My guide to the best places to go for unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, and great cocktails with your brunch in Los Angeles.
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This celery-based brunch drink is the perfect alternative to a Bloody Mary.
In the right shaker, brunch drinks can be just as imaginative as any other cocktail. Here are five we love in Washington, DC.
Now, if your mom is like my mom, then she loves nothing more than a fruity, sparkling cocktail to go along with that meal and celebrate her day. My mom's guilty pleasure is Riunite Lambrusco and Sprite on ice (so nice!), but don't tell her I told you. Since seasonal fruit is just starting to make its way into the picture again, the Bellini is an ideal beverage option. Here are three variations we love.
Tart rhubarb and sweet, red strawberries are the perfect foil for fresh basil in this pretty spring cocktail.
Bright tropical mango and fresh squeezed orange juice are puréed together to make a quick base for this exotic brunch drink.
In this chic twist on the classic brunch drink, Aperol adds a beautiful blush color and a hint of bitterness to the mix.
There's serious potential for the mimosa outside of girly-drink territory. With a base of grapefruit juice and sparkling wine, this drink becomes much more complex and savory with a dose of Cynar.
A few ground rules for making an awesome Bloody Mary.
This citrusy bellini variation is easy to make and refreshing to drink, lightly tart and just a little more sophisticated than the standard peach version.
If you're hosting brunch and you want to serve something a little more creative than the standard mimosa, consider this tart and fresh variation on the mojito. Rather than using club soda to get fizzy, this drink employs a little sparkling wine, plus a handful of muddled grapes to add a fruity complexity.