Mother’s Day Bubbles & Fizz Cocktail Recipes - DIY Inspired
11th May2012


Mother’s Day Bubbles & Fizz Cocktail Recipes

by Dinah Wulf

Mother’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Written By: David Edessa

Mother’s day is celebrated throughout the world on different days of the year, furthermore, we all agree in the celebration and appreciation to these angels that brought us into this world and raised us (not always both). However, more times than few these women came to us as grandmothers, aunts and sisters, and to others chosen later in our childhood but always with the love of a mother.

Poems & Proverbs:

A man loves his sweetheart the most; his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

 

Libbey 7 Piece Sangria Set
The following Sangria recipes are for two pitcher servings.  The reason I did this is because I think you should definitely enjoy one pitcher at brunch with Mom and a second pitcher at sunset!

Tropical Moscato Sangria Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 750-ml bottle Moscato Spumante
  • 750-ml bottle dry rosé wine (can use a dry white… I prefer new world and un-oaked)
  • ¼ cup Peach schnapps
  • ¼ cup Cruzan Strawberry rum
  • 12 oz. pineapple juice
  • 6 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 12 oz. guava nectar
  • 3 cups sliced fresh Strawberries
  • 2 large orange, cut crosswise into thinly sliced
  • 1 large lemon, cut crosswise into thin slice

Optional:

  • ½ cup lychee juice (from the can)
  • ½ cup whole lychees cut in half (canned)

Instructions:

Pour rosé wine and liquors into two pitchers. Toss in the fruit slices (leaving out seeds if possible). Add all juices and stir. Let the batch chill overnight to blend and work its magic. Add strawberries and lychee fruit (optional) 2 to 3 hours before serving. Add sparkling wine into pitchers just before serving. Fill tall glass with ice pour sangria over it. Garnish with orange slices and serve.

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Hint:

1. If you need to add bubbles to your fizz. You can always top the glass with lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.

2. You can find guava nectar and lychee fruit in ethnic food section of grocery store.

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Non-Alcoholic White Sangria Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2O oz. White grape juice or Non-Alcoholic wine
  • 10 oz. pineapple juice
  • 6 oz. cranberry juice
  • 6 oz. guava nectar
  • 2 lemons, sliced into wedges
  • 1 limes, sliced into wedges
  • 3 cups sliced fresh Strawberries
  • 2 large orange, cut crosswise into thinly sliced
  • 1 large lemon, cut crosswise into thin slices
  • 1 liter bottle of lemon-lime soda or ginger ale

Instructions:

Pour all juices (nonalcoholic wine if you choose to use it) into a pitcher. Squeeze juice from lemons and limes wedges into pitcher without seeds. Toss in the citrus fruit slices (leaving out seeds if possible) and strawberries then stir. Let the batch chill for a few hours. Fill tall glass with ice and pour the sangria over it. Garnish with mint leaf and serve.

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Venetian-Style Champagne Flutes
 

Also, a great idea is to create a Champagne bar with mixers and syrups.

Guava Mimosa

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 oz. Guava Nectar
  • 4 oz. Prosecco or Sparkling Wine

Instructions:

Fill a chilled Champagne flute ⅓ full with chilled orange juice and guava nectar. Top off the flute with the sparkling wine. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon. Garnish with an orange twist.

White Poinsettia

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. White Cranberry juice
  • 4 oz. Prosecco or Sparkling Wine

Instructions:

Fill a chilled Champagne flute ⅓ full with chilled white cranberry juice. Top off the flute with the sparkling wine. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Lychee Sparkler

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Lychee juice (from can)
  • 4 oz. Prosecco or Sparkling Wine

Instructions:

Fill a chilled Champagne flute ⅓ full with chilled lychee juice. Top off the flute with the sparkling wine. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon. Garnish with a whole lychee fruit cut in half.

Grand Pomegranate Sparkler

Ingredients:

  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier
  • 2 oz. Pomegranate juice
  • 3½ oz. Moscato Spumante

Instructions:

Fill a chilled Champagne flute about ⅓ full with chilled pomegranate juice. Top off the flute with the sparkling wine. Then, float the Grand Marnier. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon. Garnish with an orange twist.

Grand Peach Sparkler

Ingredients:

  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier
  • 2 oz. Peach Nectar
  • 3½ oz. Moscato Spumante

Instructions:

Fill a chilled Champagne flute about ⅓ full with chilled peach nectar. Top off the flute with the sparkling wine. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon. Then, float the Grand Marnier. Garnish with an orange twist.

And my personal favorite!!!

Italian Sparkler

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 5 oz. Prosecco or Sparkling Wine

Instructions:

Top off the flute with the sparkling wine. Then, float the Campari. Garnish with an orange twist.

WARNING: Campari is a dry bitter Italian Liquor. I love it!!!

Previous posts have had syrups that would be a great addition to the champagne bar, for instance, lavender and hibiscus syrups. However, I would only add ½ to 1 ounce of syrup per drink.

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Have a Happy Mother’s Day and call her for God’s sake!!!

 

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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