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10 Delicious Brunch Cocktails & Their Mocktail Counterparts

Light cocktails that sparkle with fruity flavours, such as the iconic Mimosa and the timeless Daiquiri, are an ideal accompaniment to late-morning festivities and daytime get-togethers. With these in your hands, being out of the house before noon no longer feels like a chore.

But what if you’re trying to be more mindful about your alcoholic intake and are searching for healthier alternatives in 2022? Try these 10 delicious mocktails! Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits look, taste and sashay around the palate just like the original and are sure to be the talking point of your next brunch with friends and family.

Mimosa

Whether you’re hosting a brunch or have been invited to one, you can bet that mimosas will be on the menu. Light, fresh and full of citrusy flavour, they’re perfect for celebrating with friends and are considered a classic daytime cocktail.

For those looking to replace the giggle juice with a healthier alternative, Lyre’s Festive Mimosa uses alcohol-free sparkling wine paired with Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso. The two combine in a way that still showcases that iconic citrusy allure but adds hints of vanilla and caramel.

You’ll need:

  • 30mL Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso
  • 30mL Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
  • 45mL orange juice
  • 1tsp premium vanilla syrup (not vanilla essence)
  • 60mL alcohol-free sparkling wine

Method:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a stemless wine glass
  2. Stir for 20 seconds
  3. Fill with fresh ice
  4. Garnish with an orange slice, lemon wheel or mint sprig

Breakfast Club Punch

Sunday Funday is not complete unless there’s a big icy pitcher of punch close by. This fruity concoction sees a fusion of flavours come together in the form of whole and juiced fruits, topped off with prosecco and vodka.

However, if you’re looking to avoid a day of recovery, try Lyre’s Breakfast Club Punch Pitcher. This hearty liquid breakfast contains all the essential fruit to get you through the day, replacing vodka with easy to down Lyre’s Dry London Spirit.

You’ll need:

  • 120mL Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
  • 60mL peach juice
  • 150mL cranberry juice
  • 150mL orange juice
  • 4 orange slices
  • 4 strawberry slices

Method:

  1. Add ingredients to a 1-litre jug
  2. Fill with ice and stir for 30 seconds

Pink Gin Spritz

The perfect pink party starter that sparkles and fizzes from start to finish. The pairing of luscious strawberries makes this drink a sweet delicacy that your brunch guests won’t soon forget.

Enjoy that same strawberry goodness with Lyre’s Pink London Spritz, which offers the same flavour sensations through its impossibly crafted Lyre’s Pink London Spirit, minus the next-day headache.

You’ll need:

  • 60mL Lyre's Pink London Spirit
  • 60mL Lyre's Classico*
  • 30mL premium bottled tonic water or soda water, or lemonade
  • 5 raspberries or berry of choice
  • 2 lemon slices

Method:

  1. Add all your ingredients to a large wine glass with ice
  2. Stir for 30 seconds

Bloody Maria

If you’re looking for a drink with some kick to it, this is the drink for you. The Bloody Maria is the long lost cousin of the Bloody Mary, replacing vodka with tequila and doubling down on its Mexican roots with a dab of hot sauce.

Lyre’s Bloody Maria introduces the same lively paprika and hot sauce flavours to awaken your senses with their citrus-infused Lyre’s Agave Spirit. This mocktail was made to be enjoyed early in the day and was destined to kick off your next brunch with spicy style.

You’ll need:

  • 60mL Lyre's Agave Reserva Spirit
  • 120mL premium tomato juice
  • 15mL lime OR lemon juice
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 dashes of hot sauce
  • Pinch celery salt, paprika & cracked pepper

Method:

  1. Add ingredients into a shaker with ice
  2. Stir for 20 seconds
  3. Strain into a highball glass
  4. Place chilli salt on the rim of the glass

Americano

This Italian-born highball is perfect for summertime drinking and is best served while seated on a sun-dappled back patio, enjoying the comfort of friends while you catch up on a warm afternoon.

Enjoy the same signature stylings minus the side effects with Lyre’s Americano. The mocktail infuses Lyre’s Italian Orange with Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso to bring balanced notes of cacao and citrus.

