10 Easy Big-Batch Cocktails for a Brunch Buzz

pineapple mimosas
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Hosting a boozy brunch at home? You've come to the right place! We've compiled our best mid-morning cocktail recipes that can serve a crowd. Sure, we've got big-batch mimosas and spicy Bloody Marys for the purists out there. But we've also got sweet party punches and fruity white wine sangrias that are guaranteed to take the party up a notch. No matter what you and your crew are in the mood for, you're going to want to bookmark this collection of our very best big-batch brunch cocktails — you'll come back to it weekend after weekend.

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Bloody Mary Mix

several glasses of Bloody Mary Mix with garnishes

Nothing says "brunch" quite like a classic Bloody Mary. This simple recipe starts with a 46-ounce bottle of tomato-vegetable juice cocktail and is flavored with Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, horseradish, hot sauce, and more.

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Pineapple Sunrise Mimosas

pineapple mimosas
Blaine Moats

Take your classic big-batch mimosa recipe up a few notches with pineapple juice and fresh pineapple chunks, blood orange and lime slices, and Campari.

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Party Mimosa

Party Mimosa

This crowd-pleasing party punch serves 15 people and comes together in just 10 minutes with a can of apricot-mango nectar, a can of pineapple juice, cold water, frozen orange juice concentrate, and a bottle of Champagne.

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Champagne Punch

Champagne Punch III
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Serve a whopping 35 guests with this party-perfect punch, which works just as well at brunch as it does during cocktail hour. All the ingredients can be adjusted to your personal taste, says recipe creator DPRYOR.

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White Peachy Sangria

White Peachy Sangria

Sangria for brunch? Yes, please! This lighter take on red wine sangria is simple, fruity, and perfect for warm weather gatherings. The recipe serves six, but you could easily double or triple it for more guests.

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Pineapple-Apricot Mimosas

pineapple apricot mimosas

You can whip up this pitcher in just five minutes, so it's a great last-minute brunch cocktail. "I'm glad to have this new mimosa recipe in my brunch repertoire," raves reviewer and Allrecipes Allstar fabeveryday.

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Really Simple Bellinis

Really Simple Bellinis with an orange background

You need just two ingredients (a chilled can of slice peaches and a cold bottle of Champagne) and a blender to make this shockingly easy Bellini recipe for a crowd.

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Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria
Snacking in the Kitchen

Hydrating watermelon is full of nutrient-packed flavor, so it's the perfect addition to a brunch drink. It's a good thing that this recipe makes a lot, because you'll want to sip on this fruity cocktail all day long.

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Sriracha Bloody Mary

Sriracha Bloody Mary
The Gruntled Gourmand

Think you and your brunch guests can handle the heat? Put your palates to the test with this spicy Sriracha- and Serrano pepper-spiked Bloody Mary recipe.

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Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)

Agua de Fresca (Mexican Strawberry Water)

This refreshing mocktail is made with just strawberries, sugar, water, lime, and mint sprigs. If you want to put a boozy twist on the Mexican drink, add the liquor of your choice.

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