What Mom’s Really Want for Mother’s Day

Recently I did a poll on Instagram asking moms what they really wanted for Mother’s Day and can you guess what most of the answers were? They all related to some form of self-care.

That’s right, moms want time off, time for themselves, some rest and relaxation, a spa day, a girl’s day/night, and my personal favorite – delish cocktails by the pool. I have to admit all of these options sound heavenly and while I can’t book a spa day for all my mama friends or make a pool appear (although that would be amazing!) – I can share a few of my favorite new cocktail recipes and tell you how you can get your own delivered straight to your door.

Let’s start with how you can get craft spirits delivered straight to your door. (Intended for a 21+ audience) Spirit Hub, the craft spirit authority, is an online retailer that partners with independent distilleries to bring you a collection of exceptional craft spirits direct to your door. They currently service Illinois, North Dakota, Nebraska, and New Hampshire. We’ve used them for a year now and love their selections.

Spirit Hub has an amazing selection of craft spirits, spirit sampler boxes, and even chic barware. Basically, they have everything you need to make Mom happy this Mother’s Day. When ordering use code: FREEGIFT and get a FREE set of Coupe Glasses on orders $125+. Shipping over $100 is free too!

My Mother’s Day gift set just arrived and it came with Crescendo Spirits Pompelmocello Grapefruit Liqueur. This spirit was fan-requested as there are not a lot of grapefruit varieties out there, and let me say, it delivers!

Here are just two grapefruit cocktail recipes I know you’ll love:

Traditional Paloma

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Tequila (Spirit Hub has a great Tequilla selection too!)
  • 1 oz Pompelmocello Grapefruit Liqueur
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • Splash of Fresca
  • Salt
  • Grapefruit Twist


Rim a glass with salt by dipping the glass in fresh lime juice and then salt.

Add tequila, lime juice, grapefruit liqueur, and a pinch of salt.

Add ice, top with a splash of Fresca and stir.

Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Pink Sparkling Martini

What you’ll need:

  • 1 oz Pompelmocello Grapefruit Liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • .5 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz sparkling wine/prosecco


Add grapefruit Liqueur, juice vodka to a shaker tin with ice and shake.  

Strain into a glass.

Top with sparkling wine and garnish

Here’s to all the mamas out there and don’t forget to put yourself first this Mother’s Day. Cheers!

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Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic boys all day, she is a writer, author, and runs a global skin care business. Her blog was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. You can find her work on HuffPo, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated, TODAY and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Instagram – but no judging.

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