How do you celebrate Mother’s Day? Is it a multigenerational event in your family or a day devoted to pampering? Is brunch with mimosas and fluffy muffins a given?
As a stepmom and an infertile woman, Mother’s Day is a bit melancholy for me. I love going to Saginaw and celebrating my mom, but I as much as I love being a stepmom, no holiday makes me quite so “other” as Mother’s Day. So I focus on dessert recipes, new spring salads, and gifts.
With that said, I will not be serving this gin fizz to my mom because she’s a Baptist teetotaler. Instead, I will be mudding strawberries with lemonade and ginger ale to make a mocktail for her. However if boozy brunches are a tradition in your family, I encourage you to either make this for mom or send the link to your husband as a not-so-subtle hint. If Mom isn’t a fan of gin, substitute St Germain (elderflower liqueur) for a sweeter, mellower cocktail.
Also, if you are still looking for a present for Mom, check out my Mother’s Day Gift List.
Strawberry Lemon Gin Fizz
- 1 ounce strawberry puree (see below)
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce limoncello
- Sparkling wine for topping
- Mix the first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Pour into a champagne flute or coupe. Top with sparkling wine.
Strawberry puree: Puree 1 cup chopped strawberries and 1 tbsp light agave syrup (or preferred sweetener) in a blender or food processor. Makes enough for several gin fizzes.