smirnoff sorbet brunch

“Throw a brunch party” is one of the items on my bucket list (yep, I like to keep a few softballs in there to make me feel productive), so I’m happy to finally cross that one off last week! We dusted off the patio furniture, threw some flowers into mason jars, and invited a few friends over to start the day off with a bang!

I’m SO glad my friends love to eat as much as I do, because there was a lot of food going on. We feasted on deviled eggs and fruit salad. And chicks in a blanket, which substitutes apple chicken sausage for traditional cocktail wieners – yum! And smoked salmon dip with bagel chips. And chicken and waffles. And blueberry muffin top cookies, which I’m kind of obsessed with now because they really did taste like the very best part of a muffin! And last but not least, a cheesy hashbrown casserole.

chicken and waffles

brunch party table

smoked salmon dip

Of course it wouldn’t be a legit brunch without some delicious cocktails to go with all that food! Smirnoff was kind enough to send over a few bottles of their new Sorbet Light vodkas for all of us to try, and we had a lot of fun whipping up some refreshing drinks. They’re infused with 100% natural fruit flavors so there’s no gross artificial tinge (the Mango Passion Fruit one smells HEAVENLY), plus they’re lower in calories than other dessert-inspired vodkas – win win!

For the brunch, we made Tropical Martinis, which were very light and not too sweet; Citrus Punch, which had a strong grapefruit taste with refreshing hints of lemon; and Raspberry Lemon Punch, which tasted like the epitome of summer – a boozy berry lemonade. This was the crowd favorite out of the 3 cocktails! Toby dressed up in hopes of scoring a drink of his own, but unfortunately he didn’t have any valid ID :-) All in all, the Sorbet Light vodkas were quite tasty, and I’d definitely consider buying these for future parties.

Smirnoff Sorbet Light

raspberry lemon punch

citrus punch and tropical martini

Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Lemon Punch (the group fav!)
– 1.5 oz Raspberry Pomegranate Smirnoff Sorbet Light
– 4 oz lemonade
– 4 raspberries muddled

Smirnoff Sorbet Light Tropical Martini
– 1.5 oz Mango Passion Fruit Smirnoff Sorbet Light
– 1.5 oz coconut water
– 1 oz pineapple juice

Smirnoff Sorbet Light Citrus Punch
– 1.5 oz Lemon Smirnoff Sorbet Light
– 2.5 oz grapefruit juice
– .25 oz lemon juice
– .25 oz agave nectar

So the end lesson of all this is that eating and drinking with good friends under the summer sun is a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Maybe brunch parties will become the new dinner party? Cheers!

* This is a sponsored post by Smirnoff Sorbet Light. All reviews/opinions expressed in this post are unbiased & based on my personal view.

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22 Responses to it’s brunch o’clock

  1. Looks like such a fun little party! I want to have one now too :)

  2. domestikate says:

    Wow this really is a feast! Those muffin top cookies look amazing, as do the bagel chips – what a great idea!

  3. OK, now I need to throw a brunch party! Everything sounds delicious and it looks like it was so much fun! Love Toby’s outfit and the cute crate the flowers are in!!!

  4. Alison says:

    Such a pretty raunch setting! Love!

  5. Sally says:

    This looks incredible, and sooo delicious! Looks like you put on quite a party :) and now i’m craving a cocktail, at 2.45 in the afternoon!

  6. Jillian says:

    Nice! I’m not a big fan of straight vodka, but the flavored ones are pretty great. I’ve had the cake, doughnut and Swedish fish flavors and they were ah-mazing!

  7. What a cute little setup! PS what is that gorgeous looking font? (in the first pic)

  8. O, look at Toby! Precious little fellow :) That is one delicious looking brunch! I suddenly feel thirsty…

  9. This is so cute! The chicken and waffles are my favorite. Definitely have party-envy for this one!

  10. Milynn says:

    I love that Toby is dressed for the occasion! This looks like such a fun party to throw and the drinks are perfect for summer! :)

  11. Lena says:

    What a delicious brunch–and such a fabulous centerpiece!

  12. Diana says:

    The spread looks seriously yum. You need to do a post with reipes for some of the dishes. (wishful thinking)

  13. Johanna says:

    What a fun fun idea and of course you designed a perfect tablescape!

  14. Stephanie says:

    Brunch food is the best. Those cocktails sound yummy! Love your dog’s festive collar!

  15. LOVE it! I think that brunch is my favorite meal of the day. :) And a brunch party is even better!

  16. i want to come to your brunches, dang girl! looks good!

  17. Alexa says:

    We NEED to talk about those cocktails for minute! Wow. Do they look fantastic and refreshing! What a way to truly get into the summer mode!

  18. Alyssa says:

    Oh my goodness, YUM! All this food looks delicious!

  19. Omg…that all sounds and looks amazing!

  20. little t says:

    That is a lo-ot of yummy food! Sounds amazing.

    I definitely want to try out some of these cocktails. Vodka-based cocktails are my favourite!

  21. Jill says:

    So much fun! My hair made it into one of the pics! I loved the Raspberry Lemon Punch

  22. Now this looks like some seriously delicious brunch :D