Making your boozy brunch life even better.

By Sara Tane
September 27, 2017

Brunch is more or less the Olympics of any hosted meal. It goes without saying that if there’s not booze, it’s not brunch. As much as we love a fancy punch bowl or an over-the-top, glass beverage dispenser—let’s be honest. Few of us can actually call ourselves proud owners of such exquisite drinkware. Like any good bruncher, however, we’ve not let that deter our day-drinking spirits. Instead, Joy the Baker, celebrated blogger and published cookbook author, became our a legendary brunch icon when she took matters into her own hands (quite literally) and brought the alcohol straight to the can. And thus, the movement began—BRUNCH CAN COCKTAILS.

If your friend group is like, well, literally any other friend group on the face of the planet, then there are probably a lot of alcoholic preferences to accommodate. This is a huge reason why we can get down with a brunch can cocktail. The entire group need not commit to a uniform, big-batch cocktail that requires finishing before any alternative drink can be poured. By opting for individual cans, people can make what they like, and personalize it to their preferences (or readiness to get wasted). Bottoms up, regardless.

Mimosa in a Can

To turn the boozy brunch staple, a mimosa, into its can counterpart, simply start with a can of sparkling prosecco. Pour some of the contents into a pitcher (or another open vessel, like your mouth, maybe?) and refill the partially-emptied can with orange juice. The ratio of juice to booze is whatever you’d like to make it. Garnish with an orange slice, and BOOM. Now you’re brunching, b*tch.


Greyhound in a Can

In the same vein of citrusy goodness, you can put a spin on the classic Grey Hounds cocktail. With a can of pamplemousse-flavored (A.K.A. grapefruit…) La Croix, pour some out for the homies, and add a splash of grapefruit juice and gin/vodka. Take a swig, champ.

Kalimotxo in a Can

Because there’s no time for red wine quite like first thing in the morning, it’s probably a good idea to grab can of coke, pour half of it out, and replace it with some vino tinto (oh man, it’s never a good sign when you start speaking in another language. Maybe you should slow down). Garnish with a couple of lime slices, and go to town.

Michelada in a Can

Lastly, if beer is your boozy beverage of choice, grab a can of your favorite light beer (the cheaper, the better TBH). Pour some out (or take a sip and count to 3), and add ½ oz. of bloody mary mix and a splash of clam juice (sounds weird, but you will definitely thank us). Garnish that baby with fresh lime slices, Mexican taco spice, and a little bit of kosher salt. And of course, brunch hard and brunch responsibly!