There’s nothing quite as refreshing and necessary as a morning cocktail to wake you up and help cure the night before. With so many hip patios and inventive brunches around the Valley, it’s practically uncommon to receive an orange juice without champagne. But if the pain is all too real and you can’t make it out come sunrise, try one of these recipes for an at-home remedy worth sipping all day long. The recipes are beyond easy and don’t involve blenders, peelers, juicers or other loud and complicated machines that might make that hangover headache even worse. So skip the Advil, grab the champagne and ‘clink’ it out.
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 (25.4-oz.) bottle sparkling white wine, chilled
- 1/2 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
Directions: Using a pitcher, mix orange and pineapple juice. Pour mixture into champagne flutes until half full. Fill glasses with white wine. Serve immediately. Garnish with strawberries, if desired.
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 2 oz. marshmallow vodka
- 1 bottle of champagne (you will have some left over)
- whipped cream + crystal sprinkles for garnish
Directions: Combine orange juice and vodka into a measuring cup. Pour about 1/4 of a cup into each glass. Fill the remaining space with champagne. Top with a squirt of whipped cream and crystal sprinkles. Note: you can sub in vanilla or cake vodka for marshmallow. Makes four mimosas.
- White Cranberry Juice
- Frozen cranberries
Directions: Pour an ounce of cranberry juice in a champagne glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with a cocktail pick of cranberries.
- Orange sherbet
Directions: Place a few scoops in flute and top with champagne.
- 1 Part Casamigos Blanco Tequila
- 1/2 Part Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/2 Part Agave Nectar
- 4 Parts Champagne
Directions: Combine all ingredients together, except for the champagne and shake over ice. Add champagne and strain into a champagne flute. Garnish with lime twist.