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Spice Up Mother’s Day with These Floral & Spicy Cocktail Ideas

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to express gratitude and love for the remarkable woman in your life. Whether she’s your mom, grandmother, aunt, or an influential figure you admire, celebrating her with something as refined and delightful as a handcrafted cocktail can make her Day genuinely memorable. From refreshing and fruity to rich and decadent, these cocktails cater to various tastes and preferences. Break out your shaker and favorite spirits, and indulge in mixology magic that will linger on your palate well beyond this special Day.

Irresistible Mother's Day Cocktails fit for the Queen of Your Family
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Make Me Blush – Giselle Miami 

Make Me Blush is an herbaceous gin cocktail with citrus notes. The martini includes a tableside presentation of violet liqueur ‘perfume’ sprays, which bring floral notes and aromas to the cocktail – much like those reminiscent memories of mothers spritzing on their favorite scent. 

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Atian Dry Rose Gin
  • ½ oz Blood orange syrup
  • ½ oz Tamarind syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon

Table side: Three perfume sprays of violet liqueur. Add all ingredients to a tin and shake vigorously—strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with flower petals and spray the cocktail with violet liqueur once served. 

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Fiori Toscani – Vitolo

This refreshing, sparkling, light and delicately floral cocktail has subtle raspberry and hibiscus notes. Ideal for an aperitif, it offers a revitalizing and light experience to kickstart any gathering.

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Tanqueray Gin
  • 1 oz Hibiscus Raspberry Syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon
  • Prosecco top

Gin, Hibiscus Raspberry Syrup, and Lemon Juice in a tin shaker. Shake well for 15 seconds and strain into a flute glass. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with edible glitter and glitter Raspberries.

Floral & Spicy Cocktail Recipes to Make Mom this Mother's Day
Strawberry Spritz – Photo Courtesy of Catch Restaurants

Strawberry Spritz – Catch Restaurants

The Strawberry Spritz is a delightful combination of slightly sweet, tangy, and effervescent flavors—Aperol’s bittersweet profile pairs perfectly with the strawbeshrub’s fruity acidity. At the same time, the Chandon Brut adds a touch of elegance. Sip slowly and savor this beautifully balanced and refreshing cocktail.

Recipe:

  • 1.5 oz Aperol
  • .5 oz Strawberry Shrub
  • 4 oz Chandon Brut

Pour Aperol and Strawberry Shrub into a wine glass. Top with 4 ounces of Chandon Brut and stir to incorporate. Top with ice and garnish with a Mint sprig and sliced strawberries.

Irresistible Mother’s Day Cocktails Fit For The Queen of Your Family
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Miami Spice – E11EVEN Vodka

This cocktail, made with E11EVEN Vodka, perfectly balances sweet, sour, and spicy. The floral essence of hibiscus intertwines with the bright acidity of lemon juice, while the subtle heat from the Jalapeno adds an irresistible kick. This refreshing cocktail is complex and approachable, making it ideal for Mother’s Day.

Recipe:

  • 2 oz E11EVEN Vodka
  • 1 oz Hibiscus Syrup
  •  .75 oz Lemon Juice 
  • 3 Strawberries 
  • 3 Slices Jalapeno

 Muddle the strawberries and Jalapeno in a shaker with the Hibiscus Syrup. Add the lemon juice and vodka and shake. Fine strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a strawberry and jalapeno slice.

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Catherine The Great – Queen Restaurant & Lounge

This exquisite drink encompasses the smoky allure of mezcal infused with the delicate bitterness of select aperitifs. The Szechuan and hibiscus are cordial and add a delicious combination of unique floral and citrus notes and a kick of heat, all topped off by the smooth bitterness of the grapefruit juice.

Recipe:

  • 1.5 oz mezcal
  • .75 oz select aperitif
  • 1.25 oz Szechuan & Hibiscus Cordial
  • 1.5 oz grapefruit juice

Add all ingredients into a tin shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass with Collins ice. Garnish with a mini flower. Drink Creator: Karol Ansaldi, Bar Manager at Queen Miami Beach. 

