Cocktail Recipe: Mom Look What I Made!

Posted on May 2, 2016

Cocktail Recipe: Mom Look What I Made!

Have you heard that Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday? I have. All of the podcasts I listen to keep telling me that Mother’s Day has snuck up on me. At first I dismissed them because Mother’s Day was a ways away, but now I’ve been ignoring them so long that Mother’s Day is genuinely sneaking up on me. For years now, my podcasts have been telling me that what my mom really wants is a Teddy gram, or a pajamagram, which both sound a little weird, to be honest. 1-800-Flowers makes more sense, but is a little trite, don’t you think? Plus, it practically screams, ‘Is Mother’s Day this Sunday?’ The new kid on the podcast block is Bouqs, who grow their flowers on the side of a volcano. Volcanos sound cool to me, but I doubt my mom cares.

Do you know what your mom really needs? A drink.

Do you know what she wants from this drink? She wants it to be pretty. And sweet, but not too sweet. And lavish, but not too expensive–she doesn’t want to cause any trouble.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help with the pretty, sweet, not too sweet, luxurious, but not extravagant drink. Go out today and get the ingredients, and order a bouquet from while you’re at it. Your mom deserves a drink, and some flowers; and a volcano can’t hurt.

Cocktail Recipe

By the pitcher

serves 6


  • 1 bottle sparkling wine–make it an inexpensive one. You’re going to mix it, and your mother taught you better than to waste your money
  • .75 cup gin–a mixing gin like Gordon’s is fine; you don’t need to make a fuss
  • 3 oz creme de violette–and make it a decent one, like Rothman’s and Winter; your mom carried you in her womb for 9 months, and don’t you forget it.
  • 1 cup blueberries (for garnish)


  • Combine gin and creme de violette in the bottom of a pitcher and stir gently until blended.
  • Fill pitcher with ice.
  • Add sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with blueberries.
  • Serve into ice-filled highball glasses.

By the drink


  • 4 oz. sparkling wine–an inexpensive one will do; you’re going to mix it
  • 1 oz gin–a mixing one like Gordon’s will serve quite admirably
  • .5 oz creme de violette–make it decent, like Rothman’s and Winter.


  • Add the gin and creme de violette to a highball glass and stir until blended.
  • Fill with ice.
  • Add wine.
  • Garnish with blueberries.



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