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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Blanc

Spring Has Sprung With This Chic & Easy Floral-Inspired, Brunch Cocktail

Welcome spring in with this colorful, refreshing, beverage that will have your guests craving for more and wanting to know the tea on your mixology secrets.


Photo Credit: Purroy Productions


Spring is literally almost here and so I predict an influx of bougie brunches flooding our social media timelines. If you're anything like me, you'll seek any opportunity to elevate your brunch theme with chic detailed aesthetics via the tablescape, party décor, food items, and my personal fave...COCKTAILS! I absolutely loveee tying in cocktails with my event themes and brunches are no different! And, in honor of the incoming spring season, I opted to host a "Spring Awakening" themed brunch! And, since mimosas are synonymous with brunches, I did a spring-inspired approach to one for my bougie brunch on a budget.


Being that this was a bougie brunch on a budget...In order to save on ingredients, supplies, and create convenience for oneself, I opted to do a punch version of my cocktail as the most cost-effective & sensible way to go.


One thing about me that my clients and guests have always noticed and absolutely love, is how much I enjoy doing fun wordplay with their names and their event themes, via signage, menus, cocktail names, and other details throughout the event. So, for this punch, I've decided to do a spiked version of a lemonade and incorporated a bit of lavender to give it a fun colorful touch! And since April showers bring May flowers, I figured I'd call it purple rain as a fun play on words. Now you see how incorporating the event theme in as many details as possible is what really helps to elevate the event aesthetic! This is a tip that I always highlight with my clients when they may try to eliminate certain aspects of the event in order to save on costs. I remind them that the primary reason they are drawn to my work and many others on Pinterest, is highly due to the meticulous attention to the details of an event! It is what truly sets your event apart from other. Trust me on this one guys!



For this cocktail, I am using loose flowers as garnish for the punch as well as a cute accents to the ice cubes.


Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that it is important to use non-toxic flowers for this beverage and any other consumable items you're handling. I've listed some nontoxic flowers that you can utilize for your convenience:


  • Chamomile

  • Cherry Blossoms

  • Hibiscus

  • Honeysuckles

  • Lavender

  • Marigolds

  • Pansies

  • Peonies

  • Sunflowers

  • Violas


So another fun touch I added to the event décor were flower-infused ice cubes. There are plenty of methods of doing these ice cubes on the internet including the popular balloon method, however, I feel as though this method of using traditional ice trays is best for a daintier and more aesthetically-pleasing appearance. Just keep in mind that you'll have to use several trays of ice to get the overall effect and be sufficient enough for your guests. Or you can just reuse 2 ice trays and empty out the cubes and store them in a bag and repeat the process until you've accumulated the desired number of ice cubes that you need, whichever way is easier or best for you. Oh and FYI, you do not need to infuse every single ice cube haha, especially, if the idea of that is a bit daunting and you're wanting to take a super easy and more cost-effective shortcut. My suggestion is to just do a mixture of regular ice cubes at the bottom of your ice bucket and placing the fancy flower-infused ice cubes on top!


Once you have set up your brunch tablescape or kitchen island spread, pour the punch into a cute pitcher. You'll want to then gently add in your loose flowers. You should aim to do this 15-20 minutes prior to your guests arriving. You can type up a cute menu pertaining to your spring theme with your beverage names if you're doing a mimosa bar, orrrrrr you can purchase this super cute beverage dispenser and write out the drink name or another catchy spring on the included mini chalkboard like I did.


Et voila! There you have it! A fun, easy, and bougie take on your event cocktail! I've listed all the ingredients and recipe to this delicious drink below for you to do your take. Until next time...Cheers with confetti!


Garnish

• Lemon & Orange slices

• Loose nontoxic flowers including lavender


Drinks

• 64 oz Cold Filtered Water

• 4 oz Orange juice

• 8 oz Fresh Lemon Juice (approximately 8 medium lemons, preferably meyer lemons)


Sweetener

• 1/2 Cup of Sugar (I like my lemonade more tart; If you prefer sweeter than double up to 1 cup)


Frozen

• A Tray Of Cubes of Flowered Ice


Wine & Liquor

• 1 Bottle of Moscato Risata Wines


Add all the ingredients to a pitcher and stir well to combine! Add loose flower garnish & ice cubes to complete!


Well, there you have it guys! This delicious drink is sure to bring in the feel good spring vibes! I hope this helped inspire you to take your own approach to your bougie brunch on a budget. Be sure to follow me on all things social and DM me photos of how your bougie brunch cocktails turned out! Until next time, au revoir with confetti!



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