Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:00 AM
 
During your college years, a screwdriver was perfectly acceptable to drink in the morning. However, now that you're all grown up, it's time for something a little more sophisticated. For this, we recommend one of these easy brunch cocktails. Serve with your favorite late morning foods and you have yourself a classy event.

Brunch is one occasion where it's perfectly acceptable to enjoy cocktails before noon. Bloody Marys, mimosas and Bellinis... They are all fair game for this affair. As are these three easy brunch cocktails. All you need are a few ingredients, glasses and good friends to enjoy them with.

allParenting Spiked lemonade

Spiked lemonade

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur (St. Germain is a popular one)
  • Lemonade
  • Fresh herb sprig and a lemon wheel for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in gin and elderflower liqueur.
  2. Top with lemonade and stir.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of fresh herb and a lemon wheel before enjoying.

allParenting Negroni Sbagliato

Negroni Sbagliato

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 to 2 ounces prosecco
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and add sweet vermouth and Campari.
  2. Top with prosecco and stir.
  3. Garnish with an orange wheel before enjoying.

allParenting Prosecco spritzer

Prosecco spritzer

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon raspberry puree*
  • 1 ounce limoncello
  • Prosecco
  • Raspberries and a lemon twist for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add raspberry puree and limoncello to a Champagne flute.
  2. Slowly pour in the prosecco (be careful as it will bubble over if you pour too fast because of the raspberry puree).
  3. Garnish with a few raspberries and a lemon twist before enjoying.

*To make raspberry puree^ Blend 2 cups raspberries with 3 to 4 tablespoons simple syrup. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and transfer to a glass jar and store in the fridge until ready to use.

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