But I believe, that really, brunch is the most important meal of the day. Along with all of those yummy breakfast options, favorites from both lunch or dinner can also make an appearance. Even dessert.
The best part about brunch: the cocktails! Sure, you can keep it simple with a pitcher of mimosas, but I suggest a homemade Bloody Mary bar, for the variety. With the right amount of ingredients, guests can mix up an endless combination of drinks.
A successful Bloody Mary bar begins with the right equipment, just like cooking. And like cooking, you should begin with a good knife. I love this bar knife from Metrokane , because not only does it slice and dice, but the spears at the end are great for grabbing olives, cherries, or other condiments straight from the jar. And when I’m slicing up citrus fruit, it also works well for removing the seeds.
Having a user-friendly cocktail shaker will make all the difference in the world. So I would avoid using either a Boston Shaker, the two-piece shaker consisting of a metal bottom and a mixing glass, or a Cobbler Shaker, the three-piece shaker with a built-in strainer and cap, which can be used for measuring. People often fumble while dislodging the mixing glass from a Boston Shaker, once the cocktail is shaken, or have a hard time unscrewing the tiny cap on a Cobbler, as the shaker is wet and messy after making and pouring the first drink.