Now, we’re not encouraging you to drink. Personally, we happen to enjoy a cocktail or two on occasion! But we support you in doing whatever works best for you. If you drink, great! If you don’t, great! Here at Mommyish, we are Team You Do You, and we support and love all our moms.
That being said, if you do partake of libations from time to time, it wouldn’t hurt to have some mom cocktail recipes in your repertoire, you know? Yummy drinks to enjoy with your mom friends at long play dates, brunch, parties, or just because. Get out of your booze rut and mix up something special, because you’re a mom and you absolutely deserve it!
Here are 19 mom-themed cocktails for whatever adventure you’re on. And two bonus products.
1. This mom cocktail is a little tongue-in-cheek, and not for the faint of heart. Say Adios Motherf*cker.
We haven’t had one of these since our club days, and if we remember correctly, it didn’t exactly end well. This mom cocktail should be reserved for a mom’s night out with a designated driver. Not advisable to drink one of these bad boys at a PTA mixer, LOL. To make an Adios Motherf*cker, you’ll need vodka, white rum, gin, tequila, sweet and sour mix, blue curacao, and lemon lime soda. Fill a large glass with ice, then pour in one ounce each of the vodka, white rum, gin, tequila, blue curacao, and lemon lime soda, and two ounces of sweet and sour. Stir and garnish with a cherry and orange slice, and then goodnight, mama!
2. A Blushing Lady is a beautiful mom cocktail.
It’s pink! So it’s a mom cocktail! We kid, we kid. We know pink is for everyone, and no one actually cares what color their drink is. But we have to say, if you’re looking for a pretty mom cocktail, this one fits the bill. To make a Blushing Lady, you’ll need vodka, pomegranate liqueur, pink grapefruit juice, and sugar and a lemon wedge to garnish. Pour two ounces of vodka and one ounce each of the pink grapefruit juice and pomegranate liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a good shake, then strain into a martini glass that you’ve rimmed in sugar. Garnish with a lemon wedge, and enjoy!
3. We don’t know how we feel about a mom cocktail called Breast Milk, tbh.
To be fair, the recipe doesn’t actually call for any breast milk. We suppose you could use some, if you ran out of half-and-half. Just a squirt, squirt and you’re good! But it’s not a requirement, lol. To make a Breast Milk mom cocktail, you’ll need chocolate liqueur, Bailey’s Irish Cream, butterscotch schnapps, and half-and-half. Pour half an ounce of the chocolate liqueur, one-third ounce of the Bailey’s and schnapps, and one ounce of the half-and-half in a shaker, and give it a vigorous shake. Strain it into a martini glass, which you could and should drizzle with chocolate syrup first.
4. A mom cocktail called the Dirty Mother? Sign us up.
This is the mom cocktail you share with your real friends, while you sit around and trash talk your husbands and kids and how they can never put the dirty clothes in the hamper. It’s a low-down-and-dirty cocktail to be enjoyed in the right company. To make a Dirty Mother, you only two ingredients – brandy and Kahlua coffee liqueur. Pour one and a half ounces of brandy and one ounce of Kahlua into an old-fashioned glass over ice, stir well, and start the gossip fest. Easy on this one though, that brandy will sneak up on you like whoa.
5. The Kiss Your Mother sounds sweet, but packs a wallop.
Seriously, the name makes it sound like it’s a gentle, light cocktail. But this mom cocktail is packing some serious heat. Nonetheless, it would be great mixed in a pitcher and served during brunch or at a baby shower. For the Kiss Your Mother, you’ll need vodka, blue curacao, Chambord, and orange and pineapple juice. To make a party-sized pitcher of drinks, use approximately 24 ounces of vodka, 12 ounces each of the blue curacao and Chambord, and about 40 ounces each of the orange and pineapple juice. Pour it all into a pitcher over ice, give a whirl, and start pouring it out to your ladies.
6. This mom cocktail is an oldie but a goodie.
There’s nothing about a peach bellini that screams mom, exactly. But, it’s delicious, easy to make, and you can do most of the work ahead of time. It’s the Crock Pot freezer meal equivalent of a cocktail. To make peach bellinis for your next mom gathering, you’ll need peach puree, Chambord, and prosecco or sparkling wine. Make the puree in advance (we use frozen peaches to make it easier), and then when you’re ready to serve, just pour a little of the puree in a champagne flute, add a splash of Chambord, and top with prosecco. Light, refreshing, and delicious – in other words, the perfect mom cocktail.
