It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, 14 March, and if you’re still stuck for what to get your mum, or the mother figure in your life, a bottle of something nice could fit the bill.
From ready-to-pour artisan cocktails and bottles of bubbly (always a good bet), to a limited edition Irish gin that is a very special tribute to one particular mother, we’ve got some easy gift ideas below.
Made in Donegal, Assaranca Vodka, €33, is infused with rowan berries and gorse blossoms. It has fresh sweet grassy notes, a hint of coconut water and warm tamarind for a soft finish. Head to the website for a full list of stockists around the country.
Glendalough Distillery's aromatic Rose Gin has more than a passing connection to Mother’s Day. It was first created to honour Rose, the late mother of Glendalough head distiller, Rowdy Rooney at his brother’s wedding. The gin is made using roses from Rose’s own garden (hence the soft pink hue), along with wild-foraged plants. The RRP is €36.99 but you can pick it up in SuperValu for €32 until this Sunday (14 March). Glendaloughdistillery.com
Co Galway’s The Twelve’s has a selection of ready-to-pour Brown Bag cocktails that could make a perfect gift for your mum. Choose from the likes of the raspberry cosmo for two (€16) or espresso martini for two (€16) or splash out on a three-month cocktail box subscription. Priced at €240, each month features three different cocktails plus added rarities and extras. See the website for more.
Mum's the word
If you’re passing an M&S store you could always pick up a bottle of the limited edition Mumosa Cocktail. It’s a sparkling blend of white wine and orange and strawberry juices. We suspect the name will give most mums a giggle too. It’s priced at €7.30 for a 75cl bottle. marksandspencer.com/ie
A bottle of bubbly is always a good buy and this pretty rosé option from Aldi won’t break the bank either. The aromatic Costellore Prosecco Rosé, €12.99, is made from Italian glera and pinot noir grapes and has hints of strawberry and peach. Aldi.ie
Fit for a queen
Craft Cocktail’s Mother’s Day set features four cocktails created around Regal Rogue vermouth. The vermouth is made with organic wine, aromatic herbs and native Australian spices sourced from Aboriginal farmers. The set is €60 and each of the four 200ml bottles contains two serves. Priced at €60, each of the four 200ml bottles contains two serves. Available from select retailers and from craftcocktails.ie, with same day local delivery on weekends, or you can pick them up from BAR 1661, Green Street, Dublin 7.
Tea for two
Cork's Hayfield Manor Hotel has collaborated with Skellig Six18 on two special Mother’s Day gifts. Our pick is the Deluxe Mother’s Day Special, €120, which contains a voucher for Hayfield Manor afternoon tea, a bottle of Skellig Six18 gin and two glasses. There’s also a Hayfield Manor Experience At-Home for €80. Do keep in mind that the gifts are only available from the Skellig Six18 website and courier delivery can take 2 to 4 days from dispatch depending on location. skelligsix18distillery.ie.
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