The Best Easter Brunch Drinks You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

Sure, in a perfect world you’d go all out with your holiday drinks—a signature cocktail for each guest, perfectly crafted to their tastes. Let’s be honest with ourselves, though. Ain’t nobody got time for that! The best drinks you can serve with Easter brunch are ready to go and save you from bartending duty on Easter Sunday. If you’re hosting, the last thing you need is add another item on your to-do list, and, if you’re a guest, you need to keep your ass out of the kitchen! We’re looking for high class and low effort. From a pre-mixed Bloody Mary to orange juice everyone will think is freshly squeezed, these are the best Easter brunch drinks.

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Cutwater Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is the brunchiest of drinks. It oozes class and it’s an easy way to go all out for an occasion. However, going all out doesn’t mean you have to make everything from scratch—hell, you don’t even have to mix them yourself. This canned Bloody from Cutwater tastes just like the best Bloody Mary mix we tried last year, and it’s ready to go right out of the can. Convenience is king! Focus your energy on garnishes instead (may we suggest the best green olives and the best bacon?).

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Allagash White

Nothing ruins brunch like burned-out taste buds. In short, don’t subject your guests to an IPA. Personally, I’m sick of dodging IPAs at every brewery I go to. Please, for the sake of all who come to brunch (especially myself), pull out a wheat beer instead so we can actually enjoy ourselves. In Sporked’s ranking of the best wheat beers to drink when you’re IPA’ed out, Allagash White was editor-in-chief Justine Sterling’s favorite for its apple-y aroma and citrussy notes. If you like OJ with brunch, you’ll like this, too.

Related: Best Wheat Beers When You’re IPA’d Out

ACE Pineapple Craft Cider

Hard apple cider is a wonderful way to mix things up at Easter brunch. A fall drink in the spring? Yes. And ACE Pineapple Craft Cider is good, even for people who have an aversion to super sweet drinks, like managing editor Gwynedd Stuart. In her ranking of the best hard ciders, Gwynedd wrote that this cider is “tart enough to have dimension but quaffable enough that you could drink a few without feeling gross.” Trust us, no one wants to feel gross at 11:30 a.m. on a holiday.

Related: Raise a Glass to the Best Hard Apple Cider

Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider

Sparkling apple cider is a special occasion drink, minus the booze. It brings plenty of fizz without the threat of a post-Easter hangover—and you can justify drinking it out of a champagne flute, which is cute and fancy. Martinelli’s is the originator of sparkling cider and they still do it best. Gwynedd praised its rich apple flavor, small bubbles that burst in your mouth, and nice foamy head. A sweet, satisfying sip for everyone at Easter brunch.

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Simply Orange Pulp-Free

No brunch table would be complete without OJ. You can pair it with champagne for mimosas or serve it straight-up—nothing cuts the richness of deviled eggs and quiches quite like the citrussy twang of orange juice. And while we realize that pulpy orange juice can be controversial, Simply Orange was the best approximation of fresh-squeezed juice we found during our orange juice taste test. Pour this into a carafe and tell everyone it’s fresh.

Related: The Best Store Bought Orange Juice

Nature’s Nectar Pineapple Juice

If you’re looking for a brunch bev that’s more interesting than orange juice, pineapple juice is a great alternative. Like orange juice, pineapple juice is versatile. It mixes well with a variety of boozes, but it’s great on its own, too. If there’s still a nip in the air where you are this Easter, you’ll appreciate that Nature’s Nectar Pineapple Juice is like “a tropical vacation in a carton,” as Gwynedd put it in her ranking of the best pineapple juices. It’s a getaway for your taste buds—and your brunch buds.

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About the Author

Vinz Karl

Vinz Karl is a freelance contributor to Sporked and self-proclaimed Guy Fieri superfan. He believes in breakfast supremacy and is on a never-ending mission to try every flavor of Oreo out there. Originally from the Midwest, Vinz now resides in Los Angeles, where you can find him going on hikes, checking out new restaurants, and preparing for his eventual casting on CBS's Survivor.

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