43 Amazing Brunch Cocktails

Mimosas, bloody marys, and more!

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Without booze, it's just breakfast. Make brunch a little more special with these delicious and easy-to-make cocktails—whether you like wine, beer, sparkling wine, tequila, or vodka, we've got something for you! These classic daytime drinks are light, refreshing, and will pair well with any brunch spread. Check out our list of 43 brunch cocktails for ideas on what to serve at yours.

Is it even brunch if someone’s not drinking a bloody mary or mimosa? We’ve got recipes for classic versions, as well as TONS of twists. Try our flamin’ hot (yep, like the Cheetos!) or taco bloody marys, or our piña colada or cherry bomb mimosas. The spin-off options are truly endless.

Bored of the basics, and want something extra outstanding to go with your pancakes or waffles and scrambled, poached, or fried eggs? Try a vanilla peach bellini, a St. Germain spritz, or a michelada for a drink that’ll taste new and exciting and familiar.

Serving a crowd? We got you too. Try our wine cocktail recipes (red sangria or white wine sangria), or one of our punches, like our lemon-lime berry brunch punch or pineapple peach Prosecco punch. They’ll go great alongside our favorite brunch bakes, like our french toast casserole or our cheesy croissant casserole.

Need a pick-me-up with your cocktail? Try our fluffy dalgona martini, our brown-sugar and whiskey-filled Irish coffee, or our cold brew sangria for a little caffeine with your booze. If you wanted to pair them with one of our coffee dessert recipes, we won’t judge. It’s brunch, after all—anything goes!

Want more brunch inspiration? Check out our favorite brunch breakfast recipes too.

bloody mary
Parker Feierbach
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Classic Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary always starts with a mix of tomato juice and vodka, but from there it can go anywhere. We love our classic with a bit of heat from hot sauce, horseradish, and black pepper. We also added pickle juice to ours, but feel free to skip!

Get the Classic Bloody Mary recipe.

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Parker Feierbach
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Mimosa Margaritas

A classic bubbly mimosa + a sweet tart margarita—there might not be a more perfect brunch cocktail.

Get the Mimosa Margarita recipe.

brunch punch champagne cocktail with sugared rim and strawberries, raspberries, and mint
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Brunch Punch

Sure, mimosas are great. But when you're hosting brunch for a big group, brunch punch is where it's at. With a full bottle of bubbly and plenty of vodka, it's just the thing to get the party going.

Get the Brunch Punch recipe.

michelada in a glass with a chili salt rim garnished with a lime
Parker Feierbach
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If you've never had a michelada, you're in for a treat. The addition of hot sauce and lime juice add a spicy/sour kick that takes your average light beer from good to great. Thanks to our secret ingredient (soy sauce!) there's also a hint of umami flavor that keeps you coming back for more.

Get the Michelada recipe.

classic mimosa recipe
Erik Bernstein
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Classic Mimosa

To bring that sweet and tangy flavor you can only find in fresh citrus, squeezing juice from fresh oranges is a must! To play off the sweet orange juice, we prefer a dry or semi-dry sparkling white wine. Since Champagne can be particularly pricey, a dry Prosecco or Cava will also do the trick.

Get the Classic Mimosa recipe.

spiked sparkling basil lemonade
Joel Goldberg
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Spiked Sparkling Basil Lemonade

Basil-infused vodka brings out the sweetness of the herb and turns the spirit a vibrant, springy green.

Get the Spiked Sparkling Basil Lemonade recipe.

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Vanilla Peach Bellini

If you can get your hands on some good, ripe peaches, taste your puree before adding honey. Orange zest helps coax some sweetness from out-of-season peaches, but the drink will still be delicious without it. For a ginger variation, swap the vanilla for a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger.

Get the Vanilla-Peach Bellinis recipe.

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Irish Coffee

Irish coffee was first created in 1943 by an airport chef named Joe Sheridan, who whipped it up for passengers whose flight had been rerouted back to his small airport near Limerick in Ireland. The passengers were both delighted and soothed by the warm drink, and one passenger ventured to ask, “Is this Brazilian coffee?” “No,” Joe Sheridan said, “it’s Irish coffee.” And the name stuck!

Get the Irish Coffee recipe.

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Cherry Bomb Mimosa

Pineapple, maraschino cherry juice, and sparkling wine come together to make this tropical, grown-up take on a Shirley Temple.

Get the Cherry Bomb Mimosa recipe.

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Orange Crush

Intensely juicy and citrus-forward, the drink was originally made with orange-flavored vodka. Plain vodka works well too, and if you like you can up the flavor ante with a few dashes of orange bitters instead. For those who prefer their cocktails less sweet, 1 to 1 ½ ounces of triple sec should be sufficient.

Get the Orange Crush recipe.

prosecco punch
Parker Feierbach
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Prosecco Punch

Like a screwdriver but better, thanks to pineapple juice and vanilla vodka. This drink is perfect for cheers-ing over cinnamon rolls and breakfast strata. It's fancy yet so easy to throw together for a last minute crowd.

Get the Prosecco Punch recipe.

