Recipes

Fabulous Brunch Sips to Share on Mother’s Day

Mix up a delicious cocktail for mom, with love!

Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and it’s time to start planning! Let Mom take it easy this year by preparing her a lovely brunch— after all, it’s the perfect occasion to treat our mothers like royalty, which they certainly deserve! Follow along with us as we share a selection of tasty cocktails to raise a toast to the mother figures in our lives.

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  1. Elderflower Rose 75
  2. Gin & Jam
  3. Cucumber Mint Elderflower Spritz
  4. Fizzy Rhubarb Gimlet
  5. Bonheur Fizz

Elderflower Rose 75

Is there any cocktail more celebratory than the French 75? Our Elderflower Rose twist makes for an especially delightful treat this season with elegant floral notes, bursts of citrus, and lively effervescence.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • Sparkling Wine, to top
  • Orange Twist, for garnish
METHOD

Shake on ice, fine strain into a chilled flute, top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a twist.

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Gin & Jam

If you have some jam laid out as part of your brunch spread, why not also make a cocktail with it, too? @brittsbevs has you covered with the fruity Gin & Jam that’s equal parts delish and easy-to-make! Feel free to get creative with your choice of jam to make it unique for your mom. Recipe serves 2.

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 oz Empress 1908 Indigo Gin
  • 1½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Strawberry Jam (or any flavour)
  • Dash of Lemon Zest
  • Lemon Wheel, for garnish
METHOD

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker or mason jar with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into ice-filled rocks glasses, and garnish with a lemon wheel. Enjoy!

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Cucumber Mint Elderflower Spritz

It’s hard to pass up on a good spritz, and this botanical-forward option is no exception! @thegandmkitchen mixes crisp cucumber, refreshing mint, and light florals for a sublime sip that resembles lush gardens of springtime.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
  • ⅓ Persian Cucumber (sliced)*
  • 5-6 Mint Leaves
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2-4 oz Sparkling Water
  • Cucumber Slices & Fresh Mint, to garnish
METHOD

Muddle the cucumber, mint, and elderflower liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Add Empress Elderflower Rose Gin and ice. Shake for 30 seconds to chill. Pour into a wine or spritz glass filled with ice, then top with sparkling water. Garnish with cucumber and mint.

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Fizzy Rhubarb Gimlet

Take advantage of rhubarb season by making a cordial for this gimlet twist by @aroshaliny! Tart rhubarb along with bittersweet and tangy grapefruit come together to create a wonderful accompaniment to your Mother’s Day menu.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Indigo Gin
  • 1 oz Rhubarb Cordial*
  • 2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Soda water, to top
  • Ice cube with Grapefruit Wedge (optional)
METHOD

In a large glass, add the ice cube. Add Empress 1908 Indigo Gin, rhubarb cordial and grapefruit juice. Stir to combine, and top with soda water. Enjoy!

*To make the cordial, add 500g chopped rhubarb, 350g sugar, 1 lemon (sliced), and 500ml water to a saucepan on medium heat. Simmer until rhubarb is falling apart and the sugar is dissolved. Strain and pour the cordial into sterilized bottles. Keep refrigerated.

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Bonheur Fizz

Last but certainly not least, @sne_dc has the perfect recipe if you’re looking to pull out all the stops this Mother’s Day. With tasty complexity of spice, florals, and nutty notes along with divine texture, the Bonheur Fizz is bound to amaze. Get ready for an arm workout for when you give this a reshake – we know your mom will appreciate the effort!

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Orgeat
  • ½ oz Cardamom Syrup
  • 1 oz Heavy Cream
  • Egg White
  • 8 drops Rose Water
  • Soda Water, to top
  • Edible Flowers, for garnish
METHOD

Vigorously shake all ingredients except soda water on ice, until the ice cubes dissolve. Strain into a highball glass and let the foam settle for 2 mins. Then pour soda water in the centre of the drink until the foam rises over the glass. Garnish with edible flowers.

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There’s nothing quite like handcrafted gift-giving, and a cocktail made just for Mom is a wonderful way to express your love and thank her for her never-ending care and devotion. Regardless of what you make, as long as everyone’s enjoying each other’s company on Mother’s Day, there’s hardly anything more precious and beautiful.

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