While you may not be able to deliver breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day, you can still surprise mom with something delicious! Around here, no meal is complete without a cocktail, so I’ve compiled the best drink selections to start the day. Your mother is sure to find a new favorite no matter what kind of amazing mom she is. Try one of these breakfast cocktails, and get some ideas for how to virtually share them with mom!
Your mom loves the classics, from fashion to customs, so why not play into that with a time-honored drink selection. These cocktails come with a storied history, and are universally popular. But they are anything but boring, just like mom!
On the other side of the spectrum, maybe your mom is a little bit more off-beat. Her eccentric and whimsical style will be perfectly complemented by a drink that’s a little fun and different. These cocktails look interesting, and taste curiously delicious as well.
If your mom’s favorite things are pink and frilly, then you’ll want a rose-colored cocktail to match. These selections range in flavor from sweet to sour, but each one has that blush hue that will capture your mom’s attention.
Your mom’s always got her bags packed and is planning her next getaway, right? One of these international destination-inspired cocktails will whet her palette for something a little bit exotic. Even though she may not be able to travel, you can bring the vacation right to her glass.
If your mom likes the finer things in life, choose a drink that will suit her expensive tastes. These cocktails will look gorgeous in her manicured hand, while she lounges in a dressing gown on a chaise lounge. But they will also dress up any brunch table in a cool and classy way.
Play into one of your mom’s best traits with these drink selections. Each one is cozy and comforting, the perfect thank-you to a mom who was always there for you. She was always kind and welcoming, so treat her this Mother’s Day with a drink that will give you both the warm-and-fuzzies.
After mom’s morning run or workout routine, catch up with one of these more health-conscious cocktails. She will love the fresh fruits and veggies, in any of these light and refreshing drinks. Plus, you’ll both feel extra great after enjoying one together.
Pick the perfect breakfast cocktail for any type of mom this Mother’s Day, with these 28 delicious selections!
Virtual Cocktail Party Ideas for Mom
Once you have found the perfect drink to share with your mom this Mother’s Day, you’ll need to figure out how you can enjoy it together. If you don’t live with your mom, that could be tough. Here are a few ideas that you can add into your video chat with mom!
Send a Cocktail Making Kit
If your mom lives locally, package up all the necessary ingredients and materials, and leave it on her doorstep. If she’s far away, you can plan ahead to send a care package with some (well-wrapped) glasses, a cute cocktail shaker, and some simple garnishes or mixers.
You and your mom can choose to create the same drink, and try following the recipe at the same time. Or you can each pick your own from the list of breakfast cocktails, and teach the other how to make it. Either way, it’s a rewarding way to bond and you get to enjoy a nice drink afterwards!
Have a Garnish Competition
While you can’t test taste each other’s creations, you can definitely compare to see who makes the prettiest, most outlandish, or coolest version of your cocktail. This can be even more fun if you have siblings or get spouses and dad involved. You can have different categories, mail out prizes to the winners, or just earn bragging rights for your well-decorated concoctions.
Play a Drinking Game
Video chats can be more difficult than hanging out in person, unless you have a planned activity. Since you’re mixing up cocktails anyway, you might as well add in a fun game that tells you when to drink! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Play “Never Have I Ever” with travel destinations, and swap adventure stories.
- Break out the trivia cards, and take a sip whenever you get an answer wrong.
- Try a live match of Words With Friends, taking a drink whenever you get a double or triple bonus.
Learn Something New Together
Go down a Wikipedia rabbit hole and see what interesting things you may learn. Start with your cocktail or an ingredient from it, and then click on links in the articles to find something interesting. You can each go off on your own and share your findings, or share your screen and choose a path together.
Cook a Recipe Together
Breakfast cocktails are only part of the equation. For even more virtual Mother’s Day fun you and your mom can try cooking together as well. Follow the same recipe at the same time, and see who makes the best looking dish. Here are a few recipes for inspiration: