By Alison Bailin Batz
In the market for a new daytime drink? Step up your before-noon cocktail game with these playful – and flavorful – alternatives to the traditional mimosa and bloody mary to pair with your favorite brunch eats.
Ramos Fizz, $7
Flashback to your childhood when you had an orange Dreamsicle in hand with this concoction. This grown-up version is made from gin, yuzu, cream, orange flower water and soda. www.thecleverkoi.com.
MAYA Day + Nightclub
Deep Blue Fishbowl, $14
This ultimate Sunday Funday drink features gin, Sprite and an assortment of tropical flavors, garnished with a floating, Maya-branded rubber duck. www.mayaclubaz.com.
Rhythm + Wine
Comfortably Numb, $11
A generous pour of Casamigos Silver Tequila, St. Germain Liqueur, Aperol, fresh lime juice and an orange squeeze combine for a cocktail sure to wake you up, no matter how late you got in the night before. www.rhythmandwine.com.
Bacon and Eggs, $9
Who says bacon and eggs is just a breakfast entree? Snooze combines bacon-infused Elijah Craig Bourbon, house sour, frothed egg whites, bitters and Tender Belly bacon for a delicious and unique twist on the classic brunch cocktail. www.snoozeeatery.com.
Social Tap Eatery
Scottsdale Sunrise, $8
Freshly picked muddled grapefruit and vodka are topped off with San Pellegrino Grapefruit Champagne to create a refreshing, bubbly beverage. www.socialtapeatery.com.
Sparkling Sangria, $11
The restaurant combines its signature red sangria with the guest’s choice of La Marca Prosecco or Piper Heidsieck Champagne as well as fresh fruit salsa every weekend for a colorful, fruity treat. www.tanzyrestaurant.com.
The Dressing Room
Spiked Chai, $9
Coconut milk, housemade chai syrup, and Puerto Rican rum come together to make a fun, boozy twist on an iced chai tea latte.
The Herb Box
Melon Mule, $11
This fruity take on a warm-weather staple includes Grey Goose melon vodka, Cock’n Bull ginger beer, lemon juice, fresh cucumber and fresh limes. www.theherbbox.com.
The House Brasserie
Coffee is For Closers, $12
Put a spin on your morning cup of joe with Press Cold Brew Coffee, Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur, Demerara cane sugar and a lemon peel. www.thehousebrasserie.com.
True Food Kitchen
The Matriarch, $9
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a soothing mix of organic vodka, lavender simple syrup and lemon – perfect for toasting “the matriarch” of the family. Available Mother’s Day weekend only. www.truefoodkitchen.com.