So it's Mother's Day this weekend, which usually means a buttoned-up brunch involving pastel-wear. Why not spice things up this year with a few mom-proof cocktails? Here are three recommendations from

Kiwi Kwencher

Contributed by: Frankie Thaheld

Half a ripe kiwi, peeled
.5 oz St-Germain
.75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
Splash club soda
3-4 oz Brut sparkling wine

Garnish: Kiwi slice

Glass: Cocktail

Muddle the kiwi in a shaker. Add the simple syrup, St-Germain and ice. Shake until chilled and add a splash of club soda. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish the drink with a kiwi slice.


Jalisco Flor

Contributed by: Duggan McDonnell

1 oz Gran Centenario Rosangel Tequila
1 oz La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila
1 oz Fresh lime juice
2 oz Ginger ale

Garnish: Orange slices

Glass: Highball


Pour the tequilas, lime juice and ginger ale into a highball glass. Add ice and stir. Garnish with a few orange slices.

Lavender Honey Cream

Contributed by: H. Joseph Ehrmann

1.5 oz Square One Botanical
1 oz Organic heavy cream
1 oz Organic egg white
1 oz Lavender honey syrup*

Garnish: Lavender blossoms

Glass: Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake gently for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a few lavender blossoms.

* To make lavender syrup, combine .25 cup lavender honey with .25 cup boiling water. Stir