There is no drink that works quite as well with brunch than a cocktail. With lots of different cocktails out there, there is something for everyone – pairing your brunch with a cocktail can be a great way to make it special.
In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at 33 different brunch cocktails that you will absolutely love. So, if you want to find out more, keep on reading!
Let’s kick this off with the ultimate Brunch cocktail made famous by Sex and the City, the Cosmopolitan. Across multiple episodes of the show, Carrie and her girl gang can be seen sipping Cosmopolitans and gossiping over Brunch.
So, the perfect Brunch cocktail for channeling your inner Carrie Bradshaw and to enjoy over your mid-morning meal is a Cosmopolitan.
Next up, we have the ultimate classic that is a Mimosa. A Mimosa is one of the best cocktails to enjoy with Brunch because it is so simple to make. It literally contains 2 ingredients and is enjoyed all around the world because of how easy it is to create.
It is full of flavor, light and refreshing. Plus it contains orange juice too, so it doesn’t feel like you are being too naughty when you drink one.
If you love a Mimosa, but fancy switching up the recipe a little, then you will love this raspberry Mimosa recipe. This recipe is a little more complex than a classic Mimosa recipe, but it is absolutely delicious. If you love raspberries, then you will adore this raspberry Mimosa recipe. Once you taste it, you will understand why it is worth the little extra effort required to make it.
Or, if you love a Mimosa, but also love the flavor of grapefruit, then this Mint Grapefruit Mimosa recipe is right up your alley.
The flavors of the mint and the grapefruit perfectly complement each other, and they are insanely refreshing too. No matter whether you are making cocktails to enjoy alone, or with guests, you’re going to love this Mint Grapefruit Mimosa recipe.
5. Bloody Mary
Another total classic that you should consider making is the Bloody Mary. This cocktail is world-renowned for being a hangover-cure.
So, if you are having Brunch the day after a night of heavy drinking, we would suggest making this recipe. Bloody Mary cocktails are absolutely delicious, even if they contain some questionable ingredients. This is definitely one to try with your brunch!
On the subject of refreshing cocktails, you have to give this Prosecco and Elderflower cocktail a try. It is super simple to make, and mainly just contains prosecco with a few additional ingredients for flavor.
It is easy to make, and there is a good chance that you already have the ingredients at home, so it is definitely one to try.
Another yummy spritzer recipe is this Orange and Cranberry Spritz. This cocktail is quick and easy to make, and is actually designed to be alcohol-free.
However, you can easily add prosecco to the recipe to make it an alcoholic drink. It is packed with different flavors and is a really refreshing drink. Don’t believe us? Just wait until you try it.
We’ll take a look at a traditional Sangria recipe in a little while, but for now, let’s focus on this Sangria Lemonade recipe. Sangria can sometimes be a little heavy, simply because it contains so much red wine.
However, this recipe actually uses white wine instead of red wine, and this makes it a lot lighter. It is refreshing and packed with flavor, we can guarantee that you’ll love it.
You might expect a margarita to be tricky to make, but this recipe will prove you wrong. This strawberry margarita recipe is straightforward and simple to make.
It takes just a couple of minutes to prepare this recipe, and it contains a few different types of alcohol, so you will get a lot of bang for your buck with this cocktail. It is incredibly flavorful and guaranteed to be a hit with your guests, so it is definitely worth a try.
Or, you could stick with a classic and go for this mojito recipe. Mojitos have been popular for many years, so there is a good chance that you and your guests will absolutely adore this recipe.
With fresh mint and lime, there is a lot of kick in this mojito, and it will taste exactly like the mojitos that you enjoy out in a restaurant. We would definitely recommend giving this recipe a whirl.
But, if you would rather try out a recipe that puts a twist on the classic mojito flavors, then this grapefruit mojito is perfect for you. It is simple and straightforward to make, with just a handful of ingredients needed to achieve this delicious flavor.
Our favorite thing about this grapefruit mojito recipe is that you don’t even need a cocktail shaker to make it, all you need is a jug and the ingredients, and you are good to go!
If you fancy a cocktail that is filled with different types of alcohol, then you will love this clementine martini recipe. This recipe is packed with different types of alcohol, and this is what creates its unique flavor.
