Mother’s Day & World Cocktail Day Two days to celebrate great drinks

World Cocktail Day is on Saturday May 13, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14, two great reasons to mix up great cocktails this weekend.

Drambuie’s The Underdog

¾ part Drambuie

¾ part Dry vermouth

½ part Amaro

¼ part Hendrick’s Gin

Build and stir in a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices.

The Godzilla

1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka

½ part Passoa Passion Fruit Liqueur

½ part Blue Curacao

1 ½ parts Kiwi Perfect Puree

½ part Fresh Lemon

½ part Simple syrup

Combine all ingredients together in cocktail shaker and double strain and garnish with a lemon peel.

Reyka Vodka is an Icelandic born vodka and provides a smooth and crisp base for both complex and simple cocktails.

Smoke and Fire Margarita

¾ part Montelobos Mezcal

¾ part Ancho Reyes

¾ part Milagro Silver Tequila

1 part Fresh lime juice

½ part Agave nectar

Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old fashioned glass,salt it, and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and double strain over fresh ice into the glass.

Garnish with a lime wedge.

Hudson’s Stone Ridge

1 ½ parts Hudson Manhattan Rye

1 ½ parts fresh apple cider

4 parts Q Ginger Beer

2-3 dashes (to taste) aromatic bitters

Build over ice in a 12 oz. Collins glass (or tumbler/rocks glass if you prefer): apple cider, then whiskey, and fill up with ginger beer. Finally, add a few dashes of aromatic bitters. Garnish with apple slice, and serve with a straw.

Looking for Last minute Mother’s day cocktails to pamper the woman who raised you? Mix up cocktails from Q Drinks, Reyka Vodka and Drambuie as your mom sits back and relaxes.  Take a look at the cocktails below and let me know if you would like high res images and/or additional information.

Q Cucumber Apple Mule

3 parts Q Ginger Beer
1 part Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part Cucumber Apple Juice
½ part Fresh lime juice
Mint for Garnish
Blend 3 1” chunks of cucumber and half a green apple in a blender or Vitamix until liquid, then fine strain and discard solids. Add cucumber apple juice, tequila and fresh lime to a shaker tin with ice and shake to combine. Strain over crushed ice into a tall Collins glass.  Garnish with cucumber apple and mint.

 Q Drinks creates various carbonated beverage with authentic ingredients, more carbonation, and much less sugar to perfectly complement the world’s finest spirits or drink on it’s own

 

Reyka 5:1 Martini

2 ½ parts Reyka vodka

½ part Dry Vermouth

2 dashes Orange bitter (Optional)

 Reyka Vodka is an Icelandic born vodka and provides a smooth and crisp base for both complex and simple cocktails.

 

Drambuie’s Heathered Honey Brush Iced Tea

1 ½ parts Drambuie

2 parts Numi Honeybush tea, (cooled)

2 parts Fresh Pear Juice

Combine all ingredients in a tin and shake. Double strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a speared brandied cherry

Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices.

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