The Most Beautiful Drinks to Serve During Your Mother's Day Brunch
Boozy cocktails, fruity mocktails, and perky espresso drinks are all here for Mom to enjoy.
While we believe that Mom should be celebrated every day of the year, Mother's Day is a special opportunity to show her a little extra love. Whether you're having a small gathering at home or hosting a safe, socially-distant brunch or lunch for the extended family, these drink recipes—which include cocktails, mocktails, and some caffeine-packed coffee drinks—are just right for your celebratory feast.
Perk up Mom's morning with a delicious cup of coffee—no trip to the coffee shop needed if you've been honing your barista skills at home. We'll teach you exactly how to create the perfect shot of espresso topped with steamed, foamy milk. You can also make Mom a Caffé Macchiato, which essentially translates to espresso stained with milk. Both are sure to give her the blast of energy she needs to really enjoy the rest of those Mother's Day plans you've been so carefully crafting.
On a warm spring day, there's nothing like a cool sip of iced tea. Make our Coconut Green Tea, shown center here, for Mom to enjoy alongside her favorite breakfast, brunch, or lunch meal. Instead of steeping green tea bags in water as usual, this recipe uses raw coconut water for a gentle, earthy flavor. Sliced peaches and a little bit of sugar make this drink feel extra special for the occasion.
Looking for something with a little more oomph to it? Go with a cocktail; a classic brunch cocktail like a mimosa feels right for this type of mid-morning gathering. While the traditional iteration is just fine, you can swap out the usual orange juice and sparkling wine duo, for an even more inspired take on the recipe: Carrot-Juice Mimosas. They're made with a combination of orange juice and carrot juice for vibrant orange color and sweet flavor.
This day is all about Mom, so let her sit back, relax, and take a sip of one of these delicious Mother's Day drinks.
Grapefruit and Honey Margarita
This fun drink—complete with carrot top garnishes—says spring, which makes it just right for Mother's Day. And it couldn't be easier to make. Just combine pure carrot juice with fresh lime juice and a few tablespoons of sugar, then top with seltzer water for serving.
Mint, Lime, and Ginger Sparkler
Iced Lemon Espresso
Aperol Gin Punch
This one's for you, Mom! The tropics are coming to you on this day, thanks to this fruity virgin drink made with puréed pineapple, guava juice, lime juice, and grenadine syrup.
Victory Garden Cocktail
Every mom deserves a special beverage on Mother's Day and, this boozy recipe absolutely fits the bill. A simple syrup with thyme and rosemary sweetens the duo of whiskey and applejack brandy. Lemon juice, orange bitters, and club soda round out this delicious drink.
Iced Passion-Fruit Green Tea
Frosty Coconut Lemonade
Elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain, has a lovely floral flavor that just feels right for Mother's Day. Combined with gin, club soda, and lemon-mint simple syrup, it's the perfect celebratory drink.
It's not Mother's Day brunch without a mimosa. Try this inspired recipe, which is made with a combination of fresh carrot juice and orange juice for vibrant color.
Iced Watermelon-Lemon Tea
This boozy, blended beverage couldn't be simpler to make or easier to enjoy on Mother's Day. A combination of ripe peaches and peach nectar are combined with agave nectar, vodka, and fresh mint for a not-too-sweet beverage.
Make Mom this extra-special drink that comes from across the pond. Pimm's is a gin-based, botanical liqueur that's combined with lemon juice, cucumber, fresh mint, strawberry slices, and lemon juice for a classic cocktail.
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