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5 Fabulous Cocktails To Share With Mom on Mother's Day

5 Fabulous Cocktails to Share with Mom

Cheers to Mom!

The world’s best mom deserves a delicious cocktail on her special day! Celebrate with mom this Mother’s Day with these fabulous cocktails perfect for sharing.

5 Fabulous Cocktails to Share with Mom

We give you a lot of credit moms. You go by a lot of names, and wear a lot of hats. That’s why we have a whole day to celebrate the great things our moms do for us.

This Mother’s Day, let’s raise a glass to all of the fine ladies with a cocktail as special as she is. These top 5 fabulous cocktails have a little something different for every mom out there.

So, let mom have some R&R while you mix up a few cocktails to share with mom on Mother’s Day.

 

Springtime Mint Limonata Julep

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Why not treat your mom to a cocktail as unique and vibrant as she is! The fresh citrus taste of this bright sunny-colored limoncello cocktail will have your family saying “Salute, Mamma.”

 

Strawberry Whiskey Lemonade

Image / Recipe from // life as a strawberry

She can be sweet or sometimes sour, just like this Strawberry Whiskey Lemonade. This cocktail is the perfect refreshing drink to make for your mom on her special day.

 

Mint Mojito

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Your mamá has a special place in your heart, so treat her to a nightcap as sophisticated as she is. Add a special touch with freshly squeezed lime juice and homemade simple syrup.

 

Classic Bramble

Image / Recipe from // Honestly Yum

Say cheers to your gin loving Mum with this little beauty. Made with fresh blackberries and Plymouth gin, the bramble cocktail is a classic cocktail that’s packed with class.

 

French 75

Image / Recipe from // Gin Foundry

Pop a little bubbly in honor of your Maman with a special French 75. Fresh Meyer lemon juice and a touch of lavendar simple syrup make this cocktail the perfect addition to Mother’s Day brunch.

 

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You'd be crazy not to serve these essential cocktails at your next Garden Party!

Garden Party Essential Cocktails

Get a look at these [gin] blossoms

It’s garden party season again, and we’ve got you covered with a list of delectable garden party essential cocktails that your guests will absolutely love!

Sip on these delectable Garden Party Cocktails!

Planning a fancy Garden Party this spring? Get ready to wow your guests with delicious food and elegant cocktails fit for viewing the springtime blossoms as they bloom.

Springtime has been the inspiration for a lot of cocktails, and they are as delicious as they look. Whether you’re looking for a vodka, gin, tequila, wine, or whiskey cocktail, our collection of springtime cocktails are the perfect additions to your next garden cocktail party!

 

Airlie Gardens Martini

Sip on these delectable Garden Party Cocktails!

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week Blog

This Airlie Gardens Martini is a sweet pairing of pear-citrus juice, lavender honey syrup, and Martin Miller’s gin that is perfect for every garden party!

 

Spring Breeze

Sip on these delectable Garden Party Cocktails!

Image / Recipe from // Paste Magazine

When you mix bourbon and fruit, you get the color of Springtime! This cocktail has an elegant mix of fruit flavors and the subtle bite of Jim Beam that will surprise your guests.

 

Mint Limonata Julep

Sip on these delectable Garden Party Cocktails!

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week Blog

Like its cousin, the Mint Julep, the Limonata Julep is a mix of bourbon, fresh mint, and our homemade simple syrup but with the added touch of Limoncello.

 

Love and Hope Lemonade

Sip on these delectable Garden Party Cocktails!

Image / Recipe from // Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

Move over kids. This is mommy’s favorite lemonade! Made with Love and Hope Rosé and muddled mint and raspberries, the Love and Hope Lemonade is a beautifully bright cocktail that will liven up any garden party.

 

Mint Mojitos

Sip on these delectable Garden Party Cocktails!

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

This classic Mint Mojito recipe, with freshly squeezed lime juice and homemade simple syrup, is a refreshing drink for warm weather sipping.

