As a bartender, Sundays are one of my favorite days of the week. It's a day of rest, relaxation, and indulgence.
Whether you're recovering from a wild night out or preparing for the week ahead, Sundays are the perfect time to kick back and enjoy a refreshing drink.
But what makes a great Sunday drink? It's not just about the alcohol content or the flavor profile.
A Sunday cocktail should be easy to make, easy to drink, and easy to enjoy. It should be a drink that you can savor slowly, without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.
In my experience, the best Sunday drinks are those that evoke a sense of comfort and familiarity. They should be like an old friend, always there when you need them.
Whether you prefer something sweet and fruity or strong and savory, there's a Sunday drink out there for everyone.
So, if you're looking for the perfect Sunday drink, look no further. In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite recipes for refreshing, easy-to-make cocktails that are perfect for lazy Sundays.
From classic favorites to trendy new concoctions, these drinks are sure to satisfy your cravings and help you unwind after a long week. So sit back, relax, and let's raise a glass to the perfect Sunday cocktail.
1. Greyhound Cocktail
The Greyhound Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for Sunday brunch. Made with just two ingredients, grapefruit juice and gin, this cocktail is simple yet delicious. The bright colors and flavors of the Greyhound make it a great addition to any brunch menu.
It's a perfect alternative to the classic Bloody Mary, and the use of fresh grapefruit juice adds a unique twist to this cocktail. If you're looking for a cocktail that's easy to make and sure to impress, the Greyhound is definitely worth a try.
2. Breakfast Martini
Looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to enjoy during your Sunday brunch? Look no further than the Breakfast Martini! This gin-based cocktail features a delicious blend of orange marmalade, fresh lemon juice, and Cointreau or triple sec for a sweet and citrusy taste that's sure to please.
The addition of cinnamon sugar toast wedges as a garnish adds a fun and playful touch to this already delightful drink. Invented by British bartender Salvatore Calabrese in 1997, the Breakfast Martini has quickly become a classic cocktail that's perfect for sipping and enjoying during a lazy Sunday morning. Give it a try and experience the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors in every sip!
3. Blue Sunday Cocktail
The Blue Sunday Cocktail is a whimsical and delicious cocktail that will add a touch of elegance to your Sunday brunch or Easter dinner. Made with gin, orange curacao, bitters, and topped with Blanc de Bleu Sparkling wine, this pastel blue cocktail is a refreshing and fizzy treat for your taste buds.
The sparkling wine adds a rich flavor and lightness to the cocktail, making it perfect for entertaining guests. The cocktail is garnished with a lemon peel, adding a zesty twist to the drink. If you're looking for a unique and visually stunning cocktail to impress your guests, the Blue Sunday Cocktail is a must-try.
4. Football Margarita
The Football Margarita is a perfect cocktail for football season, making it a great addition to any Sunday Cocktail list. This delicious margarita recipe is simple yet satisfying, with just the right amount of alcohol to please any crowd. The cocktail is served in a salt-rimmed glass filled with a mixture of tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and 7 Up.
The football-shaped lime garnish adds a fun touch to the drink and makes it perfect for game day. If you're looking for a tasty and refreshing cocktail to enjoy while watching the game, the Football Margarita is definitely worth a try.
5. Chai Spiced White Russians
Looking for a holiday cocktail with a twist? Look no further than the Chai Spiced White Russian. This classic cocktail gets a seasonal upgrade with the addition of chai tea-infused vodka, giving it a warm and spicy flavor perfect for the colder months.
Made with Hanger 1 Straight Vodka, this cocktail is smooth and balanced, making it a great base for both sweet and savory drinks. Garnished with cinnamon sticks and star anise, the Chai Spiced White Russian is a festive and flavorful addition to any holiday gathering.
6. Lavender Lemonade Prosecco Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing and elegant cocktail to serve at your Sunday brunch? Look no further than the Lavender Lemonade Prosecco Cocktail! This beautiful drink features a homemade lavender lemon syrup, which is combined with Santa Margherita Prosecco DOCG for a bubbly and sophisticated sip.
Garnished with a lemon wheel and sprig of lavender, this cocktail is as beautiful as it is delicious. Perfect for sipping with friends or enjoying with family, the Lavender Lemonade Prosecco Cocktail is sure to impress.
Looking for a fun and delicious cocktail to enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Look no further than the Hurricane! This New Orleans classic is a sweet and refreshing drink that will transport you straight to Bourbon Street. Made with both light and dark rum, passion fruit juice, lime juice, and grenadine, this cocktail is the perfect balance of flavors.
