Top 5 Cocktails & Mocktails to make this Mother’s Day
May 04, 2020 By Southpoint Tuggeranong
With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, it’s time to cheers to yo mama!We have listed our top 5 favourite cocktails and mocktails to celebrate mum this weekend for the perfect touch of "homemade" that shows you care! Plus, how much do you love the term mum-osa? Can't visit mum this weekend? Jump on zoom with a fresh cocktail in hand and host a virtual happy hour with your mum and siblings.
#5 Strawberry 'Mum-mosa'
- 2 cups sparkling wine
- 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
- 1 cup ice
- tools: blender
Step 1: Prep StrawberriesStart by washing and dicing the strawberries. Don’t like pulp? Juice the strawberries using a juicer. No juicer and still hate pulp? Strain after blending.
Step 2: Blend and pour over ice.
# 4 Pineapple Mango Rum Punch
- 3 oz of pineapple coconut juice
- 3 oz of coconut rum
- 1 oz of mango juice
- 1 oz of orange juice
- splash of grenadine (mainly just for looks)
- lime slices and/or orange zest for garnish
- edible flowers for garnish(you can also use light or dark rum here instead)
Step 1: Combine all juices.Combine all juices (pineapple coconut, mango, and orange) and rum. Then stir. Tropical rum drinks like this can be used with all kinds of fruit juices.
Step 2: Stir and pour over ice.I like using nugget ice for cocktails because it looks really pretty. Plus, I like chewing ice and this one is the best!
Step 3: Add colour.This is an optional step, but I like adding a splash of grenadine for colour to rum punch cocktails. The grenadine will fall to the bottom and give the drink a pretty ombre look. It’s not a necessary step, but definitely adds an unexpected pop of colour – great for parties.
Step 4: Garnish.
#3 Sweet Sunrise
To take this cocktail up a notch, add lime, orange zest, and/or edible flowers for garnish. I like using orchids for a drink like this because it makes such a big impact. Did you know that orchids are actually edible?
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
Step 2: Fill highball glass with ice and orange juice (2 ounces tequila if preffered for a twist)
Step 3: Slowly pour grenadine over the juice. It will sink to the bottom and slowly rise to the top as you drink.
Step 4: Garnish with an orange slice.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy!https://www.thespruceeats.com/sweet-sunrise-brunch-mocktail-760380
#2 Baby Bellini
- 2 ounces peach nectar
- 2 ounces sparkling cider (or more to fill glass; chilled)
- Optional garnish: peach slice
Step 1: Pour the peach nectar into a Champagne flute.
Step 2: Slowly add the sparkling cider.
Step 3: Garnish with a peach slice, if available.
#1 Spiced Winter Mojito
- 4 measures Christmas Rum
- 2 measures homemade gingerbread syrup (or more, to taste)
- juice of two limes
- 20 mint leaves
- ginger beer to top up
- fresh cranberries and mint to garnish
- crushed ice to serve
Step 1: Put the rum, gingerbread syrup, lime juice and mint leaves in a large glass or jar.
Step 2: Muddle the leaves to release the lovely mint oils — you just need to bruise the leaves
Step 3: Divide the cocktail between two highball glasses filled with lots of crushed ice.
Step 4: Top with chilled ginger beer and stir. Taste and adjust the sweetness if needed.
Step 5: Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and a couple of cranberries threaded onto a cocktail stick.
- 1 large bottle dark rum
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup sultanas
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 star anise
- small clementine, sliced thinly
- orange and lemon peel strips
- 1 large jar