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

Written By | May 11, 2018
Jordan's Skinny Mixer drinks

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 Timeanddate.com:

“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

Instructions:
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
Ice

Instructions:
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

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

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

Coconut Lemonade




2 Tablespoons of Coconut Skinny Syrup
1 Cup of Lemonade
Ice

Instructions:
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 has held a Texas Cosmetology License, Certification in Surgical Technology and has decorated cakes professionally. She believes that life is a banquet to be experienced and wants to learn and do as much as possible while she’s here. This Stay @ Home Mom has always loved to write and thanks to the Communities Digital News has got her chance. Her curiosity and writing lead her to create her column based on “garbage in garbage out” theory to provide interesting and thought provoking pieces that enrich her readers. She has a Culinary Certificate from Tarrant Area Food Bank Community Kitchen. In the near future she hopes to marry her love of writing and her love of the culinary arts.