It’s the only reasonable way to stay warm.

Blood Orange-Rosemary Fizz

Eating and drinking are our two top winter activities. Since we highly recommend you spend the freezing months doing both, why not start with brunch? Take a few weekend hours to grab a handful of people you like and enjoy a morning meal in the comfort of your heated home. We promise there is no better refuge from the cold.

Here, seven cocktails that’ll be a hit from now until the ice thaws.

1. Pamplemousse


Bright, refreshing and low in alcohol, this is what you want to drink right when you wake up. Plus, grapefruit is one of the best winter fruits.

2. Thai Chile Bloody Marys

Thai Chile Bloody Marys
Credit: © Cedric Angeles

Since fresh tomatoes are not in season, this bloody is all about the spice. Swap in Thai chile for the traditional Tabasco and you’ll find an interesting, subtle sweetness.

3. Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

It’s citrus season and we’re here to make the most of it. This bubbly number is inspired by the northwest coast of Italy.

4. The Witches’ Coffee

The Witches' Coffee

Definitely on the heavier side for brunch, but we can never resist our morning coffee.

5. Grape Sparklers

Grape Sparklers

Fizzy and not too sweet, all you need is grapes, dry sparkling wine and mint.

6. Champagne Holiday Punch

Champagne Holiday Punch
Credit: © Tina Rupp

Throw a holiday brunch this year and bring this Champagne punch to the table. Perfect for a big group and just a big tropical, your guests will be helping themselves to more.

7. Blood Orange-Rosemary Fizz

Blood Orange-Rosemary Fizz

We’re still riding the citrus train and that includes blood orange. We love the rosemary sprig in this drink.