If you prefer a latte, green smoothie, nonalcoholic cocktail, or creative Bloody Mary, we’ve got you covered.

Salted Meyer Lemon Cocktail
Thomas J. Story
Tracy Pham pours vibrant Meyer lemon cocktails.

Brunch is a more than perfect meal to sip multiple drinks at once. I usually have a mug of coffee, a mimosa, and sparkling water in front of me as I dive into dishes like loaded french toast and eggs benedict

With that in mind, now is the perfect time to host backyard brunches. To help us all make the most of the season, we’ve rounded up our favorite recipes for cocktails and drinks to get together and celebrate … just about anything.

When I opt for hosting brunches at home, I find that crafting one or two drinks in a big batch is easier when serving a crowd. With recipes that take advantage of herbs like mint and basil, fruits like strawberries, melon, and more, the drinks will be flowing at all of your future brunch gatherings. Some offer a boozy kick, though most all of them can be made sans-alcohol and spiked when serving to make sure everyone in attendance has something they can enjoy. 

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For those who are fans of caffeinating their cocktails, our espresso martini recipes come together easily in a shaker without needing to brew fresh coffee with the use of cold brew or coffee liqueurs like Mr. Black. 

Shake, stir, or mix up your favorite recipes to serve at your springtime brunch as a bright, boozy, or caffeinated beverage that your guests will surely be asking for the refills of with our favorite sips below. 

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