cider punch-b2b set 2

When the Easter bunny hops into town, you know that it’s time for more than just candy. Easter brunch is an essential, so today we’re talking about how you can take your meal to the next level. With booze, of course.

As you serve your perfectly cooked ham and set out fluffy pastries, your guests will be desperately searching for something to ease the awkward tension that surrounds family gatherings. This is where you can save the day. These large-batch cocktails will be the perfect ice breaker to get your day going.

The Brunch Signature Cocktail

  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup of simple syrup
  • 1 bottle of champagne (can be flavored)
  • blueberries, apples, and strawberries

Combine and chill. Simple yet delicious!

Cranberry Red Wine Punch with Apples & Strawberries

  • 2 medium to large honeycrisp apples, sliced or chopped
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 bottle fruity red wine
  • 1 cup Ocean Spray diet cranberry juice
  • 1 cup of diet 7up or club soda
  • fresh basil leaves to garnish, if desired

Place fruit in large punch bowl. Pour in wine and juice. Stir to combine. Chill. Before serving add in soda.

Cider Rum Punch

  • 8 ounces dark rum
  • 3 ounces lemon juice
  • 4 ounces thyme simple syrup
  • 12 ounces apple cider
  • 4 ounces water
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • 8 dashed of Angostura Bitters
  • sprigs of thyme, garnish
  • apple wheels, garnish

To make thyme simple syrup, combine 2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups of water and 6 thyme sprigs in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring up to a boil and reduce to simmer, until the sugar has fully dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place the syrup in the fridge to cool. Place all the ingredients in a large picture or carafe with ice and stir. Fill your glasses with crushed ice and fill. Place a sprig of thyme inside and put an apple wheel on the rim.