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Mom needs a drink: Girly cocktails for Mother's Day

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

Moms need to get buzzed too!

Our mothers have gone above and beyond to make sure we become respectable human beings, and we owe them a drink (or 20). Create some Mother's Day-inspired boozy drinks for Mom on her day.
Grandmother, mother and daughter making cocktails
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Your mom raised you, put up with your antics and your crazy teenage years and has been there for you through the good and the bad times. She's supported you, loved you and always had the best advice for you. After all that work, she deserves a drink or two, so create any of the cocktails below, and we're sure she'll feel very loved.


Coconut mojito recipe

Coconut mojito

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Make this refreshing and hydrating coconut mojito, and make Mom believe she's on a beach on a Caribbean island somewhere.


Strawberry rose gin fizz recipe

Strawberry gin fizz

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This gorgeous strawberry rose gin fizz is for moms who want something stronger than Champagne but with the delicate flavors of strawberries and rose water.


Melon sangria recipe

Melon sangria

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We love this colorful melon sangria recipe, with floating melon balls of different fruit varieties.


Raspberry acai frozen margarita recipe

Raspberry acai frozen margarita

Photo credit: Nutmeg Nanny

Does your mom love margaritas? This raspberry acai frozen margarita is actually packed with good-for-you ingredients like raspberries and acai, a superfruit.


Pear hibiscus brunch cocktail recipe

Pear hibiscus brunch cocktail

Photo credit: Rachel Cooks

The combination of pear vodka and Champagne makes this pear hibiscus brunch cocktail not only delicious but gorgeous looking with the floating hibiscus flower.


Rhubarb basil smash recipe

Rhubarb basil smash

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Since rhubarb is in season and your fresh basil will soon start popping up, this rhubarb basil smash is the perfect seasonal spring drink.


Sparkling party punch recipe

Sparkling party punch

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Punch has become such a trendy beverage, and we're loving this sparkling party punch. Made with lemonade, pomegranate juice and fresh berries, it's the perfect brunch cocktail.


Peach Bellini cocktail recipe

Peach bellini cocktail

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Does your mom love fresh, juicy peaches? Then this peach Bellini cocktail will become her favorite drink to sip on.


Pomegranate mimosa recipe

Pomegranate mimosa

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Mimosas and mothers go hand in hand, and this pomegranate mimosa is a fresh take on the classic orange juice mimosa.


Cherry sangria recipe

Cherry sangria

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Mix Mom's favorites: Amaretto, moscato and tart cherries for a delicious cherry sangria.


Mini orange creamsicle recipe

Mini orange creamsicles

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A twist on a classic childhood favorite, these mini orange creamsicles are a great dessert cocktail.


Watermelon moscato slush recipe

Watermelon moscato slush

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Nothing says warm weather like watermelon, and this watermelon moscato slush is the perfect drink to celebrate how much you love Mom.


Strawberry wine punch recipe

Strawberry wine punch

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Blogger Milisa refers to this strawberry wine punch as "Kool-Aid for grown-ups," and we certainly agree.


Prosecco lemon cocktail recipe

Prosecco lemon cocktail

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Such a gorgeous drink, this prosecco lemon cocktail only has two ingredients — lemon sorbet and prosecco — making this a quick and delicious drink that could also be a dessert.


Sparkling ginger sangria recipe

Sparkling ginger sangria

Photo credit: Hungry Food Love

Making an infused simple syrup takes this sparkling ginger sangria to the next level.


Cranberry pomegranate spritzer recipe

Cranberry pomegranate spritzer

Photo credit: Because I Like Chocolate

The added fruit makes this cranberry pomegranate spritzer a delicious option for a brunch or dinner party.

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