Still trying to find a great Mother’s Day gift? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. From ice-cream cocktails and whiskey butterscotch sauce to port cupcakes, one of these recipes will make her special day a little more spirited.
Now, we all know she’ll love whatever you get her, but we have it on good authority that she’ll really love these boozy desserts. But time is running out, so fix one of these seven tasty treats contributed by top chefs who love liquor as much as we do—you can thank us later. Just don’t forget a card!
Not much of a cook? This bourbon milkshake from Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, owners of Brooklyn bakery Baked, requires little more than a good blender. Just mix together vanilla ice cream, milk, ice and, of course, a good bourbon for this whiskey-lover’s treat. No doubt she’ll want a copy of the recipe.
View Recipe: Bourbon, Vanilla and Chocolate Milk Shakes
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It’s time to repay Mom for all of the birthday cakes and baked goods she made you when you were a child. So whip up these cupcakes from New York’s acclaimed Prohibition Bakery. The cake portion calls for coffee stout beer and the filling features tawny port.
View Recipe: A Port in the Storm Cupcakes
If you’re having a celebratory lunch, try fixing this recipe from Matt and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook, which has the unmistakable flavor of bourbon and a kick of cayenne pepper. A batch of Bourbon Balls is also great for summer parties and, of course, the holidays, too.
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Your mom should spend the day taking it easy. To aid her relaxation, serve her a cognac-spiked peach shake with nutmeg from Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes by Adam Ried. Got your own ice cream maker? Mix up a batch of Fernet-Branca-chocolate-chip ice cream for a Fernet and Chip Coke Float from Los Angeles’ Sadie Kitchen & Lounge.
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(Photo courtesy André Baranowski, from Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes by Adam Ried)
You can’t go wrong with this delicious Chocolate Whiskey Tart. It’s another great recipe from Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito of Brooklyn’s Baked. Even the whipped cream on top is spiked! This dessert will solidify your position as Mom’s favorite.
View Recipe: Chocolate Whiskey Tart
(Photo courtesy Tina Rupp)
With summer approaching, it’s time to dig out your popsicle molds! We’ve got two adult treats from popular cookbook People’s Pops. Both offer a whole new kind of refreshment. Whether you prefer Blueberry Moonshine or Cantaloupe & Campari, these recipes are easy—and delicious. You’ll want to make them all summer long.
View Recipes: Blueberry Moonshine and Canteloupe & Campari Ice Pops
(Photo courtesy Jennifer May)Don't have time to bake and need a present in a hurry? AskMen to the rescue with the Top 10 Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts.
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