Mother's Day is for Brunch and Cocktails!

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

In my mind, Washington Irving could not have been more correct when speaking these words. There are all kinds of love, but nothing quite as strong or unconditional as a mother’s love and this is something to be celebrated. Today is Mother’s Day and it is a day to honor the women who are responsible for 100% of your customers.

Mother’s Day is always on a Sunday, a day that is synonymous with the word ‘brunch’.  Think about brunch cocktails to serve such as the ever popular mimosa. In order to have a profitable Mother’s Day provide the wonderful women out there with cocktails they will love; below are a few recipes to keep them coming back every Sunday.

Bloody Mary
Created by Smirnoff

1 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
3 oz. tomato juice
2 dashes red hot sauce
2 dashes green hot sauce
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
0.5 oz. lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 stalk celery

Start with a Pint Glass. Add Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, tomato juice, red hot sauce, green hot sauce, Worchester sauce, lemon juice, a pinch of salt, pinch of pepper. Pour back and forth between two mixing glasses. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Garnish with celery stalk.

Bloody Mary

533 North Pinckney Cocktail
Created by 533 North Pinckney

2 cups fresh pink grapefruit juice (from 2-3 grapefruits)
1/2 cup St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)
1/4 cup Campari
1 750-ml. bottle chilled sparkling wine

Combine grapefruit juice, St-Germain, and Campari in a large pitcher. Cover and chill until cold, about 2 hours. Divide grapefruit mixture among glasses and top off with sparkling wine.

North Pinckney Cocktail

Orange Aperol Sun
Created by Aperol

6 tablespoons Aperol
6 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 750-ml bottle Prosecco
6 thin orange slices (for garnish)

Place enough ice cubes in each of 6 balloon wineglasses to fill 2/3 full. Add 1 tablespoon Aperol and 1 tablespoon orange juice to each glass. Top off each drink with 1/2 cup Prosecco; garnish with orange slices.

Orange Aperol Sun



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