It doesn't matter if you're throwing a brunch-time wedding, or hosting a post-wedding brunch the day after. — everybody's favorite part of brunch is the delicious cocktail options. After all, it's five o'clock somewhere. Sure, you can serve up your standard mimosa or Bloody Mary. Or you can try one of these delicious drinks to really wow your guests — and get them in the mood to celebrate!
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You may not have thought of a mojito to start your day, but with a blueberry twist, this cocktail is meant to be paired with that gourmet waffle bar. This sweet drink gets its blue color from pureed fresh blueberries, a refreshing flavor from fresh mint, and its kick from rum. Get the recipe here.
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Cranberry Ramos Gin Fizz
Introduce your guests to this pretty-in-pink twist on a New Orleans classic. A typical Ramos Gin Fizz is made with frothy egg white, heavy cream, gin, and lemon and lime juice. This one goes the extra mile with cranberry — a go-to breakfast juice added to the mix. Get the recipe here.
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Tall Mango Jalapeño Fizzy Cocktail
There's nothing like a little spice to wake wedding guests up in the morning! Balanced with sweet mango juice, sparking water, and, of course, rum, this jalapeño-infused cocktail will get them ready to go. Get the recipe here.
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Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail
There's something about champagne and brunch that go together like, well, you and your fiancé. Add some more flavor to your favorite bubbly with floral hibiscus syrup. Go the distance and have your bartenders garnish it with the flower, too. Get the recipe here.
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Earl Grey Tea Cocktail
Morning tea drinkers will be grateful for this option at the bar: A sweetened iced Earl Gray mixed with gin, lemon, and lavender. It's quite the beautiful drink for a wedding too, don't you think? Get the recipe here.
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Matcha Mint Juleps
Get ready to mix a southern go-to with a new-age delight. Matcha green tea turns out to be the perfect compliment to a bourbon-infused mint julep. And don't worry about going overboard on the booze in the morning — this drink finds balance with cooling spearmint and fresh lemon juice. Get the recipe here.
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Why settle for one Bellini when you can have them all? This Bellini bar raises the, well, bar on your brunch cocktail game. Set out bottles of sparkling wine or champagne, along with a plethora of mixers — try pineapple, peaches, strawberries, and blueberries to start — and guests can mix their own morning cocktail. Get the recipe here.
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We say it's never too early for a martini, especially one as pretty as this. Delight your brunch guests with this concoction: cranberry juice, lemon, elderflower, and vodka. Just remember this one's shaken, not stirred. Get the recipe here.
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Michelada Bloody Marias
Sorry Bloody Mary's, you've been one-upped. This take on the classic uses tequila, instead of vodka, and adds beer to the party. It's a cocktail sure to satisfy guests looking for a classic. Get the recipe here.
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Mimosas By the Pitcher Okay, we know mimosas are standard brunch fare, but now there's a way to serve them up without extra work behind the bar. For the bride and groom looking to have a self-serve bar, consider mimosas made by the pitcher for easy pouring. Get the recipe here.
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Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee
What's a morning that doesn't start with a cup of coffee? A fail. Don't let your brunch get your guests down. This boozy iced coffee — made with Frangelico, cream, whipped cream, and a touch of chocolate — will get your guests their caffeine fix. Get the recipe here.
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Strawberry Lemoncello Spritzers
Light, bubbly, sweet and tart — that's the description we'd use to describe the best kind of brunch cocktails. Get that fix with this strawberry and lemon-y spritzer, that's light enough for guests to drink with their pancakes. Get the recipe here.
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Bourbon Milk Punch
If you've never tried milk punch before, you don't know what your missing out on! Give your guests a taste of this creamy, bourbon-based concoction and we promise they'll be coming back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths... You get the idea. Get the recipe here.