As you know, I spend most of my weekend brunching, exploring my town and making little trips to the city to connect with some other bloggers. When I’m not busy doing blogger and brunch things, I love making cocktails at home. Some of my favorites include the mint julep, a spicy bloody and a spiked mimosa! So I decided to share with you 3 brunch cocktails that are worth making for when you’re at home. Whether your just hanging out with family or having friends over for a brunch feast, there’s a little something for everyone!
The Minty Julep
1 ounce of peppermint schnapps
2 cups of crushed ice
2 ounces of bourbon ( BSB by Heritage Distilling)
fresh mint sprig for garnish
Use a highball or julep glass. Add mint schnapps, crushed ice, bourbon and then a dash of water. Add more ice if needed to fill up cup. Stir and top with garnish. If you don’t like schnapps, you can go old school status and muddle the mint!
The Spicy Bloody
1/2 an ounce of vodka (Seasoned Vodka for Bloody Mary’s by Heritage Distilling)
3 ounces of tomato juice
1 juice of lemon
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
5 drops of tabasco
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/2 a jalapeno
You will need a high glass for this. Rub a lemon around the rim of the glass. You can add salt if you’d like. Add ice. Mix tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, pepper, celery salt, jalapeño slices and and pour in glass. You can use horseradish as well if you’d like. Add celery, lime and a jalapeño for garnish.
Blood Orange Spiked Mimosa
1 bottle of chilled prosecco
1 bottle of organic blood orange juice
1 bottle of blood orange vodka by Heritage Distilling
Fill half the flute with juice. Add one shot of blood orange vodka. Top with prosecco.
My personal favorite was the spicy Bloody Mary. If you’re feeling something light and refreshing a mint julep is perfect for summer. And of course you can’t ever go wrong with a classic. What are your favorite brunch cocktails? Which one would you try?
Let me know in the comments below.
*This blog post was in collaboration with Heritage Distilling Company. All opinions are my own.