Bring Some Beauty Into Your Mum’s Day With These Floral Cocktails
Whether you’re celebrating a mother, a wife, or just the idea of someone who deserves a bit of spoiling, floral drinks are a charming and delightfully warming way to say happy multiple times. From the mildly sweet and fragrant to the intensely floral, we teamed up with some beverage experts to get the best recipes for sipping this Mother’s Day.
Floral liqueurs are made from fragrant ingredients – violets, rose, lavender, elderflowers… – steeped to capture the flavour, essence, or scent. One fragrant addition can give a delicious drink an extra touch of luxury and finesse. In addition to bringing a beautiful hue, the scent of flowers can be used in a very decorative way in a cocktail. Here are 5 gorgeous floral cocktails for you to sip using floral liqueurs.
Purple Rain – what do you get when you combine gin, lemon juice, and lavender liqueur? A colourful, tropical-tasting treat that’s perfect for Mother’s Day.
45ml TMD Lilly Pilly Gin
30ml TMD Lavender Liqueur
30ml Lemon juice
15ml Sugar syrup*
Method: Shake with ice then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Spray with orange blossom water and garnish with a blue orchid.
Mimosa Punch – Add some fun fizzy to your Mother’s Day with this floral champagne cocktail recipe using our Hibiscus Liqueur.
150ml TMD Wild Forest Plum & Elderflower Liqueur
150 ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
75 ml TMD Hibiscus Liqueur
1 bottle(s) Champagne (Brut)
Wild Hibiscus Flower
Method: Mix ingredients in punch bowl with large block of ice. Garnish each flute with Wild Hibiscus Flower and long grapefruit.
Lychee Elderflower Gin Tonic – Step up your Gin & Tonic game with this interesting variation on the classic recipe.
Lychee Elderflower Gin Tonic
15ml TMD Lychee & Elderflower Liqueur
15ml Elder Flower Syrup*
45ml TMD Lilly Pilly Gin
Method: Pour fruit into a Sherry glass and muddle with liquids. Fill glass with ice cubes. Add remaining ingredients. Stir and garnish with lemon wheel.
Tamborine Aviation – This is a nice spin on the classic Aviation Cocktail that swaps the classic Gin for our Lilly Pilly Gin.
60ml TMD Lilly Pilly Gin
15ml TMD Cherry liqueur
10ml TMD Violetta Liqueur
20ml lemon juice
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for about 30 seconds. Double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.
English Rose – This final drink in our series of cocktails combines the sweetness of Turkish delight liqueur with the bitter flavour of a strong tea. The result: An entirely new experience for your taste buds.
50ml TMD Turkish Delight
50ml TMD Lilly Pilly Gin
180ml Unsweetened cold tea
Splash of lemon juice
Splash of sugar syrup*
Method: Stir with ice then strain into a highball glass over ice. Optional Garnish: pink rose
We’ve rounded up our favourite floral cocktail recipes to make your Mother’s Day extra special. So, if you’re curious, whip up one of these floral cocktails and experience the depth a little floral can give to your cocktails!