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7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

If you’re planning a brunch for Easter then it’s a must to have some lovely brunch cocktails set up for your guests.  The traditional brunch cocktails are mimosas and bloody mary’s, maybe even a sangria.  However in today’s world of Pinterest and foodie bloggers, I think we can take things up a notch!  Even just having one signature cocktail along side some white wine and rosé shows your guests you put in a little added thought.  Also remember that if you’d like a lighter cocktail, you can always add seltzer or tonic water to these recipes:

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Mojito Margaritas via How Sweet It Is

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Citrusy Champagne Sangria via Kiran Tarun

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Paloma with Salty Chili Sugar via How Sweet It Is

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Add seltzer to make this Lemon Drop Margarita a Margarita Spritzer!

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Pineapple Jalapeño Sangria via Best Friends for Frosting

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Frozen Rosé via Basil and Bubbly

 

7 Brunch Cocktails for Easter

Melon Basil White Wine Spitzer via The Sweetest Occasion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe

If you’re spending Mother’s Day at home this year and avoiding the hassle of crowded restaurants or maybe you just wanted to let Mom sleep in!  It doesn’t mean that this holiday weekend has to be anything less than delicious.  Take a look at the three recipes below and get ready to serve Mom a tasty and colorful brunch in bed.

Mother's Day Brunch Recipe

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 small very ripe DOLE banana
2/3 cup almond milk
1 large egg
1 tsp canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
butter for frying

maple syrup
DOLE raspberries
DOLE strawberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat a frying pan on medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the dry to the wet and combine, do not over-mix.
  5. Place a small dab of butter in the frying pan. The pan is hot enough when the butter sizzles.
  6. Grease the heart molds with butter. Lay them in the frying pan. Spoon the batter into the molds, filling only half way up the mold. Once you can see bubbles forming on the tops of the pancakes, remove the molds and wait a few seconds. Flip the pancakes and cook on the other side until brown.
  7. Serve with maple syrup, fresh strawberries and fresh raspberries.

via Flourishing Foodie

 

Mother's Day Brunch Recipe

Heart shaped fruit for a healthy brunch side

Mother's Day Brunch Recipe

Grapefruit Mimosas

Ingredients:

  • 1 750ml bottle of Prosecco, chilled
    3-3.5 cups of fresh grapefruit juice (~4 very large), chilled

Directions:

Add the chilled Prosecco and grapefruit juice in a large pitcher (one that can handle 8 cups of liquid + a couple inches of Prosecco foam).

via The Brewer and The Baker

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Winter Brunch Cocktail Recipe

I love the idea of hosting brunch at home instead of always going out.  Especially during the winter when you may have to wait in a breezy entry way for a table to become available!  I think as far as brunch cocktails go, it’s pretty standard to have bloody marys and mimosas but I also like the idea of having something a little more unique to offer my guests.  This plum-filled cocktail from My Diary of Us fits the bill.  Grab the recipe below:

winter brunch cocktail recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 Plums
    6 Thyme Sprigs
    Juice from one Lemon
    4 Tbsp. Thyme Simple Syrup (1/2 Cup of Sugar, 1/2 Cup of Water, bring to a boil, remove from heat, add thyme sprigs, stir, and let cool. Chill until ready to use.)
    1 Bottle of Prosecco or your favorite bubbly

Directions:

Peel and chop 2 plums.
Muddle the plums with the thyme simple syrup and lemon juice until all of the plum juices have been released. (You can also muddle right in the glass if you prefer to have bits of fruit in your cocktail!)
Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker.
Pour over crushed ice evenly between two glasses.
Top off with prosecco and garnish with extra plum slices and thyme sprigs.
Serve immediately.

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Apple Cider Waffles

ingredients:

2 cups flour

2 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp all spice

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup apple cider

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

 

Salted Caramel Sauce:

ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter (cut into small pieces)

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 tsp salt

directions:

1)  In a large bowl, mix together all of your dry ingredients.

2)  In a separate bowl, whisk your eggs until they’re frothy.  Then whisk in milk, apple cider, oil and vanilla.

3)  Gradually add your wet ingredients to your dry, and mix until just combined.

4)  Heat up waffle iron.  Spray with cooking spray if needed once it’s warmed up.  Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron.  Cook until golden brown.  Serve!

directions:

1)  In a large saucepan, heat your sugar over medium high heat.  Do not walk away from the pan!

2)  Gently start swirl the pan once the sugar starts to melt, but don’t stir.  Keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.

3)  Simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved and starts to turn an amber colour.

4)  Wait until it’s just a bit darker than the initial yellow colour, and then quickly add your butter, heavy cream and salt.  Stir like crazy!  This mixture will foam quite violently, so be careful.

5)  Remove from heat and allow to cool down to room temperature before serving or placing in the fridge to store.  The sauce will thicken as it cools.

(*It will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge)

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