Who says you can only drink cider in the winter time? If your mother is sweet and a little bit tangy, then this sparkling pear cider recipe is the perfect drink for her! Plus, with summertime right around the corner, this beverage serves as a last hurrah to the cold weather season, right in time for Mother’s Day. Invite your mom over for a Mother’s Day brunch and treat her to one of these delicious beverages, or experiment with other ideas.
For the pear-cider sparkler, start with 2 cups of chilled pear nectar (sounds good already!); then mix in 2 cups of sparkling apple cider and 2 cups of seltzer, also chilled. Pour in 4 ounces of bourbon whiskey, stir together, top with sliced pear wedges if desired, and voila! The perfect Mother’s Day brunch cocktail.
If merging two traditional winter and summer drinks isn’t your style, try one of these other combos. With vodka or rum as a base, you can get creative with additives like sherbet or ginger ale and juice for a punch-like zest. Try several ounces of vodka with equal parts orange juice, ginger ale, or Sprite, and some peach schnapps, followed by dollops of lime or orange sherbet. This drink tastes like sunshine and is a great way to show your mom how much she lights up your life!
For those night-owl mothers who have a hard time waking up in the morning for her own brunch, greet her with a freshly-brewed cup of Irish coffee. After 1 cup of heavy cream and ¼ cup of sugar whisked together into stiff peaks, covered by 3 cups of strong coffee and 4 ounces of Irish whiskey divided into 4 mugs, she’ll thank you for the pleasant wake-up call (and probably ask for seconds, since the recipe allows for leftovers).
If you start planning ahead now, you can even use one of Moonshine Distiller’s whiskey stills for sale to turn your kitchen into a home distillery and use this easy corn mash whiskey recipe. At the end of the process, try out our charred oak barrels to age your whiskey, and when you are satisfied with the result, bring out your homemade moonshine to impress your mom on Mother’s Day.