The use of fresh clementine juice also ensures that you have a nice and refreshing drink at the same time. We love this clementine martini, and we’re sure you will too.
One cocktail that has taken the world by storm is the passion fruit martini, or porn star martini as it is often sometimes known. This cocktail is incredibly flavorful and truly refreshing.
It is sweet and stylish, and the perfect cocktail for any Instagram posts that you make. Your followers will love this cocktail, and you will too.
14. Espresso Martini
If you usually love coffee with your morning meal, then the Espresso Martini is the perfect cocktail for you.
This cocktail recipe is great for waking you up in the morning, and it might trick your brain into thinking that you are simply drinking coffee with your morning meal. Espresso Martinis are fun, and perfect for pairing with your brunch.
15. Aperol Spritz
On the topic of fun cocktails, we can’t make this list without mentioning the Aperol Spritz. This cocktail has a super fun color, and it screams summer. So it is perfect for all your summertime brunches, just imagine sipping this cocktail in your backyard while eating your pancakes.
Aperol Spritz is super easy to make, and as it is a “spritz” cocktail, it is nice and refreshing too. Your guests will love this cocktail just as much as we do!
16. Aperitivo Spritz
If the Aperol Spritz is a little too heavy for you, you should check out this Aperitivo spritz recipe. This cocktail is much lighter than the Aperol Spritz in terms of sugar.
This cocktail is often enjoyed pre-dinner, so it is perfect to enjoy with a lighter brunch. The Aperitivo Spritz contains just a handful of ingredients, so it is nice and easy to throw together in a rush. We love this cocktail, and you will too.
You have probably noticed by now, but quite a lot of the recipes in this list contain prosecco. Prosecco is the perfect alcohol to use when making cocktails to enjoy early in the day, and that is why this frozen orange prosecco is perfect.
This cocktail is incredibly easy to make, even though it does require a little preparation in advance. It is lovely and refreshing, and perfect for Brunch on a summer morning.
18. Irish Coffee
Another great coffee-based cocktail is Irish coffee. This cocktail is really simple to make, and it isn’t really that different from making a regular coffee.
The alcoholic kick comes from the Irish whiskey that is used in this recipe, the rest of the ingredients are ones that you will likely already have at home if you are a coffee buff. So, it is simple to make, and you don’t have to break the bank while doing it either!
19. French 75
A cocktail that is completely different to Irish coffee is French 75. French 75 is a refreshing cocktail made of gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar, and champagne. It is a very fancy cocktail, and one that is perfect if the brunch you are enjoying is one for a special occasion.
It is packed with flavor and the best cocktail for any citrus lovers out there. Lemon is refreshing and tangy, so if you love this flavor, you will love the French 75 cocktail.
20. Piña Colada
Alternatively, if you are in the market for a refreshing cocktail, you should consider making a Piña colada. Piña coladas are an absolute classic, and one that is loved by people all over the world. As long as you like the taste of coconut, you will love this recipe. And the fact that it is super easy to make will make you love it even more.
21. Crystal Colada
If you find the piña colada a little too heavy, we would recommend giving this crystal colada recipe a try. This recipe is a lighter version of the classic piña colada, so it is the perfect recipe if you don’t want to drink anything too heavy in the morning. It tastes just like a Piña colada, but a lot lighter and healthier. We love it, and you will too!
Cooler cocktails are perfect for brunch. They are light, refreshing and go great with all sorts of different brunch foods.
There are lots of different meals that you might prepare for brunch, and we’re sure that this elder flower and herb cooler will go perfectly with them all.
It is packed with flavor and multi-dimensional so that everybody will love it. It is truly delicious, and the perfect cocktail to enjoy with your brunch.
23. Vodka Sunrise
Sunrise cocktails are great because they look incredibly fancy, even though they are actually really easy to make. This vodka sunrise actually only contains 3 different ingredients, and it will only take a few minutes to make. Start off with orange juice, add a shot of vodka and some grenadine, then your cocktail is ready to enjoy.
