Four delicious and easy brunch cocktails in one place. Nothing is better than a refreshing, bright cocktail next to a tasty quiche to help you enjoy a relaxing weekend brunch. Today, I am sharing four cocktails that are perfect for serving with brunch. Here, you will find a Blood Orange Mimosa, Cucumber Mint Gin Cocktail, Spicy Bloody Mary, and Pineapple Margarita.
Mother’s Day is coming up and we know that moms will be getting some special treatment that weekend. There will be spa visits, breakfasts in bed, brunch dates, and lots of relaxing.
Moms don’t get much time to relax, we have the most demanding jobs of all. But those few times a year, like Mother’s Day and birthday, we get a full pampering from the family. I look forward to it every time.
My husband always plans something special with the kids. Sometimes they make me cards and breakfast, other times they send me out for some pampering, but whatever they do, it always makes me feel like special.
I do like it when my husband and little man cook for me on Mother’s Day. Even if it’s cereal, it’s still nice not to be the one cooking. I remember one year, they let me sleep it, made me an omelet, and brought it for me in bed along with some beautiful strawberries and a mimosa. It was only one time that they did it because they do something different every year but that is the one special thing I remember the most. It was so sweet waking up to that little face with a big smile holding a breakfast tray for me.
Besides breakfast in bed, I also like to see my mom on this holiday as well. I usually go see her for brunch of lunch and there is always champagne involved. There is champagne and a cake. It may not sound like a traditional brunch but hey, we only live once!
Champagne and cake does sound like an amazing Mother’s Day treat, doesn’t it?!
BLOOD ORANGE MIMOSA
A special little twist on a classic mimosa. Taking a couple of extra minutes to squeeze fresh blood orange juice will be so worth it because it tastes amazing!
HOW DO I MAKE A MIMOSA:
Mimosa is one of the most simple cocktails there is. All you need is juice and champagne. A classic mimosa is served with orange juice but you can use any juice you wish.
You can always use fresh squeezed juice in your mimosa. You can’t beat a taste of fresh squeezed orange juice.
When squeezing fresh blood oranges, keep in mind that your hand will get stained. Wear some gloves when squeezing juice from a blood orange.
To make a tasty mimosa, fill a champagne flute with juice half way and then slowly add champagne to fill up the glass.
Blood Orange Mimosa
- 750 ml champagne
- 24 blood oranges (give or take depending on size)
- Squeeze juice from blood oranges and strain the pulp.
- Fill each champagne flute with about 3 oz of blood orange juice. Champagne flutes are usually 6 oz so fill it up half way.
- Fill the glass up with champagne, pouring it slowly and letting foam go down.
CUCUMBER MINT GIN COCKTAIL
What a refreshing brunch cocktail! I can just picture myself sitting on the porch, sipping on a cold cucumber mint cocktail. Beautiful way to cool down and relax.
HOW DO I MAKE A CUCUMBER MINT GIN COCKTAIL:
Let’s start by getting some juicy cucumbers and fresh mint.
I like to make a fun cucumber spiral out of a cucumber. It looks pretty in the glass and if you’re serving these gin cocktails at a party, your guests will love the look.
It very easy to make a cucumber spiral, all you need is a vegetable peeler. Start by cutting on an end of the cucumber. Next, peel the cucumber at the top, getting only half of the circle and not letting it cut off at the end. Spin the cucumber slowly while peeling to create the spiral.
Then, combine the cucumber spirals and fresh mint leaves in a glass. Rub mint leaved with your fingers a little bit before adding it to the glass to release the juices.
After that, just add gin and club soda.
Cucumber Mint Gin Cocktail
- 6 thin slices of cucumber
- 6 mint leaves
- 4 oz gin
- Club soda to fill each 6 oz glass
- Add some ice into a glass, about half way.
- Slice cucumbers thinly or make a spiral. Add cucumbers to the glass.
- Squeeze or rum mint leaves with your fingers and add them to the glass as well.
- Add 2 oz of gin to each glass.
- Fill up the glasses with club soda.
SPICY BLOODY MARY
Bloody Mary is one of the best classic cocktails and absolutely perfect for brunch. Spice it up with some hot sauce and a chili powder spiced salt on the rim. I also love to flavor my Bloody Mary with a little bit of olive juice and I like to use sriracha as the hot sauce. Give it a try!
HOW DO I MAKE A SPICY BLOODY MARY:
For me, it’s all about the bold flavor. It may not be traditional, but I like to use V8 vegetable juice instead of just tomato juice. As a hot sauce addition, I use Sriracha. Add a splash of olive juice into the mix and of course, the spicy salt rim to top it all off.
It’s very simple to make a spicy salt rim, all you need is coarse salt and chili powder. Combine some salt and chili powder in a little bowl and mix it well. I use olive juice to wet the rim and dip the edge of the glass in the salt mixture.
After the glass is prepared, mix your Bloody Mary ingredients and slowly pour it over some ice.
Garnish it any way you like. I don’t like celery so I add olives and a little pickle.
Spicy Bloody Mary
- 4 oz vodka
- 8 oz vegetable juice (or tomato juice)
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tbsp olive juice (juice from jar of olives)
- 2 tbsp coarse salt
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- garnish of choice
- Dip the rim of the glass in a little bit of olive juice to wet it.
- Combine coarse salt and chili powder and mix well. Dip the rim of the glass into spicy salt mixture.
- Fill two glasses with ice, half way.
- Combine vodka, olive juice, sriracha sauce, and vegetable juice in the shaker. Shake to mix and pour the mixture into the glasses.
- Garnish as you wish.
PINEAPPLE LIME MARGARITA
Sweet summer margarita with a tough of sour juice from a lime. This margarita can be served with a sweet or salty rim, depending on your personal preference.
HOW DO I MAKE A PINEAPPLE MARGARITA:
Start by deciding if you want a salted rim or a sweet rim on your margarita.
Use fresh lime juice to wet the glass and dip it either in sugar or in coarse salt.
After the, it simply combining tequila, lime juice, and pineapple juice.
I also like to drop a pineapple ring into the glass. It looks pretty, and it tastes great after you finish the cocktail.
Pineapple Lime Margarita
- 4 oz silver tequila
- 8 oz pineapple juice
- 1 lime (juice from 1 lime)
- 2 canned pineapple rings
- Coarse salt or sugar for rim
- Dip the rim of each glass into some lime juice to wet it. Dip the rip of the glass into either coarse salt or sugar.
- Add a few ice cubes to each glass.
- Drop a ring of canned pineapple into each glass.
- Combine tequila, pineapple juice and juice from the lime in a shaker. Shake to mix and divide mixture among the two glasses.
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Originally published on Will Cook For Smiles on April 27, 2018. Updated March, 2020.