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Photo Courtesy of The Setai Miami Beach

Chili Passion Martini – Jaya at The Setai

The Classic Martini re-invented! Striking the perfect balance between sweet and spicy, The Chili Passion Martini delivers a captivating blend of sweet passion fruit and fiery chili-infused vodka, balanced by tart cranberry juice and aromatic ginger syrup.

Recipe:

  • 1.0 oz House Made Chili and lemongrass-infused ALB Vodka
  • 1.0 oz Passion Fruit Rum
  • 0.75 oz Passion Fruit Purée
  • 0.5 oz Cranberry juice
  • 0.25 oz Ginger Syrup, Chili Flakes

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add Chili flakes. Shake with ice and pour into a Martini glass. Garnish with Thai chili.

Spice Up Mother’s Day with These Floral & Spicy Cocktail Ideas
Photo Courtesy Desolas Mezcal

Desolas Mezcal Talk the Talk –  Sant Ambroeus  – all locations

“This unusual take on the mezcal margarita is created by mixing Desolas Mezcal, Mandarine Napoleon (mandarin liqueur), agave nectar, fresh lime juice, and a few cucumber slices boost minerality while letting the botanical mezcal flavor of Desolas shine through. The flavor profile is refreshing with notes of cucumber, cilantro, and citrus.” – Damiano Coren, Head Mixologist at Sant Ambroeus

Recipe:

  • 2oz Desolas Mezcal
  • 0.75oz Lime Juice
  • 0.25oz Agave
  • 0.25oz Mandarine Napoleon
  • 2 cucumbers

Muddle a few cucumber slices at the bottom of a shaker, add the rest of the ingredients, shake, and serve OTR with sea salt rim and a few cucumber slices as garnish.

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Photo Credit: Eric Lusher from Lusher Productions

Spicy Mango Margarita – Moxy Hotels

Indulge in the fiery allure of our Spicy Mango Margarita, featuring GhosTequila’s’s proprietary blend of ghost pepper for an irresistible heat that dances smoothly with mango puree, lime juice, and agave syrup, perfectly balanced for a refreshing kick.

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Ghost Tequila
  • 1.5 oz Mango Puree
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Agave Syrup
  • Garnish: Tajín Salt Rim, Lime Wedge

Measure and pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled Tajín Salt Rim glass. Top with soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Spice Up Mother’s Day with These Floral & Spicy Cocktail Ideas
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The Brulôt Spring Rose – The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne

Grand Brulot revives the 200-plus-year-old French tradition of blending coffee with Cognac to create an exquisite-tasting drink: the Brulôt Spring Rose.

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Grand Brulot
  • 1 oz Rosemary Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Agave Syrup

Shake and strain into a frozen small rock glass, garnish with rosemary sprig. “Pair your roses with a Grand Brulot Spring Rose cocktail this Mother’s Day. Its sweet and refreshing flavor profile is elevated by its caffeine kick, a nod to Mom’s energizing personality. Plus, the mini rose garnish will make her smile.” –Alex Rumbar, Head Bartender at The Ritz Key Biscayne.

Spice Up Mother’s Day with These Floral & Spicy Cocktail Ideas
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MO Bar + Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Miami

In honor of Mother’s Day, MO Bar + Lounge has crafted a beautiful libation that will run through May at the iconic waterfront destination of Mandarin Oriental Miami. The Rosa Madre ($22) is artfully composed of a delightful blend of Gin, Crème de violette, and delicate rose petals. This delicious cocktail is destined to enchant the senses. MO Bar & Lounge is located at 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

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Photo Courtesy of LIME Fresh Mexican Grill

A Toast to Moms at LIME Fresh Mexican Grill This Mother’s Day

LIME Fresh Mexican Grill is excited to announce a special offer exclusively for the amazing moms. On Mother’s Day, by purchasing any entrée, moms will be treated to a complimentary margarita. It’s their way of raising a glass to the endless love, strength, and patience every mom provides her family daily. This gesture is not just about offering a free drink; it’s a tribute to the spirit of motherhood and an invitation to relax, unwind, and enjoy a moment. For LIME Fresh Mexican Grill locations, visit limefreshmexicangrill.com.

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