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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Best Clear Liquors for Mom's Summer Cocktail Parties

Nicolas Palazzi

Some of the most refreshing summer cocktails are bright and fizzy. The best spirits for these type of drinks tend to be the clear ones, like vodka, gin, tequila and light rum.

Whether your mom is planning summer entertaining via weekend cookouts or festive brunches, these clear spirits will be a perfect gift this Mother's Day to get her bar ready for the sunny fun to come.

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Blanc

Vermouth is nothing new or unique, but this is not your grandmother's vermouth. It is the only vermouth available in the US using Pineau des Charentes as its based and infused with 18 botanicals. The result is a complex mix of herbs and spice, that still has a very subtle sweetness. This is a low ABV option (16%), especially when served on the rocks and topped with a generous splash of soda.