7. Mimosas are obvious mom cocktails, but maybe change things up a bit!
We love us a good mimosa (or a bad mimosa, lol), but they can get a little boring! Jazz up your brunch booze with this strawberry, lemon, and basil mimosa. Again, this is a pitcher drink if we’ve ever seen one. Muddle 3/4 cups of fresh basil leaves, the juice of two lemons, and 1/2 cup of agave or honey in a pitcher. Add in about eight sliced strawberries, then give it a good mix. Stir in a bottle of chilled prosecco and a 1/2 cup of chilled soda or sparkling water. Perfect patio drink for summer evenings outside? Why yes, yes it is.
8. This mom cocktail is called The Mother, and whooo boy is it a baddie.
Remember when you were young, and drinking was more of an extreme sport? So you’d mix a bunch of stuff together and sort of hope for the best. That’s basically what The Mother is, and we’re not sure how we feel about it. It combines a few hard liquors plus beer, which doesn’t exactly sound appetizing? But hey, maybe you’re into it. To make The Mother, raid your liquor cabinet for vodka, gin, sweet and sour, and grenadine. Pour one ounce of each into a shaker with ice, then pour into a collins glass. Then (and here’s the kicker), top with beer to taste. To taste … what, we’re not exactly sure. But you let us know if you try it, lol.
9. This mom cocktail is EXTREMELY our jam.
Give us allllllll the light and refreshing mom cocktails for the spring and summer months. This one is called Mother’s Blush, which is so cute we can’t stand it. It’s the perfect mom cocktail for brunch, a baby shower, Mother’s Day, or just for funsies. To make the Mother’s Blush mom cocktail, you’ll need Aperol, grapefruit juice, and prosecco. Add an ounce each of the Aperol and grapefruit juice to a champagne flute, then top with the prosecco. You can add a little garnish of twisted grapefruit peel if you’re feeling fancy! This one has us dreaming of pool parties and appetizers, that’s for sure.
10. Again with the milky mom cocktails!
Generally speaking, we are not fans of milky or creamy cocktails. We like light and refreshing, maybe some bubbles! Milk in booze just sounds like it would do unfortunate things to our tummies. But we’re sure some of you out there enjoy them, so this one’s for you! Plus, it’s a shot, so it’s quick and dirty and done. To make a Mother’s Mil
k shot, you’ll need Goldschlager, butterscotch schnapps, and milk. Pour one ounce of each into a shaker with ice, then pour into two shot glasses. Because obviously, if you’re doing a shot called Mother’s Milk, then your friend is doing one, too.
11. This refreshing mom cocktail has our name written allllll over it.
There’s really nothing better than a Moscow Mule, and we won’t entertain opinions to the contrary. It’s cold and refreshing, with just the right amount of bite from the ginger beer. But sometimes even good things can be improved upon, and this mom cocktail is a good thing made amazing. To make a watermelon Moscow Mule, combine one part vodka, one part watermelon juice, the juice of one lime, and one can or bottle of ginger beer in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a copper mug, and garnish with a lime wedge and a little slice of watermelon.
12. Margaritas? You bet your asses.
Riffing on the same “update to an old classic” idea, may we present to you the ginger mint margarita! Now, we love margaritas, and we find them to be absolute perfection in their usual state. But it never hurts to try something new, and this one sounds amazing. You’ll need fresh ginger root, Cointreau, tequila, lime juice, and mint leaves. Muddle two slices of the ginger root and five mint leaves in the bottom of a shaker. Add once ounce of Cointreau, two ounces of tequila, and 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice. Give it a good shake, and pour over ice into a glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Mom cocktail achievement, unlocked.
13. OK, we’ve never had an El Cencerro, but we will be rectifying this immediately.
See? There are cocktails that even WE haven’t tried yet! So many delicious drinks, such little time. The El Cencerro isn’t a mom cocktail per se, but it sounds delicious and it looks beautiful, so we’re calling it a mom cocktail from now on. To make it, you’ll need mezcal, Ancho Reyes Poblano liqueur, peach liqueur, Aperol, and lime juice. Combine one ounce of the mezcal, 1/4 ounce of the peach liqueur, and 3/4 ounce each of the Ancho Reyes and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a coupe glass, because you’re fancy and you have those.
