We’ve been counting down the days till Mother’s Day for a little while now (in case you hadn’t already guessed). It’s involved a search for the best gifts for first-time moms, a roundup of presents for your mom, and an announcement about a new capsule of cute matching mother-daughter dresses. We also touched on awesome meal suggestions for when your family gathers on Sunday. But one thing you may not have had time to think about is what you’ll be serving as drinks with your brunch or dinner (or maybe you’re not a cook and want to do the whole beverages-only thing). As with all of the above, we’ve got you covered—here are some of our favorite Mother’s Day drink recipes that will totally spoil mom this weekend (or any day). Scroll down to see the best coffee, cocktails, and everything in between.
THE COFFEE: Blended Iced Mocha
For the family of coffee lovers comes this iced coffee with a dash of chocolate flavor (teens will like it, too). This Mother's Day drink calls for you to freeze chocolate almond milk in ice cube trays and then blend with chilled coffee or espresso. You can add some simple syrup if you like it extra sweet (whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce won’t hurt, either).
THE NON-ALCOHOLIC OPTION
If you’re sick of serving Shirley Temples, this spritzer is a much more grown-up mocktail (just make sure to ditch the vodka). This recipe calls for rose water, which elevates a traditional lemon spritzer crafted from fresh lemon juice, honey, and sparkling water. What really makes it special is adding a dash of blood orange for a pop of color, plus the fresh rose garnish.
We can appreciate that the original recipe calls for two servings—enough for you and mom (although you can easily make more for a group). The grapefruit gives this Mother’s Day drink a sweet bitterness that will likely remind you of sipping pink lemonade as a kid (only this drink’s got an extra kick). Other than grapefruit, you’ll need limes, honey, white rum, sparkling water and just a bit of fresh mint. Oh, and a cocktail shaker is going to be your best friend while you’re making this one.
Is there anything better than a cocktail and dessert in one? We think not. Which is why this boozy blueberry float complete with fresh berries, blueberry vodka, lemon-lime seltzer, and no-churn vanilla ice cream is making our mouths water right now. Think of it as a quasi–root beer float (with vodka). Start out by blending everything but the ice cream, and then fill each glass halfway with the mixture. Top with a few scoops of ice cream and more berries.