#TreatUp Mum this Mother’s Day with a Luxurious Baileys Bellini

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Mother’s Day is that special time of year to really show your appreciation to the mother-figure in your life and let them know just how much they mean to you. That means it’s the perfect excuse for a proper treat, and to go all out with something that’s sumptuous and indulgent – cue Baileys Chocolat Luxe.

Why not say ‘thanks Mum’ with the ultimate cocktail indulgence? The Baileys Treat Collective’s very own Celeste Wong – also known as The Girl in the Cafe, a coffee barista and tastemaker – has designed a delicious Baileys-infused cocktail with a twist on the traditional bellini serve, designed to work wonders with a sweet treat to celebrate your mum.

Start the celebrations with a Baileys Chocolat Luxe Bellini: decadent Baileys Chocolat Luxe is blended with smooth espresso coffee, drizzled with raspberry coulis, and topped with a fresh raspberry which can easily be recreated at home for the special occasion.

You know she deserves it! Follow Celeste’s recipes below.

Baileys Chocolat Luxe Bellini
Simple shaken cocktail served in a glass

50ml Baileys Chocolat Luxe [0.8 units]
25ml Smirnoff Vodka [0.9 units]
35ml espresso

Shaken with ice

Line the champagne glass with raspberry coulis and x1 fresh raspberry. Serve neat

Caorunn Have Got Mother’s Day Wrapped Up

Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse for your mum to put her feet up and enjoy a scrumptious gin cocktail or two.

So why not treat her to a bottle of super-premium Scottish gin Caorunn and show your appreciation by shaking, muddling and mixing delicous drinks for her to luxuriate over. And, best of all cocktails are of course best served shared, which gives you the perfect excuse to shake up a liquid treat for yourself too.

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Celtic Elixir Cocktail

Celtic Elixir Cocktail

Ingredients:

50ml Caorunn Gin
35ml Fresh Clementine Juice
25ml Stag Breath Liqueur or Old Pulteney 12yo
15ml Sugar Syrup
Method: Shake in a mixing glass, double strain into a martini glass

Garnish: Daffodil flower
Glass: Martini/Coupette

Violette Cocktail

Ingredients:

50ml Caorunn Gin
15ml Crème de Violette
15ml Jasmine
10ml egg white
15ml Velvet Falernum
Method: Shake in a mixing glass, double strain into a martini glass.

Garnish: A violette flower
Glass: Martini

Caorunn - Pear and Blackberry Bellini
Pear and Blackberry Bellini

Pear and Blackberry Bellini

Ingredients:

35ml Caorunn Gin
20ml Pear juice
10ml Creme de Mure
Top with Champagne
Method: Add the Caorunn with the Pear Juice over ice in a mixing jug

Garnish: A blackberry dropped into the glass
Glass: Champagne flute

Create Delicious Caorunn Cocktails For Your Mum This Mother’s Day

Cao Violette with packshotCelebrate Mother’s day in style by letting your mum kick back and relax while you make her a delicious gin cocktail specially designed for this special occasion by Caorunn. Caorunn’s wildly sophisticated flavour will transport your mum’s senses away to the magic of Speyside with its rolling hills, highland glens and lochs.

Every sip of this Scottish gin offers a truly aromatic taste adventure through the rugged highlands yet delivers a clean and versatile taste, which means it is perfect to mix into any traditional or contemporary cocktail. For Mother’s Day, try these delicious mixes, devised to create a really special occasion:

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Celtic Elixir

Celtic Elixir

• 50ml Caorunn Gin
• 35ml Fresh Clementine Juice
• 25ml Stag Breath Liqueur or Old Pulteney 12-yo
• 15ml Sugar Syrup

• Method: Pour all the ingredients into a chilled mixing glass and double strain through to a Martini or Coupette glass and finish with a seasonal Daffodil flower

Violette

• 50ml Caorunn Gin
• 15ml Creme de Violette
• 10ml Egg White
• 15ml Velvet Falernum