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Cold Brew Sangria

Drink this coffee black—the fruit, Cointreau and simple syrup sweeten things up, so you won't even miss milk or cream.

Get the Cold Brew Sangria recipe.

mint julep recipe
Joel Goldberg
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Mint Julep

Mint juleps are often only brought up around the time of the Kentucky Derby and we think that’s a crying (neighing?) shame! Not only does the classic frosty cup and minty flavor provide a cooling freshness on a hot day, it’s also one of the best low-effort cocktails out there. It's only 3 ingredients (if you don’t count ice) and the prep couldn’t be simpler.

Get the Mint Julep recipe.

taco bloody marias
Parker Feierbach
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Taco Bloody Marys

A Bloody Mary is only as good as it's garnish, so we topped these off with our favorite tacos. We used a toaster to make our own mini tacos shells, and it's our one of our favorite hacks EVER.

Get the Taco Bloody Marys recipe.

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St. Germain Spritz

If you're a fan of refreshing, low-alcohol drinks like the ever-popular Aperol Spritz, you're going to love this sweet and floral cocktail.

Get the St. Germain Spritz recipe.

strawberry shortcake mimosa
Joel Goldberg
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Strawberry Shortcake Mimosas

Celebrate the return of strawberries with this shortcake mimosa! Use any leftover ice cream to make strawberry milkshakes or strawberry shortcake ice cream cake.

Get the Strawberry Shortcake Mimosas recipe.

rosemary gin fizz
Park Feierbach
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Rosemary Gin Fizz

This gin fizz gets a major flavor boost from rosemary simple syrup. This recipe will make far more syrup than you'll need for 2 drinks, but kept in an airtight container it'll last 1 to 2 weeks! Use it to make more fizzes, or add it to other drinks that need sweetening like homemade lemonade or iced tea.

Get the Rosemary Gin Fizz recipe.

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Dalgona Martini

Dalgona, or whipped coffee, is now the coolest thing to top all of your drinks with. Try it on top of this simple Baileys martini for an instant trendy pick me up.

Get the Dalgona Martini recipe.

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Lemonade plus champagne (or your fave sparkling wine) is a drink we can get behind, but what takes this to the next level is an easy blueberry simple syrup you're going to want to put in all your cocktails from now on.

Get the Lemosas recipe.

best ever red sangria
Parker Feierbach
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Red Wine Sangria

Sangria was originally aged wine mixed with fruit and spices, such as cinnamon, then evolved through time into regional variations. Our version of sangria is light and bubbly with an addition of seltzer water and quite a perfect ratio of wine to brandy.

Get the Red Sangria recipe.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Giggle Juice

WTF is Giggle Juice, you ask? A combo of moscato, lemonade, and vodka that will have all your friends laughing.

Get the Giggle Juice recipe.

pickle bloody marys
Parker Feierbach
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Dill Pickle Bloody Marys

Get ready for a life-changing Bloody Mary hack: PICKLE JUICE ICE CUBES! 😵 Brunch will never be the same.

Get the Dill Pickle Bloody Marys recipe.

easy twists on a classic lemonade recipe
Ethan Calabrese
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Sangria Lemonade

This white wine sangria is the perfect level of sweet. Use storebought or homemade lemonade.

Get the Sangria Lemonade recipe.

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Parker Feierbach
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Dole Whip Mimosas

Love Dole Whip? These mimosas combine everything you love about the classic Disney dessert, PLUS booze.

Get the Dole Whip Mimosas recipe.

raspberry float mimosas
Parker Feierbach
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Raspberry Mimosas

Mimosas are why we brunch, and raspberry mimosas only make them better. Adding sorbet and fresh fruit puts them over the top.

Get the Raspberry Mimosa Floats recipe.

pina colada mimosas
Jonathan Boulton
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Piña Colada Mimosas

Mimosas + piña coladas? Yes please! This is the perfect is the perfect drink to sip beachside (or poolside) this summer.

Get the Piña Colada Mimosas recipe.

flamin' hot bloody marys
Parker Feierbach
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Flamin' Hot Bloody Marys

These aren't just ANY Bloody Marys. Even without the Cheeto garnish, they've got a kick! With the lime juice and hot sauce, this cocktail would be just as good with silver tequila as it is with vodka. So, choose your own adventure. 😉

Get the Flamin' Hot Bloody Marys recipe.

paloma mimosas
Brad Holland
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Paloma Mimosas

Grapefruit fans, this mimosa's for you. Want to add a little kick to your mimosas? Add 1/4 teaspoon chili powder to your sugar & salt mixture to give your rim some heat.

Get the Paloma Mimosas recipe.

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Moscow Mule

A Moscow mule is actually SO easy to make. It only has three ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime. We like to garnish it with mint, but it's not necessary.

Get the Moscow Mule recipe.

white wine sangria
Charlie Gillette
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White Wine Sangria

We love this lighter (both in color and on the palette) alternative to red wine sangria. This easy white-wine sangria recipe has all of your favorite fruits (and if it doesn't, go ahead and add them). To make things even better, they get soaked in Grand Marnier (the orange liqueur often used in margaritas) too.

Get the White Sangria recipe.

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