Forget Earl Grey and crumpets, which Mom can have any time. Show Mother just how much you appreciate her with an array of haute twists on tea time favourites.
Here's a recipe for a cocktail - the momhattan - tailor-made for Globe Style by mixologist Rob Montgomery of Toronto's Miller Tavern.
Scroll to the bottom of this recipe for the complete menu, which includes three sumptuous open-faced sandwiches and scones with walnut butter.
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If she is a tea aficionada, brew up a fragrant, exotic blend, like a rich, chocolatey Rooibos or rose hip infusion to serve with this menu. And would it kill you to spruce the place up before she comes over?
2 ounces chamomile-infused Flor de Cana 5-year-old rum
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes angostura bitters
Orange twist to garnish
Infuse the rum by adding 4 teaspoons of loose chamomile tea to a 750-millilitre bottle of Flor de Cana rum. Let sit for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Strain infused rum back into the bottle. Combine all ingredients in a pint glass, top with ice and stir well. Strain into teacup and garnish with an orange twist. To make a potful, quadruple the recipe and strain cocktail into a teapot.