If your Mum is like ours here at NIO Cocktails then your Mum is everything. An absolute magical mix of unique ingredients.
With Mother’s Day coming soon you want to gift something special. Not the standard fare of framed photos or flowers. The challenge is that unusual Mother’s Day gifts are risky, particularly if this is your first one. So how do you go about this?
In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May – this year it’s on May 10th. Similar to Norway, kids have a tendency to make breakfast for their mommies. However, what really stood out for us is that phone calls seems to be the more convenient way of celebrating mum, not really surprising given the sheer size of the country and the challenges of being in the same place at the same time for this specific day. In case of point, call volume goes up by 11 % on Mother’s Day with approximately 120 million Mother’s Day calls made.
Not convinced on the importance of Mother’s Day in the US? Think again. Not only does call volume go up in the States, but it appears to be the most important and busiest day for restaurants as well, busier than Valentine’s Day. Astonishing. Just like the smoothness of our Whiskey Sour.
The same thing goes for the flower industry: a whopping 69% plan to buy flowers to their mums. We'll give you a solid alternative further down, so keep reading. While Americans celebrate millions of mums on the North American continent, the second Sunday in May is also official Mother’s Day in countries like Australia, China, Japan, South Africa, Vietnam and India.
Flowers are a core choice of gifts around the world, but there are some rare exceptions. E.g. in Thailand long parades with Jasmine gifts are the norm!
If we’re speaking about serious Mother’s Day celebrations, let’s not forget about Mexico. One of the busiest days of the year, many Mexicans celebrate mum with music, specifically with a morning serenade taken from La Mananitas and Mariachi singers:
"Awaken, my dear, awaken and see that the day has dawned now the little birds are singing and the moon has set.”
Can NIO Cocktails build on this? Absolutely; we recommend our Margarita for your mum’s gift. She. Will. Love. It. And remember to serve it with music!
The former Soviet Union originally celebrated Mother’s Day on March 8th, the same day as International Women’s Day. After 1998, Mother’s Day was moved to the last Sunday of November to avoid this ‘clash’ in order to give special attention to mums. However, tradition is difficult to part from and much gifting still happens in March. FYI, our Garden of Russia tastes equally good, whether it’s November or March.
We all know that the mum in Italy holds a special role. La mamma is the gracious god of the family and should be honoured properly. In Italy this celebration goes back to ancient Rome as a spring ritual to honour the goddess Rhea, the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. Festa della mamma is celebrated with poetry, good food and family. The day concludes with a grand finale: a sweet cake. We recommend taking it to the next level by adding a bittersweet Negroni.
In the 1920s in France, medals would be presented to mothers of large families as a sign of gratitude for helping rebuild the population after World War 1, while Frenchmen these days prefer to make extravagant, flower-shaped cakes for their mums. Our Boulevardier might not be a medal, but it is certainly extraordinary.
Last, but not least: the three-day Anthrost-festival in Ethiopia. After a rainy season, Ethiopians celebrate Mother’s Day in late Autumn across three dedicated days where they gather for a big feast. Daughters typically bring vegetables, sides and butter, while sons bring meat of various types. A grandiose celebration shared by all family members. The same way our Dinner Boxes are created to share with people you love and care about.
We love variety. The same way mothers around the world are celebrated in various ways. Every mum is special and deserves a special gift. Fest della Mamma. Morsdag. Mothers day. Dia de la Madre. Fetes des Meres. Muttertag.
Call it what you want. Mum remains important around the globe and we think the team here at NIO Cocktails UK have answered the question of how you can deliver an unusual mother’s day gift or a first mother’s day gift, while also enhancing the celebration of a fantastic mum. It does not matter where you are from.
We have a unique selection of 14 classic cocktails ready for you to create a personalised Mother’s Day gift. Your question: will it be a ‘unique enough’?
Now, you may be a little anxious about choosing the right cocktails for Mother’s Day. We advice you to include a Daiquiri, Cosmopolitan and a Margarita in your selection; after all, these are the most popular classic cocktails amongst women (UK).
And if you’re curious on how we are so confident that our ready-to-savour cocktails are delicious, read about our global mixologist Patrick Pistolesi and take a look at the ingredients we included in each of our cocktails; we only use mixologist expertise blended with premium brands to craft NIO Cocktails.
- She can’t believe how good a mixologist you’ve become; the look on her face will be the same amazement we’ve seen many times over when serving NIO cocktails.
- Expresses how happy she is for the fact that you didn’t get her a bee sting treatment.
- Your mum announces that your gift was absolutely superior to everyone else’s.
- She reads through your personal gift card and gets that classic mum smile on her face.
- Voila, the unique gift for the special moment you had been waiting for.
NIO Cocktails; making new Mother’s Day memories.
PS: we’ve challenged ourselves here at NIO Cocktails UK to take a bunch of photos of our Mother’s Day celebrations and we’ll be posting these on our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.
We’d love for you to do the same, because there’s nothing better than sharing great occasions and great memories with friends and family.