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11 Of The Most Popular Brunch Dishes Around The World [Infographic]

Aside from breakfast, brunch is arguably the best meal of the day. In this heavenly in-between realm, you can walk the line between breakfast and lunch with a bevy of mouthwatering dishes and drinks to kick off your day.

Have you ever wondered, though, what brunch looked like around the world?

Last Minute, an online travel group, took a look at 11 brunch dishes from 11 major cities around the world and compiled them into a beautifully illustrated infographic.

The infographic features information about both a dish and a beverage to pair with it. A tip on dining etiquette is also provided for each city as well as a fun fact about the culture.

As we feed our brains with this cornucopia of culture, our stomaches are pissed off and ready for food.


Most Bloody Marys Pale In Comparison To This INSANE Mimosa

More often than not, you can order a Bloody Mary and end up getting a free meal out of it. Most of them have some sort of garnishment, and many of them have ridiculous ones, like a burger, some onion rings and a ri-gosh-dang-diculous slice of pizza. It’s easy to forget that sometimes there’s a drink underneath all of that codswallop.

Well, one Texas restaurant called Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House has decided to cater to the people who love food on top of their drinks but don’t love Bloody Marys because, frankly, they’re disgusting.

Introducing…the Ultimate Mimosa! Aside from the orange juice and champagne in the mason jar, this gargantuan display of ridiculousness has an array of absurd garnishments, including fruits, cheeses, fuckin’ caviar, a god damn lobster tail, some MF smoked salmon and a FREAKING MUFFIN! I wish you could see my “WTF” face right now because it is as “WTF” as a “WTF” face can get.

With a $28 price tag on this bad boy, it would come as a shock if anyone actually ordered a meal with their drink.

Now I’m just gonna wait until we inevitably start throwing beef brisket into our Jack n’ cokes. Honestly though, I wouldn’t be mad about it.



Photo Credit: Guyville, Panda Whale, Facebook


How To Make A Spicy Beer Mimosa With A Jalapeno Popper

In the mood for something spicy this Super Bowl Sunday? Some of the boys from Foodbeast came up with an idea for this Spicy Beer-mosa cocktail that will DEFINITELY make an appearance at our game day party.

Enlisting the help of our friend Julia from Mesa, we set out to create the this beer-mimosa concoction.

All you need is some rye whiskey, jalapeño simple syrup (which the video shows you how to make), orange juice and Hefeweizen beer. You can really pick any beer you enjoy, but they used a Hefeweizen to compliment the orange flavors.

To garnish grab some chipotle dry rub and a jalapeño popper

You can check out the video above for the complete recipe, measurements and all.


How to Make Mimosa Macarons with Champagne Butter Cream

Brunch. Such a positive word, emotional even.

It implies waking at your leisure, meeting people you care about and gorging 50 percent more than a normal meal, because hey—it counts as two right? And we all plan to actually burn the calories considering we have the rest of the day. Well, we’ll get to that after the food coma nap. And a House of Cards binge watching session. OK, let’s just schedule the calorie-burning thing for tomorrow.


It was with this mindset that we collaborated with Ashley Khawsy from Smash Bakes to invent a boozy macaron and make it simple enough for anyone who’s not a professional baker to create.


You’ll find the weight of ingredients in grams, because we highly recommend using a scale for measurement.

Here’s what you’ll need to make 35 macarons or 70 shells:

Orange Macarons: 

  • 144g of Egg Whites (No yolk!, preferably aged one day)
  • 115g Almond Meal (blanched if you don’t want speckles)
  • 230g Powdered Sugar
  • 72g Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract or 1 tsp dried orange zest
  • Pinch cream of tartar

Champagne Butter Cream:

  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Champagne or to taste, you drunkard

Clutch Equipment To Have:

For full instructions, check out the video!


The 10 Most Popular Cocktails You Googled This Year [DRINK]

As a personal challenge, I decided to see how many recipes for your top 10 most Googled cocktails could be found in Linda Doeser’s The Cocktail Bible, my go-to book for showing off at parties.

