Is there any meal better than brunch? We don’t think so. In fact, we approve of any activity that allows us to drink cocktails before noon without getting judgmental looks from strangers. But you know what else we love? Enjoying said meal from the comfort of our home, where the drinks are cheaper and the pants are optional. If you, too, prefer your bacon and eggs with a side of slippers, these recipes are for you. These boozy libations are updated versions of classic brunch cocktails. They’re easy to make and even easier to enjoy while sitting on the couch in your underwear. Bottoms up.
Mango-Grapefruit Mimosa: You’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant that doesn’t serve mimosas at brunch, so why would we leave it off the list? This recipe ditches the orange juice in favor of grapefruit and mango puree. It’s like a tropical vacation without ever leaving the house. See recipe
Bloody Maria: Hungover? (Don’t worry: You’re not the only one.) The iconic Bloody Mary has long been considered the epitome of a cure, but sometimes that vodka can taste a bit too much like the previous night’s activities. Switch up the flavor profile by swapping it out for your favorite tequila. See recipe
Ski Tip Coffee: If sweet brunch is your jam, this cocktail is for you. The recipe calls for Irish cream, chocolate liqueur, and Grand Marnier, mixed together with vanilla-flavored coffee. Top it off with a big ol’ dollop of homemade whipped cream, and it’s basically breakfast and dessert in one. See recipe
Want to host your own brunch at home, but don’t know where you start? Simple Stunning Parties at Home has tips for everything you could possibly think of, from recipes to tablescapes to creative lighting, all with limited effort and expense. Photo credit: Some rights reserved by Mark H. Anbinder