This is all you need. They call for a chilled champagne flute (and well, champagne but I went with half price £5.99 Prosecco, we'll save the Moet for New Year's) but since I don't have any, I used this beautiful crystal martini glass (only the best for my mom - and since I skimped on the champers...)
Anyway, a half a shot of Cointreau, 3 shots of cranberry juice topped off with
When I was visiting the mom in October I bought her a charm for the bracelet I bought her last Christmas. I hid it in her bottom dresser drawer and about a week later I got a phone call: "Did you hide a charm in my dresser?" Me: "Uh Happy Birthday...In November" And before she'd even called me, it was on her wrist; "Can I wear it now?" In fairness, she did present me with my Christmas present when I walked in the door back in October - though she has doubled up and there's a Christmas present beautifully wrapped (by Amazon) under my tree from her. I did not double up, so here's my toast instead:
Happy Birthday Mom!
You have taught me (nearly) everything I know and I am so proud to call you my mother. You are so smart. funny, thoughtful and caring and have busted your arse for us all these years and I love you for every hardworking moment.