5 Green Brunch Drinks (That Aren't Green Juice)

Frozen Honeydew-Basil Margaritas

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By F&W Editors Posted June 25, 2016

These are a little bit stronger.

Up your brunch cocktail game with these fantastic green drinks.

1. Melon Sparkler with Tapioca Pearls 

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Mixing honeydew juice with the fizzy Italian wine Moscato makes a super-refreshing cocktail. Melon balls and chewy tapioca pearls are fun to eat and cute to look at.

2. Cucumber Cocktail with Chamomile Tonic 

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"A lot of cultures start meals with an aperitif or end with a digestif," says Jovial King. "Having a bitter drink before or after a meal is just a way to slow down, which is always great for digestion." Her chamomile tonic, with vodka and dandelion greens, is delicious in this refreshing, unsweetened cocktail.

3. Frozen Honeydew-Basil Margaritas 

Food & Wine: Frozen Honeydew Basil Margaritas

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F&W's Kay Chun riffs on a classic margarita here, combining white tequila and fresh lime juice with chunks of frozen honeydew melon and a quick, brightly flavored sweet basil puree.

4. Emerald Palmers  

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Try these refreshing green tea-based mocktails with a hit of gin. 

5. Cilantro Cooler  

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This light, summery cilantro-spiked drink features a eucalyptus-infused simple syrup.

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