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With Mother’s Day on the horizon – 26th March as a reminder, here at Vada we have rounded up a few cocktails to make to help you spoil you mum.
BlOOMING Love Martini
Head Mixologist Deena Versanszki, at Pennethorne’s Bar, Somerset House has specially created the BLOOMING Love Martini to spoil your mum on Mother’s Day, if your day involves a trip to London.
BLOOM Gin is available from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and 31dover.com, with a RRP of £24 for 70cl. ABV: 40%
Greenall’s Queen’s Tipple
Treat your mother like a Queen for the day with Greenall’s Queen’s Tipple which was created last year to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. This is a perfect aperitif whilst you prepare a spoiling Sunday lunch.
Recipe: Stir 30ml Greenall’s Gin and 60ml Dubonnet into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Strain into a chilled glass, add the lemon slice and top with two ice cubes.
Greenall’s is available from: Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Master of Malt. RRP: £15.49 for 70cl. ABV: 37.5%
Thomas Dakin’s The Bee’s Knees
Another delicious cocktail you could give your Mother to thank for all her hard work is Thomas Dakin’s The Bee’s Knees, which has been created to celebrate Thomas Dakin’s home of Manchester. The bee is the emblem of Manchester and was a symbol of hard work during the Industrial Revolution – and as we know all Mothers work very hard!
Recipe: Add ice to a shaker stir 2 teaspoons of honey with 35ml of Thomas Dakin Gin until it has dissolved. Add 25ml of lemon juice, shake or stir and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a thin orange wheel float – heavenly!
Thomas Dakin is available from: Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Booths, Ocado.com, 31Dover.com, GinFoundry.com. RRP: £29 for 70cl. ABV: 42%.
Feeney’s Irish Coffee
At the end of the day you could serve a luxurious Feeney’s Irish Coffee.
Recipe: Gently heat 100ml Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur with 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee. Pour into a toddy glass and top with 1 teaspoon of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Available from Tesco and Amazon, who stock 1 litre bottles RRP: £15, and 31Dover.com that stocks 70cl bottles RRP: £12.50 ABV: 17%.