If you’re reading the headline of this article and suddenly becoming overwhelmed with feelings of surprise and slap-yourself-on-the-forehead forgetfulness, do not fear! Mother’s Day is not until May 12, so you have a few days left to pick out the prettiest flowers and prepare to show your mom just how much you love her on her calendar shout-out day. Since you are now fully aware of this momentous motherly day of May, you have plenty of time to go shopping for all the ingredients you’ll need to make some delicious Mother’s Day mimosas to go with that ever-delicious breakfast in bed that you totally had planned but you were just waiting until this week to finalize all the recipes.
The classic mimosa is simple enough to prepare, as long as you have the three basic ingredients: orange juice, champagne, and orange liqueur. The beauty of this simplicity is that this cocktail is open to plenty of interpretation, and happily welcomes new ingredients to make more exciting and fun drinks. Sure, mom will appreciate whatever you give her on Mother’s Day, and while going the traditional route will always be acceptable, providing some delicious twists on the classic mimosa will both impress her, and give you some fun new mimosa recipes for future brunch parties. So celebrate your mom this year with some of our favorite mimosas, and don’t forget to give her a big hug and a kiss on her special day. Your mom birthed you, raised you, fed you, clothed you, and got you to where you are today, wherever that may be. She needs a drink! Cheers, and Happy Mother’s Day!
— Sara Kay, The Spir.it
This article was originally published May 07, 2013.