Drinking before noon doesn’t have to mean that you are blasted before 12:00PM! Celebrating a raging all nighter on Friday with the hair of the dog can chill you out and make you semi-functional on Saturday. Sounds like a Corpse Reviver No. 2 is what you’re looking for.
Still, sometimes there’s really no excuse other than you’ve got nothing to do this weekend except hang out by the beach, so why not start early?
Whatever the occasion, there are unspoken rules to what’s socially OK to drink in the early hours of the day! These are generally lighter drinks, accompanied by fruit, coffee, or tea to wake you up and properly hydrate you for the rest of the day.
In my opinion, the only thing better than a traditional American breakfast, is one accompanied by unlimited mimosas. My personal favorite on this list is the greyhound just because I believe in the rehydrating and energizing effect of grapefruit juice in the morning!
Because a greyhound really is just grapefruit juice and gin (typically a 4:1 ratio), it’s easy to see how this drink is a good choice before noon. After all, it is little more than grapefruit juice spiked with alcohol and grapefruit juice is always a good option for the morning. If you’re making it yourself, you can also alter the ratio of grapefruit to gin to make a drink that is even lighter (or stronger, if that is your thing). Plus, it just looks like a glass of grapefruit juice, which is always a bonus.
Mimosas are wonderful for the morning. They are light and fruity, with equal amounts orange juice and sparkling wine. They are the perfect thing to wake up to in the morning and they have the bonus of being very socially acceptable. Indeed, they are served as part of morning brunch on many occasions and are a popular casual drink in general. They also taste fantastic.
17. Bloody Mary
As drinks go, a bloody Mary can get pretty complex, especially if a number of spices and garnishes are included. Even though tomatoes are technically a fruit, that doesn’t seem to be the reason that you can safely drink a bloody Mary early in the day. Perhaps the reason is that the tomato makes the bloody Mary feel like a health drink – even if it does happen to be an alcoholic one.
16. Melon Patch
Without a doubt, the melon patch is one of my favorite choices when it comes to lunchtime or early morning drinks. The cocktail uses vodka along with a melon-flavored liqueur, like Midori. Triple sec is also often added and the remainder of the drink is club soda. With this drink, the fruitiness comes from the alcohol, so it is best to choose alcohol that meets this goal. For example, a fruit flavored vodka works well with this cocktail.