You’ll need:

  • 30mL Lyre’s Italian Orange
  • 30mL Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso
  • 90mL premium bottled tonic water

Method:

  1. Pour ice into a highball glass
  2. Add the ingredients
  3. Stir for 15 seconds
  4. Garnish with an orange wheel

Daiquiri

For decades, the daiquiri has been enjoyed by cocktail aficionados and vacationers and has been the go-to beverage in the circle of socialites for even longer. The mixture of white rum and cane sugar creates a sublime taste which is to be enjoyed with friends at your next Sunday brunch celebrating the final day of the weekend.

The Lyre’s Daiquiri understands the grandeur behind the iconic cocktail and chooses not to hold back with their mocktail. Enjoy the same balance between sweet and sour with hints of coconut found in Lyre’s White Cane Spirit.

You’ll need:

  • 75mL Lyre's White Cane Spirit
  • 20mL white sugar syrup (1:1)
  • 30mL lime juice
  • Pinch salt (optional)

Method:

  1. Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake for 15 seconds
  3. Fine strain into a cocktail glass
  4. Garnish with citrusy lime zest

Coffee Highball

Looking for an afternoon pick me up? Coffee liqueur and tonic water work in tandem to form this crisp and refreshing drink for a coffee lover's brunch.

This caffeine concoction can also be enjoyed in the form of Lyre’s Originale Coffee Highball. The non-alcoholic interpretation offers the same tasty caffeine flavours, with the addition of subtle notes of spice and caramel found in Lyre’s Coffee Originale.

You’ll need:

  • 60mL Lyre’s Coffee Originale
  • 120mL premium bottled tonic water

Method:

  1. Add ingredients into a highball glass
  2. Fill with ice
  3. Stir for 15 seconds

Blood Orange Spritz

This cool and refreshing cocktail is perfect for a weekend brunch with friends and family. The herbaceous flavours blend with the bubbly texture of blood orange soda to create an all occasion spritz, perfectly paired with sweet and savoury brunch menus.

Experience the same sensation of flavours with Lyre’s Blood Orange Spritz, which does not mimic but has a distinction of its own. Containing a pithy dryness with tones of red citrus only found in Lyre’s Italian Orange.

You’ll need:

  • 30mL Lyre’s Orange Sec
  • 30mL Lyre’s Italian Orange
  • 90mL premium blood orange soda

Method:

  1. Add ingredients to a large wine glass
  2. Fill with ice
  3. Stir for 20 seconds

Festival Spritz

This easy-going cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate a weekend’s arrival. This gin-infused beverage is perfect for all festive occasions, such as a brunch with friends and family.

Try a healthier alternative with Lyre’s Festival Spritz, which brings together Lyre’s Dry London Spirit and Lyre’s Aperitis Dry. The combination of non-alcoholic spirits brings together earthy notes of pepper berry completed with a dry finish.

You’ll need:

  • 30mL Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
  • 30mL Lyre’s Apéritif Dry
  • 90mL premium bottled Mediterranean tonic water
  • Thin cucumber slice
  • 4 strawberry pieces

Method:

  1. Add ingredients into a large wine glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Stir for 20 seconds

Tarocco Highball

This cocktail is a nod to the flavour and colour of the iconic tarocco oranges, which are known for their ruby red blush, also found in this delicious cocktail. Perfect for a hot summer's day, but it isn’t a crime to whip up a couple of these bad boys for a cold winter’s brunch.

The delightful sweetness of the Lyre’s Tarocco Highball is perfectly matched in its mocktail counterpart, the Lyre’s Tarocco Highball. This mocktail encapsulates the same blood orange gusto, paired with timeless notes of caramel found in Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso.

You’ll need:

  • 30mL Lyre’s Italian Orange
  • 30mL Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso
  • 5mL premium vanilla syrup (not vanilla essence)
  • 30mL blood orange juice
  • 75mL premium bottled tonic water

Method:

  1. Add ingredients into a high ball glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Stir for 20 seconds 

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