Make-Ahead Bloody Mary Mix
For this big-batch drink, mix everything but the vodka together ahead of time and allow the flavors to mingle. Let guests customize their Bloody Marys with black pepper and skewers with caperberries, okra, pickled onions, and lemon (Make the garnish a day in advance if you like).
Two guest-star ingredients turn a typical happy-hour margarita into a sunny brunch beverage: Orange marmalade adds a bittersweet tang, and El Guitarron agave wine ($15, cordelwine.com) comes from the same plant as tequila but has about half the alcohol, so you can toast over French toast without needing a siesta.
Mezcal Bloody Maria
Swap out the usual vodka for mezcal and throw some fresh ginger in with the horseradish for a smoky, spicy take on a Bloody Mary.
This fabulous recipe for a menning mimosa is a perfect cocktail to serve at any celebration.
Originated in Venice, Italy, this Champagne cocktail has become one of the most popular brunch drinks of all time. It's best made with fresh peach puree.
Tomato and Tequila
This spicy drink -- with the flavors of tomato juice, tequila, fresh cilantro, and hot pepper sauce -- is the perfect refresher for summer. It's equally good paired with tortilla chips at cocktail hour or with huevos rancheros for brunch.
Pink-Grapefruit Salty Dog
This classic cocktail is tinted pink, but still features the bitter-sweet taste you love.
Tomato paste lends richness -- and a healthy serving of the antioxidant lycopene -- to this citrusy refresher. Kombucha, the popular fermented tea, delivers a satisfying fizz and gut-friendly probiotics.
Pear and Cranberry Bellini
This pretty drink pairs well at holiday gatherings with elegant bites, great friends, and a stocking full of good cheer.