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What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day: 7 Refreshing Cocktails

In this week before Mother’s Day the internet is brimming with tasty pancake recipes and fruity muffins for the perfect breakfast in bad. But the thing is, maybe mom just wants a good cocktail? And some sleep–she definitely wants that. But after she wakes up, perhaps some coffee and then a relaxing day spent having her every need catered to. That’s what you have planned, right? After the jump, 7 refreshing cocktails that mom will love.

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  • Homemade Bloody Marys 1 of 7
    Homemade Bloody Marys
    Look, Mom may not want breakfast in bed (hint: she wants to sleep), but I bet a homemade Bloody Mary would certainly brighten her outlook on the day.
    
Make homemade Bloody Marys
  • Carrot Orange Mimosas 2 of 7
    Carrot Orange Mimosas
    Let's say mom wants to start her day on a relaxing, yet healthy, note. We've totally got you covered.
    
Make carrot orange mimosas
  • White Wine Sangria 3 of 7
    White Wine Sangria
    This fruity, fresh white wine sangria is a refreshing afternoon sip.
    
Make white wine sangria
  • Classic Pimm’s Cups 4 of 7
    Classic Pimm's Cups
    As mom moves into the afternoon, she may want to kick back with one of these classic and refreshing cocktails. Bright, fruity, and refreshing, this'll totally make you mom's fave.
    
Make classic Pimm's cups
  • Red Wine Sangria 5 of 7
    Red Wine Sangria
    As mom moves into the evening, offer up a glass of this fizzy red wine sangria. With surprising ingredients like ginger and blueberry, this is sure to be a hit.
    
Make red wine sangria
    
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  • Mint Julep 6 of 7
    Mint Julep
    As the sun sets on a fun and relaxing day, hand mom one of these minty, boozy mint juleps. It will give mom something to do while you put the kids to bed.
    
Make mint juleps
  • Bourbon Ice Cream 7 of 7
    Bourbon Ice Cream
    And finally, after a nice candlelit dinner, mom will love a big bowl of this very grown-up bourbon ice cream. Creamy, melty, and with amazing smoky bourbon flavor--who doesn't like that?
    
Make bourbon ice cream

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