Post # 32
Here’s what I think of when I think of brunch:
Bellini’s. (but save the actual glass of champagne for the toast)
Having a coffee bar for those who wake up to coffee.
Iced Tea and or hot tea assortment (different kinds of bags and use the sugared swizzle sticks b/c they’re so cute).
assortment of fresh sqeezed juices (in case there are pregnant women attending who can’t have caffeine or alcohol or kids).
All and any of these would make me just be the happiest guest at any brunch reception (or brunch) for that matter! If in doubt, call the nicest resort you can think of and ask what they have at their brunches for beverages.
Post # 33
Bloody Marys, Bellinis, and Mimosas are traditional breakfast drinks as far as alcohol is concerned, but since you are in the SF area, there might be people who are accustomed to having wine at lunch. I’d offer less wine and more of the other drinks, but keep a few bottles on hand for people who want it.
Personally, the thought of wine that early makes me want to die, but then again, I don’t drink wine anymore after.. shall we say one bad night.
Post # 34
Forgot to add mimosas are good.
You could in fact, do a unique “customized cocktail” version of both the bellini and the mimosa for your signature drink!
Just a thought. You could have the “Blushing Bellini”(add a little more cassis in it and a raspberry) and maybe the “Marry Me Mimosa” or something like that!
Post # 35
I voted other just because neither of us know anyone who drinks alcohol of any kind that early in the day. Then again, everyone is different in what they are used to. That said, I would have espresso, hot cocoa, tea, sodas, lemonades, etc.
Post # 36
I was going to say champagne cocktails until I saw that your time is between 1 and 3 (which is lunch time in my corner of the world)! Considering this is lunch time I think people will drink wine (probably more white than red) as well as champagne cocktails. This could perhaps be because I’m an Aussie and you often see people drinking by noon (or earlier). Plenty of people (mostly men probably) would drink beer at that time of day as well (I’m not sure if you’re planning on beer or not).
Post # 37
I’m going to second bellenga – I think a wide variety of non-alcoholic options plus a couple (or few) mixed options would be fine. Personally I’d stick to mimosas and bloody marys as far as alcohol goes – everyone knows them, they’re hard to mess up and delicious.
Post # 38
i’d definitely think mimosas, bellinis, and those types of things.
Post # 40
Mimosas! You could make it more updated and unique/personalized by adding berries or other fruit on the rim of your glasses. You could also use those flavoring syrups to add color and let everyone choose for themselves what they want!
Post # 41
Mimosas for sure, but it depends on the person/group of people. My cousin had a brunch reception (cash bar, though!) and most people got wine. Not sure if that was just because it was cheaper, though?
Post # 42
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When you’re celebrating, it’s never too early in the day for a cocktail 😉 I echo the votes for various champagne cocktails and bloody mary’s! You can even have sparkling water cocktails or virgin bloody mary’s for those who do not want alcohol. If you’re going for a brunch theme, for passed hors, I would suggest mini french toasts, pigs in a blanket (or sausage in a blanket), something w/bacon, maybe some pastries, anything mini that’s bfast related like waffles. Good luck!
Post # 43
With brunch I always either do a bloody mary (most of the time), a mimosa, or sometime a bellini if the peach puree is made in-house.
Post # 44
mimosas and bloody marys!! i loveeee brunch drinks 🙂 I think our rehersal “dinner” will be a brunch!
Post # 45
MIMOSASSSS!!!! its always a good time for mimosas, I’m going to fix me one right now!
Post # 46
I love champagne cocktails – mimosas + bellinis are delicious. If you’d like to have a wine option, you could always go with sangria.