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5 Morning-Approved Cocktails to Enjoy Before Noon

Drinking cocktails in the morning are often given a bad reputation, portrayed as an “I’m still drunk, so I might as well stay drunk” situation. Although morning drinks are used as the hair of the dog to lessen the regretful hangovers, there are great reasons to drink in the morning. For instance, Sunday brunch or just having fun with day drinking and bar hopping. Maybe the taste of a perfectly-made spicy bloody mary or a mimosa with your brunch every Sunday is the reason for day drinking. Whatever it may be, these five adult-friendly beverages are judgment-free before noon. 

Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are a classic drink, proving that they never go out of style. Just having had its 100th birthday last year where this drink was invented at Harry’s Bar in Paris, the bar serves over 12,000 bloody marys each year. In 1921, Creator and Bartender Fernand Petiot simply mixed tomato juice, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and vodka. Many consume bloody marys as a way to combat hangovers, maintaining the buzz with the alcohol in the drink. However, once one starts to sober up, the symptoms of a hangover hit hard. Luckily, the tomato-based cocktail comes with electrolytes, water, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, easing the hangover.


Another famous morning-approved alcoholic beverage is mimosas. While many recipes use champagne and orange juice, true mimosas use sparkling wine. The best sparkling wine is a bottle of Prosecco from Italy or Cava from Spain. The first mimosa was invented by Frank Meier in 1925 while working as a bartender at the Ritz Hotel bar in Paris. The mimosa started trending in Europe by the British royal family as a pre-dinner drink. It didn’t catch on in the United States until the mid-1960s when celebrities like Alfred Hitchcock, Vanessa Redgrave, and Denise Darcel were seen sipping on the “champagne-orange” (its native name). After being served in New York nightclubs, the champagne-orange took off in New Jersey as a day drink. By 1971, mimosas were being served alongside bloody marys, steak, and eggs at the Sunday “champagne” brunch.

Irish Coffee

If you’ve ever heard the term “make it Irish,” then you probably already know about Irish coffee. Joe Sheridan, a chef from Ireland, created Irish coffee in the winter of 1943. Because Ireland was one of the biggest, busiest civilian airports in Europe during World War ll, passengers from all over the world were often stuck overnight due to bad weather. Sheridan wanted to give his customers a drink to warm up with, and this legendary exchange took place: "Hey Buddy," said a surprised American passenger, "Is this Brazilian coffee?" "No," said Joe, "That's Irish Coffee." One question followed by a four-letter answer became a huge success, bringing those from around the world to learn from Sheridan himself on how to make the famous drink, including a bartender from a San Francisco hotel. Find the original recipe here.

Tequila Sunrise

Made famous after kicking off the American tour of the Rolling Stones party in 1972 and a song by the Eagles a year later, the tequila sunrise was born for success. It was first created by Gene Sulit in the 1930s at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel by combining tequila, soda water, lime juice, and liqueur. As the years went by, the drink made its way over to Sausalito, California, where bartenders at The Trident hotel remade the beverage. But this time by displaying its colorful layers with just tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. With its bright colors and tropical flavors, this cocktail will have many dreaming of a tropical vacation.


Feeling like a fancy cocktail, but not ready for the hard liquor? A bellini is the perfect drink. The bellini was first created in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder, and barman of the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venezia. Much of the menu, including fragrant white peaches and world-famous sparkling wine, was produced from the countryside. With the help of Cipriani’s international customers, word quickly spread in New York, Paris, and beyond about the newfound creation. Made with two parts prosecco and one part peach puree, the bellini is a sunset in a glass with a refreshing vibe. 



Author :  Jennifer Dutton, Blog Writer, DrinkLyte Co. "Helping Grow CPG Brands Beyond Their Potential"