• Method: Shake the ingredients in a mixing glass before double straining into a Martini glass, garnish with a simple violette flower

Caorunn gin would make a truly personal Mother’s Day gift; it is passionately handcrafted in small batches in a unique Copper Berry chamber by Gin Master, Simon Buley, with his enviable distilling and spirit expertise. The speciality is created by infusing five locally-foraged botanicals including dandelion, heather, Coul blush apple, bog myrtle and rowan berry along with six traditional gin botanicals and natural Scottish water. Fresh and floral on the nose, this gin is clean, sweet, full-bodied and aromatic with a long-lasting dry and crisp finish.

The round Copper Berry chamber contains four large trays on which the botanicals are spread. As the vapour passes through the trays it picks up the flavours of all the botanicals in a long, slow process. When it cools and returns to liquid, now gin, the botanicals are firmly embedded in the spirit.

Gallo Family Vineyards Must-Have Mimosa

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You’ll need:
  • 1 bottle of chilled Gallo Family Vineyards Pink Moscato
  • Smooth orange juice
  • Cranberry & raspberry juice
  • 1 bottle of soda water
  • Other (for garnish):
    • One large orange, to be peeled
    • Pomegranate seeds
    • Edible flowers, e.g. pansies
Method:
  1. Pour 350ml of chilled Gallo Family Vineyards Pink Moscato into a large jug
  2. Measure out 100ml each of the orange juice and the cranberry & raspberry juice, and add to the jug
  3. Stirring the mixture slowly, top up with 200ml of soda water for a glamorously fizzy finish 
  4. Peel and twist the orange into coils, garnish each coupette glass and serve
 
Gallo Family Vineyards Pink Moscato has an RRP of £6.99 and is available from all major retailers. For more information please visit www.gallofamily.co.uk, or the Gallo Family Vineyards Facebook page –http://www.facebook.com/GalloFamilyVineyardsUK.

Make Something Special For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day. What to do? Yes, you could buy the usual flowers, perfumes and chocolates but why not make her something special on Mother’s Day?  We’ve scoured the land (a little bit) to find some lovely drinks we think mums might enjoy and, hopefully, you might too!

First up is the Violet Fizz from the team at The Cocktail Trading Company which they described as ‘a light explosion of amazingness’.  We couldn’t agree more.

How to make it:

Add all ingredients into a shaker and first dry shake (shake with no ice) and then wet shake (using ice cubes). Strain in a tall glass with cubed ice. Top with soda.   Make it look super pretty with meringue, blackberry dust, a dehydrated orange wheel and edible flowers.

Next up on our travels is the Lanique Negroni made by the team at Black Leaf Events.  Yes, you read that right, a Negroni made with Lanique – a spirit liqueur made with Attar of Rose. Swap a bunch of roses with this twist on a classic.

How to make it:

  • 40ml Lanique
  • 40ml Campari
  • 40ml Sweet vermouth

Add ingredients into a cognac/balloon glass with cubed ice. Add lemon twist, but first spray and then add into glass.  Stir and then add more ice to stop the drink from diluting.

Now, here’s a drink that makes us go weak at the knees, the French 75 .  Not only does it look impressive, it has a rich history too – it was one of the first recorded recipes in The Savoy Cocktail Book which was first published in 1930.  A little factoid for mum too, the drink was ordered in the film Casablanca by Yvonne’s German boyfriend.  The French 75 made with Hayman’s London Dry Gin.

How to make it:

  • 50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup (to make sugar syrup simply add one part water to one part sugar.  Add all ingredients in a small pan and bring to the boil.  Let it cool down.  It can be kept in the fridge for up to one week.

Shake the sugar, lemon and Hayman’s London Dry Gin together and add to a large Champagne flute. Top up with Champagne and stir. Garnish with a lemon zest.

