La Mère Cocktail Recipe

Forget the flowers and chocolates. Give Mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day, a cocktail with her breakfast. Inspired by the classic French 75, this bubbly blend of Lillet Rose (a delicate, fruity aperitif), fragrant elderflower liqueur, and sparkling wine, the La Mère is a great way to say “thanks for all the years of picking up after me.” 

La Mère Cocktail

Serves 2

Shopping List
2 lemons
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons (3 ounces) Lillet Rose 
1 tablespoon (½ ounce) St-Germain elderflower liqueur|
1 cup ice 
½ cup (4 ounces) chilled dry sparkling wine, such as cava or Champagne


Peeler, cocktail shaker

1 Prep the lemon zest and juice

  • Using a peeler, remove the zest in wide strips from the lemons, being careful to remove only the outermost yellow layer and leave behind the bitter white pith. Twist each strip.
  • Juice enough of the lemons to make 3 tablespoons juice, or 1½ ounces.

2 Make the cocktail
In a cocktail shaker, combine the Lillet Rose, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur. Add the ice and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled flutes and top with the sparkling wine.

3 Serve
Garnish each drink with a lemon twist and serve immediately.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 130, Protein: 1g (2% DV), Fiber: 2g (8% DV), Total Fat: 0g (0% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 5mg (0% DV), Carbohydrates: 13g (4% DV), Total Sugars: 9g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.

Bonus recipe—ingredients not included in box.