I know people usually head over to the Hamptons for the summer but I actually love summer in New York City! The weather is always perfect and sunny so I thought it would be the perfect setting for a weekend get-together with friends. I hosted a little brunch last week on my apartment balcony and had friends over for food and drinks. Read more below for some tips on hosting a brunch at home!
Planning The Brunch Menu
Pick stress-free easy to make foods! Some good options are foods that you can add your own toppings to because you’ll be able to give a variety of choices. There’s something for everyone. I served French toast because you can put fruit on it, syrup, whipped cream, honey, the list goes on. We also ate little pizza bites on toasted English muffins because those are always a fan favorite!
If you prepare the food in advance and want to keep it warm before your guests arrive, you can throw the food in the oven on a low temperature to keep the dishes nice and toasty.
Pairing Food With The Right Beverage
It’s easy to get caught up in preparing the food and forgetting about the drinks! At our little NYC balcony brunch, Spindrift sparking water was the perfect option. It’s made with just sparkling water and real fruit, that’s it! I served the drinks chilled so they were the perfect light, refreshing pairing for the food.
I love the story behind the brand. The founder, Bill Creelman, used to be the captain of a charter fishing boat on Nantucket and named the beverage Spindrift after the whitewash of a breaking wave. The fruit that’s in the drinks is picked from family farms, squeezed and canned. Farm to bubble!
Orange Mango (my personal favorite)
To add a bit of fanciness to the drinks you serve, pour them out into a cute glass! I think these Spindrift glass cups are so cute but mason jars work too if you have them. (Stay tuned for a giveaway for the glass cups!)
As the final touch, add a straw with a fun design! Brunch is ready to be served. You can find the nearest store that carries Spindrift via their store locator.
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