Is brunch really brunch without a mimosa? After all, isn’t brunch just fancy breakfast served a little later? Well, now you can make your breakfast fancy with these non alcoholic brunch drinks. Each brunch mocktail recipe contains a quality non-alcoholic spirit or, in the case of two recipes, a vitamin and energy drink.
Some of the beverages on this list are approved non-alcoholic substitutes for known breakfast cocktails, and some are just refreshing and delicious alternative beverages perfect for brunch. All have been taste-tested and approved. After the list of brunch mocktails, you’ll find some recommended brunch recipes and perfect pairings.
Non-Alcoholic Bloody Mary
Sure, you can make a non-alcoholic version of a Bloody Mary without any spirits, so why not try skipping your coffee too? Just add a shot of this energy drink to your non alcoholic Bloody Mary for a breakfast cocktail instead? Hackamore is a decent substitute for vodka in mocktails due to its mild flavor. In addition, it contains natural caffeine, amino acids, and b-vitamins.
Cucumber Mint Mule
Another brunch mocktail with Hackamore energy drink, this Cucumber Mint Mule balances cool cucumber with spicy ginger beer. If you’re skipping the alcohol, you can start your day off with a boost of caffeine and vitamins instead.
For more information, read the full review of Hackamore Premium Energy.
Drinks with orange juice are always a great option for breakfast cocktails, even without alcohol. Just because you’re skipping the alcohol, doesn’t mean you can’t recreate a mimosa. Non-alcoholic sparkling wine that tastes like a delicately sweet Prosecco makes this an approved mimosa substitute.
Berry Boochy Garden
Kombucha gets an herbal boost with Seedlip Garden 108, a distilled non-alcoholic spirit.
For more information, read the full review of Seedlip Garden 108.
Non-alcoholic Ramos Gin Fizz
Monday Gin is an excellent substitute for gin in classic cocktails, including Monday’s version of a non-alcoholic Ramos Gin Fizz. It’s delightfully refreshing, and a perfect brunch mocktail.
For more information, read the full review of Monday Zero Alcohol Gin
Non-alcoholic spirit Caleño gives this Collins mocktail a tropical twist.
For more information, read the full review of Caleño.
Non-alcoholic Amsterdam gin, Damrak Virgin, makes a delicious alternative to a mimosa for brunch.
For more information, read the full review of Damrak Virgin 0.0.
MEXICAN BRUNCH MOCKTAILS
Maybe brunch is Mexican food, and your usual go-to beverage is a margarita. That’s me, just about every weekend. Whether you don’t drink alcohol, or are just skipping it to avoid the typical post-brunch siesta, there are several great options for a non-alcoholic margarita. Here are two fresh takes:
This approved substitute for a margarita uses a quality non-alcoholic spirit, Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative. Of all of the margarita variations you can make with this spirit, this recipe is the best for brunch.
Garden Party is Seedlip’s creative alternative beverage inspired by the margarita. It’s lighter than your typical margarita, but refreshing and perfect for a warm, outdoor brunch with friends.
Brunch recipes and non-alcoholic drink pairings
I’m assuming you love food just as much as you love your beverages, so you should try these brunch recipes paired with the perfect mocktail.
Avocado Toast + Non-Alcoholic Mezcal Mule
Avocado toast gets a spicy boost with chili flakes and a ginger beer mocktail. Ritual Tequila Alternative adds a spicy smokiness to the ginger beer in the Non-Alcoholic Mezcal Mule. Serve with a side of refried black beans for a modern Mexican brunch.
- ½ Avocado
- 1 Slice whole grain bread
- 1 Egg
- 1 Kale Leaf, stem removed, shredded into pieces
- Chili flakes
- Vinegar (for poaching egg)
- Olive oil
- Optional side: Amy’s refried black beans
- Toast a slice of whole grain bread.
- Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan on medium heat and add kale pieces with a dash of salt. Cook until soft, remove from heat, and set aside.
- Smash the avocado in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime juice and mix it together.
- Spread the avocado on the toast.
- Place cooked kale on top of avocado.
- Poach eggs (good explanation here).
- Lay the poached eggs on top of everything and sprinkle with a pinch of chili flakes. Enjoy!
Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Frittata + Non-Alcoholic Mimosa
Sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese make this classic frittata extra rich and creamy. Serve with bacon and toast. Wash it down with a fresh and bubbly non-alcoholic mimosa, made with fresh squeezed orange juice.
- 6 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 cup onion, finely minced
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 5-6 sundried tomatoes, loosely chopped
- 2oz goat cheese, crumbled
- olive oil
- ½ fresh vine tomato, chopped
- Basil, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, and pepper.
- In a cast iron skillet, heat 1tbsp olive oil over medium heat and cook the onions until soft and translucent. Add the fresh chopped tomato and sundried tomato and stir, cooking for 1 minute.
- Pour the egg mixture in the pan, making sure to cover the vegetables evenly.
- Sprinkle goat cheese crumbles evenly around the top, and cook for 2 minutes or until the edges of the eggs begin to set.
- Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. The eggs should be set and not run when cut.
- Sprinkle basil and any leftover goat cheese crumbles on top. Let cool for a few minutes before cutting into slices to serve.
For more information on specific non-alcoholic spirits used in these brunch mocktails, there is a link under each recipe. Each non-alcoholic spirit has been thoughtfully reviewed and tested to find the best ways to use them, including brand recommended mocktails like a non alcoholic gin and tonic and some new creations.