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Best Cocktail Recipes for Brunch at Home

Brunch served with cocktails

The only thing that is better than a hearty breakfast and an appetizing lunch is a scrumptious brunch!

If you have been searching for the perfect cocktails to prepare for brunch at home, then you’ll love the recipes we’ve got coming up for you. Whether you’re hanging out with your family or friends, these cocktails recipes are a mandatory ingredient to complete your delicious brunch experience.

With these cocktails, you’ll have wonderful reasons to raise your glasses and toast to the future!

A top view shot of a brunch spread

1. Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a tomato flavoured drink that can be consumed with or without alcohol, which makes it a great option for those who prefer a mild beverage at brunch.

Ingredients (Single Serving)

  • 3 parts Vodka
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 6 parts tomato juice
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Tabasco
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery stalk
  • Lemon wedge

Preparation

Mix the ingredients in a pitcher or highball glass, stir gently and garnish with a lemon wedge and celery stalk. Best when served poured over ice.

2. Mimosa

Mimosas have gained their worldwide popularity thanks to their sparkle and softness. These beverages are mild yet are a haven for explosive tropical flavor. The best thing about it? You only need three ingredients to whip up a batch of your own! 

Ingredients (Pitcher Serving)

  • 1 bottle of dry sparkling wine
  • 3 cups of orange juice
  • Orange slices (optional; for garnishing purposes)

Preparation

For a pitcher serving, slowly pour the sparkling wine into a pitcher. Afterwards, pour your preferred amount of orange juice. Without stirring, refrigerate for a maximum of 10 minutes. Pour into champagne flutes, serve, and enjoy!

A plate of mimosas

3. Melon Patch

Want the perfect pair for your brunch salad? Then the melon patch is the one for you. Let’s keep the refreshing fruity theme going with this three-liquor beverage.

Ingredients (Single Serving)

  • 1 oz melon liqueur
  • ½ triple sec
  • ½ oz vodka
  • 4 ½ club soda
  • Orange slice
  • Ice

Preparation

Fill a glass with ice, and pour the melon liqueur, triple sec, and vodka. Store and fill with club soda. After that, garnish with an orange slice, and it’s ready to be served!

4. Sweet Sunrise

This gentle twist to the tequila sunrise has the stunning appearance of the famous drink, but in mocktail form. This congenial beverage is great to serve at your brunch when you have guests of all ages.

Ingredients (Single Serving)

  • 3 dashes of orange bitters
  • 4 oz. orange pineapple juice
  • ½ grenadine syrup
  • Ice
  • A slice of grapefruit, orange or pineapple as garnish

Preparation

Fill a highball glass with ice, then add 2 to 3 dashes of orange cocktail bitters and top with orange pineapple juice. Afterwards, add the grenadine syrup. This will sink to the bottom before it rises back to the top. Last but not least, garnish with a slice of grapefruit, pineapple, or orange. When it looks just as good as it tastes, it’s ready to be served!

5. Irish Coffee 

Typically, cocktails are served ice cold, but that’s where Irish Coffee strays from the norm and breaks all the rules in the most exquisite way possible.  This charming hot beverage gets its sweetness from brown sugar and its elevated punch from Irish Whiskey. Being a comforting warm drink infused with hits of alcohol, Irish Coffee is the epitome of a hybrid brunch beverage.

Ingredients (Single Serving)

  • 3 oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz fresh cream
  • 1 tsp. Brown sugar
  • 2 ⅔ oz hot coffee

Preparation

Heat the coffee, whiskey, and sugar, but do not let it boil. Pour into a glass or Irish coffee mug, and top with the desired amount of cream. Serve hot.

Three brunch cocktails

6. Sea Breeze

Living up to its ethereal name, this beverage is a revitalizing boost of vodka with exquisite cranberry juice and grapefruit juice flair. Sea Breeze drinks are extremely popular during the summer season for that refreshing dose of coolness to beat the heat.

Ingredients (Single Serving)

  • 1 ⅓ oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 4 oz. cranberry juice
  • Ice

Preparation

Pour all the ingredients into a highball glass and add the finishing touches with a lime wedge garnish.

7. Abbey Cocktail

A martini in the morning? Why not? With the Abbey cocktail, brunch will be amplified with rejuvenating citrus flavors that harmonize with the aromatic notes of gin.

Ingredients (Single Serving)

  • 1 ½ ounces of gin
  • ¾ ounce of Lilet Blanc
  • 2 to 3 dashes of orange bitters
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Ice

Preparation

Pour the gin, orange juice, and orange bitters into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well and strain contents into a cocktail glass. Add the maraschino cherry as the finishing touch, and serve!

8. Cucumber Collins

The fountain of youth is secretly hidden in the food we consume. Water is a great way to hydrate your skin to keep it supple and youthful, but drinking water alone is a bore. With Cucumber Collins, you will have found yourself a way to get a dose of water from cucumbers while enjoying the rich flavor of gin or vodka. It’s a win win situation!

Cucumber Collins are infused with fresh flavors that are akin to a whimsical garden party, so it would be a crime to not serve this drink at brunch!

Ingredients (Single Serving) 

  •  4 slices of cucumber
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. gin
  • Club soda
  • Mint

Preparations

Muddle cucumber slices, lemon juice, and simple syrup at the bottom of a glass. In case you don’t have a muddler, you can utilize the handle of a wooden spoon instead. Muddle the ingredients until the cucumbers are slightly crushed and have released juices. Next, add gin and ice. Top off the cocktail with club soda and garnish with another slice of cucumber and mint. Serve in mason jars with decorative straws for that festive finesse.

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