Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a home-cooked brunch or taking Mom to her favorite restaurant, start the celebration with this trendy cocktail. 

Cilantro, ginger and lime add an exotically flavorful flair. Prep time is only 5 minutes, and all of the ingredients should be available at a well-stocked natural and organic food store. 

Write a special toast for Mom, and you’re good to go!

Cilantro Lime Fizz

Makes 2 servings

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 ounces gin
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves (without stems)
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract (not imitation extract)
Ice cubes
1 cup ginger beer
Fresh cilantro sprigs

  1. Mix lime juice, gin, cilantro leaves and almond extract in a cocktail shaker with a muddler or wooden spoon, until cilantro is crushed.
  2. Add 2 cups ice cubes; shake until well mixed and chilled.
  3. To serve, strain over ice cubes in highball glasses. Fill glasses with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.  

Recipe and photo courtesy of McCormick