Nothing says Easter brunch like a breakfast cocktail. The corpse reviver is the perfect (albeit somewhat inappropriately named considering the occasion) alternative to the mimosa.
1 oz brandy
1 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
.5 oz lemon juice
2 dashes Grenadine*
Shake everything except the bubbles over ice. Pour into a wine or champagne glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange or lemon peel.
*You can buy grenadine at the grocery store, but it probably won't contain a single natural ingredient. I mixed equal parts pomegranate juice and sugar, simmered for 15-20 minutes and let cool. Store in the fridge for future use.
A word to the wise: go easy on these bad boys. More than two and they quickly become more of a corpse maker.
Happy Easter! See you Monday.