Better Brunch Club
By Mary Lytle Published March 2021
plural noun: brunchies
a sudden strong desire for breakfast items at lunch time and lots of cocktails.
plural noun: the brunchies
"these ABC articles always give me the brunchies"
It’s perfectly normal to sleep in until 11 a.m. on a Saturday and wake up craving a croissant sandwich and Champagne, right? With brunch menus popping up at every local eatery, options are seemingly endless. However, we think the only way to truly have a perfect brunch is if you host it at home. This way, you can develop a delectable menu of dishes and drinks that suit all your specific tastes. We have prepared an easy guide to elevate your at-home brunch. The key to a better brunch is simple – do not slack on the sips. A well-crafted cocktail is the key to any breakfast-lunch mashup. Here are the 7 cocktails and brunch hacks that will satisfy your case of the brunchies.
1 ½ ounces Crown Royal Deluxe Canadian Whisky
1 teaspoon Aperol Aperitivo
½ ounce simple syrup
1 ½ ounces Hi! Prosecco
1 ½ ounces soda water
Blood orange wheel
Shake Crown Royal Deluxe Whisky, aperitivo and simple syrup with ice. Strain into a rocks glass and top with Prosecco and soda. Stir and garnish with the blood orange slice.
BETTER BRUNCH HACK: This juicy drink is best paired with steak and eggs. Take your steak to the next level by adding Crown Royal to its marinade, like in this recipe.
BETTER BRUNCH HACK: Complement this twist on a classic cocktail with a big plate of bacon. Upgrade ordinary bacon by adding smooth, spiced Bulleit Bourbon and brown sugar, like in this recipe.
BETTER BRUNCH HACK: Everyone expects mimosas at brunch, but sometimes you want to serve something unexpected. Toss a little Tanqueray London Dry Gin in a flute before serving for a surprising and delicious variation.
BETTER BRUNCH HACK: Are mimosas generally too sweet to sip for you? Cut down on the sweetness by adding vodka.
3 ounces coffee
1 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream
Pour coffee into an ice-filled glass. Add Baileys Irish Cream and stir.
BETTER BRUNCH HACK: Baileys Iced Coffee is the perfect counterpart to a hot plate of French toast. Add an extra punch of flavor to your toast by making it Irish! Trade half of the dairy in your French toast for Baileys Original Irish Cream, like in this recipe.
BETTER BRUNCH HACK: Grab your favorite pastry to pair with your refreshing spiced tea. We suggest this rum caramel rolls recipe. A splash of rum in the caramel sauce suits the spiced flavor of your cocktail.
For more delicious drinks to serve at brunch, browse our recipe library!
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