Friday, May 11, 2012

Breakfast in bed, bubble baths, shopping sprees and spa treatments are all wonderful ways to show mom how much you love her, but... an even better way to ensure she's relaxin to the max is to pair one of these gifts with one of our delicious Mother's Day cocktails that's sure to take the edge off all those chores and worries that often plague mom's mind.

Breakfast in Bed Bellinis

1 small peach sliced, skinned and pureed (save a skinned slice for garnish)
5 oz of Prosecco

Add peach and 1 oz of Prosecco to a blender and puree.
Fill the bottom of a champagne glass with the puree and add the remaining 4 oz of Prosecco to the top.
Garnish with the remaining peach slice on the side of the glass

Shopping Spree Stiletto

1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz cognac
4 oz champagne
3 drops of orange bitters
Spiral orange zest for garnish

Add the Grand Marnier and cognac to the bottom of a champagne flute.
Top with champagne, then bitters.
Add the orange zest to the rim as garish. (You can boil and sugar the orange zest for added flare)

Crown Princess for a Day

1 oz blueberry juice (1/2 cup blueberries)
3 blueberries as garnish
1 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz Chambord
1/2 oz dry gin
4 oz rose' sparkling wine
1 raspberry for garish

Puree the 1/2 cup of blueberries in a blender and strain the juice into a tall glass.
Add pineapple juice, Chambord and gin.
Fill the remainder of the glass with crushed ice.
Top with rose' sparkling wine.
Garnish with blueberries and raspberry on bamboo stick.

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