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Mother’s Day: cocktails and mocktails to toast her day

Written By | May 11, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas: Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 13th.
We pay tribute the second Sunday of each May to our mothers, mother figures, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers. We’ve been doing so as a nation since 1914, when Woodrow Wilson signed the holiday into law.

How do we celebrate our moms? According to

“Many people send cards or gifts to their mother or mother figure or make a special effort to visit her. Common Mother’s Day gifts are flowers, chocolate, candy, clothing, jewelry and treats, such as a beauty treatment or trip to a spa. Some families organize an outing for all of their members or hold a special meal at home or in a restaurant. In the days and weeks before Mother’s Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their mothers.”

Most of us have offered and taken part of one of the accolades. But no matter what kind of delights planned for her one of these cocktails will be sure to strike her fancy. She doesn’t drink alcohol? No problem; one of them is a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail.

And the best part of all? They’re only 15 calories!

The recipes are courtesy of Jordan’s Skinny Mixes. Their web page says they were inspired to develop and share products that don’t break the caloric bank. Jordan’s has both non-alcoholic and alcoholic recipes. This way folks can enjoy their favorite concoctions without guilt. They’re easy to make too. Cheers!

Jordan's Skinny Mixes

Perfect complement for brunch: Pomeganate Mimosa (Jordan’s Skinny Mixes)

Pomegranate Mimosa

1/2 tablespoons of Pomegranate Skinny Syrup
2 Tablespoons of Orange Juice
1/2 Cup of Champagne

Add 1/2 tablespoons of Pomegranate Skinny Syrup, 2 tablespoons of orange juice and 1/2 cup of champagne to a chilled champagne flute. Cheers!

Caribbean Delight: Skinny Fresh Strawberry Mojito (Jordan’s Skinny Mixes)

Skinny Fresh Strawberry Mojito

4 oz. Jordan’s Skinny Mojito Mix
1.5 oz. Strawberry Rum
Splash Club Soda
Fresh Strawberries
Fresh Mint

In a tall cocktail glass, muddle strawberries and mint. Fill with ice. Add 4 oz. Skinny Mojito Mix, 1.5 oz. strawberry rum and a splash of club soda. Stir and enjoy!

Jordan's Skinny Mixes

Refreshing Cooler: Skinny Berry Apple Cooler (Jordan’s Skinny Mixes)

Skinny Berry Apple Cooler
4 oz. Jordan’s Skinny Mixes Appletini
1.25 oz. Berry Flavored Vodka
4-6 Blueberries
2 oz. Club Soda
Mint Garnish

Stir all ingredients together with ice. Garnish with a mint leaf. Salute!

Jordan's Skinny Mixes

Tropical bliss: Coconut Lemonade Mocktail (Jordan’s Skinny Mixes)

Coconut Lemonade

2 Tablespoons of Coconut Skinny Syrup
1 Cup of Lemonade

Combine 2 tablespoons of Coconut Skinny Syrup with 1 cup of lemonade in a glass with ice. Stir and enjoy!

Want to try a different recipe? Click here.

Many thanks to Katie Snyder of Pitch Public Relations.


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Claire Hickey

Claire Hickey was born the last year of the Baby Boom and spent the first half of childhood in Chicago. She has always loved to write but wanted to create pieces worth reading. Her curiosity and love of research lead her to create her column based on the “garbage in garbage out” theory to provide interesting and thought-provoking pieces that enrich her readers. She also believes life is a banquet and loves to learn new things. Her professional pedigree includes Cosmetology, Surgical Technology, and the Culinary Arts. When not working she loves to spend time with family and friends. She lives in Fort Worth.