Every mum has her signature style. And it’s likely your mum has a signature drink, too. With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’ve cherry-picked gift-worthy drinks to suit every type of mama, from the adventurous spirit to the cocktail queen, and even an alcohol-free option for new mums and non-drinkers. To find the bottle that’s right for your Mum, check out these easy gift ideas for gifts.
In love with all things luxe, this mum has a penchant for the finer things in life. Spoil her with the ultimate bottle of bubbles. From one of the elite Champagne houses, family owned and run since 1859, this refined drop – a finalist in the Champagne category at the 2023 Best of Wine Awards – has apple, honey and ginger on the nose and finishes satisfyingly dry.
Try this: The perfect aperitif on its own, or pair it with a light lunch of baked salmon and citrus-dressed salad.
Your mother is a true creative. She writes her own rules and is inspired by beautiful things every day. Give her this top-shelf gin that looks as good as it tastes. It’s a modern London-style dry gin with a pop of citrus, handcrafted in a copper still and packaged in a beautiful bevelled glass bottle.
Try this: Serve with tonic garnished with cucumber or dried orange.
Zesty and brimming with life, this mum likes to invent her own cocktails and she’s got quite a collection on her drinks trolley. If she loves Aperol, but wants to try something new, introduce her to this Italian aperitivo, a naturally bittersweet and bold liqueur distilled in the traditional style in Torino, Italy. It has a classic vermouth foundation spiked with coriander, elderflower, and cloves, balanced with lemon, orange and grapefruit peels.
Try this: Splash some into a glass of prosecco.
This impressive and fragrant wine – a finalist in the rosé category in the 2023 Best of Wine Awards – truly shines paired with a rustic grazing platter brimming with olive tapenade, ashy goat’s cheese, and cured meats. Leeuwin Estate Rosé is crafted from 100% Margaret River Shiraz and has a typical pale pink and dry Provence rosé style, with delicate notes of rose petal.
Try this: Enjoy in the sunshine with a prawn, watermelon and fetta salad.
Easy sipping on-the-go is perfect for active mums who love heading into the great outdoors. A cute, canned cocktail is the perfect choice for beach days, boating adventures or picnics. From the sleek design to the fresh pop on the palate, we love the 23rd Street Distillery Signature Gin & Tonic. And for something a little sweeter, Jose Cuervo Watermelon Sparkling Margarita is deliciously fruity with a touch of lime and triple sec.
If your mother is the kind to enjoy a heavenly hike or surfing the waves, quench her thirst for adventure with the unexpected flavours of this Australian vodka. Crafted from a base of native yams wild-harvested by the Larrakia people in the Northern Territory, it has a nutty, earthy flavour with spicy notes of wasabi.
Try this: Make it the base for a dry martini with lemon twist, or shake into a vodka and apple sour.
Celebrate a new mum, mum-to-be or breastfeeding mum with this balanced botanical spirit that captures the flavour of Manly Spirits Co. Lilly Pilly gin without any alcohol. It boasts a classic juniper foundation with threads of blood orange, native limes and Lilly Pilly berries. Try this: Serve over ice, garnished with a wedge of pink grapefruit and edible flowers, or cucumber ribbons and fresh mint.