24. Tequila Sunrise
If you aren’t a big fan of vodka, then you should instead opt for the classic tequila sunrise. This tequila sunrise cocktail is a little more complex than the vodka sunrise recipe that we just looked at, but it is definitely worth it.
All the additional ingredients give this cocktail a very full flavor which is why we love it. Once you give it a try, you’ll love it too!
We looked at a strawberry margarita recipe earlier on, but if you prefer flavors that are a little less sweet, then you will love this ginger beer margarita recipe.
This margarita recipe tastes exactly like ginger beer, but it is a cocktail too. It is nice and easy to make, and perfect if you fancy a hearty cocktail. With the right glass, you can make it look really fancy too!
26. Pimm’s Cocktail
However, sometimes the best cocktails for brunch are ones that you can simply prepare in a jug. If you are going for a relaxed vibe with your brunch, then you might prefer to make a cocktail that everybody can simply help themselves to.
If this sounds about right for you, then a Pimm’s cocktail is perfect. Pimm’s can be used to make a delicious cocktail while only using a handful of ingredients, it really is perfect for a relaxed brunch.
27. Moscow Mule
You might associate a Moscow Mule with a night of heavy-drinking. But this cocktail can also be enjoyed alongside a delicious brunch. This cocktail doesn’t include too many different ingredients, but that is what makes it so great. With lime juice, ginger beer and vodka, we’re sure you and your guests will love this classic cocktail.
Or, perhaps you fancy a good ol’ Mexican drink. In which case, we would recommend Michelada. This Michelada packs one hell of a punch, so it is better suited to brunches where you plan on spending your day drinking. It is perfect for drinking while lining your stomach ready for the rest of the day.
We won’t spend too long talking about this rosemary gin fizz because it is very similar to some of the other cocktails that we have looked at in this guide. But, if you love rosemary and you love gin, this cocktail is perfect for your brunch.
30. Prosecco Punch
Another great cocktail for brunch is Prosecco Punch. As we said earlier, Prosecco works really well for brunch cocktails, and this punch is great if you want your guests to help themselves. Just prepare a jug, sit back and enjoy!
You might not have heard of this cocktail before, but once you give it a try, you will love it. The fuzzy navel is insanely simple, and it only contains 2 ingredients.
Two ingredients which you likely already have at home: peach schnapps and orange juice. It is refreshing and perfect for brunch, which is why you’re going to love it!
32. Sex On The Beach
On the topic of peach schnapps, we have to speak about sex on the beach. This cocktail is a favorite across the globe, and not just because of its cheeky name. Sex on the Beach is simple to make and packed with delicious ingredients. Everybody loves Sex on the Beach, and that is why it is a great choice for your brunch.
33. Red Wine Sangria
Finally, let’s wrap this up with red wine sangria. Sangria is delicious and rich, and it feels fancy too! It is simple to make, but packed with flavor, and it is guaranteed to be a hit with your guests. This is a great cocktail to throw together for your brunch if you are short on time, or want your food to be the main event.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to stick with tradition, then undoubtedly the most iconic brunch cocktail that you can make is a mimosa. This is great because mimosas are incredibly easy to make. They contain just a handful of ingredients and are utterly delicious.
What is even better about mimosas is that you can create different flavored mimosas. You have traditional mimosas, but you can easily switch up the ingredients to create different flavors. From orange to raspberry to grapefruit, there is a mimosa recipe out there for everyone.
If you are planning a brunch, then you may decide to serve cocktails to match the food that you are serving. Or, you may decide to serve food that suits the cocktails that you want to make.
Depending on which order you make your decisions, different cocktails will be better for different food. Most of the time, we would recommend going for a brunch made up of finger food if you are serving cocktails.
This allows your guests to pick at the different things that you have on offer while ensuring that your cocktails are the start of the show.
Most of the time, we would recommend serving more than one cocktail at brunch. This is a great decision because it ensures that there is a cocktail that everybody will enjoy. So serving Bloody Mary’s alongside Sex on the Beach will ensure that all of your guests are happy.
In this guide, we have taken a look at 33 brilliant brunch cocktails that you’ll love. So, if you are planning on serving brunch for your friends and family, we would recommend checking out the list above for inspiration.