5 Simple Mother’s Day Cocktails

Treat Mom this Mother’s Day with a beautiful (& tasty) cocktail!

It’s time to raise a glass to all the mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures whose hard work & dedication make the world go round. We know we couldn’t it do it without them, so let’s mix up a cocktail (or two) in their honour— they most certainly deserve it!

P.S. Empress 1908 Gin not only makes a delicious Mother’s Day cocktail, it makes a great last-minute gift, too! Find a bottle near you or send a gift below ↓

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Pictured, from left: Royal Treatment, Berry Blossom Cocktail by @tarynstastingtable, Gin & Jam Sour by @heartbeetkitchen, Cucumber Rose Collins by @bitesizedstudio, Butterfly Queen by @moodymixologist

1. Royal Treatment

The name says it all: give Mom the ‘Royal Treatment’ with this spectacular sip! Boasting fresh berries, sweet white cranberry juice and a little bit of bubbly, it’s a favourite for this occasion year after year.

  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 3 oz White Cranberry Juice
  • Sparkling Wine, to top
  • Fresh Berries (we love Raspberries, Blackberries & Blueberries)
  • Kiwis, peeled & sliced
  • Fresh Mint

Build ingredients in a stemless wine glass. Top with sparkling wine, and lightly stir. Garnish with kiwi slices (skin removed), berries, and a mint leaf.

To watch the full Royal Treatment tutorial on YouTube, click here!

2. Berry blossom

The ‘Berry Blossom’ by @tarynstastingtable is a delicious toast to spring flavours that you loved ones will adore! Refreshing, sweet and seasonal it’s sure to please the crowd.

  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • ¾ oz Raspberry Syrup
  • ½ oz Grapefruit Liqueur
  • 2 oz Soda Water

Pour raspberry syrup and grapefruit liqueur into a cocktail glass. Add ice and soda water. Float Empress 1908 Gin. Stir, garnish and enjoy!

3. Gin & Jam sour

With ideal ingredients for a Mother’s Day gift basket, @heartbeetkitchen’s Gin & Jam Sour is just as delicious as it looks. Pop in a jar of your favourite local jam or jelly, a few lemons, farm fresh eggs, a bottle of Empress 1908 Gin & some flowers to garnish, and you’ve got yourself the perfect gift (and a delightful cocktail, too!)

  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Strawberry Jam
  • 1 Egg White (or 1 oz Aqua Faba)
  • Pinch Salt

Add lemon juice, jam, gin, pinch of salt, to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 30 seconds to chill. Strain into your glass, discard ice/pulp, then return mix to shaker. Add egg white; dry shake for 30 seconds. Pour into coupe glass and garnish with edible flowers if desired.

4. Butterfly Queen

For the queens in your life, meet @moodymixologist‘s ‘Butterfly Queen’ cocktail. Curious how to create that incredible orange butterfly garnish? Click here for the details!

  • ½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz Ginger & Rosewater Simple Syrup*
  • Sparkling Water

Build in a glass over ice. Garnish with a citrus peel butterfly.

*For the syrup: combine ½ cup sugar with ½ cup hot water and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add 2 tbsp ginger juice, ½ tsp rosewater, and 1 drop pink food coloring (optional).


Finally, try out this new favourite from @bitesizedstudio. Better than a bouquet, the fresh and floral flavours in this pretty pink sip are sure to have anyone reaching for more!

  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Honey Rose Syrup (recipe below*)
  • 5 Cucumber Slices
  • Sparkling Water

Add the cucumber slices, lemon juice, and honey rose syrup to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add the Empress 1908 Gin and fill the shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine, and strain into a glass with ice. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a cucumber ribbon or rose.

*honey rose syrup

Add ⅓ cup rosewater and ⅓ cup honey to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir over heat for 2-3 minutes, until the honey has dissolved. Remove from heat, cool and voilà!

(NOTE: For a slightly less floral option, dilute the rosewater prior to use.)

For more delicious Mother’s Day recipes, be sure to visit our Instagram Page, and Cocktail Library. And don’t forget to pick up a bottle from a store near you, or order one online!

Sip responsibly!

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