There's nothing I love more than a leisurely weekend brunch with family and friends....time to sip, nibble and catch up on conversation without too much rushing about. When I came across this beautiful Southern brunch in Traditional Home magazine, I felt right at home and began jotting down notes for my next get-together. Between the unique menu, the lovely table settings, delicious beverages and refreshing desserts, I think everyone on the guest list would be pleasantly satisfied!
• 4 cups water
• 4 black tea bags
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 cup fresh mint leaves
• 1-1/2 cups of Sweet Lucy Bourbon Liqueur
• Juice of half lemon
• Juice of half lime
• Fresh mint sprigs
• Lemon slices
In large saucepan, boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat; add 4 black tea bags. Steep 8 minutes; discard tea bags. Add 2 cups cold water and sugar; stir to dissolve sugar. Transfer to pitcher and chill. Add 1 cup fresh mint leaves. Using wooden spoon, crush mint until fragrant. Stir in Sweet Lucy Bourbon Liqueur, and lemon and lime juices. Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs pushed through center of lemon slices. Makes 1 pitcher (about 6 servings).
Fresh blueberry soup with cinnamon and cardamom
Below, lovely shortbread cookies packed up to go for guests, tied with a soft bow, a simple handwritten note and boxwood sprig.
It all looks delicious, and those homemade biscuits with ham and peach marmalade have my name all over them! Oh and I can't wait to try the Sweet Lucy Mint Iced Tea :)
What are your favorite go-to brunch menu items?
(Images via Traditional Home)