Top Five Breakfast Cocktails
Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day. So why not pair the most important meal of the day with a tasty beverage? No, I’m not talking about the usual cup of Joe or OJ. I’m talking about a boozy, breakfast treat. This is Chilled Magazine’s list of the top five breakfast cocktails.
The Mimosa might be the most classic of all brunch cocktails. Orange juice on its own is a breakfast staple. It only makes sense to give it a kick by adding champagne to it. Champagne is usually reserved for celebrations and what better event to celebrate but breakfast. There’s something awesome about imbibing champagne while eating a western omelet with cheese.
2. Bloody Mary
If the Mimosa is the most popular breakfast cocktail, the Bloody Mary isn’t too far behind. This tomato, hot sauce, pepper, vodka fueled drink is the perfect pick me up for the morning after a night of drinking or just a great addition to a meal of toast, eggs, home fries and bacon.
3. Ramos Gin Fizz
The Ramos Gin Fizz doesn’t get as much love as the two most popular breakfast cocktails, but maybe it should. This drink, popularized in New Orleans, consists of gin, egg whites, sugar, cream, orange flower water, lemon/lime juice and soda water. You can pair it with myriad breakfast favorites. But, since it already contains egg, you can just jump right to sausage, biscuits and gravy.
4. Irish Coffee
Many might not consider this to be a breakfast cocktail since its base is coffee. They are missing out on a real great cocktail made with coffee, heavy cream, whiskey and sugar. It’s a great way to wake up and get some caffeine pumping through your veins. Especially if you already had a mimosa or two.
Similar to the Mimosa, a Bellini is a fruit juice mixed with sparkling wine. In this instance, though, it’s Prosecco and pureed peaches. Pair it with a breakfast quiche or bacon and eggs for a fantastic, delicious start to your day.