There’s more to brunch cocktails than the simple citrus and Champagne sparklers. From fruity sangria and Aperol spritz to Bloody Marys and tropical mixes, here are a few of our favorite weekend sips.
A nice light and fruity white wine works well for this refreshing take on traditional Spanish sangria. Don’t have plums or nectarines? Any fresh fruit you have on hand will work just fine.
A ubiquitous Italian café classic, the Aperol Spritz is a practically perfect aperitif, with a gorgeous pale orange color and a refreshing flavor from the lightly bitter Aperol and dry prosecco.
Mix blueberry juice, gin and prosecco and it’s hard to go wrong. A cocktail pick threaded with fresh blueberries is a nice addition.
This frothy brunch drink has a taste reminiscent of Key lime pie or lemon-lime sherbet. Grate a little nutmeg on top for the perfect sweet-spicy finish.
Bloody Marys are a canvas for creativity, from what you put in your drink to what you put on your glass. Lucky for you, it’s all a matter of giving it all a try until you get it just right.
Bartender Ramón Marrero created this classic in 1954 at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and it has since become one of the world’s most popular rum drinks, a staple that conjures up images of vacations in tropical locales.