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Did Mother’s Day catch you off guard again? Don’t panic. No need to show up on your mom’s doorstep empty-handed and ashamed.
The answer to your predicament? Bubbles—and lots of them. Your mom deserves a cocktail as effervescent as she is, and that’s where Fizzes come in. Energized by a splash of club soda or Champagne, these vibrant cocktails are last-minute lifesavers enhanced with everything from lavender to chocolate shavings. Time to live the motto: more fizz, more fun.
Warning: You might experience severe arm fatigue while shaking up this famous Fizz. But your mom is worth it. Each element of this New Orleans classic is essential, from the egg whites and orange flower water to the heavy cream and seltzer. Only vigorous shaking ensures that the Ramos blends into delicate balance, capped with pure froth. If you do it right, you’ll do Mom proud.
Cocktails and chocolate? That’s a Mother’s Day slam dunk. Here’s what you need: One frosty coupe filled with passion fruit seeds, mandarin orange juice and chocolate bitters, topped with cold Champagne and generous chocolate shavings.
Is your mom a mint fanatic? You could serve her a traditional South Side, but the spring holiday calls for an extra-special touch. Make a batch of mint syrup with fresh mint leaves, vodka and sugar for stirring into a South Side, brought to life with an infusion of bubbles. The remaining syrup makes a gift-worthy sidekick to that cocktail tray.
Speaking of syrups, you can’t go wrong if you forage the garden for Mother’s Day inspiration. A few sprigs of lavender plucked from the backyard make a sprightly simple syrup that’s quite at home paired with gin, egg white and club soda.Mother's Day Gift Ideas at the ready.
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