3 Easy, Elegant Mothers Day Cocktails

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With Easter tipping it’s hat to the horizon this weekend, it’s time to start conjuring plans for Mother’s Day. In our house, Mother’s Day somehow turns into a forgotten holiday. I find myself on my feet all afternoon, making meal preparations, and tossing the kids into baths just before bed. It’s a labor of love. And, though I’ve found myself grumbling for rest on some years, I love to remember that the true celebration of motherhood is just being with my kiddos.

Of course, sitting back with a bit of bubbly, or serving up a special cocktail to your own mother or to that special woman in your life can turn Mother’s Day into a day kissed with that extra special touch of thoughtfulness.

This year, make Mother’s Day memorable by serving that traditional treat: Breakfast in Bed. Next to the plate of perfectly browned French toast, offer her something celebratory a glass of bubbly, something flowery or even fruity. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, Denizen Rum, and St. Germain Liqueur helps you do this in style. Here are three of their favorite suggestions for Mother’s Day Cocktails. Whether you serve up a special Champagne or the Martini-esque Fruit Cocktail drink, you’re sure to make Mother’s Day a day worth remembering.

CHAMPAGNE DREAMS
Jazz up a boring Mimosa by adding other fruit liqueurs to make it even more delectable.
2 oz. PAMA Liqueur
2 oz. Champagne
¼ oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. fresh orange juice
Combine all ingredients except champagne in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled flute and top with champagne.

TULIPE DE LIS
This floral cocktail is a perfect complement to a vase of flowers on the breakfast tray.
2 oz. Denizen Rum
¾ oz. St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
½ tsp. granulated sugar
Place sugar and lime juice in a shaker and stir to dissolve sugar. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a wedge of lime. For an added touch, garnish with a tulip petal.

FRUIT COBBLER
Double up the occasion and welcome in warmer weather with this sparkling, fruity tipple.
1 oz. PAMA Liqueur
1 oz. Blueberry Vodka
1 oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
Club Soda
Garnish with Blueberry, Kiwi and Strawberry Spear
Combine all ingredients except club soda in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass, fill glass with ice and top with soda. Garnish with a kiwi, strawberry and blueberry spear.

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