There’s nothing like a weekend brunch with family and friends gathered around your table. Now that you’re entertaining outdoors, a little extra prep and planning will take your warm weather brunch to a higher level. Put together the ingredients for a make-your-own sparkling wine cocktail, and make table tents with favorite recipes. Encourage your guests to come up with their own recipes and variations that everyone can sample and share. The key is having fun, and these brunch cocktail ideas are a great way to do just that!


What's better to serve at brunch than a fabulous mimosa recipe made with dry sparkling wine and orange juice? It's simple, fun and perfect to serve company. Here's how to make the absolute best mimosa at home.

  • ½ gallon orange juice
  • 1 - 750 ml Sparkling Wine – Korbel Extra Dry recommended
  • 2 shots Orange Liqueur – Grand Marnier recommended

Combine the orange juice and sparkling wine in a large pitcher.
Add the orange liqueur and stir thoroughly until well mixed.

 

 


Here's another take on a sparkling drink festive enough for any summer celebration –
The Cherries Jubilee!

  • 12 fresh cherries
  • 3 oz bourbon – Woodford Reserve recommended
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • champagne – Chandon Brut Rosé recommended
  • dash bitters

Muddle cherries and bourbon in a cocktail shaker. Add lemon juice and shake.
Pour into two champagne glasses; top with champagne and a dash of bitters.


Extra touches:

  • fresh fruit for garnish
  • fresh flowers
  • shot glasses for measurement
  • champagne flutes