41 Brunch Cocktails That Blow Basic Mimosas Out of the Water
Whether you’re serving an Insta-worthy skillet of shakshuka or a round of breakfast sliders, one thing’s for sure: Breakfast always tastes better with a cocktail. But we’re not talking about the standard OJ-and-bubbly mimosa. There are tons of morning libations out there that are just as easy to make, but ten times more impressive. Here are 41 brunch cocktails to mix up at home, from fruity sangria to a next-level bloody Mary.
16. White Sangria Ice Pops
Suck one down after breakfast or let the ice pop melt into a glass of fruit juice or white wine. Either way, your guests will be totally wowed.
20. Big-Batch Pineapple Sangria
If you have a crowd of thirsty guests in your kitchen, bust out this 20-serving powerhouse. It’s made with sweet white wine, pineapple juice and three different fruits.
21. Queen’s Park Swizzle Cocktail
This smooth sipper hails from Trinidad, where it was invented in the 1920s. It’s very similar to a mojito, save for the addition of bitters.
27. Garden Cherry Bourbon Smash
For the whiskey lovers at your table. Think fresh summer cherries, lemon juice, a dash of orange liqueur and lots of fresh herbs.
30. St. Germain Cocktail
This just might be the cleanest, crispest cocktail ever invented. We’re talking dry gin, brut Champagne, fresh citrus and just the right amount of elderflower liqueur.
31. Frozen Brunch Punch
Since it’s pretty much flawless as is, there aren’t too many ways to improve on this rum bev. (Unless you’d like to adorn each glass with a tiny umbrella, of course.)
32. Watermelon Mimosas
Ten minutes, two ingredients, endless flavor. Seedless watermelons are the easiest to work with, but spring for sugar baby watermelons if you can find them for their sweet flavor.
35. Watermelon Frosé
You’re only two ingredients and a stint in the freezer away from a glass of summertime. If you want it to be sweeter or thicker, add agave nectar or honey to taste.
40. Blackberry Punch
Not only is it overflowing with fruity flavor due to limeade, pineapple juice and raspberry vodka, but it’s also sweetened with fresh blackberry syrup.
41. Long Island Iced Coffee
With three spirits, two digestifs and cold brew in this cocktail, you’ll be needing a hearty meal to go with it. Might we suggest chicken and cheddar-waffle sandwiches?
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