Beverage

25 Easy & Festive Drinks to Stir Up for Mother’s Day Brunch — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you're hosting Mother's Day brunch this year, you know that just as important as the food being served are the drinks for mom and everyone else in the family to be enjoying out in the sunshine. These 25 drinks are extra festive and ideal for toasting mom — whether you go for a twist on classic mimosas, fruity sangria, or crowd-pleasing mocktails.

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Recipe: Berry-Ginger Gin Cocktail — Spring Cocktails

Move over, mint julep — our money is on this refreshing sipper for the win. At the very least, we're predicting a dead heat for the old favorite and this Derby Day maiden.

Before any traditionalists get up in arms about this untried underdog, rest assured: This cocktail is Kentucky-born. It comes to us from Proof Bar at the 21C Hotel in Louisville and it's just the thing for watching the races or just celebrating the fact that spring is finally here.

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Recipe: The Ultimate Dessert Manhattan — Unique Cocktail Recipes

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This riff on a Manhattan isn't your run-of-the-mill cocktail. No, it's a special cocktail — one that should be made with care and sipped with some sense of occasion — and not just because of its ingredients, which (we'll say in advance) may require a trip to the liquor store. This is a cocktail with a racy (or quite literally racing) past. You see, this cocktail was named after a Kentucky bookie and a bootlegger by the name of Jack Fry.

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10 Ways to Make a Fast and Fancy 3-Ingredient Mocktail — 10 Tiny Recipes

Juice, soda, and seltzer are just fine, but let's be honest with ourselves — we can do so much better when it comes to serving up non-boozy drinks. And what might surprise you is that it really takes very little effort. Each one of these mocktails is easy to stir together, full of flavor, and just as refreshing as it is pretty. Here are 10 fresh mocktails that feel a little fancy, are totally fun to sip on, and come together with just three basic ingredients.

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Recipe: Fizzy Basil Lemonade Mocktail — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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Your meal plan might not include pesto or an herby salad, but you're gonna wanna grab a big bunch of basil anyway. Along with a splash of fizzy seltzer, it's the sweet, herbal ingredient that elevates everyday lemonade into an impressive mocktail. Mix this up for those lazy days on the porch or a dinner with your neighbors. A few bubbles and herbs have a way of making any glass of lemonade feel elevated. Here's how to make this refreshing booze-free drink.

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Recipe: Sweet Tea and Bourbon Pitcher Cocktail — Easy Pitcher Cocktails

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Is there anything more Southern than sweet tea and bourbon? Well, what if you were to mix these two together to make the ultimate Southern sipper? Pretty ingenious, right?

We thought so, too, when we spotted it on the menu at Milkwood Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. Even better? It's made for batching up. Summer drinking just got a whole lot easier.

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