Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration that was conceived to honor mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated throughout the world on various days depending on the cultural influences of the particular country. However it is most commonly observed in March or May. It complements Father’s Day, a similar celebration honoring fathers.

The celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. Despite this, in some countries Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions

There were various observances honoring mothers in America during the 1870s and the 1880s, but these never had resonance beyond the local level. The first modern celebration of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Anna began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. She was successful in 1914 when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill in the law making the holiday an official holiday in the United States. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother’s day.

From Three Brothers’ Whiskey, We wish Mothers everywhere Happy Mother’s Day!
And to help you celebrate, here is Deputy Dave’s Drink of the Day: Mom’s “Time-Out”

1 oz Strawberry infused Vodka*
4 oz champagne or sparkling wine

Shake the infused vodka over ice to chill, and strain into a flute. Top with champagne and
garnish with a strawberry on the rim .

*To make this, you cut the tops off 2lbs of strawberries and cut them into quarters. Cover with 1 bottle of Vodka in a clear glass jar for 4 days until the infusions smells sweet and has turned a vibrant red, then strain out the strawberries.


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