5 Brunch and Cocktail Pairings to Celebrate Mother’s Day With

Mother’s Day is almost here so why not prepare by learning some new cocktail recipes to surprise her with? After all, what’s more exciting than a bespoke cocktail made just for her?

Experts at Bottomless Brunch have constructed the perfect list of mum-friendly cocktails and brunch food pairings, to make your loved one feel special this Mother’s Day. This year treat mum to the experience she deserves with these lavish recipes and pairings.

 

1.     Fleur de Paradis

Fragrant as a flower bouquet, this refreshing cocktail is guaranteed to spark nostalgic conversations and stir meaningful memories.

Sugary yet decadent, the concoction utilises the bitterness of gin, the smoothness of fruity liquor and the fizziness of bubbly wine to encourage the ultimate taste sensation.

This drink pairs wonderfully with a light, refreshing plate of avocado on toast with a sprinkle of crushed chilli flakes, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon – a perfect addition to a Mother’s Day brunch.

 

Ingredients for cocktail:

  • 30ml Gin
  • 15ml St. Germain
  • 3 drops of lemon juice
  • A teaspoonful of syrup
  • A teaspoonful of grapefruit juice
  • 1 drop of orange bitters
  • 15ml of prosecco

Method:

  • Add each of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake thoroughly, ensuring that everything within is combined.
  • Once you have done this, pour it into a martini glass, ready to serve.
  • Add ice or a floral garnish for decoration.

Ingredients for avocado toast (2 rounds):

  • 2 small avocados
  • Chilli flakes
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 x slices of bread

Method:

  • Scoop out the inside of the avocado with a teaspoon, removing the stone as you do.
  • Add the avocado flesh to a bowl, then mash it up with a fork until it has a guacamole-like consistency.
  • Sprinkle in the chilli flakes and some diced garlic.
  • Spread onto your toast after buttering it, sprinkling on more chilli flakes and squeezing the lemon juice all over.
  • Finish with salt and pepper.

 

2.     Australiana Spritz Cocktail

Your mum will truly feel on holiday with this summery cocktail which brings to mind the beaches of Australia, warm sun, crystal-clear oceans and the smell of sunscreen.

Dry and crisp, this cocktail combines gin, vermouth, soda water, and prosecco to offer an intriguing and unforgettable experience.

For a great culinary compliment to you drink, try a Levantine classic, favoured in cafes across Australia: chilli labneh eggs, consisting of runny eggs, yoghurt, toast and tomatoes.


Ingredients for cocktail:

  • 20ml of vermouth
  • 30ml prosecco
  • A lime wedge
  • 20ml gin
  • A sprig of rosemary

Method:

  • Fill a large wine glass with crushed ice.
  • Add all of the ingredients to the glass and smoothly stir, ensuring that everything is combined.
  • Drizzle the lime over the top to add a splash of freshness, then add the sprig of rosemary for decoration.

Ingredients for chilli labneh eggs (for 2 rounds):

  • 4 x small eggs
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 70ml olive oil
  • 400g Greek yoghurt
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 25g butter
  • 4 x slices of bread
  • 1 lemon

Method:

  • Firstly, add your yoghurt to a colander to remove any excess liquid overnight. Use a cloth to make sure none is wasted.
  • Add the lemon and diced garlic to the remaining yoghurt the next day.
  • Add to a pan and add your tomatoes, stirring until charred.
  • Soft boil your eggs for around 5 minutes so the yolk is runny.
  • Once complete, add your eggs to a bowl of cold water.
  • Once cool, peel your eggs.
  • In a separate pan, heat the butter and add chilli flakes. Stir and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add your already combined labeh to two bowls, topping with the eggs and the chilli butter.
  • Serve with toasted bread and enjoy.

 

3.     Cherry Bakewell Cocktail

The ultimate nostalgic cocktail is bound to inspire a trip down memory lane. Taking inspiration from the beloved and delicately-iced cakes of yesteryear, the drink is guaranteed to trigger fun-loving childhood memories – but with booze.

Sugary sweetest is reminiscence of heavenly deserts and the cherries add a wonderful texture and blush to this cocktail.

For a delectable sugary coupling not pair your cake-flavoured drinks with fluffy American-style pancakes, treacle and a sprinkling of raspberries. Finish with a dusting of icing sugar.