This next drink is another that’s found in The Savoy Cocktail Book, the Greyhound.  It’s a lovely, refreshing drink which is perfect for brunch or a pre-lunch drink and the good news is that its simple yet impactful with only two ingredients; U’Luvka Vodka and pink grapefruit juice.  You can use normal grapefruit juice too.

How to make it:

  • Add 50ml of U’Luvka Vodka into a tall glass with cubed ice top with 150ml of pink grapefruit juice

To give it a rummy twist, add 50ml of Gosling’s Black Seal rum instead of the vodka and top up with pink grapefruit juice.  Now you have a Salty Seal!  For a true Salty Seal experience, add a salted rim to the glass.  Like a Margarita, but not.

This next drink, Ruffles and Frills, was created by our very own Dean McGregor for a press reception launching the new home ware collection for Laura Oakes in Debenhams.  As an aside, the collection is packed with florals and digital prints and is highly covetable…

How to make it:

  • 50ml Lanique
  • 20ml Lemon juice
  • 40ml Pressed apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon or barspoon of apricot jam

Add all ingredients into a shaker with cubed ice. Shake and fine strain into a tall glass. Flower optional.

Ahh, the Elderflower Collins. Those small little white flowers provide such a distinctive flavour, evoking the very spirit of summer.  There’s no need to wait until June though, not with this drink. The luminous colour of The Bitter Truth Elderflower Liqueur with its fresh, rich bouquet make this a drink that you’ll want to make time and time again.

How to make it:

Add all ingredients into a shaker with cubed ice and strain into a Collins/long drink glass filled with ice.  Add soda water and stir carefully. Garnish with lemon slice.

‘Mum’s The Word’ This Mother’s Day With Hendrick’s Gin

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To celebrate Mothering Sunday on the 15th March, Hendrick’s Gin brings you Mum’s The Word cocktail and the Dream Time Martini, two delectable tipples to toast to wonderful mothers the world over.

Mum’s The Word, created by our chums at Bramble, combines the unusual taste of Hendrick’s Gin with the sweet aroma of Yellow Chartreuse to create a unique refreshing libation. Or for mums looking to escape the humdrum of the ordinary, the Dream Time Martini,made with lavender and honey will open a window into a tea party of the imagination.

While Hendrick’s Gin isn’t for everyone we know these cocktails, with infusions of cucumber and rose petals to create a delightfully floral aroma, are sure to put a smile on all mother’s faces.

Hendrick’s Dream Time Martini

Ingredients for teapot: (serves 3)

150ml Hendrick’s Gin
60ml Lemon Juice
33ml Lavender Honey Syrup*

Method: Combine all ingredients in a teapot filled with cubed ice. Stir briskly and leave to sit for approximately one minute. Stir again before pouring into chilled tea cups without ice. Garnish with lemon zest.

Mum’s The Word

25ml Hendrick’s Gin
35ml Yellow Chartreuse *
10ml freshly squeezed lime juice
10ml blue curacao
spritz of absinthe

*Purchase online from the Whisky Exchange – £30.95

Method: Stir all ingredients (except absinthe) over ice until well chilled and slightly diluted. Spritz glass with absinthe and pour in remaining ingredients.

This Mother’s Day ‘Mums The Word’ With Hendrick’s Gin

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To celebrate Mothering Sunday on the 30th March, Hendrick’s Gin brings you Mum’s The Word, a cocktail to toast Mum’s the world over. Hendrick’s Gin offers the ultimate ‘Mother’s reviver’ with its delightful infusions of rose and cucumber, making this cocktail the perfect way to reward the leading lady in your life. Crafted by our marvellous Scottish friend Megs DeMeulenaere, of The Last Word Saloon Edinburgh, Mum’s The Word cocktail combines the unusual taste of Hendrick’s Gin with the sweet aroma of Yellow Chartreuse to create a unique refreshing tipple.

Mum’s The Word

25ml Hendrick’s Gin
35ml Yellow Chartreuse *
10ml freshly squeezed lime juice
10ml blue curacao
spritz of absinthe

*Purchase online from the Whisky Exchange – £30.95

Method: Stir all ingredients (except absinthe) over ice until well chilled and slightly diluted. Spritz glass with absinthe and pour in remaining ingredients.

