garden flower

Mother’s Day has always been a special day for me. When my children were young, they and their dad always made me a nice brunch, and we planned to go to a museum or activity of my choice on Mother’s Day! This is the first year I will not physically be with my children and their families. I’m sure this is similar for you as well. I look forward to connecting virtually with them via FaceTime or Zoom and sharing meaningful conversations over drinks and food. We make it work.

I’ve provided some delicious options for preparing a beautiful brunch, posted on my food blog. These are my choices to help you put together a lovely menu for your grandmother, mother, wife, sister, or friends if you are able to share or drop off food.

Here are my top choices for a healthy delicious brunch!

Gazpacho Soup

Delicious Spinach & Feta Quiche  or quiche of your choice

Fresh Vegetable and Avocado on Toast

Fresh Strawberries with Raisin Banana Bread

Sweet Noodle Kugel

What’s missing from this list? A delicious mimosa cocktail, of course! Here is a flavorful recipe for making perfect mimosas for your Mother’s Day. Not a fan of mimosas? Make a Bloody Mary instead. It’s equally delicious and a favorite for brunch!

Mother's Day Mimosas or Bloody Mary ... Your Choice!

A mimosa cocktail is made with champagne and chilled orange juice with a splash of grenadine. Garnish with whole strawberries, cherries, a sprig of mint, and/or orange slices.A Bloody Mary is made with tomato juice (spicy or plain). Add vodka and spices, olives, cucumbers, or celery stalk. Very yummy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Brunch & Brunch Beverages
Servings 8 Drinks


Mimosa Cocktail

  • 2-4 cups Orange Juice 50% fresh, cold OJ; Alternatives are cranberry juice (to create a poinsettia cocktail), grapefruit juice (for a megmosa), or other juices!
  • 1 bottle Champagne 50% Prosecco, chilled
  • Splash Grenadine Optional
  • Fresh Citrus Fruit Strawberries, cherries, sprig of mint, and/or orange slices. Add as you wish.

Bloody Mary

  • 1 32oz Tomato Juice Or Bloody Mary mix to make it easy
  • 8 oz. Vodka
  • 1 tsp Worchestershire sauce If Vegan, use Vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium Cucumber and/or Lime Slice, peel and seed the cucumber. Slice the lime.
  • Green Olives
  • 1 tsp. Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce


  • Mimosas—using cold OJ and champagne, start with 50/50 of each and adjust to taste. Enjoy in champagne flutes!
  • Bloody Mary—mix all ingredients together, adjust to taste, and enjoy!


Melissa's Modifications: NONE! Have a good time!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

I wish you all a peaceful and meaningful Mother’s Day. I know it will be celebrated differently this year, but hopefully your creativity will lend itself to a lovely time in whatever way you choose to celebrate the moms in your life!

Please continue to use best practices to stay well.

Happy Mother’s Day & Healthy Eating,


Share This Post

More To Explore

holiday health hacks

Holiday Health Hacks

Holiday Health Hacks: Navigating the Season with Ease and Joy The holiday season, a time of merriment and togetherness, often brings along a whirlwind of

navigating the caregiving journey blog post image with Dr. David Bernstein

Navigating the Caregiving Journey

Navigating the Caregiving Journey: Maintaining Well-being for a Lifelong Impact November marks National Caregiver Month, a time to recognize and honor the millions of individuals