Served in a classic tulip-shaped glass, the Hurricane is a great addition to any home bar. Whether you're reminiscing about a trip to New Orleans or just looking for a fun and fruity cocktail to enjoy, the Hurricane is sure to hit the spot. So mix one up today and let the good times roll!
8. Spiced Pear Mezcal Punch
Looking for a new Sunday cocktail recipe to try out? Look no further than the Spiced Pear Mezcal Punch. This cocktail is a perfect blend of pear juice, champagne, and mezcal, with a spiced simple syrup made of piloncillo, cloves, anise, and cinnamon adding a warm and earthy flavor.
The addition of fresh lemon juice balances out the warmth of the mezcal, while the bubbles from the champagne give the cocktail a refreshing pop. Mezcal, with its smoky flavor, adds a unique twist to this cocktail. Whether you're a mezcal fan or just looking to try something new, the Spiced Pear Mezcal Punch is definitely worth a try.
9. Tequila Breakfast Mimosa
The Tequila Breakfast Mimosa is a unique twist on the classic brunch cocktail. This flavorful drink is made with fresh grapefruit juice, tequila, and Prosecco, making it the perfect addition to any Sunday brunch menu. The tequila adds a smooth kick to the traditional mimosa, making it a great choice for those who want to try something new.
This cocktail is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making it a great option for hosting a brunch party. If you're a fan of tequila and looking for a new way to enjoy it, the Tequila Breakfast Mimosa is definitely worth a try.
10. Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail for your Sunday brunch? Look no further than the Strawberry Basil Lemonade! This cocktail is perfect for summer entertaining, with its fresh fruit and herb ingredients. The addition of basil adds an unexpected twist to the classic strawberry lemonade recipe, making it a unique and flavorful option for your guests.
Plus, it can be spiked with vodka for the adults in the group. Garnish with small leaves and strawberry slices for a beautiful presentation. This cocktail is sure to impress and is perfect for any summer day, whether you're hosting a party or just lounging by the pool.
11. Blood Orange Margaritas
Looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Look no further than the Blood Orange Margarita. This cocktail is a stunning twist on the classic margarita, featuring the seasonal and flavorful blood orange. The bright and tangy citrus flavors are perfectly balanced with the smoothness of tequila and orange liqueur.
The vibrant color of the blood orange adds a beautiful touch to this already stunning cocktail. Whether you're sipping on it solo or sharing with friends, the Blood Orange Margarita is sure to impress. So why not mix up a batch and enjoy the taste of citrus season in a glass?
12. Sparkling Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing and tropical cocktail to enjoy on lazy Sunday afternoons? Look no further than the Sparkling Blue Hawaiian Cocktail. This specialty cocktail from Bonefish Grill is perfect for luau-themed parties or for transporting yourself to a sandy beach on Maui. The cocktail features a smooth blend of crème of coconut and pineapple juice, with a touch of blue curacao for a fun, blue hue.
Top it off with a splash of Prosecco for a touch of sweetness and creaminess. Garnish with pineapple wedges or edible flowers for a fun, festive touch. Whether you're sipping it on the beach or in your own backyard, the Sparkling Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is sure to transport you to a tropical paradise.
13. Apple Juice Mojito
The Apple Juice Mojito is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. This twist on a classic mojito recipe swaps out the rum for vodka and adds in delicious Honeycrisp apple juice, fresh mint, and bitters. The result is a flavorful, light, and extra refreshing drink that is perfect for summer.
The addition of elderflower liqueur gives it a slight floral note, while the mint and fresh lime juice brighten the cocktail. The Honeycrisp apple juice is the star of the show, adding the perfect amount of tart and sweet flavor to the drink. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves easy mixed drinks and wants to add a little twist to their Sunday cocktail routine.
14. Whiskey Ginger Cocktail
The Whiskey Ginger Cocktail is a refreshing and simple drink that is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. With only three ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. The combination of whiskey, ginger ale, and a fresh lime wedge creates a delicious and balanced flavor that is sure to please even those who aren't typically whiskey fans.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want a quick and easy drink that doesn't require a lot of fuss or preparation. So, if you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail to enjoy on a lazy Sunday, the Whiskey Ginger Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
The Mojito is a classic cocktail that is perfect for a Sunday afternoon. This refreshing drink is made with fresh mint, lime juice, sugar, and rum, and is topped off with club soda. The combination of sweet and sour flavors, along with the minty freshness, makes this cocktail a favorite among many.