Ingredients for cocktail:

  • 50ml cherry cordial
  • 100ml amaretto
  • 1 teaspoonful of lemon juice
  • 300ml lemonade
  • maraschino cherries

Method:

  • For two servings, fill two tumbler glasses with crushed ice.
  • Add every ingredient, apart from the lemonade, to a cup or bowl and slowly stir until everything is combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the glasses, then top up with lemonade.
  • Add the cherries for decoration and you’re done!

Ingredients for pancakes (for 4 rounds):

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 200ml milk
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 25g melted butter
  • Treacle for drizzling
  • Raspberries
  • 1 tsp of icing sugar

Method:

  • Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Make a hole in the middle and crack the eggs into it.
  • Add the milk and the melted butter to the hole.
  • Whisk together until the mixture is silky.
  • Heat up oil and a small amount of butter in a pan.
  • Once added to a jug, pour your desired amount of mixture into the pan to create your pancakes, flipping occasionally until golden. To finish, add your treacle, raspberries and icing sugar

 

4.     Pink Gin Iced Tea

Make Mother’s Day fun for all the family, with a jug of refreshing pink gin iced tea. This drink is perfect for bringing the spirit of summer into the colder months with the combination of the sweetness of elderflower and the bitterness of gin and grapefruit.

For a spicy kick, serve your iced tea with a healthy breakfast burrito, consisting of a wholemeal tortilla wrap, roasted tomatoes, fluffy scrambled eggs, crushed chilli flakes, avocado and a splash of hot sauce.

Ingredients for cocktail:

  • 100ml pink gin
  • 100ml spiced rum
  • 100ml grapefruit juice
  • 100ml elderflower cordial
  • Thyme sprigs
  • A chamomile tea bag

Method:

  • Add the teabag to boiling water and leave to brew for five minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag from the cup and allow the water to cool.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the water and gently stir.
  • Add the sprigs of thyme to jug as a garnish.

Ingredients for breakfast burrito (for 2 rounds):

  • 2 x wholemeal tortilla wraps
  • 2 x small avocados
  • 4 x small eggs
  • 6 x cherry tomatoes
  • Chilli flakes
  • Hot sauce

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  • Crack eggs into a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Add a small chunk of butter or oil to a pan and heat, then add your egg mixture, stirring until fluffy.
  • Set aside and spoon the flesh out of the avocado, chopping it up into finely-diced cubes.
  • Keep your pan on the heat and add the cherry tomatoes, after chopping them into quarters.
  • Once everything is cooked, add to your tortillas and sprinkle chilli flakes.
  • Fold your tortillas up and place it into the oven for three minutes until crunchy.
  • Finish with hot sauce.

 

5.     Zesty Spritz

Last but not least, this cocktail is perfect for people that prefer something sharp rather than sweet. Empowered by bitters, invigorating blood orange, and prosecco, this cocktail inspires the feeling of glamour and opulence, allowing your mum to feel like the royalty she is!

And to complete this experience, treat your mum to delicious, buttery garlic mushrooms on toast, consisting of heavy cream, diced garlic, chopped mushrooms, and salt and pepper.

Ingredients:

  • 90ml prosecco
  • 3 splashes of orange bitters
  • 30ml tonic water
  • 60ml blood orange liqueur
  • Orange slice for garnish

Method:

  • In a tall glass, add all the ingredients, except the tonic, and stir.
  • Once everything is combined, top it up with tonic water for extra bitterness.
  • Add ice – depending on personal preference.
  • Finish with a slice of orange on the rim of the glass.

Ingredients for garlic mushrooms (for 2 rounds):

  • 10 mushrooms, chopped into thin slices
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 x pieces of bread
  • Butter for cooking
  • 1 garlic clove

Method:

  • Heat up the oil in a frying pan, then add your knob of butter.
  • Once melted, add your chopped mushrooms, along with some salt and pepper.
  • After finely dicing your garlic clove, add to the mixture.
  • Once the garlic has darkened, add the cheese and heavy cream, stirring regularly until the mixture is combined.
  • Butter your toast and pour the mixture onto the slices.
  • Finish with a sprinkling of salt.
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