Also, this Mother’s Day break free from the humdrum of flowers and chocolates and get your hands on an unusual gift that every mother is sure to enjoy. The new Hendrick’s Midnight Tea Party Pack features a charming Hendrick’s Tea Cup and saucer, as well as a bottle of its delightfully peculiar gin, at no extra cost making it the perfect gift for mothers the world over.
Available at selected retailers from 17th March, the Midnight Tea Party Pack invites you to revel in the mysterious hour of midnight, the perfect time for Mum’s to unwind, slip away from the shadow of the ordinary and enjoy a sip from their Hendrick’s teacup.

The gift pack also includes the most charming cocktail recipe, created by Hendrick’s British Ambassador, Duncan McRae, guaranteed to bring a smile to your Mum this Mother’s Day.

Here’s the Ambassador’s suggestion for a refreshing tea cup tipple:

Hendrick’s Tea Time Jam & Tonic

Ingredients

40ml Hendrick’s Gin
1 teaspoon strawberry jam
2cm diced cucumber
Tonic water

Method

Add ingredients to teacup without tonic. Stir until jam is dissolved, then infuse for a few moments before adding ice and topping with tonic.

The Midnight Tea Party Pack will be available in all major supermarkets from the 17th March at an RRP of £27.09.

Raise A glass To ‘Fruity Muma’ This Mother’s Day With Bénédictine

Make your Mum feel like one-in-a-million this Mother’s Day by whisking her up a Fruity Muma. Created by Shaker and Company especially for Bénédictine, this fruity fizz is an elegant twist on the classic Bellini, and the perfect cocktail indulgence for your Mum.

A blend of sweet, herbal Bénédictine, sublime juicy peach and piquant pineapple flavours topped off with ice-cold Prosecco to lighten and lengthen, Fruity Muma is a dream drink for Mum’s who are fans of fizz with a zing!

It’s also a breeze to make, just follow the simple instructions below:

Ingredients

20ml Benedictine
15ml Peach Puree
15ml Pineapple juice
10ml Lemon Juice
Top with Prosecco

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Glass: Flute

Method

Measure the Bénédictine, peach puree, pineapple juice and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. Add lots of ice and shake vigorously for 4 seconds. Strain the liquid into a chilled champagne flute then slowly top up the drink with Prosecco, stirring carefully to ensure all the ingredients are properly combined.

Finally, a vibrant lemon twist garnish is sure to make the Fruity Muma appealing to the eye as well as the pallet, but we suggest personalising the experience by topping with her favourite fruit, making your Mum feel special on her special day.

For more cocktail inspiration just visit http://www.in-the-spirit.co.uk

Enjoy A Family Mothers Day With Gallo

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Perfect for sipping with chocolate treats or serving alongside a delicious Sunday roast, these Gallo favourites will bring the occasion to mum in a variety of ways:

Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Red is a refreshing, sweeter wine, bursting with flavours of cherry, pomegranate and raspberry. Best served chilled, it’s perfect for serving on Mother’s Day alongside a traditional roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, followed by rich blackcurrant cheese cake. It has an RRP of £6.99 and is available from from all major retailers.

Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato is a light to medium-bodied white wine, with notes of luscious fruit and florals including juicy peach, citrus, pineapple and orange blossom. This sweeter style complements indulgent desserts and chocolates, perfect for treating any mum this Mother’s Day. It also partners well with mild cheese and fruity dishes. It has an RRP of £6.99 and is available from all major retailers.

Gallo Family Vineyards Summer White is packed with sumptuous fruity flavours of ripe apple, pear and citrus with subtle floral notes. This sweeter, light wine is a perfect treat for mothers relaxing on a crisp spring evening this Mother’s Day, paired with a light salad or pasta dish. It has an RRP of £6.99 and is available from all major retailers.