 
 

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Nothing beats the perfect Margarita for National Margarita day! These 5 margarita recipes are some of our absolute favorites that you will enjoy too!

5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Grab the lime and the Salt!

Nothing beats a perfect Margarita on National Margarita day. These 5 margarita recipes are some of our absolute favorites that you will enjoy too!

Nothing beats the perfect Margarita for National Margarita day! These 5 margarita recipes are some of our absolute favorites that you will enjoy too!

February 22nd is National Margarita Day, so what better way to celebrate than with these 5 best margarita recipes?! Whether you like them frozen or on the rocks, these margarita recipes are sure to brighten your day!

 

Blood Orange Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

This Blood Orange Margarita gives the classic margarita a run for its money. With Blood Orange San Pellegrino, Blanco Tequila, and Grand Marnier, this cocktail ain’t your typical margarita. And we like it that way!

 

Coconut Creamsicle Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // How Sweet Eats

What happens when you mix Grand Marnier, coconut water, silver tequila, and coconut milk? Margarita perfection! This Coconut Creamsicle Margarita has a hint of orange flavor that blends deliciously with coconut, leaving you coming back for more.

 

Frozen Mango Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // The Pioneer Woman

Mango is a classic flavor for frozen margaritas. And with good reason: They’re the perfect fruit to blend with tequila! Use fresh or frozen mango if you want to cut back on the sugar. It’s definitely a must try frozen margarita recipe.

 

Grapefruit Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Now this is one top shelf margarita! Made with Red Grapefruit Vodka, Blanco Tequila, and a mixture of lime and grapefruit juices, this super delicious margarita recipe is sure to please. Throw it in the blender with some ice for a frozen treat.

 

Fresh Cherry Amaretto Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // Yes to Yolks

Cherry and Amaretto go together like weekends and margaritas. The mixture of juices and liqueurs makes this margarita as beautiful looking as it is tasty. These Cherry Amaretto margaritas are perfect for celebrating anything, including Margarita Day!

 

When in Doubt try The Classic Lime Margarita

Enjoy the classics! Try this easy classic lime margarita recipe.

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Cause you can’t go wrong with the classics! We serve this classic lime margarita recipe up frozen and on the rocks. No matter how you drink it, Happy National Margarita Day!

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Top 5 Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Cocktails and Valentines: Top 5 cocktails to share on Valentine’s Day

A cocktail for two sounds delightful

Looking for the best cocktails to share on Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Check out our top 5 favorite elegant cocktail recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s day.

Cocktails and Valentines: Our top 5 cocktails to share on Valentine's Day

 

Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Get ready to pucker up for this one! The Cranberry Kiss melds the sweetness of Amaretto with the tangy bite of cranberry juice and the smoothness of vodka. These ingredients combine to create the perfect balance of flavors. Don’t worry if you’re flying solo on Valentine’s Day! This cocktail will provide you with a smooth kiss and complex flavors to keep you sipping away.

 

Touch of Venus

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // Stephen Phillips – HGTV

It’s the elixir of the Goddess of Love! The Touch of Venus rebels against the idea that a Valentine’s day cocktail needs to be pink or red to convey passion. Enjoy the sweet citrus caress of this Italian love potion.

 

Sweet Love’n Martini

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

The Sweet Love’n Martini is a delicious cocktail recipe that will complement any romantic evening with your Valentine. If you’re craving something as sweet as your love, give this fruity martini a try!

 

Love Potion No. 9 Martini

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // The Cookie Rookie

This cocktail is sure to put a spell on you. Between the pomegranate, strawberry, and black raspberry flavors in this concoction, you’ll be in heaven! So take a sip of this potion, it’s bound to make you fall berry in love!

 

Cherry Bourbon Smash

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

This Cheery Bourbon Smash is a Valentine’s Day cocktail option that isn’t so lovey-dovey. With tart cherry juice and smooth bourbon, this cocktail is one for you adventurous types looking to experiment with something new.

