Celebrate Mother's Day with Bubbly, Spirits and More

Shaena Engle

May 8 is Mother’s Day, the one time we set aside to let Mom know we care. Daughters, sons, husbands and significant others can give the usual flowers and dinner out or if you are looking to make her special holiday one she’ll remember with a special libation, here are a few suggestions.

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Brilla! Prosecco

This pretty prosecco in an elegant jewel bottle will make an extra special Mother’s Day gift. With notes of peach and green apple, it pairs well with sushi, fish and shellfish, $14.99 at

Altemasi Trentodoc Brut

This Italian sparkling Brut wine is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Nero grapes, $30.97 and up at

Facchin Prosecco

Perfect for a cheese plate or risotto dinner with mom, Antonio Facchin prosecco Rosé Spumante has aromas of white flowers and fruit, $21 at

JCB Champagne and Sparkling Wine

JCB makes a variety of wines, their champagne and sparkling varieties are perfect for sharing with mom for brunch, lunch or dinner, prices vary at

Zardetto Prosecco DOC Brut

This crisp fragrant prosecco with notes of apples and orange blossoms is great with spicy ethnic dishes, $15.99 at

Valdo Marco Oro Prosecco Rosé Brut

This pretty pink rosé brut tastes of cherries and thyme and pairs well with pasta and fish, $20.99 at

Cavit Prosecco Rosé

Perfect for spring afternoons, this prosecco rosé has aromas and flavors of strawberry and raspberry and a refreshing finish, $17.97 at

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Belle Glos Wines

Belle Glos new Chardonnay ($55) and their Oeil de Perdrix Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir ($22) are prefect for Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or dinner. The Chardonnay has notes of toasted marshmallow and granny smith apples and the Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir has flavors of grapefruit and tangerine, at

Cantine Ermes Vento Moscato

This tropical sparkling wine has flavors of peach and tropical fruits, $12 at

Quattro Quarti, Nerod’ Avola Appassimento

This Sicilian red wine from Cantine Ermes has a drunken cherry flavor with notes of plum and cocoa, $18 at

Banfi Rose Regale Sparkling Red Wine

This sparkling red wine from Piedmont Italy makes a great addition to breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day, $17.99 at

Sebastiani Rosé

Offering fragrant aromas of strawberry, melon and rose, this crisp bright rosé is perfect with seafood and cheese, $28 at


Clean Slate Riesling

Clean Slate’s fresh light flavors of ripe peach and citrus are perfect for sipping with mom over brunch or dinner, $9.99 at


Attems Pinot Grigio

This fresh vibrant pinot grigio has notes of apple and lime zest with a citrus finish, pairs well with roast rabbit and lamb, $17.99 at

Better Half Sauvignon Blanc

With zesty aromas of peach, nectarine and passion fruit this sauvignon blanc with tropical flavors is perfect for sipping with mom, $16.99 at

Cupcake Vineyards Sweet Wines

These new sweet wines from Cupcake Vineyards come in four naturally flavored varietals including red, peach, watermelon and berry flavors, perfect for toasting with mom, $13.99 at wine and grocery stores.

Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc

With flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit and lime zest, this crisp sauvignon blanc pairs well with fish, $19.99 at

Post and Beam Cabernet Sauvignon

This cabernet sauvignon with blackcurrant and soft red fruit flavors is perfect with a grilled hamburger or steak, $49.99 at

Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon

This deep intense full-bodied wine with aromas of plum, violets and spices and flavors of plum, blueberry and black cherry is perfect for wine loving moms, $159 at

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Spirits and Mixers

Tequila Cazadores

Tequila Cazadores is made from 100% Blue Weber Agave to provide a smooth flavor, perfect in cocktails or on it’s own, $25.99 at

Illegal Mezcal

This unaged mezcal has a full-bodied agave flavor with notes of green apple, citrus and red chiltepe and a light smoke, $47.99 at

Tanteo Chipotle Tequila

This ultra premium tequila is infused with roasted chipotle peppers making it smoky and spicy, $39.77 at

Crystal Head Vodka

Crafted from Canadian corn, English wheat and Blue Weber agave, Crystal Head has a unique taste and bottle design, $45.99 at

St. George California Citrus Vodka

Take mom to California with St. George’s CA Citrus Vodka, featuring Valencia and Seville orange peels and bergamot for a clear citrus flavor, $24.99 at

ScapeGrace Gin

This naturally black gin includes a variety of botanicals and has a candied sweet potato and pineapple finish, $39.99 at 

Rhum Clement Agricole Blanc

Perfect for cocktails, this white rum is distilled from sugarcane juice, $26.99 at

Proclamation Irish Whiskey

Mixed with ginger, honey and lemon juice, Proclamation Irish Whiskey makes a perfect spring cocktail for brunch or before dinner, $24.99 at

Off Hours Bourbon

This smooth bourbon has hints of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and toasted pecans. Perfect to share in a whiskey sour with mom, $44.95 at

Drakes Boxtails Cocktails

These boxed cocktails come in mango punch, minted mojito and perfect margarita mixes and are perfect for mom’s on the go. They are super convenient and have a long shelf life, $19.99 at

Pallini Lemoncello

Made from Sfusato lemons from the Amalfi Coast, this lemoncello is perfect neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail, $26.99 at

Betty Buzz Mixers

Moms will love the new Betty Buzz variety pack of non-alcoholic cocktail mixers. Great for cocktails, mocktails or on their own, including tonic water, sparkling lemon lime, Meyer lemon club soda, sparkling grapefruit and ginger beer, $39.99 at

Lyre’s Nonalcoholic Spirits

These non-alcoholic spirits are perfect for creating a low alcohol drink when mixed with other spirits or a mocktail for moms wanting to not have alcohol. Try their Orange Sec, Dry London, Italian Spritz, Ameretti, Absinthe or Agave Blanco spirits, $35.99 at

Pink Alchemy Bees Knees Cocktail Kit


Inspired by the florals of spring, this cocktail kit includes lavender syrup, honeysuckle bitters, dehydrated lemon slices, bee pollen lavender rimming sugar and a recipe card, $42 at

Shaena Engle

Shaena Engle is the lifestyle, food and travel editor for The Official Black Magazine and also has written/writes for the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Magazine, M Magazine, Los Angeles Times Las Vegas Magazine, The Daily Meal, AOL, yummly and other outlets. She has authored The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California, The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Las Vegas and other outlets. She writes about tra...(Read More)

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