Top Five Perfect Ideas for Brunch Drinks
Generally, brunch is served midday (because breakfast + lunch = brunch). That means it features beloved dishes like eggs benny, pancakes, and even sandwiches like croque madames. But when it comes to drinks, what options are on the table? Fellow booch lovers, we’ve got you covered.
The most common beverage choices for brunch are mimosas, screwdrivers, and bloody marys, but we can do better than that. Let’s take a look at some ways you can spice things up in the drink department for your next Sunday Funday using JuneShine hard kombucha.
Twists on the Mimosa
Mimosas, a combo of Champagne and orange juice, are the number one option for traditional brunches. But they can get a little boring, and we just so happen to make the Champagne of kombuchas.
Here are three ways to really jazz up this tired classic.
#1. Mystic Mango Mimosa
If you’re looking for a sweet and spicy alternative to the tired classic mimosa, try the Mystic Mango Mimosa. To make this crafty cocktail, you need our Chili Mango kombucha, sparkling wine or prosecco, fresh mango slices, and habanero chili flakes.
Fill your glass with equal parts JuneShine Chili Mango kombucha and your favorite sparkling wine or prosecco. Serve chilled, and top it off with fresh mango slices. If you really want to spice things up, add a light layer of habanero chili flakes to the rim of your glass.
#2. Strawberry Kombucha Mimosa
For a sweet and sassy option, the Strawberry Kombucha Mimosa is your drink. Grab a few cans of JuneShine Strawberry Watermelon, a bottle of Champagne, orange juice, and fresh strawberries and watermelon chunks.
Mix equal parts of orange juice, Champagne, and kombucha. Add watermelon chunks and garnish the glass with fresh strawberries.
#3. JuneShine Spritz
For a classic spritzer, check out this recipe for a JuneShine Spritz. With the tart fruitiness of blood orange, earthy beet juice, and refreshing mint, this cocktail is sure to kick off your daytime festivities. The only ingredients you will need are JuneShine Blood Orange Mint, prosecco, Aperol, fresh mint, and lemon peels.
Create your liquid base by combining the booch, prosecco, and Aperol. Pour into a glass that’s partially filled with ice. Before serving, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and lemon peel, and it’s ready to go.
Transforming the Screwdriver
The screwdriver is sweet, bright, and gets you feeling good. Take things a step further and spice up this classic by adding your favorite JuneShine kombucha.
#4. Booch and O.J.
If orange juice and kombucha reproduced, their offspring would be like a liquid creamsicle. That’s what this magical concoction reminds us of. It’s sweet; it’s tangy; it’s pure deliciousness.
Pour your glass three-quarters of the way full with Hopical Citrus. Add half a cup of your favorite fresh-squeezed orange juice, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a shot of vodka. Stir together. Serve chilled over ice, and garnish with a freshly cut orange wedge.
With the citrusy flavor of orange juice, the smoothness of vanilla, and the effervescence of kombucha, this is sure to be a show stopper.
Riffing on the Bloody Mary
The bloody mary is an old standby for brunch. Traditionally made with vodka and tomato juice, we’ve found some ways to add excitement to this standard brunch booze and incorporate the fizzy, refreshing flavors of hard kombucha.
#5. Spicy Kombucha Bloody Mary
This fiery drink is a firecracker compared to its predecessor. Buckle up because this Spicy Kombucha Bloody Mary is a good one. Rim the drinking glasses with a mixture of lemon pepper and chili powder to start things off with a bang.
Fill a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Add in three ounces of Chili Mango JuneShine, two ounces of vodka, four ounces of tomato juice, one to two teaspoons of horseradish, two dashes of Worcestershire, and a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Shake well and carefully pour into your glass, avoiding the peppered rim.
Garnish with olives, celery, pickled vegetables, or even shrimp.
Ready to Brunch
What is not to love about brunch? Whether for a bridal shower, a typical Sunday, or a relaxing day with friends, it is a weekend pastime for many. But you’re no ordinary bruncher, and your drink selections shouldn’t be ordinary, either. With these kombucha variations of classic brunch beverages, you’re sure to make your brunch as extraordinary as you are.
Instead of opting for overdone choices like mimosas, bloody marys, and screwdrivers, try these recipes with JuneShine hard kombuchas. Take your brunch game to the next level, and get ready to wow your buddies with one (or all) of these twists on the classics.