Our brunch cocktails are easy to drink and perfect for lavish weekend spreads. If you're planning a DIY bottomless brunch, cocktails that are a little lighter in alcohol are the best choice – try our classic buck's fizz or apricot bellini.


We love ending the weekend with something special and our Sunday brunch cocktails including spicy blood marys, Aperol mimosas and a floral hugo spritz.

Try our ideas below and check out our favourite cocktail accessories, cocktail glasses and drinks trollies.

14 brunch cocktail recipes

Buck's fizz

A buck’s fizz is a brunch staple – make one in minutes using champagne or crémant and sharp orange juice.

Buck's fizz in glasses

Best ever bloody mary

Our recipe for this classic cocktail combines vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, port and sherry with a few dashes of Tabasco to turn up the heat. Garnish with a celery stick, tomatoes and olives to serve with your fry-up or stack of pancakes.

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Bloody Mary in glasses

Aperol mimosa

No respectable brunch spread would be without a mimosa or two. This Italian twist on the traditional buck’s fizz is a great way to change up a classic spritz cocktail. The Aperol lends a great colour and bitter edge to this fruity concoction.

Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

Virgin mary mocktail

Infusing the vodka adds an extra layer of flavour to our non-alcoholic version of this classic cocktail, great for a booze-free brunch with friends.

Two glasses of bloody marys garnished with a stick of celery on a blue background

Apricot bellini

A dose of fresh apricots turns this simple cocktail into a summery Italian-inspired triumph. It takes just three ingredients and mere minutes to make this delicately fruity sipper.

Bellini Cocktail Recipe with Apricots

English garden cocktail

Gin, elderflower, cucumber; quintessentially British ingredients that are perfect for creating a refreshing summer cocktail. An English garden is really easy to make and can be made into a jug cocktail, too, just multiply the ingredients by the number of people you want to serve.

English garden cocktail

Passion fruit martini

Add both sharpness and sweetness to your next martini with fresh passion fruit and lime juice. Vanilla vodka, if you have it, works well in this recipe. Synonymous with good times, this tropical cocktail is sure to set the tone.

Passionfruit Martini Cocktail Recipe

Hollingsworth iced tea cocktail

A simple, refreshing gin cocktail from Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings restaurant. Just mix gin with Creme de Peche, a little Earl Grey tea and some lemon juice to make one of our favourite alcoholic iced teas.

Hollingsworth Iced Tea cocktail

Hugo spritz

A deliciously delicate cocktail, the Hugo calls for elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, sparkling water and a sprig of fresh mint. You can mix up this simple spritz in minutes.

Hugo Spritz Recipe

Espresso martini

Give your brunch a caffeinated kick with one of the coolest cocktails around. This punchy little number blends hot espresso and vodka for a boozy treat.

A martini glass filled with espresso martini on a grey background

Iced tea sangria

Eke out the last of the warm weather with this easy-drinking wine cocktail. Packed with zesty lemons, juicy oranges and a touch of sweet honey, it's sure to be an instant crowdpleaser.

Iced Tea Sangria Recipe


Mojito fans in particular will love this light, zesty yet punchy cocktail from Brazil. It couldn't be simpler to make and the subtle lime flavour won't overpower any dishes you've paired with it.

Caipirinha Recipe

Classic mojito

This refreshing glassful will whisk you away to the Caribbean! No one could turn down this king of the cocktail menu, made with mint, rum and a touch of sugar.

Original Mojito Recipe

Raspberry daiquiri cocktail

A classic with a twist, this bright-red concoction uses fresh raspberries, lots of lime juice and white rum. A fruity, refreshing cocktail, perfect for modern brunch plates.

Raspberry Daiquiri Recipe


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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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