The Mojito is a great option for those who want a light and refreshing drink that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Whether you are hosting a party or just relaxing at home, the Mojito is a must-try cocktail that is sure to impress. So, grab a glass, fill it with ice, and enjoy the delicious taste of this classic cocktail.
16. Grapefruit Mimosas With Rosemary
Looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to enjoy on a lazy Sunday morning? Look no further than the Grapefruit Mimosas with Rosemary. This cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a hint of earthy rosemary that adds a touch of sophistication.
The sorbet-like texture of the grapefruit juice mixed with grapefruit rum and rosemary-infused simple syrup is a delightful surprise that will leave you wanting more. Topped with sparkling wine, this mimosa is dangerously easy to drink and perfect for any brunch occasion. Whether you're relaxing at home or enjoying a picnic in the park, the Grapefruit Mimosas with Rosemary is sure to impress.
17. Strawberry Mojito
If you're looking for a refreshing and delicious cocktail to enjoy on a lazy Sunday, then the Strawberry Mojito is the perfect choice. This cocktail is a twist on the classic mojito recipe, combining mint, lime juice, and light rum with fresh strawberries to create a sweet and tangy flavor.
The Strawberry Mojito is the perfect summer drink, and it's sure to be a hit at any gathering. Whether you're lounging on the patio or hosting a BBQ, this cocktail is a must-try. So why not mix up a batch of Strawberry Mojitos this Sunday and enjoy the perfect summer sip?
18. White Russian
The White Russian is a classic cocktail that has been given a modern twist. It is perfect for coffee lovers and those who enjoy creamy and delicious drinks. Made with just three ingredients – coffee liqueur, vodka, and cream – this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for after-dinner drinks or as a holiday cocktail.
For a little caffeine boost, a shot of espresso is added to the recipe. The heavy cream gives it a rich and smooth texture, making it a perfect drink to sip on a lazy Sunday afternoon. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail to enjoy on a lazy Sunday, the White Russian is definitely worth a try.
19. Bee's Knees Cocktail
The Bee's Knees Cocktail is a classic gin cocktail that combines gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup. It's a simple yet flavorful drink that has a rich history dating back to the prohibition era.
The use of Empress Gin gives the cocktail a beautiful purple color, making it a stunning visual treat. If you're a gin lover or a cocktail enthusiast, the Bee's Knees Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
20. French Martini Cocktail
The French Martini Cocktail is a classic cocktail that is perfect for any gathering. It has fruity flavors of pineapple juice and raspberry liqueur, and its deep berry color and sweet flavor come from Chambord, a French raspberry liqueur.
It is easy to make with just four ingredients and is traditionally served in a chilled martini glass with a lemon twist and fresh raspberry. It pairs well with sweet, deep, rich berry flavors or recipes that are sweet and contain raspberries or pineapple.
21. Rum and Coke
The classic Rum and Coke, also known as a Cuba Libre, is a beloved cocktail around the world. With only two ingredients – rum and Coca-Cola – it's easy to make and perfect for those who prefer a no-fuss cocktail.
To make the best ratio, use two parts coke to one part rum and serve in a glass tumbler with lots of ice and a slice of lime for an extra citrus kick. With just 185 calories per serving, it's a guilt-free indulgence that's sure to satisfy.
22. SoCal Citrus Sangria
The SoCal Citrus Sangria is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Made with California Zinfandel, this cocktail has a bold flavor that is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of honey and the tanginess of freshly squeezed orange juice.
The addition of orange and lime slices adds a bright and citrusy flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a little bit of adventure in their drinks. If you're looking for a Sunday cocktail that is both delicious and unique, then the SoCal Citrus Sangria is definitely worth a try.
23. Bacon Bloody Mary
Looking for a Sunday Cocktail recipe that will leave your guests wanting more? Look no further than the Bacon Bloody Mary. This savory cocktail is the perfect addition to any brunch or cocktail party. Made with applewood smoked bacon and smoked sea salt, this cocktail is sure to impress even the most discerning of guests.
The combination of flavors in this cocktail is truly unique and will leave your taste buds wanting more. So why not try something new this Sunday and mix up a batch of Bacon Bloody Marys? Your guests will thank you.
24. Homemade Irish Cream
Homemade Irish Cream is a rich and creamy liqueur made with a blend of cream, sugar, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and Irish whiskey. It's a classic after-dinner drink that can be served straight up or over ice, and is also a great addition to coffee or cocktails.
This homemade version is just as delicious as the popular brand, and can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to three weeks.