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How to Spoil Mum this Mother's Day

on 15 April 2021 in Events & Entertainment

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re like most of us, there’s always so many things on our plate that we tend to forget any pre-planning and leave it to the last minute.

But, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with this awesome list of top ways to spoil Mum this 9 May 2021 Mother’s Day. 

Feast at a Mother’s Day Buffet Breakfast 

Hosted by the Rodeo Bar & Grill Steakhouse at the Isa Hotel, let Mum indulge in a buffet breakfast dedicated to her.

Featuring all your favourite breakfast items such as fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, and so much more goodies, this buffet breakfast will truly help Mum kickstart her special day. 

Oh, and just in case she needs an extra pick-me-up, she’ll be thrilled to know that all of her favourite caffeinated beverages will be served as well.

Staring as early as 6am and ending at 11am, make a booking by calling (07) 4749 8888 to not miss out

Throw a Mum a Cocktail Party

If Mum loves a drink every now and then, throwing her a special cocktail party, serving up the best selections you know she’ll like is one activity that will surely be a winner.

The great thing about cocktail parties is that you can set it up just the way Mum likes it. Try out some fancy recipes, lay out her favourite fruits, cheese, cold cuts, and crackers, and that’ll be plenty enough to have a great time.

Oh, and don’t forget to make a playlist of Mum’s favourite songs to get the party going! 

Here are some winning cocktail recipes to get you started. And to grab some savings when stocking up on ingredients, head to Super Cellars.

Rhubarb, Pomegranate, and Kombucha Punch

If Mum likes any of these three ingredients, this recipe is definitely worth the effort. This recipe serves 12, and is easy to make, but does require some time to cook.

What you need:

  • 2 bunches of rhubarb
  • ½ bunch of rhubarb thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
  • 175 grams of caster sugar
  • 1 cup of pomegranate molasses
  • 1 cup of water
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 ½ cup of Mum’s favourite gin 
  • 4 cups of original flavoured Kombucha 

Preheat the oven to 120°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange the thinly sliced rhubarb, in a single layer, onto the parchment paper and roast for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until dehydrated but not browned. Remove to cool, then finely chop and set aside.

Roughly chop the 2 bunches of rhubarb, place in a saucepan on medium heat with the vanilla bean paste, sugar, and 1 cup of water. Cool for roughly 10 minutes, until the mixture becomes thick and syrupy.

Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl. Keep the purée from the sieve as well as the strainer rhubarb syrup. 

Divide the molasses among the glasses, and add a dollop of the rhubarb purée. Top the glass with ice. Combine the gin, kombucha, and rhubarb syrup into a jug and pour it into the glasses. 

Sprinkle the finely chopped dried rhubarb as garnish to serve.

Australiana Spritz Cocktail

If you don’t have much time to prep, here’s a quick cocktail that is literate a put together, and mix. Extremely easy to make, making one drink at a time.

The Australiana Spritz Cocktail is simply delicious, pretty to look at, and great to cool down on a hot, sunny day. This recipe is created by celebrity drinks consultant Cam Northway.

What you’ll need:

  • 20ml Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
  • 20ml Regal Rogue Lively White Vermouth
  • 30ml chilled Prosecco
  • 60ml soda water
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1 rosemary sprig 

Mix the gin, vermouth, Prosecco, and soda water in a large cocktail glass and gently stir. Fill it with ice.

Squeeze the lime and place the rosemary sprig into the drink. Not only will you get a fresh citrus burst, but the hint of herb.

Aperol Spritz Slushie 

If you’re looking to cool down and have a thirst quencher, you’ll definitely want to whip this drink up. 

What you’ll need: 

  • An orange
  • 300ml Aperol
  • 600ml chilled Prosecco
  • 200ml soda water
  • Bay leaves to garnish 

Another one that requires a fair bit of time to prepare, this Aperol Spritz slushy is certainly worth the effort. A quick prep time of only 10 mins with a much more time-intensive demand of an hour and a half to cook the orange. 

Place the orange in a saucepan, and submerge it in cold water. Bring the water to boil on medium heat, and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until the orange is very soft.

Cool the orange completely, and then transfer to a blender to blitz until puréed. Strain the purée through a sieve into a bowl, and line your glasses with the orange purée. 

Fill the blender with ice, add the Aperol, and blend until smooth and slushy. Spoon the mixture into the glasses, and top with Prosecco and soda water, followed by bay leaves to garnish and serve.

Alternatively, if you’re not up for playing scientist in the kitchen, why not head to the Cocktail & Tapas Lounge at the Redearth Boutique Hotel instead?

Leaving it to the professionals, allow your tastebuds to reach heights of exhilaration, as you explore magnificent flavours with Mum this Mother’s Day.

Host a Surprise Picnic

A great way to involve the whole family, pack a scrumptious picnic in the car, don’t tell Mum where you’re going, and drive away to that ideal picnic spot.

Recommended picnic spots include the Mount Isa Lookout for fantastic panoramic views of the entire city and its surrounding areas. 

Don’t forget to bring hats, sunscreen, fluffy pillows for lazing, some fresh flowers to set the scene, a picnic rug, some throws to snuggle up to, a decadent picnic platter comprising all of Mum’s favourite snacks, lots of drinks to keep everyone hydrated, a bottle of Mum’s favourite beverage, and a playlist of Mum’s favourite songs and a Bluetooth speaker for a blast. 

A luxury weekend away from home 

It’s great to get out of the house once in a while, and why not make Mother’s Day that much more special by sending Mum off to be pampered at the Redearth Boutique Hotel with an Indulgence Escape Package? After all, it’s the perfect gift for a loved one.

She’ll be spoilt with the comforts of a stylish King Spa Suite, with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, heart-shaped chocolates, a welcome platter, a comprehensive spa and bath pack, first class service, and exceptional world class dining awaiting her at the Redearth Restaurant.

With extravagant options lined up for Mum this Mother’s Day, spoiling her this year can be easily accomplished.

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