Toast-Worthy Brunch Cocktails

Take a mid-morning sip of a light and delicious beverage that makes getting out of bed worthwhile.

  • Sparkling Cranberry Blush

    Sparkling Cranberry Blush

    Light and bubbly Champagne adds a festive fizz to vibrant mixture of cranberry juice cocktail and thawed lemonade concentrate. Add the bubbly just before serving.

    Recipe: Sparkling Cranberry Blush

  • Bloody Mary Punch

    Bloody Mary Punch

    When your guest list includes some that like it spiked and some that like it smooth, serve optional shots of vodka on the side of the already-mixed cocktail, and let guests add it or not.

    Recipe: Bloody Mary Punch

  • Raspberry-Orange Sunrises

    Raspberry-Orange Sunrises

    Semisweet sparkling wine takes the lead role in this fresh morning cocktail. Mix with orange juice and add raspberries and orange slices for extra flavor and fun adornment.

    Recipe: Raspberry-Orange Sunrises

  • Mixed Berry Bellinis

    Mixed Berry Bellinis

    This alcohol-free brunch drink looks gorgeous on display and is the perfect sweet foil to a heavy breakfast menu. The recipe calls for frozen mixed berries, making it a budget-friendly cocktail for anytime of year.

    Recipe: Mixed Berry Bellinis

  • Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast

    Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast

    Introduce a nontraditional cocktail recipe to the brunch table with this bourbon-infused drink. Fresh mint adds a fragrant note, while turbinado sugar adds festive sparkle.

    Recipe: Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast

  • Brandy Slush

    Brandy Slush

    Save this recipe for the next time you're having a crowd over for a weekend party. It makes a big batch, but it also keeps well in the freezer for up to three months, so it's easy to enjoy on short notice.

    Recipe: Brandy Slush

  • Red Roosters

    Red Roosters

    Choose a cocktail with a name that's guaranteed to rouse your brunch guests to a festive toast. Cranberry juice, orange juice, and vodka are the only ingredients you need. Make this cocktail ahead, or try the freeze-ahead slushy suggestions, if you dare.

    Recipe: Red Roosters

  • Blushing Mimosas

    Blushing Mimosas

    Update the classic mimosa by adding a splash of grenadine, a sweet, ruby-red pomegranate-flavored syrup. The pineapple juice gives the overall flavor combination a tart boost.

    Recipe: Blushing Mimosas

  • Sparkling Ginger-Orange Cocktails
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

    Sparkling Ginger-Orange Cocktails

    This elegant play on the classic mimosa will be a bubbly, tropical start to your brunch.

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