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Published on February 8th, 2024.

Brunch Cocktail Ideas for the Weekend

Something a little different.

Elevate your brunch experience with these quintessential cocktails – because, let’s be honest, without tipples, it’s just breakfast! We’ve got you covered with a variety of delicious and easy-to-make drinks, whether you’re a wine enthusiast, beer lover (check our list of beer cocktails), sparkling wine sipper, or a fan of tequila or vodka. Our curated list ensures there’s something for everyone, bringing a touch of sophistication to your customer’s mid-morning feast. We know you know the classics: Espresso Martinis, Bloody Marys, and Mimosas are great, but we’ve left them off this list to inspire some new ideas for your brunch offerings. Here’s to a brunch that goes beyond the basics!

Honey Deuce

A cocktail that’s synonymous with the U.S. Open, we believe it belongs on a brunch table as much as it belongs as a refresher on a long day out watching tennis greats battle it out on the court. Use Grey Goose if you want to be it to be the authentic tennis cocktail, but any vodka will do.



Fill glass with the ice. Top with lemonade, vodka and raspberry liqueur and gently stir. Using a melon baller, scoop three balls of honeydew and slide them on a skewer. Garnish with skewered melon balls.



Crushed or cubed ice

85ml lemonade

40ml Vodka

15ml Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

Honeydew, for garnish


Transform your standard light beer into something truly exceptional with this spicy and zesty cocktail. The combination of hot sauce and lime juice delivers a tantalising blend of heat and tanginess, while a subtle umami undertone leaves you craving another sip. While we suggest a specific beer, any light Mexican beer will work wonders in this recipe.



Sprinkle Tajin on a shallow plate, mix with some salt if desired. Run a lime wedge around the glass rim and coat in tajin mix. Combine Clamato juice, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce at the bottom of large glass and stir to combine. Fill glass with ice, then top with cold beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.



1 Modelo Especial Beer (355ml)

120ml Clamato juice (or tomato juice)

½ lime, juiced

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Dash of soy sauce

2 tsp hot sauce

Lime wedge, for garnish

Tajin, or chilli powder, for rim

Breakfast Martini

London bartender Salvatore Calabrese crafted a Martini fit for any hour of the day, inspired by a breakfast revelation. Legend has it that after his wife suggested he enjoy some toast and marmalade alongside his morning espresso, the idea for the Breakfast Martini was born. The beauty of this cocktail lies in its adaptability; you can use your preferred style or brand of gin, and while Combier is commonly used as the orange liqueur, alternatives like Cointreau or Grand Marnier can also create delightful results.



Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled. Double strain into a coupe/martini glass. Garnish and serve.



40ml gin

15ml Cointreau

20ml lemon juice

1 barspoon orange marmalade

Lemon wheel, to garnish

Prosecco Mint Julep

This beverage offers a delicate sweetness and lightness, serving as an ideal complement to various cuisines. Should your preference lean towards cava, Champagne, or any other variety of sparkling wine, consider substituting it for the prosecco. Ensure all ingredients remain chilled to maintain the optimal coldness of the final drink.



In a mint julep cup or highball glass, muddle mint leaves and syrup. Add bourbon, then ice, prosecco, and bitters, and gently stir to combine. Garnish with mint.



6 mint leaves

20ml simple syrup

30ml bourbon

90ml Orobella Spumante Prosecco

1 dash Angostura bitters

Crushed ice

Dalgona Martini

Indulge in the trendiest addition to your beverage repertoire: Dalgona, also known as whipped coffee, continues to reign supreme as the ultimate topping for all your drinks. Infusing this cocktail with coffee adds an irresistible flair, making it a standout option for any brunch menu. Elevate your dining experience with this stylish and delicious concoction, guaranteed to impress even the most discerning brunch aficionados.



Fill a glass with ice, add Baileys and the vodka. Stir until well chilled, then strain into a martini glass. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, coffee, and water. Use a hand whisk to mix until its smooth and shiny ad can hold its foamy shape. Dollop and swirl the whipped coffee on top of the martini.



60ml Baileys

60ml Vodka

2 tbsp granulated sugar

2 tbsp instant coffee

2 tbsp boiled water



Chambord Raspberry Liqueur 70CL

Modelo Especial Beer 24x355ML

Cointreau Orange Liqueur 70CL

Orobella Spumante 75CL

Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur 70CL

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Madison King

Madison looks after all copywriting and proofreading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She spent many years in the hospitality sector across bars, clubs and cafes before moving to Asia to gain new experiences. You can find more from Madison about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media, and Set The Bar magazine. 

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