Maria Oakes is a mother, wife, and writer living and loving in Las Vegas. She is also currently penning a children’s book. Today she is sharing her Sparkling Jewels Cocktails recipe that’s sure to class up any brunch or event.

Some people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but as an on-the-go mom I respectfully disagree. Brunch, my friends, is where it’s at! What’s not to love about a dining experience that can only take place after sleeping in past breakfast? More importantly, hosting a brunch gives you and your gal pals the chance to start the day off with a tasty glass of bubbly! From the sweet peachy Bellini to the classic Mimosa, a sparkly champagne cocktail adds a hint of elegance to any gathering. That’s why I’m sharing my Bubbly Jewels recipes for your Mother’s Day brunch.

Start with the bubbles. Some people say to use the cheapest stuff you can find as you’re going to mix it anyway. I find that good ingredients make for good cocktails, but don’t go popping that bottle of Cristal either. I like Moet & Chandon Champagne or good old Yellow Tail Sparkling White, and don’t be afraid to add a twist with some Italian Prosecco or Spanish Cava as well – sparkling wine is tasty in any language. Whatever wine you use, be sure to choose “Dry” or “Extra Dry”. “Brut” is sweeter and adding juice or liqeurs to it makes it too sweet.


  1. Chill your bottle or bottles of bubbly (who’s counting anyway?)
  2. Then gather:
    A small bottle of Midori (melon-flavored liqueur)
    A small bottle of Chambord (raspberry-flavored liqueur)
    A small bottle of Curacao (orange-flavored liqueur – you can get blue-tinted Blue Curacao, too!)
    A bottle of club soda
  3. Pour 4-5 oz of the bubbly into each champagne flute
  4. Add about 1 oz of your desired liqueur to each glass
  5. Add a splash of soda water (you can never have too much sparkle in you cocktails!)

Display your Sparkling Jewel cocktails on a table or platter and tell guests they have their choice of the Emerald, Ruby, or Sapphire!

We can’t wait for you to add some bling to your brunch this Sunday!