There is nothing better than a relaxing brunch with friends. Cocktails are always a plus, especially on hot summer days. Whether you’re in Kansas or Canada, you can bring a little of the Tropics to your home by creating some wonderful tropical cocktails to serve at brunch (or any time for that matter!). Here are a few of the most delicious tropical cocktails that you and your guests will find fun, refreshing, and divine:
1) Hail Caesar!
The Caesar is the North’s version of the Bloody Mary, but with a couple of twists. Pour ice into your glass. Pour 1 1/2 ounces of plain vodka over the rocks. Add Clamato juice (you can get it at any grocery store) until the glass is almost full. Add a titch of Worcestershire sauce, some fat green olives (dill pickles are also good, or you can add celery, but it’s boring!). Stir thoroughly, add salt, pepper, Tabasco Sauce or celery salt to taste- and you’ve got yourself a great tasting Caesar. For extra panache, salt the rim of your glass and stick an umbrella in the top. Yummy!
2) The Tiki
Okay, so maybe the first drink wasn’t entirely ‘tropical’ but here is one that epitomizes the spirit of the tropics! The ‘Tiki’ is composed of one ounce of gin and one ounce of spiced rum. (Now we’re talkin!). Mix with two tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, 1/4 sliced frozen strawberries, a few mint leaves and a half cup blended frozen peaches. Mix all of these fruity ingredients together and you have some tropical fruit with a real twist! Just be sure to wait to do the dishes at least an hour after drinking.
No list of the best tropical cocktails for brunch would be complete without mentioning the Mango-Rita. Mangoes are the most delicious fruit in the world, chalk full of vitamins and oh so tasty! To make this delicious drink, squeeze the juice from a whole mango (should have about 3/4 cup) and mix it with two tablespoons of lemon juice. Add an ounce of Grand Marnier and a couple of orange slices and you have a delicious tropical drink. For an extra punch, add a little rum to the mix. If you like melon, a few melon balls would serve as great ice cubes, but normal ice cubes will do the trick!
4) Pineapple Express
The’ best tropical cocktails for brunch list’ needs some pineapple! The pineapple express is composed of a cup of fresh cut pineapple (peeled of course). You will also want to add two tablespoons of ginger, but for those who don’t enjoy the ginger taste you can ease back a little. The pineapple levels out the strong taste of the ginger. Add 2 cups of coconut water, one tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/4 cup of white rum. This pineapple drink has a kick, so be careful and drink in moderation!
The above drinks are some of the best tropical cocktails for brunch. They are easy to make, delicious, fun, and they give a taste of the tropics wherever you are! Have fun and enjoy!