The Best Classic Brunch Cocktails

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brunch cocktails

Who doesn’t love good brunch cocktails? Whether you’re winding down after a fun weekend or gearing up for a day of celebration, cocktails constantly improve things. But what should you drink when brunching?

Look no further if you’re searching for classic brunch cocktails 🍸 that will please your taste buds! In this blog post, we’ll reveal some of our favorite brunch beverages and supply recipes so you can make them in your home. Come visit one of our liquor stores in Texas and stock up on everything you need to make your favorite brunch cocktail. 

The 9 Most Popular Sunday Brunch Cocktails

🍹 Cocktails for brunch can come in all shapes and sizes. From sweet cocktails to tart drinks, the possibilities are endless! Here’s a list of some excellent Sunday brunch cocktails.

Bloody Mary

If you prefer cocktails with a kick, you can’t go wrong with the classic Bloody Mary. This vodka-based cocktail is sure to wake up your taste buds!

Recipe:

bloody mary cocktail
  • 1 liter of tomato juice
  • 4 oz of lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 5 tablespoons of horseradish.2574857
  • 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 7-10 dashes of hot sauce

Gather all the ingredients and place them in a mixing glass. Shake robustly, then strain into either an elegant Highball or stylish Collins glass filled with ice cubes. Add some extra pizzazz to your drink by topping it off with a celery stick, and get ready to savor it!

Kir Royal

This champagne-based cocktail is perfect if you want something light and bubbly to top off your brunch cocktails!

Recipe:

Kir Royal
  • 1/2 oz crème de cassis
  • Dry champagne or sparkling wine
  • Lemon twist (for garnish)

Combine the crème de cassis and champagne into a flute glass.

Gently swirl it together with a spoon or chopstick, then garnish with the lemon twist to give it an extra flavor.

Mimosa

The classic brunch cocktail mimosas are perfect for toasting with friends at a Sunday brunch.

Recipe:

Mimosa cocktail
  • 2 oz of orange juice
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Slice of orange or cherry

Pour the orange juice into a chilled glass and top it with champagne or sparkling wine. Add a citrusy sweetness to your drink and garnish with an orange or cherry slice!

Bellini

The Bellini is the perfect accompaniment to brunch, with its delightful and revitalizing taste.

Recipe:

Bellini cocktail
  • 1 ½ oz of peach puree or nectar
  • Chilled Prosecco or sparkling wine
  • Peach slice

In a champagne flute, add the peach puree and top with chilled Prosecco or other sparkling wine. Stir gently and garnish with a peach slice.

Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is an Italian classic cocktail drink to enjoy in the summer sunshine.

Recipe:

Aperol Spritz cocktail
  • 3 oz of Prosecco
  • 2 oz of Aperol
  • 1 oz of soda water
  • Orange slice

Enjoy the perfect start to your day by sipping this refreshingly tasty cocktail at home! Add some sparkle to your wine glass with Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water for a delightful brunch. Stir it all together and garnish with an orange slice for that extra flavourful touch!

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

A caffeine hit and a cocktail, what more could you want? Espresso martinis are the perfect brunch cocktails for those looking to start the party early.

Recipe:

  • 2 oz of vodka
  • ½ oz of coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz of espresso or double-strength espresso
  • ½ oz of syrup

Start by adding the vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso or double-strength espresso, and syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.

Mint Julep

With bourbon at its base, this classic cocktail is ideal for adding a touch of sophistication to your Sunday brunch cocktails.

Recipe:

Mint Julep
  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon of simple syrup
  • 8 mint leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprig

Muddle the mint leaves with simple syrup in a Julep glass or rocks glass. Add the bourbon whiskey and crushed ice, stirring until the glass is frosty. Top off your Mint Julep with a sprig of fresh mint for garnish.

Mojito

A Mojito is one of the most popular cocktails for Sunday brunch. It’s light, refreshing, and boozy — the perfect morning cocktail!

Recipe:

Mojito
  • 2 oz of white rum 
  • 3/4 oz of lime juice 
  • 1/2 oz of simple syrup
  • 3 fresh mint leaves 
  • Soda water to top off

Muddle the mint leaves with simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add the rum and lime juice, shaking with ice until chilled. Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice cubes and top off with soda water. Garnish your brunch cocktail with a sprig of mint for an extra flavor boost!

Rose Sangria

Rose Sangria is the perfect light, fruity cocktail to start the day with. 

Recipe:

Rose Sangria cocktail
  • Rosé wine
  • Fruit (oranges, strawberries, and lemons)
  • Brandy
  • Sugar
  • Mint, for garnish

Mix the fruit with the sugar and let it sit for about 20 minutes to break down. Add the brandy and Rosé, stirring thoroughly. Refrigerate for several hours before serving. Garnish with mint.

Buy the Ingredients and Make Brunch at Home!

Whether you want a tequila brunch cocktail or something a bit more fruity, this list of cocktails for brunch will have something for you. Gather your ingredients and start mixing up cocktails to celebrate the week’s most important day!

Let Zipps help you whip up tasty brunch cocktails with their vast selection of ingredients! We provide an array of mixers, sodas, cocktail bases, garnishes, and spirits to ensure your home bar is stocked for the perfect daytime gathering.

Shop online or visit your nearby liquor store in Eastern Texas to get everything you need to make the best cocktails for brunch!