so it’s mother’s day next sunday, have you made plans with your mum? do you have a mothers day tradition? don’t often get to see my mum for mothers day as she lives interstate but as she was here last weekend i took her out for high tea as an early celebration and i have arranged for a gift to be posted to her. as marc’s mum is here this year, only the second time she has been in australia for mothers day since marc and i started dating 6 years ago. we have arranged family dinner for the saturday night.

strawberry rose sparkler |

both my mum and my mother in law love cocktails, as do i 🙂 i developed this strawberry rose sparkler with them in mind. this is yet another simple cocktail made with a tea syrup, that can be made in advance, sweet strawberry liqueur and sparkling rose. this cocktail is sweet but not overly so, and it is light and gorgeous. and i am in love with the colour #millennialpink

strawberry rose sparkler |

i am brunch obsessed and when my mum is back again i will be making a brunch spread that includes these cocktails for two of the strongest most supportive women i know. i feel so lucky to have these two in my life. i would not be where i am without both of them. my mum has been my biggest fan and always supported me even when i was making really terrible decisions and marc’s mum, she accepted me into her family with open arms and is such fun!

strawberry rose sparkler |

make this cocktail and celebrate the amazing women in your life. it could be your mum (or mums), your sister, aunt, grandma, daughter or bff. we all have wonderful inspiring women in our lives and we should celebrate them everyday!

who are you going to celebrate?

strawberry rose sparkler |

strawberry rose sparkler |

strawberry rose sparkler

Servings 1


  • 30 ml strawberry liquer
  • 15 ml tea syrup
  • 1 strawberry, sliced
  • rose

tea syrup

  • 3 tablespoons t2 vanilla slice tea
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. pour the liqueur into a cocktail glass, add the syrup then the strawberries and the rose. gently add a couple of ice cubes and serve.

tea syrup

  1. place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. stir until the sugar dissolves. remove from heat and set aside to steep for 10 minutes. strain the syrup into a jar discard the tea leaves.

Recipe Notes

if you aren't near a t2 store, you could use any tea that has apple, rosehip and hibiscus or another fruity floral tea.


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