If ever there was a year to be clinking glasses on Mother’s Day, it’s this weekend. In the last year we’ve pivoted from the office to the home to the kitchen to the backyard to our limits. For those who want to celebrate at home with feet up and a cocktail in hand, here are recipes to sip on while contemplating your next move.
POM Wonderful has just come out with two new antioxidant super teas – Pomegranate Elderberry Boost Tea and Pomegranate Orange White Blossom Tea – and here are two refreshing ideas to make the most of them.
Pom Tea Spritz
Servings: 1 | Makes: 3⁄4 cup
2 mandarins, such as Wonderful Halos
1 oz orange liqueur or Triple Sec
2 oz P∂M Pomegranate Orange Blossom White Tea
2 oz sparkling wine
1 oz club soda
Mandarin peel twist
- Peel the mandarins, discard the rinds, and muddle the segments from one of the mandarins in a cocktail shaker.
- Add the orange liqueur or Triple Sec, P∂M Pomegranate Orange Blossom White Tea, and ice to the shaker, shaking for 20 seconds.
- Strain into an iced wine glass and top with sparkling wine and club soda. Stir gently.
- Garnish with more mandarin segments and the peel twist.
You can quadruple the recipe to make a pitcher.
Pom Tea Sea of Cortez
Servings: 1 | Makes: 3⁄4 cup
2 oz P∂M Pomegranate Elderberry Boost Tea
1 1⁄2 oz blanco tequila
3⁄4 oz lime juice
1⁄2 oz agave nectar
3 oz ginger beer
Sprig of cilantro
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle 5 blackberries.
- Add the P∂M Pomegranate Elderberry Boost Tea, blanco tequila, lime juice, agave
nectar and ice into the shaker, shaking vigorously for 20 seconds.
- Double strain into an iced collins glass and top with ginger beer. Stir gently.
- Garnish with a blackberry and a sprig of cilantro.
If anybody knows how to chill, it’s Snoop Dogg. Here’s a recipe from his INDOGGO gin line:
The Laid Back
2 oz INDOGGO® gin
2 oz Pineapple Juice
Top with club soda
Garnish: Strawberry/Lime Slices
Add INDOGGO Gin and pineapple juice into glass, filled with ice. Stir, then top with club soda and garnish with strawberry/lime slice
May is National Strawberry Month, here’s one for vodka lovers:
Strawberry and Lemongrass Fizz
1 ½ oz Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass
4 ½ oz Soda Water
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.
Obsessed with elderflowers? Try it with whisky:
Dewar’s Elderflower Highball
1 ¾ parts Dewar’s 15 year old
½ part St~Germain® Elderflower Liqueur
4 parts Fever Tree soda
Add all ingredients to chilled glass. Add cubed ice and soda. Stir once and spray lemon oils over the top of the glass. Twist and place it into the drink. Give mint sprig a clap, and place next to lemon twist.
Finally, a toast to the end of the year that changed the earth, artisanal tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, Mijenta has a cure for the blues. Their small batch products are handmade, numbered and made through traditional methods.
The Enchanted Forest
1.5 oz Mijenta Blanco Tequila
.5 oz of Blue Curacao
.5 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz vanilla Horchata
Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with moss, dry ice and micro flowers.
Cool bonus: Tanteo Tequila, the only distillery owned by its cooperative of agave farmers, is collaborating with Tipsy Scoop and Natalie’s Juice to release two new boozy ice cream flavors. Both contain 5% ABV per serving: The Tipsy Squeeze made with vanilla ice cream, Natalie’s orange juice, a swirl of fresh strawberry and infused with Tanteo Blanco Tequila. The Spicy Fiesta sorbet is made with key lime, Natalie’s margarita mix and Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila flavors. Top either flavor with chopped fresh mangoes, pineapple and jicama and sprinkle with Tajin.