Mother’s Day Cocktail Recipes: Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic

I understand that not everybody can afford to spoil their mom by taking them out for a treat, so I thought I’d throw together a few cocktail recipes for an easy at home late lunch or dinner. What I like about these recipes is that a cocktail can be decorated so beautifully, have the simplest ingredients and still taste AMAZING.

Mother’s Day Morning Mimosas (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic)

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ALCOHOL VERSION:

1 part orange juice

1 part champagne

So basically it’s half and half. Feel free to garnish with cherries, strawberries or any fruit of your choice. I personally do not like garnish when mimosas are served in champagne glasses because I feel like it always gets in the way.

NON-ALCOHOLIC VERSION:

1 part orange juice

1 part sparkling white grape juice

Personally I think that the dryer the sparkling white grape juice, the better. Sometimes sparkling white grape juice is way too sweet. My favourite has to be Moni’s sparkling range of juices. Pure bliss.

Pina Colada for a Mama:

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ALCOHOLIC VERSION:

3 parts pineapple juice

1 part white rum

1 part coconut cream

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Add all ingredients to a blender and serve. Garnish as much as you would like but it’s your preference.

NON-ALCOHOLIC VERSION:

3 parts pineapple/cocopine fizzy drink

1 part ice-cream

A pineapple fizzy drink float? YUM. Love the fact that it’s so easy and there’s no alcohol needed.

Strawberry Daiquiri Delight:

 

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ALCOHOLIC VERSION:

In a blender, combine ice, sugar and strawberries. Pour in lime juice, lemon juice, rum and lemon-lime soda. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

NON-ALCOHOLIC VERSION:

Combine ice, strawberry juice/mixed berry juice. For a fizzy drink effect, add plain lemonade (like Sprite) and blend. Serve chilled and garnish.

Hope this post wasn’t up too late, being in South Africa it is quite difficult to relate to time zones.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016.

Hi everyone, I am so excited to put this post up because I have an exciting announcement to make. Firstly, I will be uploading more regularly as I have set up a proper blogging schedule and I am planning on buying my own domain! I have been saving for some time now so that I could afford it seeing as we in South Africa do not use US Dollars and the rand is extremely weak at the moment. Also, one of my YouTube videos will be going up so if you’re not subscribed already, please feel free to do so as I have a vlog going up next week. My YouTube channel is JustDeeanneDIY so if you type that in to the search bar, it will pop right up!

Anyway, I have 3 Mother’s Day posts lined up for this week: the gift guide, a few cocktail recipes (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and a recipe lined up before the big day. I just thought I’d show my readers the gifts I purchased for my mom, my boyfriend’s mom and my grandma.

Bath Products/Lotions:

I am probably Oh So Heavenly’s biggest fan when it comes to their products. This was the last gift pack they had on the shelf and I just had to snatch it for my boyfriend’s mom since she will be traveling to Thailand in December. These travel sized lotions are perfect for a mom who loves traveling or someone who moves around a lot for work. The packaging made this convenient enough not to wrap! I purchased it from Clicks and included in the pack is: travel sized body wash, travel sized body lotion and a loofah. Great mini pamper kit! If you want, you can get bigger sizes in this range but it’s all up to preference. Due to the fact that Matthew and I have been dating for 3 years, I feel that it’s okay to buy his mom a gift since his mom buys me birthday gifts and Easter parcels.

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Jewellery:

My mom always told me that you can never go wrong with jewellery and she was eying a pair of these pearl earrings that I thought were so adorable. Jewellery is a difficult thing to purchase because every woman has particular taste in jewellery but if you know your mom and what she likes then it’s a great gift. These are freshwater pearl earrings from Harris & D’arcy. To go along with this gift I purchased a coffee mug that says “Mom’s The Boss” and will fill it up with candy closer to Mother’s Day and treat mom to a brunch, yum!

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Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot File:

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I was blown away when I purchased my own foot file today. Even though it has been out for about a year or so, I was amazed when it really did work. You can’t expect miracles from every product but this one was definitely worth it. Loved how easy it is to use and to clean up and the results are amazing. This one will come in hand for grandma along with a Woolworths gift voucher!

 

Gift Vouchers:

As mentioned before, I love Woolworths and I am obsessed with their, well, everything. A few of my favourite stores to gift vouchers to family are: Woolworths, Edgars & Truworths. As I said before, it’s really all up to you.

 

Hope you enjoyed my little compilation of gifts and now that you’ve gotten a glimpse of what I purchased, maybe it’ll inspire you. Stay tuned for my Mother’s Day cocktail specials tomorrow!

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