It’s that time of year again, the one where you realize all you can afford for your mom is a scented candle, even though she deserves her own private Hawaiian island. No matter, we’ve got you covered: send her one of our recipes for mom-approved cocktails. You’ll share a laugh and a hug, which she’ll think is the best gift of all, because your mom is, well, your mom. She’s just that great.
So, here’s to the moms who are up all night, the ones who worry about our well-being, who stood up for us before we could for ourselves, who love us unconditionally, and who pour themselves a well-deserved drink at the end of a long day. These mom-approved cocktails are for you.
For those experiencing their first Mother’s Day: we salute you.
1 oz sleep deprivation
A splash of drool
½ hour of cuddles
3 packs of baby wipes, add more to taste
Shake well and pour over being told 6 times to “sleep when baby sleeps.”
For moms of multiples, who just want (nay, need) a vacation.
2 oz of the dinner they said they liked yesterday but won’t eat now
½ cup of fruit juice, kid’s choice
16 questions beginning with “Why?”
3 extra bodies in the bed during a thunderstorm
Add dry shampoo, mix, and try not to cry.
For mamas who have been blessed with those terrible twos.
That book you keep reading over and over
6 pots and pans banging together
1 oz of finding the lost sippy cup
A dash of scraping Play-Doh off the rug (and just about everything else)
Mix with all the pictures they draw for you that you secretly throw in the trash because there are just so many, put your feet up, and call the sitter this Friday night.
Take some deep breaths, mama. It’ll pass soon.
1 oz temper tantrum, chilled
3 reminders not to hit
1 dash dinner, untouched
4 tsp lengthy screams, unfiltered
Ignore the toys strewn everywhere, dip rim in salt and enjoy.
The Teenage Years
For the strong-hearted, no-nonsense, built-to-last moms of tweens and teens.
1 tsp of conversation about various piercings they really “have to have”
2 oz severe eye rolls
Knowing that friend they have isn’t good for them and all you can do is wait it out
1 near-heart attack the first week of Driver’s Ed
1 sincere hug, reminding you it’s all worth it
Mix well, take a deep breath, and proceed with caution.
For empty nesters and seasoned college drop-offers alike, this one’s for the moms of college kids everywhere.
A dash of scheduling their doctor’s appointments for them because they still don’t know how to do it for themselves
1 instructional phone call on how to get the stains out from their dining hall dinner
4 separate occasions of providing the Amazon Prime login information
Having their social security number memorized for them
2 calls from the medicine aisle as you ask about their symptoms and then tell them what to buy
Serve chilled in the glass they bought for you last Mother’s Day.
Mother of the Bride
For mothers of those newly engaged or recently married, this is for you.
Seeing her in the dress for the first time
A splash of helping her decide what needs to be on the registry
1 oz of the color-complementing corsage
2 packs of tissues, easily accessible
Pour into a champagne flute, drink after toasting.
Whatever you’re drinking this Mother’s Day, we appreciate you for all you do – from wiping the drool off of messy faces to helping us through those hormonal teenage years. You loved us through every phase, and we’re so very glad you did.
We’re thankful for our moms here at Wier & Bein. Including our founder, Ginny Bein. Learn about her incredibly true and historically accurate story.