6 Mother's Day Brunch Cocktail Ideas

Spirited recipes for breakfast-in-bed drinks


Make these delicious cocktails.

Bleeding Mary

The name may sound a little gruesome, but for moms who prefer something a little more savory in the brunch cocktail department, there's no beating this creative spin on the classic bloody mary. The recipe features bloody mary mix ice cubes, and their red color "bleeds" into the vodka as they melt, creating a dazzling drink that changes with every passing moment. 


Serrano Cocktail

Don't let the name fool you — there's no dry-cured Spanish ham or firey chile peppers included in this cocktail recipe. Rather, the delightful drink, created by cocktail wizard Tony Abou-Ganim, is a harmonious blend of Campari, limoncello, vodka, and freshly squeezed orange juice — the ideal apéritif to kick off a special Mother's Day brunch.


Champagne Margaritas

Margaritas in the morning? Sure, why not — Mom's earned it! This bubbly rendition from celebrity chef Rick Bayless uses fresh lime juice, Cointreau, tequila, and a splash of chilled sparkling wine. Serve them with these firey green chilaquiles or tasty breakfast burritos to complete the meal. 


This article was originally published on May 9, 2012.