 

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5 palate pleasing vodka cocktails from the Brio Smart Life Blog

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails You Need to Try Right Now

When You Need Some Vodka In Your Life

Every cocktail enthusiast should have a go-to vodka cocktail. But as most bartenders will tell you, the Moscow Mule is so overrated! You should be trying these 5 palate pleasing vodka cocktails instead.

5 palate pleasing vodka cocktails from the Brio Smart Life Blog

 


 

Hemsley Collins

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - Hemsley Collins

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Tom Collins lovers take note. The Hemsley Collins is a refreshingly light and tart take on the Vodka Collins that you should be drinking right now. Unlike a regular vodka Collins, a Hemsley Collins uses raw honey in exchange for granulated sugar or simple syrup. It does still have that tart bite you’ve come to expect from Collins drinks, but it’s not too strong.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1¾ Ounces Vodka
  • 1½ Ounces Lemon Juice
  • 2 Ounces Raw Honey
  • 5 Ounces San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
  • Mint & Lemon Slices for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Collins Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Bar Spoon

How to make a Hemsley Collins

In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, lemon juice, and honey. Shake well, and pour into ice-filled Collins glasses. Top with San Pellegrino. Add a few slices of lemon and stir. Garnish with mint. Enjoy!

 

Black Russian

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - Black Russian

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

The Black Russian is a classic vodka cocktail. This mixture of Vodka and Kahlua has been pleasing the American cocktail palate since the outbreak of the Cold War. It’s a bit of a versatile cocktail that’s best enjoyed as a Nightcap. If you find yourself so inclined, add a splash of milk or cream to this cocktail and you have yourself a White Russian.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Coffee Liqueur
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer

How to make a Black Russian

Add ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a Rocks glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

 

Pear Vanilla Cocktail

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - Pear Vanilla Cocktail

Image / Recipe from // Two-Tarts

So simple, elegant, and tastes like Fall perfection. This Pear Vanilla vodka cocktail is an easy made cocktail that has a real aromatic brightness that you can taste. This is the perfect cocktail for a lazy evening in. This recipe has been adapted from Two-Tart’s 4 servings to a single serving.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 3 Ounces Pear Juice
  • 1½ Ounces Vodka
  • 1/8 Vanilla Bean, Seeds Scraped
  • Vanilla Sugar to Garnish Rim
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker

How to make a Pear Vanilla Vodka Cocktail

Add pear juice and vodka to a shaker with ice. Split open the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds into the shaker. Shake until chilled, or about 20 to 30 seconds. Pour into a sugar rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

 

The Frenchy Cocktail

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - The Frenchy

Image / Recipe from // The OP Life

If you are looking for a tangy and fruity vodka cocktail, then look no further! The Frenchy pairs the tanginess of pineapple and cranberry juices with the subtle sweetness of pear vodka. It’s an easy [and yummy] 3 ingredient vodka cocktail that you’ll want to add to your party list.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1½ Ounces Grey Goose Pear Vodka
  • 3 Ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Ounce Cranberry Juice
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Bar Spoon

How to make the Frenchy

Pour in the pear vodka and pineapple juice into a rocks glass filled with ice. Give it a stir, and top with cranberry juice. Enjoy!

 

Elyx Cup

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - Elyx Cup

Image / Recipe from // Ethan Calabrese / Delish

If Spa Water had an alcoholic cousin, it would be the Elyx Cup. This cocktail is refreshingly bubbly with a clean citrus finish. We like this cocktail because it has a lot to offer without being overly complicated or sour. It also makes an interesting alternative to a typical vodka mojito.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Slices Cucumber
  • 2 Ounces Absolut Elyx Vodka
  • ¾ Ounce Lime Juice
  • ½ Ounce Simple Syrup
  • Prosecco
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Muddler or Bar Spoon
  • Cocktail Shaker

How to make an Elyx Cup

Muddle the mint and cucumber together at the bottom of a rocks glass. Next, add vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake till chilled. Add crushed ice to glass and pour in mixture. Top cocktail with a splash of Prosecco. Enjoy!

 

 

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