Brunch can be a bit of an odd beast — more than breakfast but not quite lunch, and a good time to either raise a glass for the first time or shake off the previous night’s cobwebs by sampling a little hair of the dog. Whatever your penchant for the poison, here are three wake-me-up cocktails that are sure to put a spring in your morning step.
1. The Hemingway Daiquiri
- 2 oz Havana Club 3 yo
- 0.25 oz maraschino liqueur
- 0.25 oz cane sugar syrup
- 0.75 oz lime juice
- 0.5 oz grapefruit juice
Shake all ingredients together and double strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass. Garnish with slapped mint.
2. The Moscow Mule
- 2 oz Russian Standard vodka
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 3 oz Graces Ginger Beer
Build over ice in a mule mug and garnish with two lime wedges.
3. The Caesar
- 1 oz Absolut vodka
- 3 dashes Tabasco chipotle sauce
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- pinch of grated horseradish
- 4 oz Walter All-Natural Craft Caesar Mix
Shake ingredients together without ice. Pour over ice in a glass rimmed with crushed chili, black pepper, celery salt, fennel and clove. Garnish with a smoked oyster.
If you have any questions or feedback on the cocktails above, come and say hello at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar where they’re served on our new weekend brunch menu!