Sunday deserves a lot more credit as a day than it is given. This is the universal day of rest, the one day of the weekend when you most likely don’t have as many obligations to tend to as you did on Friday and Saturday. It’s a day to put your mind at ease and to say, hey, I could do this today, or I could just wait until Monday! With that in mind, there is one specific way to use this Sunday to the best of your abilities: with cocktails.
The best way to take advantage of Sunday fun day is to find a few of your favorite cocktails and a few of your favorite friends to enjoy them with. Especially in the summertime. Sunday fun day is a perfect way to end your weekend and to go into the work week with an open mind. You might have a long week ahead of you, but at least you have next Sunday to look forward to!
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On a typical Sunday, I like to start the morning with brunch. This ultimately leads to brunch-style cocktails, i.e., mimosas, bellinis and bloody marys. After that, the day is pretty much open to anything and everything the heart desires. A day of relaxing on the balcony would be greatly complemented by a glass of white sangria. Maybe a day at the pool or at the beach? For me, anything cold, bubbly and with gin is perfect.
So, instead of sleeping the day away this coming Sunday, take advantage of the new boozy knowledge you’re about to learn and mix up some Sunday fun day cocktails that will make Sunday your new favorite day of the week. Below are some of my favorite Sunday cocktails, prepared in the way I like them. Cheers!
Have any great cocktails that you like to enjoy for Sunday brunch? Let us know what they are in the comments!
1 ½ oz Vodka (We recommend Ketel One Citroen)
2 ½ oz Tomato Juice
1 tsp chopped garlic
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Taste and check for proper seasoning and spiciness. Shake vigorously and pour into a pint glass. Garnish with two olives, a cornichon and a celery stalk.
Fill a champagne flute ¾ of the way with champagne. Top off with peach nectar. For a fruitier bellini, only fill the glass ½ way with champagne.
Sparkling White Sangria
1 bottle of Pinot Grigio
¼ cup champagne
½ cup brandy (We recommend Remy Martin VSOP)
¼ cup Peach vodka (We recommend Absolut Peach)
½ cup guava juice
½ cup peach juice
1 cup frozen peaches, sliced
1 cup frozen strawberries, quartered
½ cup blueberries
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher with ice. Stir well and make sure each glass has plenty of fruit.
Blood Orange Margarita
3 oz Tequila (We recommend Paqui Silvera)
½ cup Blood Orange juice
½ cup lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and a slice of blood orange.
2 cups Dark Rum (We recommend Flor de Cana 7-year-old)
2 cups Coconut Rum (We recommend Malibu Coconut)
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
1 cup lime juice
½ cup coconut water
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice. Stir well, and serve in individual wine glasses. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.
2 oz Gin (We recommend Hendrick’s)
Pour gin into a champagne flute. Squeeze half a lemon into the glass. Top with champagne. For a more tart cocktail, squeeze the entire lemon in.