4 Cocktails to Make for Mother's Day

Mai Tai

Sure, breakfast in bed can be a really nice way to celebrate the mother in your life. But you know what? Parenting can be very thirsty work. Raising kids is intensely rewarding, but it can be totally stressful too. I mean, have you ever experienced a toddler at 4 p.m.? A tween who wants a cellphone? A teenager who wants the car keys? You might want a cocktail (or a mocktail) too. Here are four fantastic drinks, some alcoholic and some not, that are steadying, well-balanced, and entirely delicious. In fact, these drinks might just be the perfect way to celebrate your mom and tip your hat to the realities of parenting too. — Anna Painter

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Riesling Sangria with Lychees

9 Cocktails and Mocktails Perfect for Mother's Day

This fresh, fruit-filled sangria is a terrific addition to a festive Mother's Day brunch, particularly if you are entertaining a crowd. Give the mother in your life the biggest glass with the most fruit. She deserves it.

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Pineapple-Sake Sangria with Jalapeño

Pineapple-Sake Sangria with Jalapeño

If the mom in your life likes spice more than sweet, whip up this tangy, sake-based sangria that gets its kick from jalapeño simple syrup. Remind her how great she is.

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Lady Lavender's Mocktail

Lady Lavender's Mocktail

With herbal notes from both lavender and basil, this bright, bubbly drink is the perfect nonalcoholic drink to serve on a breakfast tray to a mom who hasn't slept through the night in months.

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Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Why not make a classic Mai Tai for the mother that really needs a vacation ⁠— yes, right this very minute ⁠— but may not be able to take one. You might just want to garnish it with a tiny paper umbrella.

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