2 Unique brunch cocktail recipes

Interesting, yet delicious cocktails for your brunch

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Move over mimosa and Bloody Mary, there are some new brunch cocktails in town! If you're in the mood for something a little different that still pairs well with your favorite brunch fare, try one of these unique cocktails, like the raspberry beer cooler or Champagne lemon drop!

With fresh fruit flavors and a hint of bubbly booze, these drinks are the perfect companion to your weekend brunch. Plus, with one of the drinks containing beer, even the men in your life will have something to drink (even though we all know how much they actually like those fruity drinks).

Champagne lemon drop

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

Serves about 6

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup citron vodka
  • 1 bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine

Directions: 

  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Add the lemon zest and remove it from the heat. Let the mixture cool completely.
  2. Mix the Champagne, vodka, lemon juice and chilled syrup into a large pitcher. Stir it well. Serve it chilled with a fresh lemon wedge or a spiral peel.

Strawberry beer coolerStrawberry beer cocktail

Recipe adapted from The Beerones

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups strawberries, sliced and hulled
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 bottles of light beer
  • 1 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Lemon peels for accent

Directions: 

  1. Mix the sugar, strawberries and lemon juice in a large pitcher. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes or so, until the sugar dissolves into the liquid. Stir in the beer and add additional sugar or lemon to taste.
  2. To keep the drink from becoming watered down, add ice right before you serve.

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Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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