The Most Beautiful Drinks to Serve at Your Mother's Day Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner

Coconut Green Tea

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 hosting a brunch, lunch, or dinner, we think that you'll find this stellar selection of cocktails, mocktails, and caffeine-packed coffee drinks has just what you need 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? Go with a classic brunch cocktail like a mimosa, which feels right for a 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.

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Grapefruit and Honey Margarita

Grapefruit and Honey Margarita
Ryan Liebe

Perfect for day drinking, this super-citrusy margarita swaps the usual orange liqueur for honey. The result is a drink that's as spectacular to look at as it is to sip.

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Saffron Latte

saffron latte
Gentl and Hyers

If she loves a latte, make Mom this upgrade on that frothy milk espresso drink. Adding a few threads of the world's most expensive spice adds a subtle sweetness and heady aroma that she's sure to adore.

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Carrot Limeade

Carrot Limeade recipe
Ren Fuller

This fun drink—complete with carrot top garnishes—says spring and is just right for Mother's Day. Plus, 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.

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Mint, Lime, and Ginger Sparkler

Mint, Lime, and Ginger Sparkler
Ren Fuller

We like to think of this sparkling drink as the nonalcoholic version of a Moscow Mule—fresh ginger, mint leaves, and lime juice are muddled together before being mixed with ginger beer and seltzer.

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Kentucky Half-and-Half

Kentucky Half and Half

Inspired by the Arnold Palmer, this make-ahead cocktail combines a zesty lemon simple syrup (which can be made up to two weeks in advance) together with bourbon and freshly brewed black tea.

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Iced Lemon Espresso

Lemonesso drink
Johnny Fogg

Whether you're hosting or attending a Mother's Day brunch, perk up your morning with this Italian-American-inspired beverage. It's a refreshing combination of lemon soda and cold espresso—and we simply can't get enough.

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Aperol Gin Punch

farm punch
Paola + Murray

Give Mom a sip of this floral twist on an Aperol Spritz. It's made with Aperol, gin, Lillet Blanc, lime juice, and orange-blossom water. It truly tastes as good as it looks.

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Strawberry-Tarragon Shrub

strawberry tarragon shrubs served on wooden cutting board
Paola + Murray

Summer is just around the corner! Enjoy this berry delicious nonalcoholic sip that's both sweet and a little earthy, thanks to the inspired combination of fresh strawberries and tarragon sprigs.

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Pineapple-Guava Mocktail

Aaron Dyer

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.

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Victory Garden Cocktail

victory garden cocktail
Paola + Murray

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.

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Iced Passion-Fruit Green Tea

Iced Passion-Fruit Green Tea
Ren Fuller

Let Mom chill out on Mother's Drink with this easy, breezy sip. Green tea bags and passion fruit juice are combined into one giant pitcher and chilled for a couple of hours before serving.

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Coffeehouse Cappuccino

Coffeehouse Cappuccino

Learn how to make the perfect coffeeshop drink at home with this easy-to-follow recipe. Use good-quality espresso, which is the key to creating a flavorful cup of joe.

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Frosty Coconut Lemonade

Frosty Coconut Lemonade
Pernille Loof

Kids and adults alike will love this bright pink slushie that's perfect for Mother's Day. All you need to do is blend lemon sorbet, coconut milk, and frozen raspberries for a delightful vegan drink.

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Elderflower Sour

elderflower sour
Charles Masters

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.

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Carrot-Juice Mimosas

carrot juice mimosas
Anson Smart

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.

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clerico sangria pitcher
Aaron Dyer

Similar to sangria, this fruit-studded beverage is made with white wine and brandy, plus sweet, juicy fruit like sliced peaches, strawberries, and seedless grapes.

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Caffe Macchiato

Caffe Macchiato

Become Mom's personal barista for the day with this classic espresso drink. The only ingredients you need are cold milk and espresso to start Mother's Day off with a caffeinated boost.

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Iced Watermelon-Lemon Tea

watermelon lemon tea
Ren Fuller

Dress up an Arnold Palmer with fresh watermelon juice—it's a cool, inspired sip that's perfect for warm spring days (and even better when spiked with tequila or vodka).

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Peach-and-Mint Frappes

Matthew Williams

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.

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Pimm's Cup

cocktail pimms cup cucumber mint
Bryan Gardner

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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White-Tea Melonade

white tea melonade
Armando Rafael

This elevated watermelon version made with white tea and lemon juice is just the upgrade on the regular lemonade you need for your celebration of Mom. Brew the tea in advance so that you can whip up this Mother's Day drink at the drop of a hat.

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