Though mostly filled with very specific cocktails your neighborhood dive bartenders will get annoyed attempting, the book contained eight of your most sought-after cocktail recipes this year.

To bring things back into the 21st century, video tutorials fill in the gaps Doeser left.

1. Margarita


1. Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lime wedge and then dip in a saucer of coarse salt to frost.

2. Put the cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the tequila, triple sec and lime juice over ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

3. Strain into the prepared glass.

2. Martini


1. Put the cracked ice cubes into a mixing glass. Pour the gin and vermouth over the ice and stir well to mix.

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and decorate with a cocktail olive.

3. Sangria

4. Mojito

5. Mimosa


1. Pour orange juice into a chilled champagne flute, then pour in champagne.

6. Mint Julep


1. Put the mint leaves and sugar syrup into a small chilled glass and mash with a teaspoon. Add the crushed ice to fill the glass, then add the bourbon.

2. Decorate with the mint sprig.

7. Moscow Mule


1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka and lime juice over the ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Half fill a chilled highball glass with cracked ice cubes and strain the cocktail over them. Top off with ginger beer. Decorate with a slice of lime.

8. White (Cream) Russian


1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour vodka, coffee liqueur and cream over ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Pour, without straining, into a small, chilled glass.

9. Long Island Iced Tea



1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka, gin, tequila, rum, creme de menthe, lemon juice and simple syrup over the ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Half fill a tall, chilled Collins glass with cracked ice cubes and strain the cocktail over them. Top off with cola and decorate with the lime or lemon wedge.

10. Tequila Sunrise


1. Put the cracked ice cubes into a chilled highball glass. Pour the tequila over the ice and top off with the orange juice. Stir well to mix.

2. Slowly pour in the grenadine and serve with a straw.


Notes: 1 part=1 ounce if doing a single serving and simple syrup is a boiled mixture of equal parts water and sugar.


New York’s Fancy Pants Denny’s Serves Mimosas and Bloody Marys


There’s plenty of places to enjoy a nice, boozy Sunday brunch, but Denny’s typically isn’t one of them. Until now.

Opening Friday on the ground floor of a luxury condo in Manhattan is NYC’s first ever Denny’s. Following a long series of protests and lawsuits, the moderately higher-end location is finally ready to appease faux-hipster New Yorkers with exposed brick walls, craft cocktails, and even bottles of Dom Perignon.


Eater NY reports that most of what you’ll find at the fancy pants new spot is the same as any regular Denny’s location, though there are some dishes in bowls called “Bakes” (i.e., lasagna bakes, Philly cheesesteak bakes) and a cleverly named “Grand Cru Slam” — a $300 combo featuring two regular Grand Slam breakfasts, a “high-five” from the bartender, and a whole bottle of vintage 2003 Dom Perignon.

Long story short, it seems basic bitches now have an even more basic place at which to partake in their basic bitchdom. Whoo-hoo!


Enjoy a Boozy Brunch All Day Long With Mimosa Jelly Shots


Here’s what your choice brunch drink says about you: Coffee: “I’m hungover.” Bloody Mary: “I’m hungover and hungry.” Mimosa: “I’m hungover and still trying to look like a classy b*tch. I’m also probably hungry.” Don’t worry dear, everyone does it. And sooner or later all those years spent reading Cosmo and studying the profundities of He’s Just Not That Into You are going to pay off and you’ll be taking your brunch not at a buffet at the Cosmopolitan, but in your backyard by the lake with your five least threatening girl friends. Except now you’ll have time to whip up a batch of these Mimosa and Orange Flower Water Jelly Shots – you know, what with your husband’s seven-figure salary and all.

Michelle of Jelly Shot Test Kitchen mixed fresh-squeezed orange juice, gelatin, champagne, orange flower water and edible flower petals and skewered the whole thing in threes on adorable curlicue silver sticks. Supposedly it’s really quick to make – about seven minutes prepping and then however long it takes to set – which will leave you plenty of time to finish all those leftover bottles of champagne you’ve had lying around. What else are you supposed to do all day?

Check out the recipe for yourself here.

PicThx Jelly Shot Test Kitchen