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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!

Mockmosas or Virgin Bloody Mary ... For brunch or anytime!

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



  • 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 Non-alcoholic champagne Here are two spiritless champagne brands: Sutter Home Fre Brut or Chateau De Fleur - both delicious. Alternatives include sparkling 100% juice or club soda or seltzer (2 12-oz cans)
  • splash Grenadine Optional
  • Fresh citrus fruit Strawberries, cherries, sprig of mint, and/or orange slices. Add as you wish.

Virgin Bloody Mary

  • 1 32 oz Tomato juice Or Bloody Mary mix to make it easy
  • 8 oz Vodka, non-alcoholic OR leave out altogether! Here are two examples of spiritless vodka brands to try - RITUAL ZERO PROOF and STRYKK.
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire 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


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


Melissa's Modifications: 
There are so many options for making clean, healthy, zero-proof or spirit-free drinks. Healthy and low-calorie ingredients that are used to replace alcohol include, but are certainly not limited to, flavored seltzers, club sodas, sparkling 100% juices, kombucha, fruit juices, as well as non-alcoholic champagnes, wines, zero-proof drinks, and beers. They have flooded the market and are offered at most local drinking/eating establishments.
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,


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