Brunch Cocktails We Love

Weekends are made for brunching or so we like to think! At the Portola Hotel, The Club Room serves bottomless mimosas, and Jacks Monterey offers a variety of brunch cocktails, including a Tequila Sunrise, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.  We picked two simple recipes for you to make at home – until we meet again, that is!

Traditional Mimosa

Mimosas have long been a brunch favorite, and it is easy to see why they are easy to make and a refreshing pairing with scrambled eggs, French toast, or on their own. To create the perfect Mimosa, we recommend:

  • ½ champagne flute of fresh squeezed orange juice to ½ a flute of Moet Champagne
  • Garnish with an orange wheel (optional)

For an at home version of bottomless mimosas, set a fancy ice bucket at your table to hold a bottle of champagne and a carafe of orange juice!

Blood Mary

Bloody Mary’s are not for everyone (could it be the tomato juice?), but we love them! Make it anyway you like it – mild or spicy, with a few garnishes or enough to make a meal. A Bloody Mary is easy to make from scratch by combining the following ingredients in a shaker with ice:

  • 5 ounces Ketel One vodka
  • 3/4 cup vegetable juice
  • 1-2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 dashes hot sauce of your choice
  • Salt & pepper

Sunday Brunch at Jacks Monterey with cocktails from the Boozy Buggy Beverage Cart

Shake, shake, shake, and pour into a glass full of ice. The most important step in creating the perfect Bloody Mary might be the garnish, which can include any or all of the following:

  • Bacon
  • Celery
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Limes or Lemons
  • Pickle spears
  • Green olives
  • Pickled asparagus, green beans, jalapeños, beets, cauliflower or carrots
  • Marinated pearl onions
  • Cheese cube

Mix it up and substitute Gin or Tequila for Vodka!

Show us how you brunch on social media and tag @PortolaHotel. As always, we recommend you please drink responsibly. Happy brunching!

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