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Festive Libations To Toast To Mom With

Nicole Barylski

Pomegranate Citrus Avaline Rosé Spritz. (Courtesy Photo)

Celebrating mom with an intimate at home Mother's Day gathering? Raise a glass to all she does with one of these tasty libations.

Pomegranate Citrus Avaline Rosé Spritz:

 • 1 cup Pomegranate Juice (if not pressing fresh, look for one with low sugar)
 • 1-2 Grapefruits, thinly sliced
 • 1-2 Blood Oranges, thinly sliced
 • 1 c. Kumquats, sliced in half (optional)
 • 1 bottle of Avaline Rosé
 • Sparkling Water (to taste)

Directions: Combine pomegranate juice, grapefruit, blood oranges, kumquat slices, and Avaline Rosé in a large pitcher. When ready to serve, top with sparkling water (to taste), a slice of grapefruit, and a couple kumquat halves.

Volley Cucumber Skinny Margarita:

 • 1 can of Zesty Lime Volley Tequila Seltzer
 • .5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
 • Sliced Limes
 • Sliced Cucumber
 • Pinch of Kosher salt

Directions: In a tin, muddle 5 slices of cucumber, two lime wedges, and a .5 oz. of lime juice. Add one can of Zesty lime Volley Tequila seltzer and a pinch of salt. Tumble with ice and pour into your favorite margarita glass. Salt the rim in advance (optional). Enjoy!

Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass Fizz:

 • 1.5 oz. Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass
 • 4.5 oz. Soda Water
 • Fresh Strawberries
 • Lemongrass
 • Lemon Twist

Directions: Fill a chilled glass with cubed ice and add Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass. Top with soda. Then simply garnish with lemongrass, fresh strawberry, and a lemon twist.

Fleur de Cerisier: (Created by Mixologist Jacob Sunny, Bastille Brasserie & Bar)

 • 1.5 oz. Roku Gin
 • .5 oz. Luxardo
 • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
 • 1 oz. Tussock Jumper Pinot Noir
 • 3 Dashes Fee Brothers Cherry Blossom Bitters
 • Sancho Pepper Foam*
 • Cherry Blossom Flower

Directions: Shake everything except the foam and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Finish with Sancho pepper foam. Garnish with cherry blossom flower.

*Sancho Pepper Foam

 • 2 tsp of Pepper, grinded with a mortar
 • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
 • 2 oz. of Hot Water
 • 1 Egg White

Directions: Mix pepper, lemon and hot water. Once it's cooled, whisk it with egg white. Add everything into a whipper, and charge it with two n20 cartridges. Keep it refrigerated until ready to serve.

Belvedere Super Cocktail - Kombucha:

 • 1.5 oz. Belvedere Vodka
 • 5 oz. Honey
 • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
 • 2 oz. Kombucha
 • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
 • Lime Wheel

Directions: Place all ingredients in a shaker except Kombucha and shake with ice. Strain into a Coupe and top of with ice cold Kombucha. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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