Saturday, June 15, 2024

BEST Sunday Cocktails

Sunday is the last bit of the weekend…here are some drinks to help make the most without spoiling your Monday

Sunday brunch is a signature thing complete with appropriate cocktails of mimosas, rosé and Bloody Mary’s. The most popular time for brunch seems to be Sunday mornings with 33% of brunch consumers say they normally brunch on Sunday mornings. 29% said they usually eat brunch on holidays or special occasions. But what about the rest of the day – what are the best Sunday cocktails?

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On a Sunday you want something easy, sip worthy and doesn’t pack to strong of a punch.  Also, in case you have friends and family around, you want something where the ingredient are handy.  The first one is a bit more complicated, but turmeric is good to help you start some body recovery after a period of feasting. Its most active compound, curcumin, have many scientifically proven health benefits. For Sundays, it is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

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The Lazy Sunday

The Lazy Sunday comes from Anna Maceda, the co-owner and bar manager of Italian restaurant and bar Campana in Portland, Oregon. In the cocktail, she combines tequila with grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup and a house-made turmeric tea, then tops it with club soda.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce cinnamon syrup
  • 1/4 ounce turmeric tea*
  • Club soda water, to top
  • Garnish: grapefruit twist

Create

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled

  2. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.

  3. Top with the soda water.

  4. Garnish with a grapefruit twist

*Turmeric tea: Add 1 teaspoon ground turmeric powder and 2 cups water to a medium pan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, then strain.

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The Greyhound

A classic cocktail to enjoy on a Sunday.  The grapefruit in the Greyhound is the perfect bridge between brunch and afternoon/evening drinking. The grapefruit give it a twist and keeps it from being too sweet.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka or gin
  • Grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed, to top
  • Garnish: lime wheel

Create

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice, then add the vodka or gin and the grapefruit juice and stir gently.

  2. Garnish with a lime.

Boulevardier

A classic drinks for a classic relaxing Sunday.  Your choice of brown water made into a Negroni to sip on while watching sports, movie or hanging with friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 ounces bourbon (or rye)
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Garnish: orange twist

Hope you enjoy these best Sunday cocktails and have a great rest of the weekend.

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