• 3 Cocktail Recipes to Sip with Mom this Mother’s Day

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    She’s not a regular Mom, she’s a cool Mom. And she’s your mom!

    This Sunday has been set aside to celebrate the special women who gave us life and helped shape us into who we’ve become today. With those dreadful {and awkward} teenage years behind us, we’re thankful to now call Mom one of our closest friends. Make her proud this year and show off those grown-up “adulting” skills and shake her up one of these three cocktail recipes. For those mamas-to-be who are drinking for two this year, just hold the booze and enjoy a Mother’s Day Mocktail!

    Cheers to you, Mom!

    Mezze Gin +Tonic

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    This aperitif G+T is just the bright and refreshing cocktail Mom was looking to sit back and relax with on Mother’s Day.

    1 ¾ oz. Gin
    ¼ oz. Lillet Blanc (French, white fortified wine)
    ½ oz. Blueberry Syrup*
    Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water

    Shake first three ingredients with ice. Strain over fresh ice into balloon wine glass. Garnish with floating blueberries and expressed grapefruit peel.

    *blueberry syrup: wash one cup blueberries, add to pot filled with one cup water and add one ¾ cup sugar; bring to a boil and let steep half hour, strain and store chilled and covered until ready for use.

    Check out our HG Deals Guide for last minute Mother’s Day gift inspiration!

    Lemon Lavender Spiked Iced Tea

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    Oh you fancy, huh? Make Mom feel special with this home-made lemon lavender iced tea cocktail.

    2 oz. Vodka
    4 oz. Lemon Lavender Iced Tea*

    Add Vodka to a tall glass filled with ice. Top with lemon lavender iced tea. Gently stir and garnish with lemon wheel.

    *Lemon Lavender Iced Tea:
    8 oz. Lavender Tea, chilled
    2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
    3 oz. Orange Blossom Honey Syrup

    First boil 2 cups water in a tea kettle. While water boils, add 2 lavender tea bags, 3 oz. Orange Blossom Honey and 2 oz. fresh lemon juice to a pot. Once water boils, pour over mixture and let steep up to one hour. Store in airtight bottle until ready for use and keep refrigerated up to one month.

    Read more: Shop Local with our Hoboken + JC Mother’s Day Gift Guide 

    Papaya Rhubarb Mimosa  

    Upgrade Mom’s Mimosa with papaya juice, fresh lime juice and seasonal sweetness from fresh rhubarb syrup. Pop. Fizz. Clink.

    3 oz. Prosecco
    1 ¾ oz. Papaya Juice
    ½ oz. Lime Juice
    ¼ oz. Rhubarb Syrup*

    Combine all in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into champagne flute and top with Prosecco. Garnish with strawberry slice.

    *rhubarb syrup: wash, peel and chop ¾ cup rhubarb, add to pot filled with one cup water and add one ¾ cup cane sugar; bring to a boil and let steep half hour, strain and store chilled and covered until ready for use.

    Sparrow Wine + Liquor, Sobsey + Aspen will have what you need to shake things up this Mother’s Day.

    Mezze G+T

    – Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water {Sobsey}
    – Blueberries
    – Gin
    – Lillet Blanc

    Lemon Lavender Spiked Iced Tea

    – Vodka
    – Lavender Tea {lavender chamomile tea from Aspen works!}
    – Lemon
    – Orange Blossom Honey {Aspen}

    Papaya Rhubarb Mimosa

    – Papaya Juice {Ceres brand @ Aspen}
    – Rhubarb {Aspen}
    – Limes
    – Prosecco

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you Hoboken Girl mamas out there! Share your Mother’s Day #drinkoftheday with us on IG @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl. And be sure to share them with our HG mixologist @JerseyDrinks or #jerseydrinks. Bottoms up!


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    Lia is a born and raised North Jersey girl and after a lifelong love for the city, she became an official Hobokenite four years ago. By day, she works full-time as a PR and Marketing pro specializing in spirits and cocktails. Outside her “9-5” gig, she also offers cocktail catering and signature drink development for special and private events, serves as President of the recently launched Women Who Whiskey New Jersey chapter, and documents her cocktailing adventures on ‘drinkstagram’ (@jerseydrinks)! When she’s not working, she is either out exploring what the Mile Square and Hudson County have to offer or experimenting in her apartment bar. She is also a certified crazy dog lady, obsessive planner, and is addicted to cute office supplies.


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