Skip The Flowers: Momma Wants Cocktails For Mother’s Day

by Jeanne O’Brien Coffey | MAY 10, 2017
Flowers are lovely—in fact, get mom flowers too, because she deserves them as well – but she also deserves a drink. (Some even say she deserves a hangover, but I won’t go there.)

“Mom doesn’t need a cocktail. She deserves a cocktail!” says Natasha David, bartender at Nitecap on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and mom to six-month-old Elliott. “I bring Elliot to work with me all the time, so there’s a lot of juggling different responsibilities at the same time. After I put E to bed, finish up my last bit of work, cook dinner and clean up the tornado that E and I created during play-time, there’s something very special about lying back and sipping on a drink.”

Mother Lover

Created by Jade Sotack

Sotack will be whipping up a special batch of this bubbly spring concoction for the Mother’s Day Dungeons and Dragons game that she is hosting.

  • 1 oz. Novo Fogo Silver Cachaca
  • .5 oz. Fernet-Branca
  • .75 oz. Lemon juice
  • .75 oz. Honey 
  • 1 strawberry 
  • 1 orange slice 
  • Flower for garnish

Muddle strawberry and orange slice in tin. Add remaining ingredients to tin.

Shake. Strain into coupe and top with prosecco. Garnish with a flower.

Skip The Flowers: Momma Wants Cocktails For Mother’s Day
Forbes, May 10, 2017