Brunch Cocktails

There's so much more to brunch than mimosas. Whether you prefer champagne, beer or hard liquor, the key to any great brunch cocktail is keeping things light by using fresh fruit and veggies. Mix Prosecco with pomegranate juice, fresh ginger with a hoppy IPA or vodka with blood orange juice for simple twists on classic cocktails. One of our favorites is this morning-appropriate margarita made with frozen honeydew, basil puree and lime juice. If you're a brunch purist, you can't go wrong with a fresh tomato Bloody Mary or a peachy Bellini. Find your new go-to drink or discover a twist on an old favorite with F&W's guide to brunch cocktails.

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Frozen Aperol Spritzes ('Fraperol Spritzes')
The Aperol Spritz — a simple combination of Aperol, Prosecco, and club soda — is easily one of the most celebrated summer cocktails. This recipe is a frozen twist on the classic, and includes orange liqueur for even more orange flavor. Food & Wine's Justin Chapple originally developed a version of the recipe for Pepe's Wharf in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and streamlined it here so it's easy to make in a home blender. For the best results, allow the Aperol cubes to freeze overnight.
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Big-Batch Bloody Marys
You know what’s easier than a bloody mary bar? Preparing a big-batch mary that’s so good, your guests don’t have to do any DIY work. This crowd-pleasing mix starts with the toned-down tomato kick of V8, then gets a double smack of heat from zippy horseradish and hot sauce. Regular pickle juice adds a puckery sweet-and-sour touch, but we really love the extra heat from a jar of spicy pickles (Wickles is our current brand crush). Be sure to let the mix sit for a least a couple hours to let the flavors meld and mingle. Pints of the bloody mary mix paired with bottles of vodka make stellar gifts.
Brunch-Inspired Cocktails
Chefs are putting the spotlight on breakfast at morning hits like ’Aina in San Francisco. Now bartenders are waking up to the idea of mixing drinks with iconic morning ingredients.
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No winter brunch is complete without some warming cocktails. Here, five drinks to help you beat the winter blues.
Our Best Brunch Cocktails
Whether you're into bellinis, White Russians, refreshing punches, or more adventurous brunch beverages, we have a cocktail for every long brunch that you're throwing.

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