Breakfast and Brunch Cocktails
Mary's got a new look -- this time, featuring sassier South-of-the-Border ingredients. The Mexican twist trades vodka for tequila, hot pepper sauce for chipotle, and celery sticks for blazing jalapenos.
Grab a bottle of your favorite pineapple-flavor rum or vodka and get pouring! The infusion of sweet pineapple and zesty citrus juices in this punch is electric.
One cool sip, and this peachy-keen cocktail will have you dreaming of sweet sunrises in Venice. The city's signature drink calls for Prosecco, peach schnapps, and homemade ginger syrup.
A morning without coffee? Not on our watch! This iced version steps it up a notch, thanks to vodka, Jagermeister, and -- you'll never guess! -- root beer.
No more run-of-the-mill mimosas. Market-fresh berries and a dramatic splash of fruit syrup make this fizzy champagne cocktail the new breakfast fave. Who knew a sophisticated drink could be so simple?
Rise and shine to a lighter, brighter version of your favorite morning cocktail: the Celery Mary. The crisp twist ditches tomato juice for bubbly celery soda, adds fresh peppers, and rims the glass in celery salt. Don't worry -- the vodka's still there!
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Just when you thought flavored coffees couldn't get any fancier! This iced take is brewed with fresh oranges. (Hint: You put them in the filter!) A swig of orange liqueur offers double the fruity goodness.
Prosecco-Peach Champagne Punch
Punch for brunch? We're in! Peach slices, OJ, Prosecco, and lemon juice meet in a sweet and stylish morning cocktail that's perfect for serving a crowd. Serve over glasses of crushed ice.
Swap your go-to morning smoothie for a laid-back blend of berries, kiwi, lime juice, and strawberry vodka. Garnish with leftover fruit slices for an Instagram-worthy breakfast drink.
A glass of OJ for breakfast? Let us improve upon the basic. Amp up the daily drink with rum, triple sec, and ginger ale. Bonus: A generous pour of grenadine helps give this drink its fiery ombre look.
Peppered Bacon Bloody Mary
Thick peppery bacon gives this rise and shine cocktail plenty of spice. Blogger Ali of Gimme Some Oven also added smoked paprika to enhance the flavor of the bacon.
No waiting until happy hour for a taste of this tropical cocktail. Break out the blender and fill with fruity juices, melon liqueur, and vodka. Cream of coconut makes it extra silky.
Hot Orange Sipping Tea
This spiked and spiced hot cinnamon-citrus tea is perfect for blustery fall mornings. Boil a batch in less than 10 minutes. Brunch guests will love the vanilla vodka and orange liqueur additions.
Grapefruit-Gin Cocktail Shakes
The best thing about brunch? Anything goes! Shake up your party menu with blushing grapefruit-gin shakes. We blended ours with raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream for an indulgent morning treat.
Bourbon Citrus Sipper
Warm up blanketed winter mornings with a cozy cup of bourbon-citrus cider. Slow-cooked with cinnamon, cloves, and anise seeds, the studded cocktail one-ups a glass of apple juice any day.
Take morning mimosas from basic to beautiful with our simple (and fruity!) surprise: homemade strawberry ice cubes. Pop a few sliced berries into an ice cube tray along with your choice of grape juice or water, then garnish and sip away.
Sweet Tea Swagger
Put a little swagger in your step with this caffeinated rum cocktail featuring black tea. Brown sugar sweetens the drink, while watermelon, lime, and mint make delish garnishes.
Green Pina Colada Smoothie
Blogger Ali of Gimme Some Oven added healthy spinach to our pina colada smoothie for a green drink you can feel good about.