When made properly, Mimosas are a low-proof crowd-pleaser. Orange juice and sparkling wine come together in a seemingly foolproof formula that transforms eggs and toast into something celebratory. Unfortunately, like brunch, the meal they typically accompany, Mimosas can fall victim to their own popularity. They are too frequently made sloppily in massive quantities, overpowered by […]
”The Bloody Mary is the most inconsistently made cocktail,” Alejandro Javier Lopez, founder and president of Toma Craft Cocktail Mixers, says. While classics like the Old Fashioned have prescribed processes, Bloody Marys are a moving target. Order one at a bar or restaurant, and it might be served with a celery stick, pickled shrimp, or skewered […]
Sweet, spiced, and umami-rich, Bloody Marys are an important fixture at any brunch. But with a sizable list of ingredients, preparing the perfect mix at home can be a tall order. Thankfully, there’s a broad selection of high-end, pre-made Bloody Mary mixes available to consumers. We gathered a panel of five beverage industry experts and […]
Brunch has fallen on tough times. Not financially, of course. For restaurants, it remains a grass-fed cash cow. In public record, however, brunch has taken a hit in recent years. Countless authors have professed hate for this b-word. Their pieces range from expressing mild disdain to likening it to the circles of hell.
There are beers, there are cocktails, and there are beer cocktails. Then, there are also beers that taste like cocktails. Cocktail-inspired beers are a new style of beverage that inventive brewers have brought to our attention in recent years.
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There’s always an excuse to drink at brunch. A birthday, holiday, or simple fact that you survived the work week might merit a pour of something festive. And fortunately, there’s never been a better time for brunch cocktails. Across the country, creative, innovative, and modern restaurants put as much thought (if not more) into drinks […]
Brunch is a divisive issue. There are those whose social handles and hashtags herald the institution, celebrating runny yolks, cross-cut bagel sandwiches and bombastic Bloody Marys. Others decry brunch as an invention of the American leisure class, launching their own digital campaigns and countless think pieces. Among the anti-brunch crusade’s complaints are that the category […]
Going to a fancy restaurant or bar on Mother’s Day is a classic move to show your mom that you care. But if you can’t get a reservation, making brunch and drinks is the next best thing — if you know what to make. So VinePair reached out to three bartenders for the best Mother’s […]
The Bloody Mary is the quintessential morning drink. It’s perfect for brunch, or for when you happen to have a morning flight, or really any other time before the a.m. switches to p.m. when you just need a solid drink. And while there are several variations of the Bloody, we’re going to go out on a limb […]