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Ryan Reynolds and His Mom Celebrated Mother’s Day with a Drink

Ryan Reynolds is very good at marketing. From knowing when to capitalize on big moments to diving head first into nostalgia, so many of the things he puts out there are absolute gold. He’s so good at it, Hugh Jackman even used the Free Guy actor to narrate his coffee commercial. Maybe it’s the effortless charisma and self-deprecating energy. Maybe it’s the fact that his gin is as good as he claims. But for Mother’s Day, Reynolds enlisted someone near and dear to help him with a new Aviation Gin-inspired cocktail: his mother. And there is nothing like a little mother-son tension to celebrate the special weekend.

In the minute-long video, Reynolds breaks down the recipe for Mother’s Ruin Punch. But not without some very sage advice and commentary from his mother. She has notes on his stirring, the amount of gin in the recipe, and lack of coasters. The latter is an especially important one—he really should have some coasters handy. Of course, Reynolds’ annoyance with his mother is (probably) all in jest. The silly video definitely serves as a reminder that the older we get, the more some things will always stay the same. Parents are always gonna be parents!

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But while the entire video is a delight, the actual cocktail they’re making actually looks spectacular. Mother’s Ruin Punch may be a slightly jarring name for it, but it looks like a perfect drink to usher in the warmer weather. And celebrate the maternal figures in our lives, of course.

Want to make a pitcher or bowl of Mother’s Ruin Punch? Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of Club Soda
  • 1 1/2 Cups Grapefruit Juice
  • 3/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Cup Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 Cups Gin (obviously Reynolds suggests Aviation Gin)
  • Top with Champagne

Hopefully this is just the beginning of a delightful series featuring Reynolds and his mother mixing drinks.

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