Cheers, cin cin, prost and sláinte! Here’s to Mum with a Mother’s Day cocktail she’ll probably end up asking for all year round – it’s that bloody good: the G&Tea Irish cream cocktail.
Brought to you by Feeney’s Irish Cream.
Mother’s Day gets a bit of a bad wrap these days, doesn’t it? From packed out restaurants with predictable set menus to rush-job bunches of over-priced flowers, the day’s lost a lot of its meaning.
After all, Mother’s Day wasn’t always like this.
Australia’s Mother’s Day was set up in 1923 by Janet Heyden from Petersham, Sydney to celebrate and care for mums. Simple as that.
She started it as a movement to fund care packages for the ‘aged forgotten mothers’ living in Sydney’s Newington State Hospital for Women.
The day has since grown into one big, commercialised eye-roll, but it doesn’t have to be. And out of everyone, shouldn’t mums have at least one day that acknowledges all they do for us?
Instead of grabbing the first Hallmark card you find, why not make your gesture a bit more personal? Make her a card instead, or put a family photo album or calendar together for her.
Even better, treat her to a cocktail that’ll have her putting her feet up quicker than you can say ‘what’s for dinner’.
And if you’re looking for a cocktail recipe she’ll love, this one’s got it all:
Feeney’s G&Tea Irish cream Mother’s Day cocktail
Here’s what you need:
– 40ml Feeney’s Irish Cream
– 10ml Bloom Gin
– 35ml chamomile tea – cooled
– 5ml caramel syrup
– 2 dashes of orange bitters
Here’s what you do:
1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Pour ingredients into shaker and shake for about 10 seconds or until sides of shaker are frosted.
3. Pour into cocktail glass and garnish with strawberries
You should also check out the cute 25-second video Feeney’s have made that shows you how to make this delicious cocktail:
How it works – cocktail breakdown
The orange bitters balance out the richness of Feeney’s Irish Cream, the chamomile tea adds a delicate herbal dryness and the gin’s aromatic botanicals give extra complexity.
In fact Bloom Gin uses chamomile as one of its key ingredients, which matches the tea perfectly. If you can’t get hold of Bloom, use another high-quality London dry style gin.
Finally the caramel syrup puts in that sweetness and texture that the water from the tea has removed.
The most important thing to remember to do is to brew plenty of tea, because Mum – and everyone else actually – will definitely want more than one. This is a very easy-drinking cocktail and not overly sweet.
Why use Feeney’s?
Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur is smoother and richer than other Irish creams we’ve tried, and has a better defined character with the Irish whiskey it uses.
It also tastes fresher. I love that the cream they make it with takes just 24 hours to get from the dairy to the distillery. It means they have to use fewer preservatives, and the flavour, texture and character remain strong.
You can pick up your bottle of Feeney’s Irish Cream from Dan Murphy’s.
How do you usually celebrate Mother’s Day? Do you have a favourite cocktail to relax to? Tell us in the comments below.