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:
I love sangria! Sangria is usually thought of as a Summer cocktail but there’s so many ways to change it up for Fall. By swapping out some of the typical sangria fruits like melon and grapes with more in-season ones like cranberries and apples, you can really change up any sangria recipe. Take a look at this sangria recipe and you’ll be ready to go pumpkin picking in no time!
2 apples, cored and sliced
3/4 cup cranberries
2 pears, sliced
1 750mL bottle hard cider
1/2 cup bourbon
2 Tbsp Calvados or other apple brandy
1 cup ginger beer
Directions: Add to a large pitcher all the prepared fruit. Pour in the bourbon, calvados and ginger beer and stir. Slowly add the bottle of hard cider. Set in the fridge for 2 hours and serve. (If you’d prefer to preserve more carbonation, serve immediately or hold off on adding the hard cider until serving.)
I altered the recipe I found at Cheese and Chocolate
Grab the recipe over at Sally’s Baking Addiction!
I spotted this sangria recipe on The Messy Baker Blog. Who can resist this tropical fruity cocktail? Definitely not me! My biggest mistake with sangria has always been patience or rather planning ahead. You usually need to let sangria sit for 1 – 3 days after mixing but I can rarely wait for it to chill.
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, juice included
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1 (750ml) bottle sweet white wine
Juice of 1 orange
1 cup mango pineapple vodka
2 cups Sprite
Add pineapple chunks and juice, strawberries, and oranges to the bottom of a pitcher. Stir in wine, orange juice, and vodka. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until completely chilled.
Stir in Sprite right before you’re ready to serve.