La Mère—a  Toast to Mother's Day

La Mère—a Toast to Mother's Day

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 sparkling wine, Lillet Rose (a delicate, fruity aperitif), and fragrant elderflower liqueur, the La Mère is a great way to say “thanks for all the years of picking up after me.” 

Shopping List
2 lemons
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) Lillet Rose 
3 tablespoons (1 1/2  ounces) fresh lemon juice 
1 tablespoon (.5 ounce) St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup (4 ounces) dry sparkling wine, such as Cava or brut Champagne, chilled

1 Prep the garnish

• Using a vegetable peeler or paring knife, remove a long strip of zest from each lemon and twist the strips. 
• Juice the lemons. 

2 Make the cocktail
In cocktail shaker, combine the Lillet Rose, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, and the elderflower liqueur. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled flutes and top with sparkling wine.

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

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