wonderful moms in our lives — and we’re willing to bet you feel the same way. So, whether you’re planning the perfect Mother’s Day gift, treating Mom to a special brunch or baking her favorite dessert, you’re going to want to raise a glass to her at some point throughout the day. Rather than simply uncorking a bottle of wine, why not take a few minutes and mix her up a cocktail? Many can be made in a matter of minutes and with just a handful of ingredients. Plus, she’ll feel extra fancy as she kicks her feet up and sips on one of these fruit- or flower-filled drinks — made just for her!

Lavender-Pink Peppercorn Vodka Sodas

A regular vodka soda is a notoriously one-dimensional drink, but a combination of lavender and pink peppercorns lends the drink a floral note with a bit of a bite.

Get the Recipe: Lavender-Pink Peppercorn Vodka Sodas

Raspberry-Orange Sparklers

Mom deserves a day of luxury. Why not treat her to something special like this simple (but fancy!) sparkling cocktail?

Get the Recipe: Raspberry-Orange Sparklers

Whiskey and Jasmine Green Tea Chillers

If Mom just needs to kick back and relax, this refreshing blend is as curative as an afternoon spent on a porch swing. It's steeped with jasmine green tea bags and chilled before soul-warming Irish whiskey is added to the mix.

Get the Recipe: Whiskey and Jasmine Green Tea Chillers

Grapefruit Spritzers

Sweet, sparkly grapefruit spritzers will make any mom feel pampered. Be sure to add one to mom's breakfast-in-bed tray!

Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Spritzers

Rosewater Gin and Tonic

This simple twist on the classic cocktail cuts the distinctive bitterness of tonic with fresh strawberries and the essence of rose. You can add a squeeze of lime juice, too, for a more familiar flavor. 

Get the Recipe: Rosewater Gin and Tonic

Prosecco and Lemon Sorbet Cocktail

Not only is this bright, effervescent drink easy to make (just 4 ingredients!) but its bubbly nature and citrusy flavor make it the perfect complement to everything from breakfast pastries to pre-dinner cheese boards.

Get the Recipe: Prosecco and Lemon Sorbet Cocktail

Hibiscus Rum Cocktails

Mom deserves to stop and smell the flowers on her day. Dried hibiscus flowers bring a sweet and tart flavor (think cranberry) to this crimson cocktail that's infused with ginger and mixed with rum. 

Get the Recipe: Hibiscus Rum Cocktails

Violet Fizz

You don’t have to be a master mixologist to whip up this pretty purple sipper. It gets its color from a combination of red wine and creme de violette — a beautiful, flower-infused liqueur. Add an edible flower as garnish and you’ve got a cocktail that’s truly one-of-a-kind

Get the Recipe: Violet Fizz

Elderflower Rob Roy

A traditional Rob Roy is made with sweet vermouth. For a lighter version, we used an elderflower liqueur instead, but kept the Scotch and a touch of herbal flavor.

Get the Recipe: Elderflower Rob Roy

Raspberry Sunrise Mimosa

This beautiful drink is the perfect fancy treat for Mother's Day. Extra points for serving it to her in bed.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Sunrise Mimosa

Orange Blossom Margarita

If Mom has been known to like a margarita or two, this sophisticated and citrusy spin will do the trick. We love how the perfume of the orange blossom water — used to wet the rim of the glass — mixes with the tequila and lime in this twist on a classic drink.

Get the Recipe: Orange Blossom Margarita

Plum-Basil Gin Fizzes

You only need a handful of ingredients to mix up this sweet and aromatic drink. The secret to its incredible flavor? A simple, homemade basil syrup. It’s easy to make but takes about an hour to cool — so be sure to plan ahead.

Get the Recipe: Plum-Basil Gin Fizzes

Tea Time Flip

Can’t decide between a Mother’s Day tea or cocktails? Have them both! This drink starts with a homemade simple syrup and some earl-grey-infused gin — both of which you can make weeks in advance. We recommend doing that, so that all you need to do on Mother’s Day is gather up a few ingredients and break out the cocktail shaker!

Get the Recipe: Tea Time Flip

Açai-Mint Smash

There’s no denying that fruit and fresh mint are the perfect pair so it’s no surprise that they work together beautifully in this simple cocktail. The resulting drink is bright, sweet and refreshing — the perfect pick for Mother’s Day brunch or lunch.

Get the Recipe: Açai-Mint Smash

Elderflower Old Fashioned

Give a classic cocktail a floral twist with the addition of elderflower liqueur. It’s a simple trick that make the drink feel completely new.

Get the Recipe: Elderflower Old Fashioned

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