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3 DIY Cocktails Perfect For Brunch

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    The fine art of mixing drinks is a challenging one indeed — well, at least that's what restaurant brunch cocktail menus and Pinterest recipes would have you believe. Homemade black-walnut bitters, artisanal cucumber syrup, freshly squeezed kumquat juice, hand-carved ice — find us people with enough time on their hands to craft that libation, and we'll gladly raise a glass to them.

    But, a delicious cocktail doesn't need to be complicated — or completely decadent. Ahead, we've got proof. We gathered a trio of drinks developed by Weight Watchers that are just as tasty as they are easy to make. And, with no super-sweet or strong liqueurs required, they are light enough for a daytime drink (by which we mean you won't be passed out by cocktail hour). Go on and click through. These recipes are so simple you'll actually have time to sit back and enjoy them.


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    Malibu Sparkling Spiced
    Coconut, spices, vanilla — all good things. What makes them even better? A splash of seltzer for a mixer that's crisp, effervescent, and oh so tasty.

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    Malibu Sparkling Spiced
    Serves 1

    Ingredients
    2 oz Malibu Island Spiced rum
    4 oz soda water
    Ice
    Orange wedge

    Instructions
    Combine Malibu and soda water in a tall glass with ice; garnish with an orange wedge.

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    Prosecco Raspberry Cocktail
    Looking to liven up your bubbly? Go the unexpected route with this raspberry-laden beverage. It's a super-simple way to add some flare to those upcoming holiday cocktail parties, but this drink is also easy enough to mix up for a lazy (but luxurious) Sunday at home.

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    Prosecco Raspberry Cocktail
    Serves 4 (yields about 2/3 cup per serving)

    Ingredients
    1 cup (8 oz) raspberry-flavor fruit juice
    3/4 cup prosecco
    1/2 cup (12 berries) raspberries, fresh or frozen

    Instructions
    1. Combine raspberry juice and prosecco in a bowl or pitcher.
    2. Divide mixture among four Champagne glasses.
    3. Drop four raspberries into each glass, and serve immediately.

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    Apricot Bellini
    For a twist on the classic bellini — traditionally composed of peach purée and Champagne — try this concoction, made with apricot nectar. Feeling adventurous? Go tropical with passion fruit. Either way, this beverage is a perfect substitute for your brunch mimosa, or you can even opt for this sparkler as a refreshing after-dinner drink.