Is it really Sunday morning, if you don't wake up hungover beyond recognition, ready to put on your day-drinking outfit and make a dash for a customary brunch with the squad? Okay, yes, it's still Sunday morning, but we all know there's now a vacuum in our weekends, where our previous brunching traditions used to be.
While we can't suggest an alternative to the banter and bites your Sunday brunch came with, there's definitely something you can do about the third B in brunch., Booze, of course. Sangrias are done, tested and absolutely adored as a brunch staple, but there are a lot many exciting brunch cocktail recipes that are equally worthy of being included in your brunch drinks menu. And the best part? You can create these brunch cocktails right at home! And maybe video call with the gang to re-create a Sunday brunch scene?
Planting the seed of that idea in your idea, here's a round-up of 5 refreshing summer brunch cocktail recipes, inspired by everybody's favourite, Sangria.
1. Sangria Lemonade
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When two of your favourite drinks come together in one glass, you don't stop to wonder whether the glass is half or empty. Instead, you simply down it. Making it at home is quick and easy, and the drink is the perfect refreshing accompaniment for a hot summer mid-morning.
- 1/2 Pitcher Lemonade
- White Wine
- Light Rum
- Orange Slices
2. Pina Colada Mimosas
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Is it really Sunday brunch, if there's no bottomless mimosa on the cards? This ideal poolside drink carrier a bubbly, fresh and fruity flavour that makes it just right for all brunching intends and purposes. Adding the right garnish can go a mile in making your drink look more appealing but the taste will make you guzzle it down nonetheless.
- Pineapple Juice & Wedges
- Coconut Rum
- White Wine
3. Champagne Moscow Mule
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With the freshness of mint and a crisp, cool taste, this is another easy to create DIY summer cocktail you can make right in your kitchen. This brunch cocktail recipe combines the goodness of two of the most popular drinks of all time, the classic Moscow Mule and the celebratory champagne.
- Lime Juice
- Simple Sugar Syrup
- Good Quality Vodka
- Ginger Ale
4. Tequila Sunrise
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Easy to whip together at a moment's notice, and refreshing citric flavours that taste like summer make this classic brunch cocktail an absolute crowd-pleaser. And as we all probably already know, tequila always comes with assurances of a great time! The key to a great tequila sunrise is letting the liquids settle for the desired cocktail colours, instead of stirring it.
- Orange Juice
- Orange Slices (For Garnish)
- Cherries (For Garnish)
5. Peach Bellini
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Bubbly booze, when thrown in together with sugary peach puree, results in this yummy brunch concoction, that you and your squad will love! This cocktail has an origin story that can be traced back to Venice, so it goes without saying that the taste of a glass of peach bellini is comparable to the delightful feeling of a summer romance in Italy.
- Peaches, Peeled & Sliced
- Lemon Juice
- Sparkling Wine or Champagne
'Cause brunch without booze, is just a sad late breakfast.