14. Another twist on a classic mimosa.
It never occurred to us to add cranberry to a mimosa, and we’re sort of mad about it. Because what a genius idea! The combination of slightly sweet and tart sounds amazing, and we need to make a pitcher of these up for our mom friends, STAT. To make a cranberry pear mimosa, you need chilled prosecco, cranberry juice, pear nectar, and pear slices. Fill your flute about 1/3 of the way with cranberry juice, then add another 1/3 of pear nectar. Top with chilled prosecco and garnish with a pear slice or fresh cranberries.
15. The Mother of Pearl is the most aptly-named mom cocktail.
It’s soooooooo pretty! And we know what you’re thinking – it’s white, which means milky. But this one doesn’t use dairy, it’s coconut milk! To make a Mother of Pearl, you’ll need vodka, yellow chartreuse, coconut milk, lychee puree or nectar, and lime juice. In a shaker filled with ice, combine 1 1/2 ounces of vodka, 1/2 of the yellow chartreuse, one ounce of the lychee puree or nectar, 3/4 ounce coconut milk, and 1/4 ounce lime juice. Shake and pour into a cocktail glass. This is one fancy and delicious-sounding mom cocktail.
16. This mom cocktail is a little bit basic, a little bit fancy.
Obviously we had to include a mom cocktail for our wine loving moms, right? And right now, it’s all about the rose wine. But don’t be basic and drink it straight. Be fabulous and turn it into a rose cooler. You’ll need rose wine, vodka, rosewater, elderflower syrup, and lemon juice. Pour two ounces of vodka into a cocktail glass over ice, then add one ounce of rose wine, a teaspoon of elderberry syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the rosewater, and the juice of half a lemon. Top with four ounces of soda water and stir. Add a pretty edible flower for garnish, because this mom cocktail definitely calls for one.
17. This mom cocktail is like a grown-up Arnold Palmer.
While your kids sip on their regular Arnold Palmers at your next play date, whip up a batch of these AP’s meant for moms. You need lemonade, unsweetened iced tea, and white wine. We’re big fans of the pitcher drinks around here, so let’s do this one in a pitcher! You want two parts of wine to one part each of the lemonade and iced tea. Stir and serve in whatever type of glass you have lying around that won’t break when one of your kids comes over to give you a strangle hug.
18. This mom cocktail doubles as dessert!
Movie night, mom’s night, any ol’ night – this blackberry float is the perfect mom cocktail/sweet treat. It looks fancy and complicated, but it’s so simple to make! You’ll need blackberry simple syrup, vodka, soda water, and vanilla ice cream. Mix the blackberry syrup with the soda water and set aside. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a wine goblet, then pour the vodka over it. Add the blackberry soda, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. You’ll need a spoon for this one, because there’s no way you’ll want to miss all that yummy ice cream when you’re done with your drink.
19. Another mom cocktail to make in a pitcher, because sharing is caring.
This mom cocktail is called Woodland Punch, but don’t let the cute name fool you. This punch will punch you right in the face with it’s potency and flavor. To make a batch for your next mom shindig, you’ll need a bottle of Southern Comfort, two liters of pineapple juice, four ounces each of cherry juice and club soda, one sliced lime, and one jar of maraschino cherries. Add all the ingredients to your pitcher or punch bowl of choice, and give it a good stir. This mom cocktail will have you dreaming of lazy summer days in a rocker on the porch, for sure.
Aloono Cocktail Shaker Set to fool-proof your cocktail-making abilities
While moms carry multiple titles, we bet bartender isn’t one of them. Meet your new best friend. This 11-piece cocktail set has everything you need to look like a pro. Plus, it comes in tons of colorways to match whatever your home’s vibe is. We recommend getting the stand so it can sit nice and high up on a shelf away from little hands.
Flyby Recovery Capsules… trust us, you don’t want to be hungover
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by alcohol. (Same.) We aren’t quite sure what makes this post-party relief capsule so magical, but you can do the scientific research into their ingredients (think: electrolytes, milk thistle, and vitamins galore). What we do know is that we take these before drinking and right before bed and we actually wake up refreshed? Brb, buying them in bulk.