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Brunch Cocktail Ideas: Beyond the Bloody Mary
There is perhaps no better meal than the weekend brunch. Part breakfast and part lunch, it combines the best of each mealtime into one long event filled with food, friends and fun. Some people will go for traditional morning beverages like coffee or fruit juice, while others will be looking for what has become a staple at most quality brunches, a delicious offering of refreshing and savory cocktails.
Mention brunch cocktails, and most folks will immediately think of the old standby, the Bloody Mary, as the perfect go-to. But there are many other brunch cocktail ideas that work very nicely for a late morning/early afternoon sip. Think citrus and refreshing for brunch cocktails. A Mimosa’s delicate mix of orange juice and champagne make a perfect aperitif. Add a splash of pineapple juice and turn a simple Mojito into a pineapple-infused, minty morning delight. You can also go savory, depending on what food you are serving. A Bourbon Mary (Bloody Mary made with Bourbon, not vodka) is a delicious spin on the classic brunch cocktail, perfect for a relaxed slide into the afternoon.
Try serving any one, or several, of these delicious brunch cocktail recipes, and turn your next brunch into a memorable event for all.