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Nathan O’Neill, head bartender at London’s hottest new cocktail bar Dandelyan, shares his secret sales-driving Mother’s Day serves…

If you want to give something special back to all the mums out there - and to improve your takings - this Mother’s Day then I’ve got the perfect serves for you.

It doesn’t have to be a long, busy shift serving your everyday cocktails - you can make it your own and give your customers something a little different. There’s always the option to put on a promotional menu to attract more customers to your bar.

Whether it’s vodka, rum or gin that’s popular on your menu I’ve got the cocktail to help you make this most of Mother’s Day weekend.

So get your recipe book out - here are my top tipples for the lucky ladies in your life and your bar…

My Perfect Lady

50ml RON ZACAPA™ 23 Year Old

10ml Creme de peche

10ml Sugar syrup

20ml Fresh lemon Juice

1 x Egg white (or equivalent to 20ml)

1 x Dash of lavender bitters

Method: Add all ingredients into a shaking tin, dry shake first with no ice, add lots of cubed ice.

Shake hard before double straining into a coupette glass and garnishing with sprigs of dried lavender.

(1.6 standard drinks* - 1.6 units per serve)

Strawberry Lane

50ml SMIRNOFF™ Vodka

25ml Lemon

15ml Sugar syrup

10ml Double cream

1 x Egg white (or equivalent to 20ml)

2 x Strawberries

Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker, muddle strawberries, dry shake egg white with no ice, add cubed ice.

Shake hard, double strain into a highball glass filled full with cubed ice, finish by topping off with soda water.

(1.6 standard drinks* - 2 units per serve)

Rosa Martini Cocktail

40ml GORDON’S™ Gin

10ml Dry vermouth

10ml Framboise eau de vie

1 x Dash of rosewater

Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir over cubed ice, fine strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a nasturtium leaf.

(1.3 standard drinks* - 1.9 units per serve)

(*One standard drink contains 8 grams of alcohol)

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