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A selection of cocktail apparel from VonShef including the Boston Cocktail Set - Cocktails Even Mum Will Approve Of

Here in the UK today is a very special day – not only have our clocks finally reverted to summer time (hello lighter evenings), it is also the day that we celebrate the very special women in our lives; Mother’s Day. As many of us will be treating mum to a day of R&R, I’ve teamed up with VonShef to bring you a selection of cocktails even mum will approve of just in time for brunch.

And make sure you stay tuned to the end to bag yourself (or your mum of course) a VonShef Brushed Gold Cocktail Set!

A selection of cocktail apparel from VonShef including the Boston Cocktail Set - Cocktails Even Mum Will Approve Of

A selection of cocktail apparel from VonShef including the Boston Cocktail Set - Cocktails Even Mum Will Approve Of

Emma leaning on a counter top, drinking cocktails - Cocktails Even Mum Will Approve Of

One thing I always have in my drinks cupboard at home is gin and specifically Orange Gin as I got not one, but two bottles bought for Christmas last year. So naturally my brain first of all turned to orange gin cocktails …

The Tanqueray Garden

50ml Orange Gin (my choice is Tanqueray Seville Orange)

25ml Elderflower Liqueur

Ginger Ale

1 Wedge of Lime & Thyme

Simply add your Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Lime & Thyme to a shaker (this one from VonShef is awesome by the way) and muddle gently before adding some ice and giving it all a good shake (shake, shake). Strain into a glass (stainless steel and stemless ones like these etched gold glasses are my current favourites) and top off with Ginger Ale.

 

The Gin Paloma

50ml Orange Gin

1 Wedge of Lime

150ml Grapefruit Juice

Fill a tall glass with ice, add 50ml of your gin of choice (again Tanqueray Orange works really well), a squeeze of lime juice and top off with Grapefruit Juice. Mix using a bar spoon & garnish with a thin slice of orange.

 

The Edler Bellini

50ml Elderflower Liqueur

Lemon Juice

Prosecco

Pour 50ml of Elderflower Liqueur into a champagne flute, add a dash of Lemon Juice and top off with Prosecco … for an extra extravagant touch, finish off with lemon sorbet!!!

 

The Tennessee Mule

50ml Tennessee Whiskey

1/2 a Lime

Fresh Mint

Ginger Beer

Gently squeeze the juice of half a lime into a whiskey glass, muddle together with 4 or 5 fresh mint leaves (roughly shredded) and 50ml Tennessee Whiskey (JD being the obvious choice here). Add a few cubes of ice and top up with Ginger Beer.

The best thing about cocktails is that you can add a personal twist to any of your favourites by simply using what you have available – just got plain old ordinary gin in? Use that! No JD but you have some spiced rum? Yum! Why not even let mum become a mixologist for the day and come up with her very own Mother’s Day cocktail?

As promised – you win yourself a VonShef Brushed Gold Cocktail Set by popping over to my Instagram and letting me know what your favourite cocktail is … what are you waiting for?

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This article was written is association with VonShef on a gifted basis, all thoughts and words are my own.