Foods to Pair With Your Boozy Brunch
For many people, brunch is more than merely a late-morning meal. It is a great opportunity to socialize with buddies over delicious food and drinks. And a leisurely brunch definitely deserves some tasty brunch cocktails. When you hear the term boozy brunch, what is the first thing that pops into your head? It is likely a tall, fluted glass of special sparkling orange liquid. Yes, we are talking about the Mimosa. However, a bloody Mary is also the ever-popular brunch cocktail.
If you are looking for boozy brunch pairings, we have got you covered. Nothing comes close to enjoying your morning with a spicy bloody Mary or a fizzy mimosas. Have that paired with some of Brent’s Deli brunch foods and you got yourself a match made in heaven. Read on to know more about how boozy bunch got started and what foods we recommend to pair with our signature brunch drinks.
How Brunch and Booze Started With Mimosas and Bloody Mary
One of the best aspects of brunch is the brunch cocktails. In many ways, brunch is the socially acceptable way to sip on your favorite cocktail before noon. The perfect brunch begins and ends in lip-smacking boozy cocktails accompanying all your favorite food items served alongside them. A basket of pastries, some fruit, pancakes, perhaps even a burger, and the mandatory bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys.
It is not surprising why so many Americans plan brunch into their Sunday itineraries. However, you may have many questions, such as who came up with this idea that blurs the line between lunch and breakfast. What brunch food goes with mimosas? While its exact origin is difficult to trace, here are some possible explanations for how boozy brunch started.
» New York City in the 1990s
One theory is that boozy brunch originated in New York City in the 1990s, when restaurants began offering bottomless drinks, such as mimosas, to entice customers to come in for brunch on weekends. The city’s brunch scene was already popular, but adding unlimited drinks made it even more appealing to young professionals looking for a weekend social activity.
Over the past few years, the humble Mimosa has certainly soared in popularity! Often served in a champagne flute at brunch, or in first class on many airlines, the Mimosa was invented by Frank Meier in 1925, and was first served at The Ritz Hotel in Paris.
Nowadays, both European and American brunches are incomplete without this drink. This cocktail is so popular that there’s even a National Mimosa Day in order to celebrate it. The cocktail combines just two ingredients, chilled orange juice, and champagne.
The origins of the Bloody Mary are somewhat disputed, but it is generally believed to have been created in the early 20th century. The cocktail’s name is said to have been inspired by Queen Mary I of England, who was known for her persecution of Protestants and was nicknamed “Bloody Mary.”
» College Campuses
Another theory is that boozy brunch originated on college campuses, where students would gather for large, alcohol-fueled brunches on weekends. This tradition may have spread to cities and popularized the idea of brunch as a social occasion with unlimited drinks.
Today, the Bloody Mary is a popular brunch drink and has many variations, including ones that use different types of liquor, such as tequila or gin, and ones that incorporate additional ingredients, such as bacon or shrimp. The classic savory and unique cocktail with tomato juice, vodka, worcestershire sauce, and fresh herbs is the unsung hero of modern brunches everywhere.
Some have suggested that boozy brunch is a European tradition that has been imported to the US. In some European countries, such as France or Spain, it is common to have a glass of wine or beer with a mid-morning meal, which could have influenced the development of brunch culture in the United States.
Unique Brunch Food Items and Drinks
Although many cocktails, such as mimosas and Bloody Marys, are synonymous with brunch, Pairing them with certain brunch favorites will make the experience even better. If you are looking for the best boozy brunch in Westlake Village, you will not go wrong with Brent’s Deli brunch. We recommend trying these boozy brunch pairings from our menu.
» Classic Mimosa Paired With an Avocado Toast
You can try Brent’s Deli Classic Mimosa with an avocado toast to please your taste buds. The sparkling wine is topped with Brent’s Deli fresh squeezed orange juice. If you want to have avocado toast for brunch, you should consider pairing it with Classic Mimosa, especially if you like to garnish the avocado toast with citrus! Avocado toasts are trendy and pair fabulously with this cocktail.
» Mimosa Flight Paired With a Thick-cut French toast
You will also like this boozy brunch pairing. Our deli serves a bottle of Freixenet sparkling wine with a mini flask of freshly squeezed orange juice, cranberry, and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Combine it with thick-cut French toast and you have a sumptuous brunch. You can’t deny the morning goodness that comes with a sweet thick cut bread soaked in milk and eggs, pan fried till golden, and topped with syrup and fresh fruit.
» The Deli Mary Paired With a Classic Eggs Benedict
When you think of a Bloody Mary, you will likely picture being served a pint with yummy eggs benedict when out to brunch. The Deli Mary and classic eggs Benedict are ideal for egg lovers. You will enjoy Hanson Organic vodka and Brent’s Deli homemade bloody Mary mix. It also contains a dash of pickle juice and is garnished with a gherkin pickle, pickled asparagus, and bleu cheese olives.
» The Habanero Mary Paired With the Ultimate Omelet
So, what brunch food goes with bloody Marys? Combine it with the Ultimate Omelet from Brent’s Deli. The Habanero Mary and Ultimate Omelet combination will surely impress you. Our deli serves Hanson Organic Habanero vodka with its homemade bloody Mary mix. Add fire and sizzle to your Bloody Mary with extra hot sauce. The ultimate omelet contains muenster cheese, sour cream (inside), avocado, mushrooms, and onions.
» The Classic Mary Paired With our Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast burritos at Brent’s Deli are super filling and will ensure you get all the breakfast goodness and nutrients while enjoying the perfect taste combination. Combine it with the Classic Mary for an energizing and refreshing kick with your brunch.
Regardless of its origins, boozy brunch has become a popular weekend activity in many cities, offering people the opportunity to socialize with friends over a leisurely meal. Feeling inspired to indulge in some brunch and drinks? Stop by Brent’s Deli Westlake Village location and check out our brunch menu to pair off with your favorite boozy brunch drink any day of the week!