Brunch Cocktail & Drink Recipes

Drinks really shine at brunch, whether it's an iced cold-brew coffee, a sparkling cocktail, or a pitcher's worth of Bloody Marys. We have brunch cocktail recipes for all seasons and holidays as well as for gatherings large or small (hint make a pitcher drink when you have more guests.)

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Make-Ahead Bloody Mary Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
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).

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.

Cranberry-Orange Sparkler

Rating: 3.5 stars 151
Sparkling, tart, and the prettiest shade of blush, these sparklers are -- dare we say -- more enticing than a plain old mimosa.

Bloody Mary

Rating: 3.5 stars 142
This recipe for spicy, refreshing Bloody Marys is a perfect accompaniment to Eggs Benedict or other brunch favorites.

Peachmopolitan

Rating: 3 stars 36
This breezy summer cocktail will impress all your guests.

Pineapple-Raspberry Bellini

This bubbly drink is inspired by a French martini.

Bellini

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.

Morning Margarita

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.

Tomato and Tequila

Rating: 5 stars 9
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.

Menning Mimosa

Rating: 3.5 stars 247
This fabulous recipe for a menning mimosa is a perfect cocktail to serve at any celebration.

Bloody Mary for One

Enjoy a solo brunch with this easy to make Bloody Mary cocktail for one. 

Prosecco Cocktail

Rating: 3 stars 40
Angostura bitters, a liqueur infused with herbs, roots, and bark, is used to add depth to this cocktail.
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Inspiration and Ideas

From Bloody Marys to Mimosas, Say "Cheers!" with These Brunch Cocktail Recipes
Encourage guests to linger a little longer over brunch by serving any of these cocktails that are just right for day drinking.
From Bloody Marys to Mimosas, Say Cheers with These Brunch Cocktail Recipes
Encourage guests to linger a little longer over brunch by serving any of these cocktails that are just right for day drinking.
Carrot-Juice Mimosas

Fresh carrot juice in addition to the usual OJ adds a welcome note of earthiness to this classic brunch libation and gives it a vivid orange hue.