Brunch just isn’t the same without a delicious cocktail or two. Of course you can have your usual screwdrivers or mimosas for brunch, but why not jazz up your morning meal with some tasty new options?
We have put together a list of 8 delicious and easy-to-make brunch cocktails that can take your morning meal to the next level. From classic Bloody Marys to decadent hot toddies, these cocktail recipes will give you and your guests a memorable brunch experience.
1. Bloody Mary
This classic brunch cocktail is always a hit and you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like. Just mix 3 oz of tomato juice, 1.5 oz of vodka, 1/2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce, a few dashes of hot sauce (like Tabasco) and 1/2 tsp of horseradish.
If you like, you can also add a squeeze of fresh lemon or a splash of pickle juice – after all, the small details are what make a truly exceptional drink..
2. Pimm’s Cup
This popular British cocktail is also great for brunch, especially if you’re looking for something light and refreshing. Simply mix up 1 1/2 oz of Pimm’s No. 1, 4 oz of ginger beer, 1/2 oz of lime juice and serve over a tall glass of ice. You can also add a few slices of cucumber for a pretty touch.
This tropical and creamy cocktail is perfect for a relaxing brunch. To make one, fill up a shaker with 3 oz of orange juice, 2 oz of pineapple juice, 1 oz of cream of coconut and 1.5 oz of dark rum. Shake everything together and pour into a tall glass over ice.
No brunch is complete without the classic mimosa. This is such an easy cocktail to make and it always goes down a treat. Start by filling a champagne flute with a half glass of orange juice and top with champagne.
If you’re feeling fancy, you can try out a different type of bubbly or even a moscato instead. Add a few frozen raspberries or a twist of orange peel to make it look extra festive.
5. Irish Coffee
If you’re looking for something a little stronger, why not try an Irish Coffee? Start by filling a large mug with 8 oz of hot coffee, 2 oz of Irish whiskey and one teaspoon of brown sugar. Gently stir to combine then top off with a layer of thick cream.
6. Hot Toddy
When it comes to comforting winter warmers, the hot toddy is definitely at the top of the list. To make one, start by combining 6 oz of hot water with 2 oz of whiskey, 1/2 oz of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of honey in a mug. Stir to combine and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
This sparkling Italian cocktail is great for brunch, especially if you’re looking for something a little less boozy. Start by adding two parts prosecco to one part peach juice, then add a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten if needed.
For an extra special touch, you can add a splash of Chambord to make this classic even more delicious.
8. Aperol Spritz
What’s brunch without the classic Aperol Spritz? It’s such an easy cocktail to make, simply combine 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda in a large wine glass filled with ice. Stir everything together and garnish with an orange slice.
There you have it – 8 delicious and easy-to-make brunch cocktails to add some excitement to your morning meal. From light and refreshing mimosas to decadent hot toddies, we guarantee that your guests will be returning weekend after weekend to sample the delicious beverages. So why not put together a brunch spread that includes one of these cocktails and let the good times roll!